Product Name/Model: North Face Arctic Parka (ANHD001)
Purchase cost: Paid $270 USD + $31.80 USD shipping via Ebay in 2011 - or $317.24 CAD (retailed in-store for $450 CAD + 15% tax at time of purchase, so online from the US was definitely worth the difference)
Note: NEWER MODEL is the North Face Artic Parka II (retails for $400 CAD+ 15% tax)
My Product Review
I have owned this parka for over 7 years, with zero regrets that I purchased it. I have already used it several times this winter and it has been regularly worn during the last six Canadian winters. I have never stayed cold long while wearing it. Considering that it’s 7 years old and that I’ve only dry cleaned it once, it wears extremely well (looks almost new and I’m rough with my outwear, so that’s saying something). It really meets many of my own personal standards (covers your butt when you sit – even for the tall ladies, lnumerous zippered pockets, close-fitting inner fleece sleeves to protect against wind/drafts just to name a few). I love all of the zippered pockets (two breast, two hip and one inner zipper pocket) and appreciate that they were designed to accommodate significant items (mittens, a hat, phone, wallet), unlike other women’s designs that have tiny or no pockets. I also like how it fits my curvy shape.
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My Personal Rating: Product 5/5
*This review is 100% unsolicited and reflects my true opinion of the product
I'm a 20-something woman working my way through life in Canada, traveling when I can afford it and seeking out my passions one day at a time.