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Canada Goose’s new Photojournalist Jacket is pricey and full of pockets

Clothing company Canada Goose has launched an incredibly pricey jacket designed specifically for photojournalists. Simply called ‘Photojournalist Jacket,’ this product costs $850 and was designed in collaboration with an unnamed photojournalist. The jacket is designed to be water-resistant, capable of withstanding ‘harsh winds’ and suitable for cold climates.

The Photojournalist Jacket is made from Tri-Durance SS three-layer fabric with double-stripe reflective elements to increase the wearer’s visibility at night. Canada Goose reinforced the jacket’s pockets and shoulders with Cordura fabric, the cuffs have hook-and-loop closures and the waist features a drawstring.

The jacket was designed with mid-thigh length for what the company says is ‘added coverage and protection.’ Wearers get a total of eight exterior pockets, including some with double entry and zippers; there are also two interior pockets. The product also features a ‘stowable’ fabric hood that can be adjusted by the wearer.

The Photojournalist Jacket has a Thermal Experience Index (TEI) rating of 1, which means that it falls in the ‘lightweight’ category. The product is intended for use in temperatures ranging from 5C to -5C (41F to 23F). Despite its water resistance and waterproof design, Canada Goose claims this product is still breathable with four-way stretch.

The Photojournalist Jacket is available from Canada Goose now in Black, Navy and Red colors in sizes ranging from small to extra-large for $850 regardless of size, a price tag that doesn’t quite reflect the average photojournalist’s salary.