Function and fashion are two important values for Arctic Bay. When it comes to our Canadian-made parkas, fur and duck down are tools we use to create warm, comfortable coats, suitable for frigid winter weather. From fur hoods to down-filled parkas, we create outerwear in a variety of styles that provides supreme heat protection and quality insulation.
No other brand uses Canadian beaver and coyote fur and leather, for Arctic Bay, however, these are elements we value as we build our Canadian jackets and parkas inspired by the Inuit culture. Fur keeps the wind and precipitation off your face as you walk outside or ski down the hill. It also helps keep your body heat inside the coat, especially when you choose the right fit. Insulation acts as a barrier between your body and the outside air, and without our fur hoods, cuffs, and hems, all that heat would simply escape out of these openings. We also use leather for added insulation, and a stylish look that is timeless.
We buy furs exclusively at NAFA auctions to ensure production from abundant populations (healthy and not endangered or threatened). Fur harvest and trade is strictly regulated by Provincial and Territorial governments in Canada and by State Agencies in the United States of America, through licensing, seasons, quotas and harvest methods.
Whether you’re snowboarding down a mountain, or trekking through the snow on your walk to work, you won’t be having much fun if you’re freezing cold. Protecting yourself from the cold is vital during the winter, as it is a matter of safety as much as comfort. Down is the perfect material to keep winter coats insulated, so that your body heat will not escape, and that cold air won’t penetrate the jacket or parka. Arctic Bay’s jackets are Downmark® certified, which means we use the best quality duck down to fill our coats, providing exceptional quality and warmth. Our parkas are made in Canada, have 725 down power, and are more lightweight than competing coats, without compromising warmth and softness. We use the latest technologies to keep improving our coats, and we provide our customers with quality assurance and a limited lifetime warranty.