Warming Up to the Idea

Smart Parka North Aware

What It Is: I know you’re probably tired of winter, but I had to introduce you to the world’s first all-in-one ‘smart’ parka, created for a variety of temperatures but lovingly designed in Canada. Cause if we don’t know winterwear, who does? Anyway, the Smart Parka by North Aware comes fully loaded with an Inspector Gadget level of features. First, it has a built-in scarf and gloves. You can tuck the water-resistant leather gloves away into hidden pockets when needed, and the scarf is easy to pull up once the wind starts howling. It also has a coat extension for those particularly chilly days (or to pair with a dress), and most styles feature a removable interior layer for those shockingly warmer days. Ingenious right? But it doesn’t even stop there. The coat also has several media pockets for your glasses or even a tablet, so you can keep your tech safe and warm. There’s even a pocket to stash your toque and a hidden tracker tag pocket to keep your beloved parka from getting snatched. Totally brilliant from top to bottom and available in a range of styles for men and women!

Who It’s For: Your wife, who tends to wear the most impractical coats ever. Your hubby, who hasn’t upgraded his jacket in a cool decade. Your kid, that would get a kick out of all the media upgrades this coat offers.

What It Costs: Now’s the time to buy people. North Aware is offering their coat at steeply discounted prices from what they plan to retail for – you can get a parka for about $300 (in Canadian funds) as opposed to their future sales price of $700+.

Where It’s At: On Kickstarter! North Aware has already hit their funding goal (and then some) and plans to start shipping soon.

BONUS ENTRY into this week’s Samuel’s Hats giveaway. Tell me in the comments below – which style of Smart Parka would you most love to bundle up in?

31 Responses to “Warming Up to the Idea”
  1. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Classic Smart parka. It’s a pretty impressive coat.

  2. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    Some beautiful coats there and I love that they are Canadian. Would most love the Classic Smart Parka.

  3. pinksuzanne says:

    I like the look of the Classic coat in white.

  4. Sherry K says:

    The Classic is my choice. I have seen these on TV and on the Kickstarter page and just love them.

  5. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the Classic

  6. Lindsey says:

    I would like expedition in candy red!

  7. Anne Derkat says:

    I would love the Classic for myself.

  8. Kim K says:

    I like the Classic Style and Expedition for women.

  9. Aimee says:

    I am a subscriber. I would buy one.
    I love that they are Canadian. Would most love the Classic Smart Parka.

  10. Joan G. says:

    Even though white is harder to keep clean, I love the White Classic.

  11. mcmc says:

    the Classic coat in white is so nice!

  12. Linda Richter says:

    I like the White Classic Coat, and appreciate that these are Canadian made!

  13. diane says:

    I like the Classic in white.

  14. dabrowne says:

    I would pick the Expedition in blue.

  15. Gigi says:

    I would pick the Vogue in black. I need this coat!

  16. Susan says:

    I would choose the Women’s Classic in Galaxy Blue.

  17. Rachel C. says:

    I would go for the Classic!

  18. intensev5 says:

    I love the Classic (Women) jacket

  19. Shelley N says:

    I like the Woman’s classic in Galaxy Blue

  20. beewbedard says:

    I like the classic best

  21. AliKira says:

    The classic in red would be awesome!

  22. laura says:

    I like the classic parka in red or blue

  23. katydidit21 says:

    I like the classic parka best.

  24. cookie3 says:

    I like the Classic Smart parka the best.

  25. Alison K says:

    Samuel’s Hats bonus entry: I’d most love to bundle up in their Classic style. Thanks

  26. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d choose the bomber!

  27. Norma D says:

    The classic parka is great!

  28. I’m loving the Vogue in Black!

  29. janicour says:

    I like the Expedition in red.

  30. Hard to choose between Classic and Vogue. Either will do!

  31. Kelly H says:

    I like the Expedition style!

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