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    Will this Jacket be warm enough for a Northeast Winter?

    So I was considering buying this parka/bomber jacket for when the weather gets pretty frigid in the Northeast but I wasn't sure if it would be warm enough. Any thoughts...

    https://www.gfnclothing.com/mens-sal...er-parka-p1408

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    Based on the price I would suspect that coat is rather thin in terms of insulating power. I've got a Canada Goose Chilliwhack bomber jacket in a similar style that is frankly overkill for 98% of winter weather conditions even here in Montana, but it's a heavy duty, 625 fill duck down coat that just happens to be in a shorter bomber style.

    This looks like more of a fashion jacket than anything and doesn't even list the weight of the insulation (for example - a synthetic insulated jacket with 200g insulation weight would be quite warm, whereas 50g is pretty light), so I would be surprised if it were particularly heavy duty.

    You will likely have to see it in-person to see whether it's going to be heavy enough or not.
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    Agreed with LBD. That being said if you’re looking for something on the cheaper side (parkas can quickly skyrocket in price) you might want to give Abercrombie a look. They’ve come a long way from what their clothing used to be. Last year I impulse bought a down filled parka from them during a winter sale that coincided with a terrible cold front we were experiencing. Paid roughly $100 for it and it has performed remarkably well.

    This one is pretty close to the one I purchased last year but without the shearling collar and extra pockets.
    https://www.abercrombie.com/shop/us/...2407848?seq=02

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    Might as well get the Uniqlo ultra warm down coat. If you want to invest a bit more, go with Eddie Bauer.

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    Definitely not. Despite them saying it has some insulation, jackets that really have insulation usually make a bigger deal out of it.

    If you're into the look of the coat, it does look like it might be a functional early spring shell, but it definitely has minimal insulation.

    Usually jacket makers toot their own horn as much as humanly possible that it's good to -20 degrees F or something like that.

    As much as the regular Canada Goose logo on your sleeve is tacky as hell, and very basic-bitch "i'm insecure and need to tell everyone i bought the my first expensive coat" trendy from two years ago, that fake one is even more tacky.


    something like this kind of marketing talk is much warmer,


    "Light activity: to 30° Moderate activity: to -20°"

    https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/7898...4714-GN2&csp=f

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    I would add that you should get something longer.

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