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Good winter jacket at a reasonable price?

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Apr 23, 2019
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Good winter jacket at a reasonable price?

I'm a person that gets really cold during winters and I'm looking for a new jacket. I have some I'm thinking of, but if anyone has any other ideas let me know:

Eddie Bauer Peak XV (800 fill, not sure about fill weight or ratio, ~$250 depending on the sale). Also it's kind of ugly but has a lifetime warranty.
Men's Super puff (700 fill, 90/10 feather/down mix, ~300g fill weight, $250). I really like how this looks but Aritzia has no warranty and I heard stuff about their jackets tending to leak down.
North Face Nuptse (700 fill, not sure about fill weight or ratio, $300-350? Seems like you're kind of paying for the brand)
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Apr 23, 2019
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I don't want to wear multiple layers because it's inconvenient. I'm getting on and off a bus/train, walking in and out of buildings multiple times a day, I don't want to be taking off 3 layers or putting on 3 layers (and where do I put them once I take them off? I have to carry around a backpack 24/7?) every time I enter/exit a building. I understand I won't be as warm but there must be something I can just wear over just a shirt and be relatively warm.
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Mar 14, 2013
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Toronto
byviolet wrote: I don't want to wear multiple layers because it's inconvenient. I'm getting on and off a bus/train, walking in and out of buildings multiple times a day, I don't want to be taking off 3 layers or putting on 3 layers (and where do I put them once I take them off? I have to carry around a backpack 24/7?) every time I enter/exit a building. I understand I won't be as warm but there must be something I can just wear over just a shirt and be relatively warm.
You pay big $$$$ for warm and light. Even the best down jackets will require you to wear a sweater under on an extremely cold day.
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Mar 7, 2007
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Based on my own experience, Eddie Bauer's lifetime warranty is almost worthless.

They do not stand behind their products like they used to.
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Apr 20, 2014
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Thornhill, ON
Uniqlo hybrid parka is pretty good
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Dec 8, 2017
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I really like Kanuk jackets, they typically have a big sale on Boxing day.
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Aug 25, 2015
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i've discovered Norden this season. it's made with recycled plastic bottles and i was skeptical about their warmth rating but turns out, it keeps you warm (we had a -30C the other day) and it's about $500 after tax. bought it at the bay when they had the scratch and save (got it 50% less) but they have their 15% off constantly so that's less than $500 for a very warm coat

also Norden has a recycling program where you bring your coat back after 3 years and they give you 40% off on their new line which is not bad at all

edit: just saw they have a 15% off on their website and their coats are all discounted
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Dec 29, 2012
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I can tell you that the Columbia Downward Dash is not warm although it's heavy - I can only wear it to -15C before swapping to my Fjallraven. The Columbia ecodry down is also not warm but good for days when there's a mix of rain and snow.
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Dec 19, 2019
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I think if you investing go with the best one, but just remember for cold days you needed to wear a sweater too...
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Dec 24, 2019
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There are warmer models for maintaining heat, but without special thermal underwear it isn't too comfortable from the inside.

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