Canada Goose Camp Hooded Review
Cons: Not waterproof, hood doesn’t detach, finicky zipper
Manufacturer: Canada Goose
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Canada Goose Camp Hooded
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|Pros||Windproof, warm, super comfortable, lightweight, packs into a pillow||Comfortable, durable fabric, awesome pockets, weather-proof and breathable||Warm, light, soft, great hood||Athletic fit, comfortable, stylish, temperature regulating, waterproof||Warm, comfortable, simple, inexpensive|
|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||Sleeves and hem are less insulated, tricky hood tightened, expensive||Shallow hood, no internal pockets|
|Bottom Line||Bomber windproof construction is packed into this warm mid-thigh length parka||An extremely warm, comfortable, stylish, and durable parka with lots of pockets||This soft, extra-long down parka with a cavernous hood is a dream to wrap up in when the temperatures drop||A classically stylish waterproof winter jacket that helps you avoid overheating||Cute, 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...|
|Weather Resistance (25%)|
|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|
|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. Reaching mid-thigh, this parka can handle cold temperatures and strong winds.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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