Gear Review

1 5

Disappointed

I was very disappointed with this jacket for one main reason: the zipper slider would catch/snag on the fabric when I tried to zip it up or down in the neck area. The zipper slider would get so snagged that I actually couldn't unzip it after I zipped it all the way up and would have to slip the jacket off over my head. Needless to say, I returned it.

I really hoped that this jacket would be as good as I thought it would be, BUT IT'S WORTHLESS WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING ZIPPER!! It is a nice looking jacket, though, and I would have loved this jacket if the zipper worked.

I contacted Canada Goose and got a reply from one person stating that she has never heard of this problem with the Chilliwack. I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one who's had this problem.

I also had problems finding the right size. I am 5' 9", 170 lbs., 46" chest, and 36" waist. I purchased both the large and XL. The large was too tight around my chest, especially if I had to bend over to pick something up, tie shoes, etc. The XL fit perfect around my chest but was too loose around my waist.

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Lose some weight.

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The problem is with the zipper, not my weight. I did, however, have troubles finding a suitable size due to my broad shoulders and large chest/rib cage.

The main issue I have is that the zipper slider would get caught on the jacket's material - faulty engineering, obviously. This flaw could easily be fixed by using a narrower zipper slider or by trimming the material back, etc. I just can't believe a $545 jacket has this problem. I sure can't be messing around with a snagged zipper in sub-zero temperatures! I am just glad I could return it; otherwise I would be stuck with a $545 dog blanket.

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its not about weight i bought a size medium and the zipper was difficult for me at first but you have to get use to it because its a heavyduty zipper not normal ones

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I just bought a chilliwack last weekend, and love it, EXCEPT, like the reviewer, sun, who posted above, the zipper is flawed. I basically have gotten stuck in this jacket almost every time I wore it. Takes me 5 to 10 minutes to get it unstuck. I have to return it. Bummer! I really can't believe a jacket of this quality has such a design flaw. I love it, but I need it to be removable once I get inside.

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I exchanged my chilliwack and got some instructions about how to ensure the inside flap does not get stuck in the zipper, which I think was the problem I had. With a little extra time taken to fold the flap in, prior to a typical quick zip, there are no problems with my replacement chilliwack bomber. Whew. On e cannot merely just plop on and quick zip, at least not moi. That out of the way, what an awesome jacket. So warm, so cool looking, and pretty lightweight, too. This is easily the best winter jacket I've owned. The warmth to weight ratio is very good, and the sheer warmth is also very, very good. For really cold daze, this brand rules. I do wish the storage pockets were a tad bigger, but this is a nit.