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Winter Coats - Parkas, Down Jackets - Cold Weather
Extreme cold weather parka, the outer shell layer

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Men's Winter Parkas
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There's no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes. The shell layer takes the direct battering from the elements. It should be at least windproof and preferably waterproof too (but see below in very cold temperatures). Antarctica is the windiest place on earth, so don't skimp on this or imagine that you can get by with an outer garment that is "pretty windproof". Antarctica does proper wind Proper biting - gets through every nook and cranny - straight to the bones - wind.

Some garments such as duvet style puffa jackets have a wind-proof outer nylon layer but are not waterproof. This has the advantage of making the garment softer, pliable and comfortable and of also reducing the cost. Water-resistant or water-repellent are fine if you will not use the garment in extended wet conditions or and will have the opportunity to dry it out between uses. In cold conditions, waterproof is not necessary as there's not a lot of liquid water about!

500 / 600 / 700 fill down? The number is a measure of  "fill power". This measures the amount of space taken up by one ounce of down. Take one ounce of down, compress it and then release it - on release the down will expand and fill up a certain volume. The volume it occupies is measured in cubic inches and is the down's "fill power". The higher the number, the higher the quality of the down - generally.

As well as down quality, the fill power is what gives the down its insulating properties. The more the fill power, the warmer the jacket - generally.

Men's Down Jackets
More men's down coats


Canada Goose Polar Bears International Expedition Down Parka - Men's
$894.95




Canada Goose Citadel Down Parka - Men's
$844.95




Fjallraven Kyl Down Parka - Men's
$799.95




Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka - Men's
$799.95




Canada Goose Banff Down Parka - Men's
$774.95




Western Mountaineering SnJack Down Parka - Men's
$749.95




Marmot 8000M Down Parka - Men's
$749.95




Canada Goose Langford Down Parka - Men's
$744.95




Canada Goose Chateau Down Parka - Men's
$694.95




The North Face Himalayan Down Parka - Men's

On sale - now $479.16

- was $598.95




Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Down Parka - Men's
$594.95




Helly Hansen Svalbard H2 Flow Down Parka - Men's
$499.95




Marmot Thunder Bay Down Parka - Men's
$499.95




Spiewak & Sons Aviation Snorkel Parka - Men's
$474.95




The North Face McHaven Down Parka - Men's

On sale - now $359.16

- was $448.95




Orage Parkatype Down Jacket - Men's

On sale - now $184.97

- was $369.95




The North Face McMurdo Down Parka - Men's

On sale - now $263.96

- was $329.95




MontBell Permafrost Down Parka - Men's
$328.95



Women's Down Jackets
More women's down coats


Canada Goose Expedition Down Parka - Women's
$844.95




Canada Goose Dawson Down Parka - Women's
$794.95




Canada Goose Mystique Down Parka - Women's
$794.95




Fjallraven Kyla Down Parka - Women's
$749.95




Canada Goose Montebello Down Parka - Women's
$694.95




Canada Goose Solaris Down Parka - Women's
$694.95




Canada Goose Trillium Down Parka - Women's
$694.95




Arc'teryx Patera Down Parka - Women's
$649.95




Canada Goose Rideau Down Parka - Women's
$594.95




Canada Goose Constable Down Parka - Women's
$574.95




Fjallraven Nuuk Insulated Parka - Women's

On sale - now $299.97

- was $499.95




Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka - Women's
$449




The North Face Tremaya Down Parka - Women's

On sale - now $335.96

- was $419.95




Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Parka - Women's
$399.95




Patagonia Downtown Loft Parka - Women's
$379




Patagonia Lightweight Fiona Down Parka - Women's
$349




The North Face Transit Triple C Down Parka - Women's

On sale - now $271.96

- was $339.95




The North Face Miss Metro Down Parka - Women's

On sale - now $255.96

- was $319.95



 



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