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Arc'teryx Centrale Parka - Women's

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sale $439.45 Original price:$799.00
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Centrale Parka

On frigid winter days when the cold is seeping into your bones but life still needs to go on, slip on the Arc'teryx Centrale Parka for exceptional warmth and comfort as you tackle your morning commute. A non-bulky, elegant, city aesthetic pairs with the generous length to have you looking your best without sacrificing any warmth or weather protection. Even though this parka is a lifestyle piece, Arc'teryx still packs in technical outdoor functionality for maximum protection and comfort. A two-layer, durable Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and windproof, so even if sleet is blowing sideways, you can still make it to the bus stop. If the temperatures plummet, 750-fill European goose down provides luxurious warmth, while gaskets at the neck and cuffs seal all that heat in and prevent drafts from getting in. Arc’teryx implements its Down Contour Construction to minimize bulk by sandwiching Coreloft insulation between the down and the shell for adding warmth while remaining low profile.

  • City parka for exceptional warmth on freezing days around town
  • 2L Gore-Tex fends off inclement weather so you enjoy your outing
  • 750-fill European goose down provides luxurious warmth
  • Coreloft 60 further enhances your overall warmth
  • Gaskets at neck and cuffs seal in heat and keep drafts out
  • Articulated patterning, gusseted underarms provide mobility
  • Generous length adds extra coverage from bitter elements
  • Item #ARCZ97T

Material
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX (2-layer) , [face fabric] N90p (100% nylon)
Insulation
750-fill European goose down, Coreloft 60(100% polyester)
Fit
regular
Length
knee
Center Back Length
37.5in
Hood
insulated, adjustable
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 1 internal zippered
Claimed Weight
2lb
Recommended Use
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 3

For the price, it should be warmer

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
s
Height
5` 6"
Weight
135 lbs

I got this coat due to the high quality of the brand and the claim of superior warmth. While this coat is great on some levels, it does not succeed at offering extreme warmth. First the pros: The Centrale has a clean, minimalist design and is very figure flattering. The combo of down plus coreloft keeps it very lightweight which is fine if you're looking for that. Now the cons: First, this coat is not very warm. While they use down plus coreloft to keep this parka from being drafty, it succeeds at being lightweight but fails at warmth. Its waterproof material makes it ideal for temperatures that are wet and cool (40-50 degrees).The hood kind of flops around until you adjust the toggles well enough to get it up around your face as well. The zipper doesn't go all the way down to the bottom of the coat but stops about 6 inches from it and the snaps on the outside also don't go down all the way, so cold air kind of blows up the coat. While this coat is flattering to look at, it doesn't perform and it certainly doesn't seem to be worth the price if you're looking for something to stay warm in temperatures less than 35 degrees. For me, the Patagonia Frozen Range parka is a better bet for staying warm for the cost.