Built for scientists in Antarctica, the PBI Expedition Parka warms you in all weather, and even helps polar bears.
- With every parka purchased, Canada Goose donates $25 to Polar Bear International to preserve their arctic habitat
- Tunnel hood features a rigid, adjustable bracing wire to adapt to the windiest weather
- Storm flap over front zipper prevents a drafty jacket
- Elasticized nylon snow skirt and cuffs seal out the spindrift
- Waist drawcord blocks out cold winds from below
- Loads of pockets store your tools, gloves, and hands when and where you need them
- Item #CDG0053
- Q & A
Great parka, but size down
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Small
I'm 5'7", 175 lbs, with a 39 chest, 33" sleeve length and 33" waist. I normally wear a Medium for coats and jackets, but bought the Expedition parka in Small due to the advisement of other reviewers.
The sizing advice to size down was bang on! The Small fit perfectly, with room in the body for a heavy sweater or heavyweight fleece, but not terribly baggy in just a t-shirt or turtleneck. Sleeve length was a touch long, but very acceptable with the elastic cuffs.
Overall, the fit was perfect; the Medium would have been way too big for me, especially since I usually wear only a t-shirt or turtleneck under my winter coats. If/when I get another Canada Goose jacket, I'm tempted to get a X-Small to see the fit.
The quality of the Parka was first-rate! Brilliant blue in the PBI blue, outer nylon was of excellent and substantial quality. The zipper is of first-rate, heavy-duty quality; seems to be not one to separate and run up the bottom. When one puts the Expedition parka on, it has the feel of luxury and substance.
The parka is definitely made for frigid weather! Went out last night in 20 degree windchill, and felt really toasty. The sleeves seem to shield the cuffs, so I was able to walk outside (only t-shirt underneath) without wearing gloves. No fear of the coming winter for me!
This is my first Canada Goose purchase, and I would buy another Canada Goose product again!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
First I bought the regular Expedition Parka in XL and it was too big so I never used it but thanks to Backcountry.com exceptional return policy and customer service I finally exchanged it for the PBI Expedition Parka in Large. I'm 6'1 and 220 lbs with broad sholders and big chest. Large fits me fine, if needed I can use layers underneath and the arms length is perfect for me.
I have only used it in temps around 15-20 degrees and it kept me toasty all the time. No cold spots so far. Outer layer seem to be tough enough to withstand some rough scrapes and does not absorb the moisture from a little snow or rain (haven't tried it in heavy snow/rain).
Beats the TNF McMurdo even though this parka is a little bigger. I realise TNF is alot cheaper but I am very happy with the extra bucks spent because this is clearly a better product and suits my needs.
Small sizes appreciated!
I really want one of these jackets - the women's version is more expensive, and mens jackets are always made better and more rugged. I am going to Afghanistan again and sure hope I get one before I ship out - need a mens XS or S
Very well made Canadian Jacket.
I didn't wear this in cold weather because bought it last month-in fall, but seems really warm.
I can't stand only 5 minutes with this hot jacket in the room temparature.
The very thing you have to know is about the size.
It runs 1-2 size big.
I'm 6'/180lb, normally wear 44 or L in outer(I have wide shoulder and chest, long arms) but M in this jacket.
Good luck with this great jacket!
If you are similar size with me but normal shoulder and arms, S size will be better.
Moreover, the service of backcountry.com is best!!!
Old world quality. The ultimate warm coat Zippers are heavy duty. A worthy cause.
Dear customer service people,
I`m planning on purchasing a warm parka. But I don`t like heavy and bulky ones. I`ve checked out a long list of big brands, from mainstream to high end. It seems that the lightest down I could find in a parka is 700 fill. (If I`m wrong, please get me right.) I have a Marmot Quasar. Its weight is amazing. I don`t understand why the manufacturers don`t put 800 or 900 fill down into parkas, which will definitely cut the weight. Technical difficulties? Or ultralight down does not work well for parkas? Do you know any parka using ultra light 800 or 900 fill down? Your recommendation would be appreciated.
Thanks for asking. A big reason that companies don't use 800-900 fill as often in parkas is due to the high quantity that would be required in a parka. This parka costs $974.95 and uses a 625 duck fill. If it used a 800-900fill power down, the cost would be considerably more since a high quality down would be used.
Some of the parkas by Parajumper use a fill up to 730.
Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!
Hey Jared, Thanks a lot for your answer. Really helpful.
I am 5'6" and 150 LB. What size should I buy? Of Expedition Down Parka?
Small should be the best size. The run a little big, so the small should be just right for you.
More questions? Just call or email me, directly.
Do you have XS size of this product?
Unfortunately, we haven't had any XS since 2012 and I don't see any on order from Canada Goose at this time.
I am a disabled veteran with no tolerance...
I am a disabled veteran with no tolerance to cold due to many health issues but I am not dead yet! I did enjoy snow shoe, outdoor photography but need gear to go out and stay warm, please advise. Thank you. William
Glad to hear you're still getting out in spite of physical difficulties--hearing that makes me excited to get rid of my excuses and get out into the wilderness.
It sounds to me like the Polar Bears Int'l Exped parka will be perfect for you--it's one of the warmest jackets we sell, and it's also built out of a tough cotton/poly blend fabric.
This is the special edition of the same jacket that has been used for 20 years by the National Science Foundation at Antarctica's McMurdo Station research facility--if it's warm enough for them, it should be warm enough for you.
Not only that, but $25 of each purchase goes to Polar Bears International...so you can feel good about giving back to the outdoors that we all love so much.
Bottom line? This is an amazing jacket for what you've described.
First, i'm sorry for my poor English skills....
First, i'm sorry for my poor English skills.
I wanna know more about L size. Is it larger than 46 inches in chest?
I ask this question because i've heard that this product is larger than any other canada goose's products.
So I mean I want buy the product about 44~46inches (in chest), and I'm worried about L size is too loose for me to wear.
I wrote this little bit long because of my poor English skill.
Thank you for reading~!
If you're looking for a jacket that is 46", you should purchase an XL. See the official sizing chart right here:
While the Exped Parka is a little bit looser fitting, a Large will still be too small for you. Hope this helps!
Cant find s size anywhere. Please restock...
Cant find s size anywhere.
Please restock smaller sizes thanks
Whats the difference between Canada Goose...
Whats the difference between Canada Goose Polar Bears International Expedition Down Parka, and the Expedition Parka... other than the price please..
The fur ruff is removeable from the hood ,which is great when you dry clean the coat.