Canada Goose parkas can be quite hard to get your hands on these days, and with good reason. Exceptional quality and glorious warmth with a versatile style makes them an unbeatable winter jacket. You'll also have noticed that they are value priced, ie their high value means a high price. All these elements mean that it is more than wise to take proper care of your Canada Goose. Like any investment, treat it well and it'll return the favour for years and years. What follows is a quick guide to keep both you and your parka happy.
To make sure your jacket is ready when the cold comes around again, store it clean. After a winter's wear, it might need a little freshening up.
Hopefully, you won't have more than a little spot here and there to take care of. Use a bleach-free detergent and simply air dry. You should be good to go.
Check your parka to see if it's dry-clean only. It probably is. If that is the case, it to a specialized dry-cleaner. This isn't a knock against your local dry-cleaner. Rather, Canada Goose parkas contain natural materials. This is very good because down and fur are world-class products. However, they are very sensitive to chemicals and that is why it is best to hand over your prized jacket someone experienced in handling such materials. Regardless of who you send your coat to, it is important to let them know to avoid applying any chemicals to the fur ruff. Wondering where to find experienced dry-cleaners? Ask your local Canada Goose retailer.
Unfortunately, if your fur gets dirty, you can't just bring it to a dry-cleaner. You'll have to bring it to a furrier, they're the experts. And speaking of dry-cleaning, if you must bring your parka to one, please remember to tell them to avoid putting any chemicals on the fur.
Ok, so your jacket is nice & clean and looking great. The best way to store your parka is to hang it up in a cool, dark place. You don't want those nasty UV rays attacking your coat. A bit of airflow to keep things fresh is a plus. Perhaps the most important tip is to avoid any compression. A few days is fine, but any longer and you could permanently damage the down by hindering its ability to regain its loft. The loft (or puffiness) is the very thing that keeps you warm in the winter. You didn't buy a Canada Goose to be cold in the winter, so avoid long-term compression.
I hope this tips have helped you. If you have any additional questions, please ask away, that's what I'm here for.