The Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Fusion Fit Bomber Jacket is an insulated winter jacket for everyday use. Falling to the hip and featuring the Fusion Fit sizing for smaller frames, this bomber jacket has been packed to just the right amount of puffiness with 625 fill power white duck down. Incredibly warm in the body, the non-removable coyote fur around the hood helps block wind and snow from hitting your cheeks. The heavy-duty zipper stands up to the cold and the storm flap closes over top with hidden snaps for a clean look. There are four hand pockets, that's right, FOUR of them and each has been fleece lined for extra toasty fingers. I hope your friend doesn't get any crazy ideas about using the two extra pockets while you're using the other two.
FEATURES of the Canada Goose Men's Chilliwack Fusion Fit Bomber Jacket
Rated 3 out of
High Quality Jacket But It Has Its LimitationsFirst, for those not wanting to read the whole review let me explain the three star rating: this jacket is too short to be warm at its rated temperature unless one is wearing insulated pants, or heavy long underwear, and gloves. The fusion fit is perfect for shorter people, making this the first jacket that truly fits my short 5’ 4” body.
Now to the more detailed review: The Chilliwack jacket differs from most winter coats in four fundamental ways.
First, it uses heavy fabric for its outer covering, unlike most down coats that use lightweight nylon. This fabric adds notable durability but at the price of higher weight. Having seen patches in all down coats that people wear to actually do stuff in, this tradeoff is a good one. Because most down coats use sewn-thru construction, wind cuts through the seams, dramatically reducing warmth. The Chilliwack fabric absolutely stops the wind. If one wants a durable, wind proof down jacket, the Chilliwack outer fabric is perfect.
The second way this jacket differs from most is its hood. This integrated hood really stops the wind. The fur collar really does work as described; plus it feels so nice in the biting cold. This coat is a system, and the hood is part of the reason why it is rated to minus five degrees. Pulling the hood over one's head and zipping up collar really makes windy days much less miserable.
The third reason why this jacket differs from others is the cuffs on the sleeves. While one might consider cuffs to be a minor issue, the Chilliwack cuffs are meant to fit inside gloves. This makes wearing gloves so much more comfortable, while also increasing the warmth factor-- since no wind can get through the glove-sleeve intersection. Do not plan on keeping your hands warm wearing this jacket without gloves because the pockets are small and uninsulated; this jacket expects one to wear gloves.
The length of the Chilliwack really sets this apart from most winter coats. When being active in a sitting position, or when getting in and out of a sitting position, the short length is great. In fact its length is a big contributor to it being a really comfortable jacket to wear. The downside is that when compared with longer coats this shortness really makes the coat feel less warm for one’s lower abdomen, the beltline and below. When one is wearing warm pants, appropriate for really cold temperatures, the Chilliwack works fantastic.
In conclusion, if one will be properly dressed for really cold weather and one wants a down jacket that can stand up to a tough environment, the Chilliwack receives a five star rating. In contrast if one wants a coat that will feel warm at zero degrees with no gloves and street pants on, the Chilliwack is not the best choice. Since I suspect most people fall into this category, I give the jacket three stars.
what size did you get and what is your body build?
Asked by: Chin
Thanks for reaching out to us! I'm going to leave this question up here so fellow Chilliwack owners can hop on and speak about their experiences! I'll bow out gracefully. You kids play nice now. Hugsies.