Anybody who has even the slightest interest in fashion knows about Canada Goose. This is a popular clothing manufacturer coming from the Great White North and has been in business since 1957. True to the company’s name, Canada Goose uses only the finest and most humanely obtained goose and duck down to stuff their jackets, parkas, and other products that offer extreme warmth during the chilly winter months.
One of their most popular products – the Lodge Hoody – is a true testament to the company’s expert craftsmanship in making toasty outerwear. There are plenty of things to like about the Lodge Hoody, such as its unique design, color options, and warmth. However, there are some things about the hoody that might turn some people off. This article will give a brief review of Canada Goose’s Lodge Hoody, and we’ll offer our final verdict of whether this hoody is as good as it’s marketed.
Thermal Experience Index
This index was developed by Canada Goose to let customers know which of their products are suitable for a wide range of activities, climates, and functions. Their TEI graph has five different categories: lightweight, versatile, fundamental, enduring, and extreme. Each product category has its own limitations, so if for example, you plan on heading to Antarctica for research, a lightweight jacket will not prevent the chilling cold from piercing the South Pole’s harsh winds, but an extreme jacket would fare better in that setting.
The Lodge Hoody is categorized as a versatile jacket, meaning that it can withstand temperatures of between 0°C and -15°C. For many places in the United States, Canada, and most cold countries on the planet, the Lodge Hoody would be a viable choice to keep the wearer warm during the punishing winter season.
Even Heat Distribution
There’s essentially no point of purchasing a jacket if it keeps your arms free from frostbite but your chest and stomach regions are left unprotected. To do this, the making of a jacket must have two very important components: adequate padding or stuffing, and even stitching.
The Lodge Hoody from Canada Goose covers both of these components easily. As we mentioned t the beginning of this article, Canada Goose only uses the finest, most humanely obtained goose and duck down to keep their customers warm during the chilly months. Essentially, if their feathers are good enough to offer them protection without coating, stuffing their fine feathers in weather-resistant materials should offer at least twice as much protection to the wearer.
In addition, each of Canada Goose’s jackets, including the Lodge Hoody, are constructed with care by expert workers who keep the stitching even to ensure no specific spot in your jacket is packed with too much or too little bird down.
People often choose colors that correspond to their personality or attitude. The Lodge Hoody from Canada Goose comes in only two distinct colors: Red and Black. Unfortunately, if you’re more a “blue” or “pink” person, then you’ll have to search elsewhere for an appropriate jacket. We don’t fault the company for producing only two colors since the quantities of which they make the Lodge Hoody is somewhat limited. If you want a specific color, you could try asking politely to the manufacturer to see if you can get something specially made, though you might have to pay an additional charge.
Windproof and Water Resistant
Only the best jackets protect you from the piercing cold wind and bone-chilling rain. If you’re looking to invest in a versatile jacket for all types of precipitation, then the Lodge Hoody from Canada Goose is definitely for you. It’s rated to protect its wearers from cold gusts of wind and drops of rain or sea water. As a versatile jacket for use during all seasons of the year, you should expect no less from this Canada Goose jacket.
Machine Wash Safe
Even outerwear needs to be washed from time to time. One of the best things about the Lodge Hoody is that even though it’s packed with sensitive duck down, it is still safe to wash in a washing machine. Be sure to use cold water only when giving this a spin in your washing machine. When it comes time to dry the jacket, do not use hot air since it can ruin both the outer material and the duck down. Instead, let it air dry in a spot away from direct sunlight and moisture.
The general rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for. If you invest heavily in a product, you can expect it to come with a wide range of useful features. The same applies to the Lodge Hoody from Canada Goose. If you plan on purchasing this high-quality jacket, then prepare to shell out $595. The price tag alone is enough to make people scoff and continue their search for a more economic jacket since practically every year people tend to change up their wintertime apparel.
It’s not often that we see a clothing manufacturer offer a lifetime warranty for their products. However, for a jacket of this caliber and price range, it’s not a surprise to see the producer willing to bend slightly over to keep their customers extremely satisfied with their goods. Because the market they cater to is rather narrow, the company wants to keep their limited fan and customer base satisfied with what they have to offer. If the product came damaged or you are unsatisfied with the jacket, then you can ask the manufacturer to give you a refund or replacement.
If fashion is your thing, then there’s no arguing that the Lodge Hoody from Canada Goose is a fashion statement. It has a sleek design that’s not just easy on the eyes but its functionality during cold seasons is out of this world, provided that you are in areas where temperatures don’t drop below -15°C. However, for some people, the price tag might be asking a little too much, especially if you don’t take care of your winter clothing when they’re in storage during the hot months. Because the product works as well as it’s advertised, if you can afford it, we say go for it – there aren’t many brand name jackets that are usable in both cold and wet settings.