This year, FIG unveiled its new insulated coats: three puffer jackets that are made for active women who want to face winter with elegance, while staying warm.
|Our review of this product|
|9.0 / 10|
The pros are:
Durable water-repellent (DWR) finish that blocks water and snow
Insulated hood and high collar
100% made in Canada
The cons are:
Among these three new styles, we chose to highlight the Alice, which has an urban and feminine look with its stretch webbing belt at the waist. After all, there is an actual silhouette under all these layers of clothes!
The Alice is also ideal to wander the city in the cold winter months: it is lightweight, but very warm, which is something women will appreciate when alternating between the outdoors and indoors, especially when there’s no coat check. Plus, the insulated hood and high collar of the Alice allow you to leave your hat and scarf at home, as they offer great protection against the cold and the wind. We also appreciate the soft fleece in the hand pockets, and the stretch cuffs at the wrists!
Like FIG’s other winter parkas, the Alice is insulated with a synthetic material: PrimaLoft® Gold. This is what explains its light weight, its thinness AND its thermal efficiency. Indeed, 133 grams of insulation at the sleeves and 200 grams at the body is more than most synthetic insulated jackets on the market, and makes for a coat that is just as warm as most down jackets. Another reason why FIG chose PrimaLoft® for its coats is its capacity to keep you warm even when it is wet or damp, another advantage that synthetic insulation has over natural down. With the winters we have in Canada, this is a definite plus!
Performance-wise, the Alice also has a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment, which forces water to bead up and roll off the fabric rather than be absorbed, as well as a ripstop face fabric that is tear-resistant. As a bonus, it is 100% made in Canada, which we have to say, is pretty rare on the market. You would expect a higher price for a locally made jacket, but at $499, the Alice from FIG Clothing is a great purchase!