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bis5386959wrote a review of on January 3, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small

I bought this jacket elsewhere and the 2012 version. I will be writing this review assuming that the jacket has remained the same and from the perspective of someone who owns the hood-less version.

This is a versatile jacket that can survive the Toronto,ON (Canada) weather. The windproofing is excellent and the waterproofing is an excellent feather. It zips up high so your neck is protected. The fit is slim fit so buyer beware if you like your jackets to be a bit roomy for layering. I've used it on temps around 5C (around 55F) and -20 (-4f).

Cons: I can't really think of any. It's bang for buck if you ask me and I'll be keeping mine for as long as I can.

I have the Lodge hoody and I find this a bit more versatile. They're similar in a way that you can use them at varying conditions although I would find the Lodge to be a bit warmer because of the added insulated arms and hoody. I will not compare this with the Chilliwack as they're 2 different jackets but I had one before and I hated the fact it wasn't breathable. I have used the Hybridge to run once on sub zero conditions and I appreciated the fact that it's breathable.

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bis5386959wrote a review of on January 3, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

1. Wind proofing is excellent
2. Water proofing is excellent
3. Downfill is adequate and not excessive

Compared to:

1. Chilliwack - this is MUCH lighter, MORE breathable but LONGER in length (since there's no elastic fabric on the waist)

2. Hybridge jacket - WARMER, slightly loose, LONGER

I live Toronto,ON Canada where the winters are harsh and the weather can be unpredictable (just today it snowed followed by freezing rain hours later). I have used this jacket in milder temps (up to 10c/50f) and harsh temps as low as -20c or -4f and found the jacket to be versatile. Suffice to say it'll protect you from varying elements. Lots of pockets which is a plus. Packability is also a plus.

Now for the cons:

1. It's not really slim cut. I'm 5'7, 150lbs and the Small is still a bit roomy. BACKCOUNTRY PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE carry sizes up to XS (I saw that the CanadaGoose website carries up to XXS).

2. I wore a Black polo shirt today and saw some small feathers that stuck on my shirt. They're tiny feathers but it's a sign that there's some leaking happening. I think I may have to send it back if this still continues until March (It's January at the moment when the weather is harsh).

This is not a con (yet) but the fabric appears to be very thin. I believe if you get caught on a surface with rough edges the fabric will rip. Only time will tell (hopefully not).

I personally have not adjusted the hood and the waist elastic to conform to my body so I cannot comment on the adjustability. I got this in Red and yes it does attract attention.

Reason for 4 stars: the fit. If it were a TRUE slim fit I would've given is 5 stars. This is true to size in my opinion.

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bis5386959wrote a question about on January 17, 2013

How does this compare to the Path or Tool jackets that's a highly regarded offering from Gore? I can't seem to differentiate between their jackets. There's so much offerings. I don't want to overpay for something I don't really need yet I don't want to buy something that isn't really what I'm looking for.

These are my requirements:

- Able to withstand 15F or lower
- Vents
- Cycling fit (or slim Italian fit)
- Insulated inside
- Windstopper (I'm guessing this is a common thing for Gore Winter jackets)

I think Robert Thomas here is a rep from Gore. Help me out dude. Email me at g32ecs@gmail.com

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bis5386959wrote a question about on January 16, 2013

How does this compare to the Path jacket that's a highly regarded offering from Gore? I can't seem to differentiate between their jackets. There's so much offerings. I don't want to overpay for something I don't really need yet I don't want to buy something that isn't really what I'm looking for.

These are my requirements:

- Able to withstand 15F or lower
- Vents
- Cycling fit (or slim Italian fit)
- Insulated inside
- Windstopper (I'm guessing this is a common thing for Gore Winter jackets)

I think Robert Thomas here is a rep from Gore. Help me out dude. Email me at g32ecs@gmail.com

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bis5386959

bis5386959wrote a question about on January 16, 2013

How does this compare to the Path jacket that's a highly regarded offering from Gore? I can't seem to differentiate between their jackets. There's so much offerings. I don't want to overpay for something I don't really need yet I don't want to buy something that isn't really what I'm looking for.

These are my requirements:

- Able to withstand 15F or lower
- Vents
- Cycling fit (or slim Italian fit)
- Insulated inside
- Windstopper (I'm guessing this is a common thing for Gore Winter jackets)

I think Robert Thomas here is a rep from Gore. Help me out dude. Email me at g32ecs@gmail.com

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