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Canada Goose Camp Hooded Review

Bomber windproof construction is packed into this warm mid-thigh length parka
Canada Goose Camp Hooded
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Price:  $625 List | $625.00 at Backcountry
Pros:  Windproof, warm, super comfortable, lightweight, packs into a pillow
Cons:  Not waterproof, hood doesn’t detach, finicky zipper
Manufacturer:   Canada Goose
By Liz Williamson ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Aug 29, 2019
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#5 of 15
  • Warmth - 30% 8
  • Weather Resistance - 25% 6
  • Comfort - 25% 9
  • Style - 10% 8
  • Durability - 10% 7

Our Verdict

Very warm and comfortable, we had no issues sight-seeing around Banff National Park in some seriously snowy weather. The Canada Goose Camp only reaches mid-thigh, but it is stuffed with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down. Perfect for a cold environment, though this jacket isn't waterproof and the mid-thigh length doesn't offer the best protection in stormy weather.

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Pros Windproof, warm, super comfortable, lightweight, packs into a pillowComfortable, durable fabric, awesome pockets, weather-proof and breathableExtremely warm, waterproof, lots of pockets, soft collarAthletic fit, comfortable, stylish, temperature regulating, waterproofFlattering, waterproof, durable, three jackets in one, recycled down and polyester
Cons Not waterproof, hood doesn’t detach, finicky zipperOn the bulky side, face fabric holds onto waterToo warm for most conditions, heavy, real coyote-fur could deter someSleeves and hem are less insulated, tricky hood tightened, expensiveUninsulated hood, tight shoulders, no two-way zipper on down jacket, tricky pockets
Bottom Line This parka is windproof and warmDurable and waterproof, this jacket is a great option for cold or wet weatherFor the few people who need fail-proof protection in temperatures of -22 and below, this is the one for youStylish and functional, this jacket will keep you dry and warm when moving around in the winter monthsThis parka is a versatile option that shines in wet winter conditions
Rating Categories Canada Goose Camp Hooded Fjallraven Nuuk - Women's Expedition Parka Arc'teryx Patera Parka Tres 3-in-1 Parka
Warmth (30%)
8
9
10
6
7
Weather Resistance (25%)
6
7
10
9
9
Comfort (25%)
9
9
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Style (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Canada Goose Camp... Fjallraven Nuuk -... Expedition Parka Arc'teryx Patera... Tres 3-in-1 Parka
Insulation and Fill Power 750 fill hutterite white duck down Supreme microloft (100% polyester) 625 fill duck down 750 fill down 700 fill recycled duck and goose down
Fill Weight Unavailable 250 g Unavailable 59 g Down, 100 g Coreloft 150 g
Hood 2-way adjustable tunnel hood Insulated with detachable faux fur trim Insulated with detachable coyote faux fur trim Insulated hood Uninsulated, removable
Pockets 2 external, 1 internal, 1 internal stretch mesh pocket 2 internal, 2 bellows, 2 hand, 1 sleeve, 2 chest 4 large handwarmer, 1 sleeve utility, 1 flap-closure sleeve, 3 internal pockets - 1 zippered security, 1 drop-in 2 handwarmer, 1 internal chest pocket 2 zippered handwarmer in shell, 2 zippered handwarmer and 1 internal chest in down liner jacket
Weight (size small) 1.3 lbs 3.7 lbs 4.6 lbs 2.0 lbs 2.9 lbs
2-way zipper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weather Resistant Features Windproof, DWR treatment Waterproof, windproof Waterproof, windproof Waterproof, windproof, and breathable barrier, DWR finish Waterproof, windproof, and breathable barrier, DWR finish
Sizes Available 2XS to 2XL XXS to XXL XS to XL XS to XXL XS to XXL
Social or Environmental Certifications Fluorocarbon-free impregnation Some materials meet bluesign criteria
Responsible Down Standard
100% recycled down, 50% recycled polyester shell, 100% recycled polyester jacket, Fair Trade Certified sewn

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. Reaching mid-thigh, this parka can handle cold temperatures and strong winds.

Insulated with 750 fill hutterite down white duck down, this jacket...
Insulated with 750 fill hutterite down white duck down, this jacket is loaded with warm down. Thanks to the mid-thigh length we had no issues with mobility in this jacket, compared to the longer knee-length parkas.
Photo: Jenna Ammerman

Warmth


Insulated with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down, this mid-thigh length 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 really liked that there was an insulated collar and adjustable drawcord, which added 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 nighttime. During the day when it was sunny out, we didn't seem to have an issue.

We wore this jacket in the snow storm in Lake Louise, Canada. Snow...
We wore this jacket in the snow storm in Lake Louise, Canada. Snow beaded up and rolled off, but after an extended period of time the outer shell became saturated. If it wasn't for worrying about the loft of the down insulation, we would of stayed outside longer, because our core was nice and toasty.
Photo: Liz Williamson

Weather Resistance


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. In windy conditions, this jacket held up better some of the other contenders in our fleet.

The outer shell is made of nylon, and is smooth and sleek. The...
The outer shell is made of nylon, and is smooth and sleek. The internal stitching lines from the down insulation are noticeable, especially from different angles and lighting. This jacket is very versatile, and we had no issues wearing it with snow boots or sneakers.
Photo: Jenna Ammerman

Style


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 this to be any issues with the style, just something a little different. There are four colors to choose from 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.

This jacket was very comfortable, for being such a form-fitting and...
This jacket was very comfortable, for being such a form-fitting and flattering. There is enough room to fit another layer underneath without making the jacket look bulky or frumpy.
Photo: Liz Williamson

Comfort


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 was overtaking 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 Patagonia Downtown Parka, the Arc'teryx Seyla Parka, or the Marmot Montreaux. There is enough room to fit a sweater or heavy layer underneath the jacket. The North Face Gotham II Hooded Down Jacket is similarly comfortable and has a cute faux fur ruff around the hood.

The quality of the windproof construction is undeniable. From the...
The quality of the windproof construction is undeniable. From the nylon windproof fabric on the outer shell, to the two-way adjustable hood. You can see the adjustable cord running through the front and back of the hood. It allowed for a tighter fit in seriously windy weather.
Photo: Jenna Ammerman

Features


The main feature on the Camp Hooded Jacket is the windproof construction. Meant to withstand high winds, this jacket did live up to its 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 is loaded with down, as well as the insulated neck collar — this added 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 outside of the jacket is smooth and sleek, but we loved the way...
The outside of the jacket is smooth and sleek, but we loved the way the down insulation wrapped itself around us. We found it very comfortable and warm.
Photo: Simone Sannazzaro

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.

This 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 did stay warm even on super cold days. The interior has an oversized media pocket, as well as 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 offered is that it can be stuffed into the interior media pocket, creating a cozy travel pillow. 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.

Unlike most of the jackets we tested whose cuffs are in the sleeves...
Unlike most of the jackets we tested whose cuffs are in the sleeves, these lycra cuffs are located at the end of the sleeves. We were unsure at first how they would hold up in stormy conditions, but they did a fine job keeping cold air and precipitation out. While testing them, they remained tight, but we could see potential for them stretching out over time.
Photo: Jenna Ammerman

Durability


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 has the potential to tear.

The Camp from Canada Goose goes above and beyond to make your winter...
The Camp from Canada Goose goes above and beyond to make your winter enjoyable. Subtle features like an insulated collar made a noticeable difference in cold weather. Super comfortable and warm, it did a great job at trapping heat.
Photo: Jenna Ammerman

Value


This is one of the more expensive jackets we tested. For the price, you are getting a very warm jacket with quality construction that's going to last you multiple winters. If warmth is your primary issue, check out the Marmot Montreaux. The knee-cut length is warmer and it is way less expensive.

Conclusion


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 very warm. 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.

Liz Williamson