Warm winter jacket for 52.9399° N?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Rick Blaine, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This Georgia boy is facing his second Saskatchewan winter. I just bought one of these. Any thoughts? Suggestions?
     
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  2. Cornelius

    Cornelius Practically Family

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    Exact fabric content isn't specified on that page, but if that anorak is 100% virgin wool at ~19 oz (= 650gsm), then $69 is an excellent price. Let us know what the clothing tag says regarding cloth composition.

    Would also be worth investing in a pair of Muck arctic boots at that latitude - they have a great grip on ice & snow and my feet have never once been cold. And don't forget your merino base layers - this Finnish company has good product for decent prices.
     
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  3. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Call Me a Cab

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    Good price. Neck feels itchy looking at the picture.
     
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  4. Bushman

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    Warmest coat I've ever owned is a sherpa lined, wool Mackinaw coat. I'm talking "laying out in the snow, at night, in -20 degree weather trying to get a picture of a lunar eclipse and not feeling a thing" warm. Mine is Whitetails brand.
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  5. MichaelRhB

    MichaelRhB One of the Regulars

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    Looks good and you can't beat the price. I'm not a fan of pull-over outerwear though. I want the option of some venting if I start to heat up from exertion in the field.

    I bought a Rascher loden wool hunting jacket last season and it serves me very well in the field. I also wear it around the yard when working the dog or for chores. It's also a nice town coat too.

    I love Austrian loden wool. It wears hard, is nearly waterproof and is lightweight with plenty of warmth.

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  6. Rick Blaine

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    AWESOME lookin' jacket!
     
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  7. Turnip

    Turnip One Too Many

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    And THE traditional European fabric for alpine outdoor clothing since MA.
     
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  8. l0fielectronic

    l0fielectronic Practically Family

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    Yes thats a great price if the material is good. I've got a black overhead heavy melton wool hoody that Eat Dust put out a couple of years ago. Its great for cutting out the wind, though its not super warm if you aren't moving about.

    Is a pain to get on and off though for sure.

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  9. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 I'll Lock Up

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    I guess my question is, what are you really looking for here? I know you are from Georgia, when having 10 days in the 20's would consist of a farily dramatic winter. SK probably has 25 days at 20 below, and what part of SK are you located?

    Are you looking to work/hike/hunt or travel outside? Your photos suggest you enjoy hunting. Or just between your car and the store, the house, they gym, etc.

    Do you mind feeling "any" cold or do you want to feel nothing at all but warmth?

    I ask as in Iowa, which is certanily not Canada, we plan for -30F and 40 mph winds as about the worst of it. However most of the time it's 5F - 25F and 15 - 70 mph winds. Especially in the winter

    Budget - how much do you want to put out to stay warm?

    Frankly, if planning to be out a lot in the weather, and did not care aobut how you look at all, I'd consider a set of Carhartt artic lined bibs first - as many forget that your legs loose a lot of you body heat quickly. They act like a good heat exchanger. https://www.carhartt.com/products/Duck-Bib-Overall-Arctic-Quilt-Lined-R03

    Then just get the same thing with an Artic lined coat, lots of styles for sale, nearly impossible to wear these out, I think the Yukon Extremes models are an updgrade.

    If you have more cash and want a little nicer gear (but not perhaps any warmer at all) look through Filson's offerings, most still made in USA/Cananda

    If you want to ultimate - I won't feel a thing coat there's a very good Cananda sourced option: https://www.canadagoose.com/us/en/shop/men/outerwear/parkas/

    However thier website is starting to look wonky to me, like a bunch of Mall-quality products. Hope they are not headed that direction, as thier prices are still very high...

    Then look at your boots, what are you wearing now? This is also a big source of heat loss in exceptional cold conditions...
     
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