THE WINTER
COAT GUIDE

The Canadian winter ! With its cold temperatures that can go down to -40°C, it can be a difficult season to live, especially since it lasts several months. To face it, it is important to be covered with a good winter coat. Depending on the season, you will live it differently.

As the centerpiece of the Point Zéro collections, we place great importance on developing lines that combine comfort, technology and aesthetics. But choosing a winter coat is not a simple matter. The choice of materials and insulation? The technical aspects? The details that make up its composition? Or simply what will you use it for? So many questions to which we can obviously add your budget.

In order to help you make the best choice, consult this complete guide on the winter coat.

ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS ABOUT YOURSELF

- 1 -

ARE YOU AN OUTDOOR PERSON
OR A CITY PERSON?

- 2 -

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CASUAL COAT?
TECHNICAL?
VERSATILE?

- 3 -

TAKE INTO ACCOUNT :
- YOUR TOLERANCE TO COLD
- YOUR METABOLISM

COMPOSITION OF THE JACKET

Many elements come into play when you choose a winter coat. So, it is important to list the many details that make up its composition. Knowing this, you will be able to choose a coat that you know will provide warmth, comfort and convenience.

THE LENGTH

The length will also minimize the infiltration of the cold. The longer it is, the more you will be protected. A coat that covers the buttocks will be sufficient, and if it goes down to the thighs or even the knees, it will be ideal. Also, the length will give you more comfort in situations where you fall in the snow, slide off a sidewalk or when you have to sit on a bench.

INSULATION, THE MAIN FEATURE

DOWN

Down is the best insulator for cold weather. It is also the lightest, most durable and most compressible, which can be handy if you want to pack it in a suitcase.

However, it is not the best option in wet conditions. When wet, it can lose its insulating capabilities more easily. It is also more expensive than synthetic insulation.

THE SYNTHETIC

Synthetic is an imitation of down, with many qualities. It is more affordable, hypollergenic and easier to maintain than down. Moreover, it resists very well to a humid environment.

However, its insulating capacities are less high and it takes up more space in your luggage.

WHICH AREA?
WHICH CLIMATE?

Canada is a big country. From West to East, the weather conditions are not the same. The temperature, the humidity or the duration of the winter are all conditions that change radically from one region to another.

Accordingly, the choice of a winter coat will be different.

VANCOUVER

Temperatures minimum :
-15°C

Humidity :
60%

Winter period :
December/February

Quebec

Temperatures minimum :
-15°C

Humidity :
60%

Winter period :
December/February

TO BE CONSIDERED

1

Wear close to the body, to minimize the amount of air inside

2

The lower cords must be adjusted to prevent hot air from escaping from underneath.

3

We lose 80% of our heat through our heads

- GUIDELINES-

Even if your coat will allow you to face the winter and its high climatic conditions, it is not useless to add some important accessories.

A scarf and a pair of gloves minimize the infiltration of heat inside, especially if you need your hands outside the pockets.

Also, don't forget other parts of the body not covered by a coat. A good pair of shoes, socks made of a warm material or thermal underpants. These are all additional accessories that are sure to give you the best warmth.

- MAINTENANCE -

At the end of winter, shake out your coat and air it out so that it is completely dry. Then, store it in a dry and sunny place.

For cleaning, do not hesitate to entrust it to a professional. Otherwise, use a mild liquid soap for the synthetic insulation coat, a special soap for the down. For the latter, dry cleaning is ideal. Before cleaning, zip up the coat.
Wash your coat by hand in a bathtub or front-loading washer on the gentle cycle. Let it soak and lather, then rinse several times. Then remove as much water as possible without wringing.

Dry as soon as the wash is done, especially if your coat is made of down. Be sure to choose a cold or warm air dryer.

A STYLE FOR ALL CONDITIONS... AND ALL TASTES

THE PARKA

The Parka is the most popular winter coat. It seduces by its cut, its fabric and especially its hood, generally covered with fur or fake fur, which allows to keep your head warm and to give a more fashionable look.

THE PUFFER

This coat also called "down jacket" is a must-have for winter. Although keeping warm, it is especially popular for its fashion aesthetic that the fashion world has modernized for several years.

THE LONG PUFFER

Presenting itself as the long version of the puffer, it allows to be completely protected from the cold up to the knees. Since more recently, it is very coveted by fashion followers.

THE BOMBER

Similar to the Parka, the Bomber is defined as a short coat, reaching the waist. With a more fashionable cut, it is no less warm, thanks to its elastic belt that prevents the cold from getting in.