Ben Reffwrote a review of Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Down Parka - Men's on January 14, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
These things are hella expensive but they are the real deal... So worth it if you live somewhere, like I do, where winter temps in the -20s or -30s aren't uncommon.
Material seems very sturdy, like it will hold up to a lot of use.
The hood is a true snorkel hood, the kind used on authentic military parkas. Snorkel hoods are hard to find these days, but an essential feature of a true cold weather jacket. This allows you to create a narrow tube of warm air, warmed by your breath and insulated by the fur ruff, around your face, rather than having your face directly exposed to the elements. I spent a long time searching for an "affordable" parka with this feature and had trouble finding one. I've bought and returned a lot of disappointing parkas with hoods that simply offer no protection for the face.
The real fur ruff is great but I do wish it zipped out. That would make it easier to launder the rest of the jacket.
The zipper is heavy duty, but I've not had problems with it like some reviewers.
The fit is regular/true to size. I am 5'9" and 150 lbs, typically swear a small or a 36R or 38R jacket. I ordered my regular size small but some of the reviews had me concerned that I should have sized up to medium. When I received the jacket, however, the size small was basically perfect, slightly generously cut but not too baggy. Body and sleeve length is fine. If I were going for a really slim fit, I would maybe size down, but on a piece of outerwear like this I prefer a slightly roomier fit.
All in all I'm happy with the jacket and look forward to using it, even if I'm not especially looking forward to the conditions that will make me use it.