Moose Knuckles is a name that, over the last few years, has become synonymous with incredibly warm, winter outerwear. From the outset, this Canadian-based brand has done everything in its power to protect people against the cold – offering a range of coats and jackets that are designed with maximum functionality in mind. Yes, a Moose Knuckles Coat is stylish and tailored to create a sleek and sexy fit; but it is also incredibly cosy, and it is intended to keep people warm and toasty on the bleakest of winter days. If you haven’t yet joined the #MooseTribe, it’s time to make an investment and prepare for the wet and windy months that lie ahead. This is a brand that has worked hard to set itself apart from the competition and, earlier this year, the Moose Knuckles Parka was officially ranked as the warmest on the market. Here we take a look at the reasons why.


Research into the Moose Knuckles Coat


It’s not something that happens often; research into designer brands and the quality of their clothing. Yet, over the last few months, researchers at the Institute for Environmental Research (Kansas State University) have been casting their beady eyes over “cold weather garments”. Their latest study put some of the biggest designer brands to the test, investigating the thermal insulation value of their most popular winter coats and determining the temperature comfort rating for each. Canada Goose, Mackage, and Woolrich were all part of the study and they all performed well. However, there was one brand in particular that stole the show; that is, Moose Knuckles.


The Moose Knuckles Parka was ranked, scientifically, as the warmest coat – achieving a thermal insulation value of 2.11clo and a temperature rating of 4.3°C. By comparison, the Canada Goose Trillium Parka achieved 2.03clo and 5.3°C, the Mackage Akiva Parka reached 1.96clo and 6.2°C, and the Woolrich Arctic Parka fell at the bottom of the pile with 1.84clo and a temperature rating of 7.8°C. Unless you’re an expert in the field of clothing insulation, we’re guessing these numbers don’t mean much to you – but there is just one important point to note. Moose Knuckles was the clear front-runner and their luxury parka was deemed the cosiest style currently on the market.


Why is a Moose Knuckles Coat So Damn Warm?


Moose Knuckles was established based on the belief that they could make the “leanest, toughest, and most luxurious” winter outerwear in the world – and, judging by the results of this university study, they can officially say they have succeeded in this quest. This is a brand that believes the devil is in the detail and, as such, every single aspect of a Moose Coat is designed to contribute to its warmth and cosiness. For example, they all typically have a fur-lined hood, they all have an interior and exterior stormproof zip placket, they all have a cleverly reinforced interlining in critical heat-loss areas. However, aside from these little details, Moose Parkas essentially adhere to three main criteria and it is these criteria that really give them their research-proven toasty edge.


No.1: They Have a Tough Shell


All Moose Knuckles Coats are crafted from durable Canadian fabrics, including a water-repellent and windproof outer layer, and a lining that is silky-soft yet incredibly strong. These fabrics work together, creating a tough shell and shielding your body against the harsh winter elements.


No.2: They Are Fitted With a Sturdy Metal Zipper


Each design is fitted with the brand’s custom YKK full metal zipper. This is a heavy-duty two-way zip, constructed from an unbreakable metal. It is water-repellent, freeze and rust proof, and – once it is zipped up – it traps in the heat and enhances the overall warmth of the Moose Parka.


No. 3: They are Crafted from Luxe Duck and Goose Down


Moose Jackets have luxurious duck and goose down in all the right places. In order to attain superior insulation and the highest standard of warmth, the brand uses whole and undamaged clusters of down, with a 4-ply construction and a minimum of 650 fill power. Fill power refers to the weight to volume ratio of the down and the higher the number the better. This is why coats by Moose Knuckles are lightweight and comfortable, yet still able to keep you snug on a bitter winter day.


Invest in a Top Ranking Moose Knuckles Coats


If you’re looking to invest in a new coat for the cold winter months and you’re unsure of which brand or style to go for, let’s face it, the research speaks for itself. Winter outerwear has always been the focus of the Moose Knuckles brand and, from the outset, they have built their Canadian know-how and gritty urban style into every design. This study is proof of their expertise, proof that a Moose Knuckles Coat is a worthwhile investment – a coat that is guaranteed to keep you warm and dry in the wind and rain – and, here at OD’s, we’re proud to a be stockist for this top ranking brand. As part of our designer clothing department, you will find an extensive collection of Mens Moose Knuckle Coats, Womens Moose Knuckles Jackets and Moose Knuckle Parkas for Kids. So why not take a look today? Invest in a high-performance yet stylish winter coat, put it to the test, and see what all the fuss is about for yourself…