Numerous faults of material/construction/design etc
I made the purchase through Arctic Bay website February 2020. The website/order experience on the website was good, I paid 880 CAD. Now that I had a full winter season to test the product, I can say it was not good at all. I had tested it at -15C to - 40C, I wore 2 layers and 4 layers respectively and I was just OK, a little on the cold side for -40C. Who wouldn't be ok with 4 wool layers? The website states this coat has Temperature rating up to -45°C/-49°F, while in reality it's not even near to it. The construction of the hood and collar is very poor. The collar is made of the almost same outer fabric as the outside of the coat, which doesn't provide any warmth to my neck and the hood is not warm inside made out of synthetic fabric and I had to line it with fur just to make it bearable. Hood has a wire, which is awkward and my cheeks are very cold. When it’s windy and the hood is up, the wind blows in between the collar and the hood and my cheeks are freezing! In windy weather the hood blows off. You need 2 hands to open the front zipper because if you try to do it with only one hand, it’s stuck and never goes down; up until the point that I had inside of my hands cut in the zipper trying to open it and I had injured my fingers that it would hurt for a week or so after. A couple of months ago feathers started to come out though the stitches in front of the coat in the chest area. I own a Pajar coat for many years: I had never ever seen a single feather come out of the coat anywhere, you can open it with one hand, the hood stays up all the time I want never mind the strong winds and my head/cheeks/neck had never been cold wearing Pajar during Winnipeg winters. The only reason I was looking for a coat by a different than Pajar coat was because Pajar didn’t make a long coat and I need a long coat now. I hate this coat and I wish I could get rid of it, because now I am stuck with this horrible coat that doesn’t do the job and even causes me minor injuries trying to o
I'd bought women's Charlotte Parka for my wife at first and then bought Man's Alaska Parka for myself because the quality of materials, warmth, and design and staff supports are very good.
It's nearly end of Japan winter season when received my jacket so the opportunity to wearing jacket is too short. But it will make us warm definitely next season!!!!
The package is received very quick. Everything's fine. I liked the jacket. The fabric True North is better than that of Canada Goose. I will order more from you. Thank you so much for the price! I saved up. Good luck!Thank you Arctic Bay .
I have to update my review of the Mirabella Parka. Stupidly, I thought the hood would not tighten in front. Maybe the toggles were tucked under somehow and I couldn't put gloved hands on them. So I must apologize and say you can tighten the hood in front. This is very important if you remove the fur. It has been windy so I can say the windproof shell is good. I still find that the arm crease area feels cooler than the rest of the sleeve. Overall I am happy with this coat so I am updating my rating to a 5 star.
I've had my Mirabella Parka for two and a half weeks now. It's a brief time to review, but I've worn it out walking in temperatures from -20 to 1 degree C . I have been warm wearing a flannel shirt and t-shirt underneath in colder temperatures and almost too warm went it went up to 1 degree. The slim cut is not too fitted to walk comfortably and the pockets are roomy. I like the leather trim which should keep wear down on pockets and cuffs. I bought this parka because my other down coats were cold in the sleeves. This is better but there is a hint of chill in the elbow area. A slightly roomier sleeve might allow for better for heat circulation. The hood is roomy. The adjustment on back is good but I would also like to have a draw string to tighten the hood front more when the fur is off. The fur looks nice but I found it made the hood hard to keep out of the way when driving. (The sleeve and hood quibbles are why I give it 4 instead of 5 stars) I would actually select a faux fur hood trim option if you offered one because I have animal allergies. I found your instructions to measure my other coats and compare to your actual garment measurements to be really useful in comparing the different parkas. I'm 5'5', 150 pounds and XL fits. Shipping took a bit longer than expected due to the pandemic. Overall I am very happy with my Mirabella Parka.
I just received my new black women’s Aurora Parka. It’s beautiful and very well made. I am 5 foot 3 inches and ordered a medium so I could wear this over layers. Fits perfectly. I just missed having this to wear during a recent long arctic polar vortex spell we experienced in the northern mid-west US states. Shipment came fast too. Great customer service as well. Thank you!
I bought a Belleville coat after months of agonizing between it and a competitor. While I still have several months of winter (I live in a northern community), I have had significant zipper issues - where the zipper begins. When I contacted the company, I was sent a "Zipper Hack" video link and told that the zippers are top quality. When I expressed my disappointment, I was told that I had obviously overdressed and damaged the zipper - not once was it considered that the zipper may be faulty.
Now, it is -30C here today, and I may not be able to zip my coat when I leave my office. Not at all acceptable, when I spent $1000 on a coat two months ago!