MEC Northlink Parka - Men's



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This essential parka helps you combat the wet, dark days of winter. When you're venturing out to celebrate the winter solstice or just keeping warm at the bus stop, reach for this insulated winter coat. The waterproof shell fabric sheds sleet or rain. Roomy pockets store gloves and your hat. And an insulated hood keeps out cold gusts and blowing snow.

  • Made of ripstop polyester with a waterproof-breathable PU coating. Seams are not taped so water could sneak in if it’s raining hard.
  • Lined with polyester twill that glides over layers.
  • Insulation is Hyperloft that's 50% recycled.
  • 2-way front zipper has a storm flap to eliminate drafts.
  • Hood is fully insulated and shockcord-adjustable.
  • Lots and lots of pockets: 2 patch pockets, a chest pocket and 2 zippered hand pockets outside. Secured zippered pocket inside.
  • Hook and loop adjustable cuffs.
  • Drawcord at hem helps seal out cold.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Casual winter wear
  • Insulated synthetic
  • Waterproof-breathable
Technology Monolithic PU coating
  • 2-layer
  • Quilted
Face fabric 100-denier ripstop polyester
Lining/backer 50-denier polyester
Insulation 200g/sq. m polyester (body) + 180g/sq. m polyester (arms)
Fabric waterproof rating

The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.


Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

Waterproof without taped seams
Fabric active breathability

The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.

  • 2 front cargo
  • 2 front zippered
  • 1 external chest
  • 1 internal zippered

A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.

Length Below hip
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

  • Adjustable
  • Insulated
Additional feature(s) 2-way zipper
Made in China