Goose Lodge Down Hoody
Very well made in Canada down jacket, good attention to details, onpar with Arcteryx quality. Light weight, solid insulation, DWR finish - wore it in Pacific NW weather Seattle, keeping comfortable around 35F around town. Hood is hugging and not bulky. Would not recommend this by itself as hiking gear, it is more of a city casual hoody and will not do well in harsh environments, unless worn under a protective shell, but it states so in the description. Good looking city/walk in the park piece, however. Pricewise - its worth it, since Goose does a lot of environmental work and hopefully is consciences about it. Runs a bit small for my liking, can not afford a lot of layering under it.
Light and Warm!!! Hot!
Canada Goose Lodge Hoody is a must for everyone who does not like heavy winter coats. it is super light , yet keeps you super warm. I like the hoody which blocks all the icy cold wind in my face and head! the best and well built! Highly recommended!!
This is an obviously meticulously constructed garment. The build-quality is 5 stars. It's appears to be a stitch-through construction, but there is an additional layer of nylon externally in addition to the baffled down-containing layer. I suppose this helps with wind resistance and durability. The hood is very functional, and the zippers are high quality. Canada-Goose states that the down is Hutterite DUCK down. I've never heard of duck down (which is considered inferior to goose down) described as Hutterite (which is used to describe a high quality Canadian goose down), but there is no reason to doubt the insulative quality of this jacket. It felt warm and very comfortable. The fit is an athletic fit. I ordered a MEDIUM for my 5'8, 155 pound, 40 inch chest athletic frame, and the fit was perfect with a base layer and non-bulky midlayer. Not only that, but the extra layer of external nylon gives it a very clean appearance, as it hides the baffling stitch lines. This jacket does not look puffy at all! I ended up returning the garment, not because I was disappointed with the quality, but because there was extra weight for the warmth and function it provided. It's a very high quality garment for casual and day-trip/activity, but it is not an expedition garment. My Montane North Star is lighter and warmer with higher quality down (93/7 adult geese) and cost half what the Lodge Hoody costs. I couldn't justify keeping the beautiful Canada Goose jacket because it didn't really add functionality to my gear.