The Canada Goose Women's Kensington Parka makes it possible to stay warm and insulated without adding unnecessary bulk. This long and slim fitting women's parka has a shell made with Canada Goose's 195gsm Arctic-Tech and cotton blend with DWR, is filled with 625 fill power white duck down, and lined with a 55gsm water-proof Nylon-weave to keep your body heat inside the coat. The 2-way adjustable down hood is fleece lined and has a removable coyote fur cuff for added face protection and versatility. Canada Goose provides their standard added features for the Kensington, including elasticized nylon rib-knit collar and wrist cuffs to keep out the cold, 4 sets of exterior pockets to keep hands toasty and provide storage, zipper with storm flap, adjustable straps at the waist for a relaxed or slim fit, interior shoulder straps, and 2 kick pleats secured with buttons on the back of the parka to improve mobility. This women's parka has been a best seller around the world, especially in areas of extreme cold. The Kensington is Canada Goose's modern take on the women's parka, and they have created the ultimate union of style and function.
FEATURES of the Canada Goose Women's Kensington Parka
Long-thigh length provides maximum protection
Removable Coyote fur ruff surrounding a 1-way adjustable hood (vertically) with a fleece lining
Heavy-duty rib-knit collar keeps out the cold
Heavy-duty centre front YKK 2-way locking zipper
Storm flap over centre front zipper secured with military buttons
Exterior, adjustable webbing at the waist for a closer fit
Two lower centre back vents secured with Canada Goose embossed snap closures
Two upper handwarmer pockets with fleece lining secured with Canada Goose embossed snaps
Interior left drop-in pocket with Velcro closure
Two lower, fleece-lined pockets secured with buttoned flaps
Interior shoulder straps allow you to carry like a backpack when out of the elements
Adjustable cuff for better fit
Recessed, heavy-duty, rib-knit cuffs keep out the cold
SPECIFICATIONS of the Canada Goose Women's Kensington Parka
Center Back Length: 37.75" / 95.89 cm
Fill Power: 625 Fill Power White Duck Down
Coyote Fur Ruff: Removable
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I bought this coat for my year in chilly Buffalo. I walked an average of 2 miles a day, sometimes in blizzards and virtually always in wind. 1. Warmth: It was very warm which is amazing given how incredibly thin it is. That being said, I still felt chilled once and a while, but I actually think that has to do with me more than the coat (if that makes sense). It could use more down in the arms, but it's not the end of the world. 2. Features which need improving: The neck part, when zipped up all the way, is way too tight. The sleeves could stand to be a bit longer for layering, but I have really long arms and they're adequate. For people with really thick hair, the hood could be bigger. 3. Style and quality: unbeatable. 4. Sizing: I am very thin with a small chest, 5'8" and the xs fits perfectly (those with bigger chests, may find this coat tight). The weaknesses I mentioned may be improved upon with the trillium, but this coat has wonderful details and is still top notch
I have always been the biggest complainer when it comes to cold weather and for the past 4 years I have driven my boyfriend to the point of insanity. Just so you know, this isn't my fault...5 years ago I had a bad fall (25ft) which shattered my jaw. Anytime my jaw starts to chatter from the cold I get wicked bad headaches and I am someone that just seems to get cold very easily. I have owned most of the parka's out there (Patagonia's Tres Parka, and there Ultralight Fiona Parka, Marmot's Montreaux Coat, Mountain Hardwear's Downtown Coat, North Face's Metropolis Parka, and GoLite's Roan Plateau 800 Fill Down Hooded Parka). Only the Kensington has the warmth, insulation, length, and wind protection to keep me from shivering and the hood is so warm and protective that it has saved my life!! Plus, this jacket has the added bonus of being stylish and not making you look like a marshmello. Finally, cold weather is one less thing keeping me from getting back to a normal life.
Well, this is the winter of the polar vortex and this coat has really come through! The Pros: The deep hood is awesome and the cayote fur comes close around the face and serves the function of keeping the wind out of the face. It is a very warm coat and keeps the wind and wet out, handy features like the internal backpack straps and fleecelined handwarmer pockets at the chest, cute, stylish and as figure-flattering for a "puffer",unique (everyone has north face). Cons: price, smells gamey at first from duck down, collar near neck is stiff, heavy. Sizing: I'm a size 6-8 and sometimes a small/sometimes a medium in outerwear. Despite the "slim fit", the small fits me with room for "normal" winter clothing (can't wear a thick hoodie underneath). All in all a great coat. An investment but worth it to me. Highly recommend. I think the Kensington is probably Canada Goose's most stylish parka.
"Heavy, doesn't breathe, dead coyote on hood"
I really wanted to love this coat. My boyfriend thought its higher price would mean higher quality. Not true. First, beware that it is duck down, not goose, and is surprisingly heavy for a down coat. I do love the cut, but found the overkill brand labels more obnoxious on than in the pictures - not just the shoulder patch but note the one on the front pocket too (I took the zipper ad off right away! Maybe OK features for people desperate to buy status?) I tested the coat for three days and found the coat warm enough, but the real deal breaker was that it doesn't breath well at all, which makes it good only for bus stop standing or slow strolling. The fur came off asap too - who needs a dead animal wrapped around their face? Hmmm, love the boyfriend, but ditched the coat for a warmer 700 fill power marmot that has all the comfort without all the seeker neediness for $300 less. Deal.
I suspect I might have had a warmer experience in a similarly rated TNF parka I was considering for $300 less that zips all the way to the bottom where the jacket hits at the knees, but I like how I look in the CG Kensington way better. That said, I've worn this jacket downtown Chicago in windy, just below freezing conditions. The wind comes right between that gap below where the zipper ends & up inside the coat. The result: thighs & a butt that seem to always be cold because they are unable to adjust to either a.) the cold air outside or b.) the warmth provided by the surrounding coat that is still letting cold air in. My torso & arms: warmish (depending on how much I let myself think about how much I've spent on the coat & yet how cold my thighs are). My calves: fine. My thighs, knees & sometimes butt: cold. Above all, me: cute in a warm(isn) winter coat. It's clear where my priorities lie.On a side note, put the hood up and the warmth of this jacket climbs several notches.
It is super warm but not bulky. It makes you very slim. The fur on the hood is also very warm. I am 5'2'' and 108 lb. I got a small. It is comfortable with some more rooms. I highly recommend this product for anyone in cold weather. I live in NYC and walk about a mile every day to work. It is the best.
Living in Chicago, EVERYONE owns a North Face or Patagonia. I prefer Patagonia for my fall and spring jackets but Chicago winters are the worst. Ive owned several North face parkas and they do an "okay job" at keeping me nice and toasty. Bottom line- this is a TOP notch coat, save a few pay check and actually buy a coat that will keep your warm and fashionable. Additional bonus is not everyone owns one, so you wont look like one of the sheep in a heard.
Living in Chicago, the moment the temp drops below 50 degrees, The North Face come out of the wood work. LITERALLY EVERY WHERE. Two reasons I love Canada Goose: 1. not a lot of people own one 2. for the girl who is always cold, I am now ALWAYS warm! This coat is worth every cent. Its def a jacket you will own for years (assuming you dont out grow your jacket)My suggestion, stop buying crappy North Face, you dont need to own 4 different ones to stay warm. Save a few check and go buy Canada Goose. There is nothing better.
I walk a half mile to work every day. I knew once winter hit, my cream colored, wool military jacket I've had for 7 years was not going to cut it. This coat keeps me very warm, and I love the overall look! The coyote fur is super soft and with my hood up it feels like I'm in my own little bubble, totally protected from the elements, but it is a little odd looking. However, it was pouring one day, so it was convenient that I was able to remove the fur. I'm 5'11" and the length on the arms is perfect...unless I'm trying to do jumping jacks or play volleyball in the coat. I'm also about 170 pounds, but most people say I look skinnier than that number sounds....I'm fairly muscular and ALL legs. The large fits me perfectly! I love this coat and although very expensive, I plan to wear it for at least 10 winters before I'll need a new one! I chose graphite to help cover up the wear, so my plan should work!
"If you're looking for warmth, get Canada Goose."
I've got Patagonia, Columbia, North Face but Canada Goose beats them all. This coat is really warm, high quality, feminine and flattering. I love, love, love this coat! As far as sizing goes I'm 125lbs, got a small and it fits perfectly.
This is a truly well made coat, having read the reviews, I ordered a L I'm 5ft 3ins and weigh 132 lbs bust 36 have no waist and am not big in the hips, the coat was fine in the chest area (I like my clothes a LITTLE loose) but much to big around the hips so I'm going to try M. I think it will be the perfect warmth for tooling around here (Maine)