CANADA GOOSE SERIES: Thermal Experience Index Ranking System
We've all been faced with the dilemma of choosing the best article of clothing to suit our specific needs. When investing in a parka for the winter season, you want to be sure that it will serve you well and keep you nice and toasty, whether you're heading on an Arctic expedition or looking for an extra layer of warmth while strolling in the city.
Good news - Canada Goose has solved our dilemma! This fall, the world renowned Canadian outerwear company is introducing the new Thermal Experience Index, a unique ranking system that has been designed to help you choose the parka that is best suited to your needs.
Each style has been ranked by number from one to five, along with a corresponding temperature range. The ranking system works as follows:
TEI 1 - Engineered for lightweight active pursuits (5 to -5 degrees)
TEI 2 - Ultimate in core warmth, comfort and versatility (0 to -15 degrees)
TEI 3 - Fundamental warmth fashioned for life (-10 to -20 degrees)
TEI 4 - Arctic inspired made for enduring daily warmth (-15 to -25 degrees)
TEI 5 - Field tested for the coldest places on earth (-30 degrees and below)
A special handtag with the corresponding TEI rating is conveniently attached to every men's and women's style, allowing for a stress free shopping experience.
The men's and women's Freestyle Vest is ranked at TEI 1. It is a classic, durable and well-insulated down vest that's great for fall transitional weather.
The Montebello Parka offers just the right amount of coverage. Ranked at TEI 3, its low hip length provides good protection against the cold. It also features interior shoulder straps that allow you to carry the parka like a backpack when out of the elements.
The Langford Parka, similar in style to the Chateau and Banff Parka, is slightly longer than the others and offers a clean look. It is ranked at TEI 4 due to its mid-thigh length, elasticized waist drawcord (which provides added warmth) and heavy duty rib-knit cuffs to keep out the cold and snow.
A special note from Canada Goose:
"We know that everybody experiences temperature differently and the designations above are guidelines only provided to help you select the right Canada Goose jacket for your particular needs. When applying our TEI rating, please consider if you are a person who is typically cold, or warm, or very warm normally, and combine that with how you layer your clothing, your level of hydration, amount of sleep and level of activity to determine if this temperature rating would apply to you. The temperature guidelines provided above are based on Canada Goose modified ASTM F2732 testing protocol at 4 and 2 Met."
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