Monday, 26 September 2016

Parkas for Iqaluit

There were many things to consider purchasing moving up to Iqaluit, but if there was one thing I wanted to make sure I had, it was a parka. A warm parka. Canada Goose seems to be a very popular option up here, but we thought we would look into an environmentally friendly alternative that would provide equal or similar warmth.

In the end I decided to go with the brand Hemp Hoodlamb. This is the description they give on their website:

Ladies' Noordic Parka

We made the Noordic Parka for those urban-outdoorsy women who want a tough-as-nails jacket that is form flattering and offers protection in extreme weather. Made from ultra-strong hemp herringbone fabric, and lined with our super soft SatifurTM, this parka truly strikes the perfect balance between style and function. The Noordic Parka features HoodLamb’s signature innovations including secret pockets, thumbholes, our new super luxurious “fauxy” fur trim and built-in backpack straps for easy carrying.
Shell: 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton herringbone
Lining: 20% hemp, 35% recycled PET, 45% Acrylic SatifurTM
Insulation: Organic Thermore® Rinnova Eco-lining made from 100% recycled polyester fibers from post-consumer PET bottles

I was thrilled when they were ready to be picked up at the post office this past week!

Winter is yet to come and how well this parka will endure the months ahead I don't know. Once the blizzards hit, I will do an updated review - as of now, what I know is the quality of the parka seems detail oriented and it does a great job of keeping the wind out. It is a pretty heavy parka which I very much appreciate!

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 85mm 1.2

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