The New Canada Goose Kensington vs Canada Goose Trillium

Canada Goose Black Friday Well hopefully you have managed to try out your Canada Goose parka in really cold conditions this winter, but before you store it away for the summer maybe it needs a little TLC to keep it in great condition.

When your garment requires cleaning, be sure to closely follow the directions on the contents label on the inside of the garment. A well looked-after Canada Goose garment will easily last for more than a decade, if not a lifetime.

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When your down-filled parka requires cleaning, it is important that you take it to a dry cleaner and that you do not machine wash it. Machine-washing your parka will void the warranty. If your parka has a removable fur option, remove the fur ruff before dry cleaning. If you have a small stain on your parka, another option is to spot-wash the parka with a bleach-free detergent and water.

womens canada goose jacket Non-Insulated: 
Your non-insulated jacket may be machine-washed in cold water using a bleach-free detergent. Do not dry clean and do not tumble dry. Simply hang your jacket to dry and iron on a cool setting if necessary.

For our UK customers, we recommend  for all your Canada Goose cleaning requirements. They are a specialist in duck down and feather cleaning based in Rotherham whose clients include The British Antarctic Survey. Elite Cleaning also offers a repair and reproofing service. Telephone them on 01709 833119 for more information about their service.

moncler jacket I mentioned last year that I had ordered my first Canada Goose parka – the Kensington model – and had to wait an excruciating 46 days to receive it, thanks to backorders everywhere.

Since then I’ve received quite a few requests to provide some sizing guidance for this coat. I have been planning to do this review for months, but have been remiss. Since it’s still going to be cold for quite some while, I hope this can still be helpful for some of you!

canada goose outlet Here are the facts: I ordered the Kensington model, in size XS, in the black color. I bought mine from Nordstrom, but they appear to be continually getting stock and selling out.

I knew that Canada Goose had this parka available in size XXS, but Nordstrom only had XS and I am a die-hard loyalist. Plus, I knew that I was always going to layer this coat over sweaters. I was happy with the fit – fitted but not too much, and very comfortable. There are little tabs on each side of the waist that allow you to tighten the fit.

canada goose london I love the huge fur hood on this parka. I am picky about fur trimmed hoods – I always want them to look big and lush. I will reject an otherwise perfect parka if the wood trim isn’t perfect! When I first unpacked my parka, the fur was a bit mashed down and I was worried. But after a day of hanging in the closet, it was nice and fluffy.

The hood is also lined with a soft velour so super comfortable. And, the hood is removable entirely, of course.

kids canada goose I also wanted to include a shot of how I often am carrying this parka – hanging off my back using its “backpack straps”! I used this feature all throughout our travels – it’s perfect for running through an airport, or in the winter in Europe where you find yourself freezing outside, then sweating to death indoors because the heat is on so much. I love it.

canada goose sale uk The park has a bunch of great little details like the backpack straps – there’s also a little strap on the hood that makes the parka easy to pick up or hang.

Overall, I love my Kensington parka and am really glad I bought it. Yes, everyone has it. Last month in Paris, I was matching with lots of women and men, and a tough looking biker guy even gave me a thumbs up when roaring by because we had the same parka! So if you want to try to avoid matching with everyone, don’t buy black like me. Olive, navy, red, gray are all versatile and would make yours more unique.

canada goose jacket uk However, this park is so, so incredibly warm. And well designed. I would feel comfortable going to almost any cold climates with this packed. And, the handy backpack feature means that I can easily wear it as my “coat” on the plane…and save space in my luggage!

north face I hope this review helped some of you out there deciding on a Canada Goose parka! Here are some of my recommended places to find Canada Goose (I linked to my model, the Kensington).

Canada Goose offers many different winter jackets. Here’s a little comparison of the popular down insulated women’s Kensington Parka and Trillium Parka.

black canada goose Do you know why some trillium parkas got the inside backpack straps and some of them don´t?

At first glance, the Trillium is more minimalist than the Kensington. With its sporty fit, the Trillium doesn’t have a lot of visible details other than the snap buttons that close the flap and the two pockets at the hips.


canada goose bomber The Kensington is more fitted, with openings at the bottom front and back. It has decorative snap buttons on the flap, pockets, sleeves and back opening. The sleeves are equipped with rib knit cuffs that keep the wind at bay. The Trillium’s cuffs are longer, but the Kensington has a snap adjustment at the wrists.

It’s possible they are from different seasons or Canada Goose had tried the feature and decided to discontinue it.

canada goose mens jacket The two jackets are parkas; they stop just above the knee. Their exterior pockets are all fleece-lined. The Kensington has two adjustable straps at the waist to give it a more feminine silhouette, while the Trillium has two cords inside to tighten the waist.


The Kensington has a non-removable hood, unlike the Trillium. However, the fur is removable on both parks and the hoods are insulated. A little extra on the Kensington, the hood is fleece-lined on the inside, making it all soft and cozy.

canada goose jackets Really just wanted to point out that the trillium does not hit just above the knee. I am 5’6 and bought mine for its warmer temperature rating. I am super disappointed to find that it is so short that my thighs are cold in it. I really wish they had added an extra few inches on – which it appears that the Kensington has, even though it is slightly less warm.

Canada Goose developed the Thermal Experience Index (TEI) to help you find the warmth you want for the experience you seek in each of their products. The Kensington has a rating of 3 (-10°C / -20°C) while the Trillium has a rating of 4 (-15°C / -25°C).

goose coats In conclusion, both styles are entirely made in Canada, and the quality is unsurpassed. They’re ready to keep you warm! And if you’re shopping or taking the subway, you’ll appreciate the shoulder straps on the inside of the Kensington that allows you to wear it as a backpack, keeping your arms free.

I recently bought the Canada Goose Mystique from Bloomingdales. I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet because I consider it my “polar vortex” coat and knock-on-wood we haven’t had a much cold. It’s quite long, but I am glad to know that I will be warm and toasty inside!

Canada Goose Kensington Parka Review
canada goose coats Nasty winter weather won’t stand a chance in this classy, yet durable winter parka. The Canada Goose Kensington Parka oozes mountain elegance in this above the knee-length classic winter style parka. From the coyote fur ruff around the hood to the smooth exterior fabric, and flattering tailored fit, we were turning heads left and right in this bad boy. This coat is comparable to armor, and we had no problem shoveling the driveway in a blizzard or running around town in frigid weather. This jacket checks off all the boxes that make up an incredible winter coat, which is why it received our coveted Editors’ Choice award.

canada goose womens Granted, it was the most expensive jacket we tested, but features like thick ribbed cuffs, ultra-warm down, a stylish cinched waist, hand warmers, and water-resistant fabric are a few reasons why this jacket goes above and beyond. If you’re on a budget and looking for something half the price, our Best Buy award winner, the Marmot Montreaux will keep you super warm all winter long. If you have a thinner frame, consider the Canada Goose Kensington Parka Fusion Fit.

moncler Form-fitting and sleek, the Canada Goose Kensington has a lot of appeals. The removable hood is lined with real coyote fur trim, and the jacket is loaded with 625-fill-power white duck down. The waist has an adjustable cinch tab for a closer fit according to your curves, and with fifteen color options to choose from, you’re sure to find one that suits your style. This jacket weighs 2.9 pounds, making it one of the most substantial models we tested.

canada goose coat Finally, a jacket that is warm, flattering, and highly water-resistant! Insulated with 625-fill-power white duck down, this jacket delivers warmth and comfort. The ultra-thick down did a great job keeping us warm while maintaining a stylish look. Being outside for an extended period in frigid weather wasn’t an issue in this jacket.

There are many features on this jacket that help attribute to its warmth, as well as a couple that deters it. Let’s start with the positive features. We stayed extra warm on cold or snowy days, thanks to the fleece-lined hood that is stuffed with down. The hood is removable and also features a detachable coyote fur ruff. The ruff performed well and protected our face in snow and wind while keeping us extra warm. The sleeves have thick, rib-knit cuffs that are comfortable, keep the cold air out, and have an attractive look.

canada goose mens There is also a knitted collar; when it’s zipped up all the way, it doesn’t allow room for any cold air to enter; unfortunately, it’s also very constricting and somewhat uncomfortable. There are button snaps that adjust at the wrist and on the exterior of the sleeves, which allow you to customize the fit (this could be useful on cold or stormy days to help trap heat in and cold air out). The cinched waist offers a tighter fit and keeps heat trapped in. In windy conditions, this jacket will keep you warm. It has a durable outer layer, which consists of 85% polyester and 15% cotton, as well as a DWR coating (durable water resistant); it doesn’t have any seams, which would let cold air sneak in.

canada goose parka Don’t get us wrong, this jacket is very warm, but there are a couple of features that allowed a small amount of cold air to get in. The main issue we have is with the zipper; it’s not a full zipper, and it stops almost at mid-thigh. This allows for better mobility but also lets in cold air when we were walking. Unlike the Kensington Parka, The North Face Miss Metro Parka has a snap button at the bottom of the jacket. Despite not having a full zipper; this helped keep cold air out.

canada goose sale The kick pleats on the backside of the jacket are meant to offer better mobility, but really, we found they just let a small amount of cold air in, leading us to determine that we didn’t find them incredibly useful. The Canada Goose Shelburne Parka also had the same kicked pleats and they too allowed cold air to leak in. The Marmot Montreaux scored a perfect 10 out of 10, mainly because the full zipper extends all the way to the knee and offers better coverage, while the Kensington scored a near-perfect 9 out of 10.

Weather Resistance
This jacket isn’t intended for a super wet rainy climate but is perfect for a cold, snowy environment. The “Arctic-Tech” exterior fabric consists of 85% polyester and 15% cotton and is treated with a DWR coating (durable water repellent). When tested in the elements, water beaded up and rolled off, but this jacket is not waterproof and will become saturated after an extended period. We were impressed with how well it performed in wet weather, especially considering the outer shell is made up of 15% cotton.

canada goose uk For not being a waterproof jacket, the Kensington offers some features that allowed us to extend our time outside in the elements. The coyote fur ruff around the hood provided extra protection from snow and wind while trapping heat in. Heavy duty rib knit cuffs on the sleeves didn’t allow any precipitation or cold air to get in and the center front zipper has a storm flap that blocked winds and kept precipitation out. Tested in blizzard-like conditions, this jacket did an incredible job of keeping us toasty and dry. If you live in a milder climate and are interested in a fully waterproof jacket, check out our Top Pick for the Wet Climates award winner, the Patagonia Tres Down Parka. An option for someone trying to save money, our Best Buy winner The North Faces Arctic Parka II isn’t as warm but is a third of the price.

canada goose jacket Hands down, this parka steals the show when it comes to style. Form-fitting, thanks to the cinched waist, this jacket is very flattering and feminine. The polyester fabric has a matte finish to it and is simple and smooth. The interior is stuffed with 625-fill-power duck down, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the outside; there’s no “marshmallow” or frumpy appearance, and we could tell that Canada Goose paid a great deal of attention to style and detail with this jacket. Perfect for a fancy night out on the town or running errands, this jacket is versatile. We tested a similar style winter jacket, the Canada Goose Shelburne Parka and it was quite stylish, but it lacked the same tailored fit that the Kensington has.

A very noticeable detail of this jacket is the real coyote fur lining on the hood, which looks fancy but can make some customers cringe. Canada Goose explains that they use real fur because they have designed their jackets for frigid climates, and real fur holds warm air around the face, protecting it from frostbite. Faux fur does not function in the same way and is more of a fashion statement.

If you do live in a cold climate, this is an advantage for you and a selling point for this incredibly warm jacket. If you live in a milder climate, where face protection is not a necessity, and you happen to like the visual statement this adds to your style, but you don’t want to harm a fuzzy creature, the Marmot Montreaux has a similar overall look with a faux-fur ruff instead goose coats, canada goose jackets, canada goose mens jacket, canada goose bomber, black canada goose , north face, canada goose jacket uk, canada goose sale uk.

It is worth mentioning that Canada Goose only purchases fur from certified Canadian trappers who comply with humane trapping methods. They have also chosen coyote fur because these animals are not endangered and stand by saying that coyotes are plentiful in North America. Additionally, by using Canadian trappers for their suppliers, they support aboriginal populations and their lifestyles.

A Note on the Down Insulation
This discussion of fur-sourcing brings up another point: all of the models in this review are created using an animal product. Many consumers choose not to buy products that use real fur, but in most cases, down-filled products also require the death of an animal to produce it. Canada Goose discloses their down supplier: Feather Industries Canada Limited. Both Canada Goose and their supplier do not believe in live-plucking fowl. Feather Industries was founded as a division of Canada Packers, a food distributor, and all down is harvested from animals raised for meat kids canada goose, canada goose london, canada goose outlet, moncler jacket, womens canada goose jacket, canada goose jacket sale, Canada Goose Black Friday, canada goose mens jacket.

No birds are raised for the sole purpose of down production. Likewise, all Patagonia products, including the Patagonia Tres Down Parka and the Patagonia Down With It Parka now use traceable down, which is also not live-plucked and comes from animals that are never force-fed. If these ethical practices matter to you, Canada Goose and Patagonia are leading the way in sourcing animal products in the most humane way possible. If these methods bother you, then you can always consider the synthetically insulated Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket, Arc’teryx Darrah, or the Arc’teryx Patera Parka.

Comfort and style are not an issue with this award-winner. There’s no extra bagginess or bulk here, unlike some of the other jackets we tested, like the Canada Goose Shelburne Parka. This jacket was made with comfort in mind; from the thickly knit cuffs on the sleeves, the knit collar, fleece-lined hood, and four exterior fleece-lined pockets, nothing has been neglected. The comfort features that stood out were the knit cuffs on the sleeves and the fleece-lined pockets. The cuffs did a great job of keeping cold air; they are the incredibly heavy duty, yet soft and comfortable. Having double sided fleece-lined pockets was extremely useful and cozy in cold weather.
Despite being one of the heaviest contenders we tested (2.9 pounds), it never felt heavy while we were wearing it. The down is distributed evenly throughout the jacket, giving it a sleek, smooth look. Mobility was never an issue because of the above knee-length and mid-thigh zipper. There are also kick pleats on the back of the jacket that allowed for better mobility and ventilation, but the snaps that secure them are uncomfortable depending on what we were sitting on (i.e.hard vs. soft surface canada goose sale, canada goose parka, canada goose mens, canada goose coat, moncler, canada goose womens, canada goose coats, goose coats, canada goose jackets).

If you’re looking for something even more lightweight and sporty, we like the mid-length Rab Deep Cover Parka. It’s not as warm as the Kensington Parka, but it’s close. The down insulation is cozy, and snug and we found the Rab Deep Cover Parka was even more comfortable than the Kensington Parka.

Features, get your features! The Kensington Parka was designed with the consumer in mind, as Canada Goose goes above and beyond, including features that are not found on all winter jackets. We mentioned some features already, like the cinched waist, knitted cuffs, and collar, fleece-lined hood, coyote fur ruff, kick pleats, and four exterior fleece pockets, which are all secured by military grade buttons canada goose bomber, black canada goose , north face, canada goose jacket uk, canada goose sale uk, kids canada goose, canada goose london, canada goose outlet.

A double-sided zipper offers access on both ends, as well as more mobility. There is an interior pocket with a Velcro closure; while it’s not the most secure pocket when the jacket is zipped up all the way, everything felt beyond safe.

A unique feature of this jacket was the internal carrying straps. For those warm days, or when you are running errands and overheating in a store, and you want to have your hands free, you slip the straps on, and the jacket can rest on your back. While this is not the most crucial or essential feature on a winter jacket, it’s worth noting and could come in handy, especially considering that it adds little to no weight addition.

Blizzards and cold days won’t be a problem in this armor, err, winter jacket. Meant to withstand conditions in the Arctic, this jacket is no joke when it comes to durability. The outside is constructed of 85% polyester and 15% cotton, with a DWR coating. Smooth to the touch, but thick and impenetrable, this jacket won’t snag or tear like the Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket or the Patagonia Fiona Down Parka potentially could.

For the price, we are happy to say that quality construction is apparent in all the little details. Military grade buttons are secure, the zippers are heavy duty and don’t snag, and the coyote fur ruff maintained its stylish look, even after getting wet. This jacket is an investment, but we see it lasting many winters. Canada Goose also offers a lifetime warranty on their products for manufacturing defects (not normal wear and tear, unfortunately) and will repair or replace any issues that arise moncler jacket, womens canada goose jacket, canada goose jacket sale, Canada Goose Black Friday.

With a price tag of $925, this is the second most expensive jacket we tested. Don’t let that scare you away. The Kensington has a lot to offer for the price. There are tons of features, quality construction, and it’s the most form-fitting and flattering style out of all the jackets we tested. This jacket is a worthwhile investment and will last a long time. If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper but comparable in warmth, check out our Best Buy Award Winner, the Marmot Montreaux ($300).

The Canada Goose Kensington Parka is a clear Editors’ Choice award winner. It checked all the boxes in every metric we tested. Yes, it is pricey, but if you have the money to spend, this jacket can be seen as an investment. The high-quality construction makes this jacket a worthwhile investment for many winters to come.

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‘Counterfeiting is illegal. It often funds organized crime and counterfeit factories in regions where labor standards are lax often employ child labor.’

However because of the high prices of the brand’s down-filled coats, which start at $450 for the cheapest down-filled designs and go up to $1,700 for the most expensive, counterfeit options have become more and more popular, particularly as the fashionable status of the coats has continued to increase.

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The brand has even introduced an information section of the website that informs people how to spot when a coat is a fake, and also includes plenty of examples of very convincing counterfeits.

The first comparison shows the instantly recognizable embroidered badge that is displaying on the shoulder of every coat.

While the real version shows crisp detail in the lettering and ten maple leaves around the outer edge of the badge, the fake version is chunky and obscured with each leaf having four main peaks instead of three.

‘Authentic Canada Goose fur ruffs look thick and luxurious. They are functional in that they provide ultimate protection against frostbite on the face,’ the company adds.

canada goose outlet ‘Counterfeit fur looks scraggly, tangled and sometimes dirty. Coyote ruffs are also much softer than commonly used alternatives such as the raccoon. As well, look for poor seam quality on the hood.’

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canada goose outlet In addition to the images of tell-tale signs, Canada Goose has also developed a retailer verification tool that allows customers to punch in a site’s URL to see if it is authorized to sell the coats.