When it’s minus 38 Celsius outside, as it is today in Montreal, the only garment of clothing that I can truly count on to keep me warm is my winter jacket. With the constant influx of brands flooding the market it becomes almost impossible to choose what jacket is the best bang for your buck. A jacket not only protects you from the bitter cold of the winter, but becomes an essential part of your every day wardrobe for the next 4 months. Scouring for something fresh, I came across the Arctic North company. The Montreal based company grabbed my attention from the moment I caught sight of the jacket’s noticeable logo on the right hand shoulder.
The jacket that I decided would be a great fit for this arctic-like weather was the Mont Sutton long winter jacket, which ensured that I was protected from all this season had to throw at me. The simplistic look of the parka is purposely complimented by a distinctive rich fur-lined hood as well as chin guard. The manufacturer’s ongoing attention to detail was also present in the seamless construction of the garment treated with an anti-wrinkle and water repellant finish. This style features two upper chest front pockets, two lower waist front pockets, an interior stash pocket, as well as an elasticized snow skirt and heavily insulated rib knit cuffs. Superior quality 625 fill power white duck down insulation insures not only warmth but an extremely light-weight garment. The Mont Sutton jacket provided a slim fitting, long-thigh length design ensuring maximum warmth and protection from any under drafts. Compared to many other jackets on the market, one of the aspects that stood out the most from the construction of this jacket was its mobility. It is often impossible to drive with bulky jackets hindering our movements and obstructing our view of the icy road, but the Mont Sutton proved to pass the test.
Arctic North, which might have only caught my attention this season has been growing in popularity. Limited to two different models of jackets for men this season, the Saint Sauveur and Mont Sutton, the company does promise an incredible new 2014 winter collection boasting a wide assortment of models and colours.
Being fortunate enough to have this jacket over the past week, which just so happened to be the coldest week of the year, I can say with certainty that this parka has passed the test by being ultra warm, stylish and exceedingly comfortable. Coming from someone who’s had his fair share of winter jackets, the Arctic North Mont Sutton has won me over.