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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  ⋅  Feb 24, 2022
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RANKED
#7 of 16
  • Warmth - 30% 7.0
  • Weather Resistance - 25% 6.0
  • Comfort - 25% 9.0
  • Style - 10% 8.0
  • Durability - 10% 7.0

Our Verdict

We were very warm and comfortable while wearing the Camp jacket. We had no issues sight-seeing around Banff National Park in some seriously snowy weather while wearing this hardy winter jacket. The Canada Goose Camp only reaches mid-thigh, but it is stuffed with 750 fill Hutterite white duck down. It is 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. You may need to supplement with other jackets if you frequently find yourself in these types of weather conditions.

Editor's Note: The Canada Goose Camp Hooded review was updated on February 14, 2022. We added more tips on what we would buy and offer more help to better compare products.

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Pros Windproof, warm, super comfortable, lightweight, packs into a pillowComfortable, durable fabric, awesome pockets, weather-proof and breathableWarm, light, soft, great hoodAthletic fit, comfortable, stylish, temperature regulating, waterproofWarm, comfortable, simple, inexpensive
Cons Not waterproof, hood doesn’t detach, finicky zipperOn the bulky side, face fabric holds onto waterNo cinch at the waist, not the most stylishSleeves and hem are less insulated, tricky hood tightened, expensiveShallow hood, no internal pockets
Bottom Line Bomber windproof construction is packed into this warm mid-thigh length parkaAn extremely warm, comfortable, stylish, and durable parka with lots of pocketsThis soft, extra-long down parka with a cavernous hood is a dream to wrap up in when the temperatures dropA classically stylish waterproof winter jacket that helps you avoid overheatingCute, streamlined, and warm enough for almost any winter weather, this jacket is a great value
Rating Categories Canada Goose Camp H... Fjallraven Nuuk - W... Outdoor Research Co... Arc'teryx Patera Parka REI Co-op Norseland...
Warmth (30%)
7.0
9.0
9.0
5.0
7.0
Weather Resistance (25%)
6.0
8.0
7.0
9.0
6.0
Comfort (25%)
9.0
9.0
10.0
9.0
9.0
Style (10%)
8.0
7.0
4.0
8.0
8.0
Durability (10%)
7.0
9.0
5.0
9.0
5.0
Specs Canada Goose Camp H... Fjallraven Nuuk - W... Outdoor Research Co... Arc'teryx Patera Parka REI Co-op Norseland...
Insulation and Fill Power 750 fill hutterite white duck down Supreme microloft (100% polyester) 700 fill down 750 fill down 650 fill duck down
Fill Weight Unavailable 250 g 240 g 59 g Down, 100 g Coreloft 238 g
Hood 2-way adjustable tunnel hood Insulated with detachable faux fur trim Adjustable Insulated hood Fleece lined
Pockets 2 external, 1 internal, 1 internal stretch mesh pocket 2 internal, 2 bellows, 2 hand, 1 sleeve, 2 chest 2 zippered handwarmer, 1 internal zippered security, 1 internal pouch 2 handwarmer, 1 internal chest pocket 2 zippered handwarmer
Weight (size small) 1.3 lbs 3.7 lbs 2.0 lbs 2.0 lbs 2.0 lbs
2-way zipper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Weather Resistant Features Windproof, DWR treatment Waterproof, windproof Water and wind resistant Waterproof, windproof, and breathable barrier, DWR finish DWR treatment
Sizes Available 2XS to 2XL XXS to XXL XS to XL XS to XXL XS to XL
Social or Environmental Certifications Fluorocarbon-free impregnation Responsible Down Standard - Certified, bluesign approved, 100% recycled nylon shell Some materials meet bluesign criteria
Responsible Down Standard
Responsible Down Standard - Certified , 100% recycled polyester lining, bluesign approved

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.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Warmth


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.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: 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. 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.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: 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.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: 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 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.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: 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 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 Arc'teryx Seyla Parka or the Marmot Montreaux. There is enough room to fit a sweater or heavy layer underneath either jacket.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

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.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: 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 can tear.

Canada Goose Camp Hooded winter jacket womens - 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.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

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.

Liz Williamson
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