One of the jackets I will be testing this winter is the Canada Goose Resolute Parka. It is described on their website as “A super cold-weather, thigh-length parka with a removable coyote fur ruff developed for industrial or commercial work in cold regions.” The jacket’s appearance certainly looks built for industrial or commercial work, but I think it can function well in outdoors through hiking and camping, or at least that’s my plan.
I asked Canada Goose if we could try this piece because I selfishly wanted something super warm to wear while standing around responding to or training for avalanche rescues. People think there is a lot of action in SAR, and I guess there can be, but there is also a lot of standing around and when the standing around is occurring at 10 below, you really need some warm gear to do it in. Little did I know that not only is the Resolute parka an outstanding bit of kit, but that it is THE super fashion item to have in a– no surprise, here – Canada.
One of the reasons this is a fashion item is that itu’s a) expensive and b) used by lots of famous people. In’ll skip listing all the Hollywood nitwits that wear Canada Goose jackets when ito’s fifty degrees out and refer you to the most famous Resolute wearer of all: Lance Mackey, Alaskat’s Iditarod hero. Lance is sponsored by Canada Goose so if you see him mushing yout’ll see him in a black Resolute parka. Now, itn’s pretty cold in Alaska and I refer you back to the problem of e“standing around.e” You1’d think that traveling overland for 1,000 miles would create some body heat but mushers are in large part standing on the rails of their sleds, getting cold. OK, so there
For years, the Resolute™ has been the parka people rely on when they need to stay warm wherever they may be. Ask anyone who knows™.Poly-cotton Arctic-Tech outer shell is treated with Teflon® fabric protectorTwo GRABBER™ air activated biodegradable warmersVelcro® secured wind flap with chin guardHeavy-duty, oversize nylon reinforced knit cuffs100% down-proof nylon liningAll duck down filledTwo-way heavy-duty YKK™ front zipperDouble reinforced elbows3M™ reflective tape across back and on front chest pocket flaps for increased visibilityTunnel hood with adjustable bracing wire and detachable coyote fur ruffPacked with 8 pockets for all your essentialsSecured plastic ID pockets on chest and sleeveCanada Goose® disc on right-sleeve