Are you looking for something more than just a regular coat to wear on a long walk? If you are a die-hard outdoor enthusiast that is exposed to extreme temperatures and demands the best then Canada Goose is a company you should look into further.
The Company was founded in 1957 and has been providing a number of functional coats or parkas since then that have been very well designed and suited for specific functions. From the Constable parka which was designed with the needs of Law Enforcement in mind to the Expedition Parka made famous by the scientists in Antarctica’s most unforgiving wasteland. These are arguably some of the best parkas money can buy.
In recent years these coats have also taken off as a fashion trend and can be seen being worn by celebrities, movie hands and regular folks alike that appreciate good quality and uber warm outwear.
The downside to this rise in popularity is an equal increase in the counterfeiting of these parkas which has mainly been perpetrated in the Orient. Some of these coats are very clever knock-offs that can fool the best and most savvy shoppers looking for a bargain online. A number of them are sold in online auction houses and online classifieds which warrant a thorough investigation before sending any funds overseas.
Ultimately, there are several tell tale signs. The first being price. Many of these jackets are priced over the 500 dollar mark. As the old adage goes: If it seems too good to be true – it is. That is not to say that you cannot find a lightly used Canada Goose parka online for a bargain price, however care should be maintained when seeing a brand new Canada Goose parka for under 200 dollars originating from ports such as Hong Kong.
The second indicator I would look for is the badging on the parka itself. I would ensure that high quality and legitimate pictures are provided of the actual product and compare that with legitimate pictures of the original product. Counterfeiters have become very clever and have spared no expense in producing very convincing copies of these labels and badges and many look very good under the haze of blurry photographs or outright doctored photos.
A third giveaway would be the fur rimmed hood. In most of these parkas you will find genuine coyote fur which has a bendable wire which allows for the wearer to change the shape of the hood to their liking. This does not look like cheap synthetic fur and is very noticeable if looked at carefully.