Growing up between the Northeast and Midwest, I thought I knew what it took to stay warm in the depths of winter. My routine was putting on multiple inner layers with my heavy North Face Parka on top, stumbling around town like Ralphie’s little brother from the Christmas Story. Sure, I was warm, but at what cost? Not only did I look ridiculous, but I was also sweating like a sauna under a mountain of layers.
A sympathetic co-worker tried to convince me to try Canada Goose like him, but despite admiring their quality, I decided there was no way I was prepared to spend $1000 on a single parka.
This got me thinking — what is the difference between my $400 North Face jacket and his $1000 Canada Goose Parka?
It’s what’s inside that counts.
The North Face uses 550 fill-power down vs. Canada Goose’s 625 fill-power. A higher fill-power means more warmth with less weight. This means fewer layers with more warmth. Once I figured out it was about the “fill-power” learned this crucial detail, my search for an affordable high-fill-power down jacket was on!
Last week, I came across Gear Patrol’s list of the Best New Parkas 2019 and found the DOWN Official 3-in-1 “Daniel Parka”. Immediately, this Parka stood out for its high 700 fill-power down. This level of fill-power is the same level of fill-power and quality used in parkas made by luxury companies like Moncler, for example — better than Canada Goose! After reading the reviews, I purchased it for just $299 with a 25% off promo code (GETWARM25) and DOWN’s free shipping and returns. That’s $99.75 off the original price!
Only a day later, I received my DOWN Official parka and I immediately could feel the difference in the quality. The lofty, lightweight puff of the inner layer was a refreshing change from the bulkiness of my older jackets and parkas.
Wearing just a button-down and my DOWN Parka, I ventured into a windy 20-degree Midwestern day. Within a few minutes, I was shocked to realize I felt warm even as my lower half was exposed to the cold. I remained warm for the whole walk while discovering other innovative features that made this jacket my new go-to winter parka. I was especially impressed with the dual-stacked fleece-lined hand-warming pockets.
3 Jackets, 1 Price
Nowadays, winter weather is extremely unpredictable, so inevitably after a few weeks of sub-freezing temperatures, I was not very surprised to wake up to a balmy 45-degree morning. Luckily, the Daniel parka can adapt to be a lighter-weight puffer by simply zippering out the shell. The puffer, which contains 700 fill-power down, is unbelievably lightweight and perfect for those warmer winter days.
Even at the full retail price of $399, the value of this jacket is unbeatable. It can be worn in spring, fall, and winter and is built to outperform all your previous outerwear options.
There’s no reason to spend more than $299 on a high-quality parka for the winter!
Go on and stay warm with the Daniel Parka. Get 25% off ($99.75) your order when you use code GETWARM25 at checkout, exclusive to TheGetWell readers.