Canada Goose Review for Tall Girls
Being tall and a female, obviously, it can be hard to find winter clothing that actually fits and does what winter clothing is supposed to do. I usually end up having to buy mens winter wear. I always bought mens jackets growing up, and I had no idea that women’s and men’s zippers are opposite. Is that a thing? Why is that a thing?…
I also happen to live in Minnesota, basically Canada. You know I sound like the movie Fargo….eh. It gets cold here and I was sick of buying a winter jacket every couple years. I knew about Canada Goose jackets for quite a few years, but never thought spending good money on a jacket made sense. There are certain things that just make sense spending good money on. Mattresses. Jackets. Underwear. Stuff you use every day but never think about it.
As I started my Canada Goose jacket search, I was bombarded with like 30 different jackets to wade through. I had a few requirements that narrowed the search down to about 10. I wanted a jacket that hit me mid-thigh to cover my bum. Hard as hell to find when you are over 6 feet tall. I wanted one that would have tight elastic wrist bands and I wanted one that kind of gave me a girly figure. Obviously I wanted it to keep me warm AF as well. I had to heart set on the Shelburne but the slim fit made me a bit nervous and it was as warm as it could be. I ended up choosing the Trillium Parka in an XL. It was labeled as a relaxed fit rather than a slim fit. I had read reviews saying it was pretty bulky and a bit heavy, but I always need to remember that as a tall girl, I need to read reviews with a grain of salt. How tall is the blogger? How petite is the blogger?
I have one suggestion with buying a Canada Goose jacket. Because they are quite the investment, go to their website and check their authorized online sellers. Check to see if those sellers are on Ebates.com. I was able to save 8% on my jacket and get $72 cash back for doing nothing. I highly highly suggest getting a Canada Goose jacket through an authorized seller from their website, otherwise you will not get their lifetime warranty.
When I got my jacket in the mail, and tried it on, I was actually surprised at how slim fitting it was. I am 6’2″ with pretty broad shoulders at around a size 16. My waist is about a size 12 and I have very small hips. I have a pretty long torso, but fairly proportionate for how tall I am. As you can see in the pictures, it looks like a slim fit. I can wear a long sleeve shirt underneath it just fine and I don’t think I would ever want to wear a sweatshirt under it as I think it would be too warm. It does hit a little higher than mid-thigh but it does cover my bum. The sleeves are long enough because of the tight elastic cuffs. The hood is massive as well.
The Trillium is a TEI4 rating on Canada Goose’s cool rating. That means it is rated at -15 degrees Fahrenheit. It gets that cold up in MN regularly so I wanted to make sure my money was well spent.
It is so nice and cozy. On mornings when it was -20 and bringing my daughter to school, I would just be wearing a t-shirt under my jacket and I was perfectly content. Not chilly at all. The fleece lined breast pockets are actually awesome and I use them way more than I thought I would. The lower fleece lined flap pockets are nice and big and can hold my wallet and phone since I am not really a purse gal in the winter.
My only gripe is that if I have items in the lower flap pockets and sit in the car, I feel a bit stiff like the jacket does not have that much movement. Granted it is much more fitted than I am used to and much farther down the leg than I am used to.
All in all, if you are a tall gal that is around my size height and weight wise, and you live where a Canada Goose jacket would be put to good use, I would give them a try. If you are looking for that celebrity look where 5 ft models are wearing XL and hanging off your shoulders while in Aspen, you would need to move over to the men’s sizing. Slim fit really means slim if the relaxed fit gave me a defined waist.
Be sure to check out my other Tall Girl post about tall friendly websites.