Police officers in remote areas of the north must have not only serious protection from extreme weather but also quick access to their side arm and duty belt in the event of emergencies. It’s a uniquely demanding combination of needs complicated by a challenging environment but one that the Canada Goose Constable Parka meets with ease. With side-zip access as well as spacious pockets both inside and out, this jacket was developed in co-operation with northern police and special forces members. The removable hood offers great versatility and the down insulation ensures solid warmth while the slim lines create a professional silhouette. The hood has a drip flap and a snap collar for outstanding protection from the cold.
Shell: 190gsm, Arctic-Tech; 85% polyester /15% cotton blend with a DWR.
Lining: 55gsm, Nylon plain weave treated with water repellent finish.
625 fill power white duck down.
FEATURESCanada Goose products may only be shipped domestically.
|Fit :||Regular insulated|
|Hood :||Detachable winter hood w/ drip flap|
|Insulation :||625 fill power white duck down|
|Lining :||55gsm, Nylon plain weave|
|Material :||190gsm, Arctic-Tech; 85% polyester /15% cotton blend|
|Pockets :||Four bellow pockets with Velcro flaps; Side entry hand warmer pockets|
|Recommended Use :||Two half-bellow chest pockets; 2 lower pockets|
|Warranty :||Lifetime Against Manufacturer Defects|
|Waterproofing :||DWR finish|
Tried maybe 6 styles of CG. For me this is the best. Plenty warm for all but most extreme conditions (this is a TEI 4 coat, not a 5); plenty of movement (also a benefit of a TEI 4), Constable has good side zippers (the selling point for me); i have had no problem with feather loss as some others have complained. True, the hand warmers are mostly a joke, but good enough. If you are wearing this coat you probably have gloves with you anyway
Hood is fine - but not as warm as the "TEI 5" series coats (again this is a TEI 4 coat).
4 of 5 stars since, while warm enough for how I intend to use it, it likely is not worth the hype and the extra money - but it is built well and will likely out live me
BEFORE you buy, you gotta call CG directly - every style coat is cut differently, even if the description says "regular fit" The constable is a larger regular fit allowing me to get a Medium size. I have ranged between a Small and a Large in a Regular Cut - The company has extra measurement information that retailers dont have - call - they are helpful
I just got a Constable (from another supplier that had the size and color I wanted)-but I got my Expedition here. The Constable is definitely true to size-I would not get a size smaller than you usually wear. This coat is lighter and thinner than I expected,so I hope it does the job. The Michigan winter this year has not given me any chance to put any winter gear to the test-it's been in the '40s just about every day so far this winter.
I live in Norway and bought this jacket mostly for using around town when the temperatures are in the teens and twenties and lower. This coat is hands down the warmest I've ever owned. The construction quality is top notch and I generally like the styling. I chose this jacket because of Canada Goose's reputation and because I liked this jacket's price point and the fact that they don't use fur.
Unfortunately, this coat is far from perfect. The drawstring waist does not completely encircle the waist, therefore this jacket is extremely prone to heat loss due to drafts - even just walking can create an unpleasant "bellows" effect. There are no hand-warmer pockets, which to my mind is just inexcusable - I find myself unzipping the sides and putting my hands inside the coat to keep them warm, which works just OK. I would have also liked a more iPod-friendly interior pocket - though in the face of the two preceding issues, this is a minor quibble.
The bottom line is that I really can't recommend this coat unless, like me, you insist on buying Canada Goose but balk at wearing real fur. Otherwise, I would opt for the one of the other parkas.