The “in-between” seasons can be the most challenging to dress for. Days often fluctuate from cool and windy to mild and sunny. Spring and fall temperatures can get low, but not low enough to wear your winter parka.
And for those who are lucky enough to live in an area that doesn’t get too cold, even in the middle of winter, a parka can be too hot. For these milder (yet still cool) temperatures, you need a vest or lightweight jacket that will keep you warm without overheating.
Although Canada Goose is best known for their extreme winter parkas, they also have a line of vests and lightweight jackets that are perfect for days like these. Some still use down, whereas others use synthetic, recycled materials.
We’ve compiled a list of the best Canada Goose vests and lightweight jackets for men and women, so if you are looking for the perfect top layer to keep you warm – keep reading!
Most Popular Women’s Canada Goose Lightweight Jackets
1. Ellscott Water Resistant Jacket, $550 at Canada Goose
Block out the wind and rain with the Ellscott jacket that will keep you warm in temperatures as low as -5 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect jacket for shoulder seasons with unpredictable temperatures!
Also available at Nordstrom, it’s made from Dura-Force light fabric (100% polyester with a water-resistant finish) and has all the features you’d want in an everyday jacket that will take you from your commute to outdoor adventures.
Stay comfortable through spring storms in this jacket designed with water-resistant and windproof fabric
You can tighten the hood around the face, and it has an extended brim to protect you from the elements. The cuffs are elasticized, and there is a storm flap for increased breathability.
The articulated sleeves have underarm gussets for added range of motion, and there are reflective details for increased visibility. Lastly, there are four exterior pockets and one zippered interior pocket.
2. Cinematographer Jacket Black Label, $750 at Canada Goose
Canada Goose created this versatile jacket with the world’s best female cinematographers in mind. It has everything you would need for shooting in the elements or simply meeting friends for lunch.
This jacket is knee-length, providing more of your body with protection and warmth. It also has an incredible six exterior pockets and two interior pockets.
This distinctive jacket with a fully adjustable hood transitions effortlessly from field shoots to urban pursuits
Canada Goose has combined fashion and function very well with this jacket. There is a heritage-inspired webbing grab strap at the back with the Canada Goose emblem patch.
There is also an interior drawcord at the waist for a more cinched, fitted looked as well as warmth retention. Lastly, the shaped hem and side seam zippers will provide a greater range of motion while adding a lot of style!
3. Noma Hybridge Lite Down Jacket, $750 at Canada Goose
For a lightweight down jacket, the Noma Hybridge Lite is one of the best! It is designed with GORE-TEX INFINUM fabric, making it water-resistant, and it has strategically placed Tensile-Tech fabric, making it easier to move.
Not only will it keep you dry, but it will keep you warm even in very cold weather. With thermal mapping technology, Canada Goose has placed fabrics where they are needed most to maximize warmth, movement, and breathability.
This packable water-resistant jacket is designed with strategically placed Tensile-Tech fabric for ease of movement
This jacket has an 800 fill power white goose down to keep you warm with a storm flap under a 2-way zipper for ventilation.
It also features a sleek black tonal Canada Goose Disc, two exterior pockets, and double-stripe reflective details on the collar. With this jacket, you’ll look sleek while being protected no matter what activities you engage in!
Most Popular Women’s Canada Goose Vest
4. Cypress Down Vest, $475 at Canada Goose
This vest has a slim fit that will keep you warm in cooler weather and still be comfortable as temperatures increase. This, in addition to all its features, makes it the perfect layering piece for spring.
The Cypress down vest is incredibly lightweight. It features ultra-lightweight channel fill construction and is made from lightweight fabrics. It can be packed up into the pocket and turned into a cinchable bag that can be carried on the shoulder or easily packed away.
This packable vest with elevated details and crafted for a lightweight feel
For added protection, it has a down-filled collar with double-stripe reflective details. The hem has a drawcord to customize the fit and block out winds.
Two hand pockets are lined for added warmth, and one interior pocket is to keep items safe.
5. Hybridge Lite Tech Down Vest, $450 at Canada Goose
Breathable, warm, versatile, and stylish – all the features you want in a high-quality vest. The Hybridge Light Tech looks and feels great. It has new enhancements that make it even better.
This includes narrower quilting patterns at flex points for a better fit. Thermal mapping technology has also been used on this vest, and fabrics were placed where they are needed most.
This down vest is perfect for active use, layering, or travel packability
This vest is great for those who are more active, want to layer or have something easy to pack. It will definitely keep you warm but also has features for increased breathability. A zippered storm flap will allow you to adjust the venting or provide an added range in motion.
To store all your valuables, there are two mesh-lined hand pockets with zippers as well as two interior pockets. Just like its sister jacket, the Hybridge lite vest is one of the best!
Most Popular Men’s Canada Goose Lightweight Jackets
6. Harbord Down Jacket Black Label, $695 at Canada Goose
This functional and fashionable jacket is best suited for temperatures between – 5 and 5 degrees Celsius. It will take you from outdoor activities to running errands on the weekend.
There is a stowable hood if you get caught in the rain, and it is so lightweight and compactable that it can be packed into its own pocket! With fluctuating temps, you can easily store this jacket in a backpack or work bag.
This functional jacket is fully packable into its own pocket
There is no fur trim on this jacket (a Canada Good staple), but it does have 675 fill power white goose down. Its outer shell is made from nylon which is lightweight, water-resistant, and breathable.
Despite looking super sleek, this jacket is very durable and is built for high abrasion resistance.
7. Crofton Down Jacket Black Label, $625 at Canada Goose
A spring must-have, this warm down-filled layer will keep you warm on the coolest spring days. It’s portable, durable, versatile, and lightweight.
The temperature rating on the Crofton down is between -5 and 5 degrees Celsius. It’s also wind and water-resistant to keep you dry in spring showers.
This jacket is a versatile, lightweight all-rounder that even packs into itself for easy portability
This jacket is designed to be ultra-lightweight. It has channel-fill construction and is made with lightweight fabrics. Additional features include a down-filled collar with a chin guard to protect your face from the elements.
If temperatures rise and you no longer want to wear your jacket, it can be packed into the interior left pocket, which turns into a cinchable bag that can be worn as a backpack.
There are also removable elasticized backpack straps that allow you to carry it and remain hands-free.
8. Crew Trench Jacket With Removable Hood, $625 at Canada Goose
For a stylish trench that will also protect you from not-so-nice weather, this jacket has everything you will need.
It is made from Canada Goose’s Dura-Force Light fabric with additional features like a drawcord hem, adjustable cuffs, hood, and high collar. There are also reflective details on the collar and hood for added visibility.
This longer-cut shell parka is the ultimate style solution for all-weather protection in a practical design
Also available at Nordstrom, this jacket is also suited for -5 to 5 degrees Celsius. It has mesh venting beneath the back panels for increased breathability while still keeping you warm and dry.
To keep it lightweight, the jacket is unlined, although the sleeves do have some lining for added comfort. Under these articulated sleeves, there are also underarm gussets that give the jacket greater flexibility.
Most Popular Men’s Canada Goose Vests
9. PBI Freestyle Vest, $500 at Canada Goose
This vest is noticeably Canada Goose as it has all the style and features the brand is notorious for. It is down-filled, making it the ultimate all-season layering piece.
Also available at Backcountry, it is well insulated with 625 fill power white duck down and is also water-resistant and extremely durable. This vest’s temperature rating is the same as the lightweight jackets, -5 to 5 degrees Celsius.
Casual down vest with a well-insulated layer for cold days spent about town
Further, this jacket has extra features like snap closures over the zipper and a lined chin guard for extra warmth and comfort. There is also plenty of space for storage, with two exterior and two interior pockets.
This is one of their most popular vests, and from each one sold, Canada Goose donates $50 to funding polar bear research and environmental advocacy.
10. Crofton Down Vest, $550 at Canada Goose
Inspired by the classic Crofton down jacket, this vest is designed to provide warmth while remaining lightweight and versatile. It’s perfect for traveling as it is very portable and will keep you warm on cool days.
It has ripstop construction so that it can withstand high winds, light rain, and even snow. Made from 100% recycled nylon treated with water repellent and filled with 750 fill power white duck down, you are guaranteed to stay warm and dry with unpredictable weather.
Designed for easy layering or core warmth when worn alone, this packable vest is a versatile, lightweight all-rounder
The Crofton down vest also has a storm flap underneath a 2-way zipper for increased motion and ventilation. There is a chin guard, and it can be packed into a cinchable bag with carrying straps. Lastly, it has three exterior pockets to store all your essentials.