Canada Goose Camp Hooded Review
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Canada Goose Camp Hooded
|Price||$650 List||$249.93 at REI|
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|$199 List||$90 List|
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|Pros||Windproof, warm, super comfortable, lightweight, packs into a pillow||Incredibly warm and weather-protective, deep hood, amazing pockets||Warm, light, soft, great hood||Warm, comfortable, simple, inexpensive||Inexpensive, comfortable, decent waterproofing, quite warm|
|Cons||Not waterproof, hood doesn’t detach, finicky zipper||On the bulky side, face fabric holds onto water||No cinch at the waist, not the most stylish||Shallow hood, no internal pockets||Short, no wrist cuffs, questionable quality|
|Bottom Line||Bomber windproof construction is packed into this warm mid-thigh length parka||A beast of a winter parka that took on arctic blasts and trips around town with ease||This soft, extra-long down parka with a cavernous hood is a dream to wrap up in when the temperatures drop||Cute, streamlined, and warm enough for almost any winter weather, this jacket is a great value||This low-cost winter jacket is warm and waterproof but much shorter than others we tested|
|Rating Categories||Canada Goose Camp H...||Fjallraven Nuuk - W...||Outdoor Research Co...||REI Co-op Norseland...||Wantdo Waterproof Snow|
|Weather Resistance (25%)|
|Specs||Canada Goose Camp H...||Fjallraven Nuuk - W...||Outdoor Research Co...||REI Co-op Norseland...||Wantdo Waterproof Snow|
|Insulation and Fill Power||750 fill hutterite white duck down||Supreme microloft (100% polyester)||700 fill down||650 fill duck down||Unavailable|
|Hood||2-way adjustable tunnel hood||Insulated with detachable faux fur trim||Adjustable||Fleece lined||Detachable, insulated hood, with removable faux fur trim|
|Pockets||2 external, 1 internal, 1 internal stretch mesh pocket||6 external - 2 chest, 2 hand warmer, 2 catchall. 5 internal - 2 zippered, 1 button, 2 mesh catchall.||2 zippered hand warmer, 1 internal zippered security, 1 internal pouch||2 zippered hand warmer||2 zippered hand warmer, 2 internal - 1 zippered chest, 1 drop-in pocket|
|Weight (size small)||1.3 lbs||3.7 lbs||2.0 lbs||2.0 lbs||2.5 lbs|
|Weather Resistant Features||Windproof, DWR treatment||Waterproof, windproof||Water and wind resistant||DWR treatment||Waterproof|
|Sizes Available||2XS to 2XL||XXS to XXL||XS to XL||XS to XL||S to XXL|
|Social or Environmental Certifications||None||Fluorocarbon-free impregnation||Responsible Down Standard (RDS), Bluesign approved, 100% recycled nylon shell||Responsible Down Standard (RDS), 100% recycled polyester lining, Bluesign approved||None|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Hands-On Review of the Camp Hooded
High-quality windproof construction, combined with ample warmth, the Camp is a knockout. This parka can handle cold temperatures and strong winds despite a mid-thigh cut.
Insulated with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down, this parka packs a lot of heat into a small space. Cozy and warm, we felt like we were wearing a sleeping bag. The hood is equally loaded with plush down, keeping our head super toasty. We liked the insulated collar and adjustable drawcord, adding another warm touch.
This jacket is rated for 30F / 5 F weather. Although our core was warm in 15F, our legs began to feel cold; granted, this was at night. During the day, when it was sunny out, we didn't seem to have an issue.
The nylon outer shell is Basecamp 20D water-resistant and windproof fabric. We tested this jacket in a blustery snowstorm in Canada. At first, the snow brushed right off, but it isn't waterproof, and after an extended period, saturation occurred. While our core remained warm, the better option would be the North Face Outer Boroughs Parka, especially if you are looking to extend your time outside in stormy weather.
Unlike some other jackets we tested, the hood has a two-way adjustable cord made to handle high winds. While not a windbreaker, this jacket held up better in windy conditions than some of the other contenders in our fleet. The windproof construction is one of the best features of the Camp Hooded Jacket. Meant to withstand high winds, this jacket lives up to expectations. A 2-way adjustable tunnel hood offers extra protection in high winds, and we found the hood to be insanely warm and cozy. The hood and insulated neck collar are loaded with down and add extra warmth in cold weather. The hood is integrated into the neckline and doesn't allow any room for cold air to get in, especially with the insulated collar. Jackets with bomber outer shells that protect against wind make all the difference in cold, windy, and stormy weather.
The exterior fabric is Basecamp 20D: nylon windproof and water-resistant fabric. The front main zipper and exterior pockets have a YKK 2-way locking reversed coil zipper. Despite how fancy this sounds, the front zipper is finicky, and you need to take your time zipping it up.
The Camp is loaded with down but is still very flattering and form-fitting. We liked how the mid-thigh length gave the jacket a sporty look. The exterior windproof nylon fabric is smooth and clean, but you can see the internal stitching lines from the down insulation. We didn't find any issues with the style, just something a little different. There are four colors: Black/Granite, Ink Blue/Firefly, Red/Black, Algonquin Green/Ink Blue.
It fits a bit looser than some of the other mid-thigh jackets we tested but isn't baggy by any means.
Cozy and warm, the plush down hugged us, making it hard to take this jacket off. Insulated with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down, we never felt like the down overtook us. The down insulation is evenly dispersed, making the jacket lightweight and functional. If thick plush down reaching to your knees is more your style, check out the Marmot Montreaux. There is enough room to fit a sweater or heavy layer underneath either jacket.
The Camp is the only jacket we tested that didn't have fleece-lined pockets. Since there is an ample amount of down in front of the pockets, our hands stayed warm even on super cold days. The interior has an oversized media pocket and a mesh pocket. Lycra cuffs weren't super heavy-duty, but they did an okay job of keeping cold air and precipitation out. A unique feature that this jacket offers is that you can stuff it into the interior media pocket, creating a cozy pillow for travel. As cool as this sounds, it was hard to get the jacket into the pocket. Once we did, it was awesome, but after we took it out of the pillow form, the jacket was noticeably wrinkled for a couple of hours.
While we were testing the Camp, we had no issues with durability besides the finicky zippers (unfortunately, this seems to be a common issue with winter jackets). There isn't much exterior stitching, so we don't see snags being an issue. Keep in mind that the exterior nylon fabric is durable, but it's also smooth, soft, and can tear.
Should You Buy the Canada Goose Camp Hooded?
Sporty, warm, and flattering, we were overly impressed with the Canada Goose Camp Hooded Jacket. Despite its mid-thigh length, we found this jacket was warmer than expected. Our core was always toasty, and only in super cold weather did we notice our legs feeling cold. This winter jacket is a solid investment for someone looking to be comfortable during a cold winter while wearing a functional and stylish jacket.
What Other Winter Jackets Should You Consider?
This Canada Goose is one of the more expensive jackets we tested across all categories. For the price, you are getting a very warm jacket with quality construction and windproofing that will last you multiple winters. If warmth is your primary issue, but you aren't willing to spend quite this much, check out the Marmot Montreaux. The knee-cut length is warmer, and it is way less expensive.
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