Have you ever wondered what scientists wear on an Expedition to study the Antarctic Vostok ice cores? Do you want to know about the Canada Goose Expedition Vostok Parka? Read our guide for more facts and information…
The Canada based company, Canada Goose designs outerwear for climates with extreme cold. The Expedition Vostok Parka was inspired by the need for apparel in the cold of Antarctica. At least once a year a group of scientists from the National Science Foundation, as well as researchers from around the world visit the research station at frozen Vostok Lake in Antarctica. Scientists brave the extreme climate of Antarctica in order to conduct further research specifically on the Vostok ice cores. The Vostok Expedition Parka was named so as it is used yearly by these visiting scientists to endure the extreme cold.
The Expedition Vostok parka is designed to protect the wearer in extreme climate and yet the design of the parka offers many features while maintaining minimal weight. The parka gets its insulation as it is filled with premium goose down. The Canada Goose Expedition Vostok also protects against the elements as it is made with a waterproof breathable fabric that also acts as a barrier to the wind. The nylon lining on the interior is also free hanging providing a comfortable fit. The Expedition Vostok also includes four pockets with Velcro flaps as well as two fleece lined side lower pockets. The parka also includes an adjustable with removable coyote fur as well as an elasticized nylon snow skirt. The design of the parka allows not only for protection from the elements but is also easily cared for as the Expedition Vostok is machine washable.
The Expedition Vostok also offers many unique features for the customer. The parka includes two side entry hand warmers as well as cuffs that reach the thumbs for added warmth. The design of the parka also includes a draw cord at the waist and the hood. The cuffs also are constructed of heavy duty nylon to protect against the elements. The Canada Goose design also offers a reflective patch on the back as well as a newly designed interior pocket system. The Expedition Vostok is available in a variety of sizes, which generally fit slightly large, as well as a variety of colours such as black, red and navy.
The Expedition Vostok allows individuals to operate in extreme weather climates; this has made the design popular among scientists as well as sea and air crew personnel. The design allows for a high degree of motion and it also provides heat with minimal additional weight. The parka protects individuals from the cold at sub-zero temperatures including -50 degrees Celsius. The design also allows individuals to enjoy entertainment in these extreme climates as an interior pocket is specifically designed for the storage of CD players, PDA’s, I-Pods and more.