Montréal-based outerwear brand, Kanuk, launches its first transitional collection designed for milder fall weather, including plus zero degrees Celsius temperatures, aptly named Kanuk +0. Included are innovative yet timeless pieces reflective of Montréal’s heritage and the city’s dynamic personality.
For more than 50 years, Kanuk has been designing and creating outerwear conceived to protect against extreme weather conditions. Now, they have applied the same craftsmanship and attention to detail to the Kanuk +0 collection made for mid-season weather. Without compromising their approach to design, the collection pairs intricate styles with technical innovation and is locally made in Canada. As with all of their garments, Kanuk +0 offers lasting quality outerwear where the styles of yesterday and today intertwine seamlessly to create adaptable, stylish, and durable outerwear.
Kanuk +0 offers coats that are windproof, wind-resistant, and water repellent. The collection will keep you comfortable and looking your best in all conditions with an added attention to breathability and new technical features. Inspired by the unpredictability of Montréal’s weather and the city’s urban and streetwear aesthetics, the series comprises two men’s and two women’s outerwear pieces, three unisex styles, and select seasonal accessories including an umbrella, cotton beanie, quilted scarf, and a technical utility bag.
WATFORD: With its sleek straight cut and clever features, the distinguished-looking Watford will protect you from the harshest of weather. This 3-in-1 jacket boasts two layers made of Kanuk’s Natural Tech and Soft Touch fabrics that you can wear together or separately and that offer total waterproofing and breathability. With its waterproof zips under flaps and sealed inner seams, you are guaranteed to stay dry even in heavy rain. Thanks to the interactive inner pocket, you can access your touchscreen phone through the fabric without getting it wet. The coat retails for $1300 CAD, and sizes range from XS to XL. The Watford is available in three colours: Faded Black, Dune, and Sapphire
KOTO: Innovation, comfort and style meet in Kanuk’s Koto straight cut down jacket. Crafted from the brand’s windproof and waterproof Cotton Look fabric and responsibly farmed down, this jacket is perfect for mid-season strolling about town. Its snap kangaroo pockets, inner zippered pocket and textured elastic cuffs will keep you comfortable, and the attached hood and adjustable hem will protect you from the elements. The coat retails for $550 CAD, and sizes range from XS to XXL. The Koto is available in five colours: Vintage Black, Aqua, Vintage Beige, Vintage Blue, and Sage.
NIKKO: The casual Nikko parka will protect you from the elements thanks to its waterproof and windproof Natural Tech shell. This jacket is designed to withstand heavy rainfall and features waterproof zips, fully taped interior seams, four flap pockets and an attached hood with a visor that’s ideal for windy conditions. Thanks to the interactive inner pocket, you can access your touchscreen phone through the fabric without getting it wet. The Nikko’s sleeves and hem are adjustable for added protection against cold fall weather. The coat retails for $895 CAD and sizes range from XXS to L. The Nikko is available in three colours: Faded Black, Sage, and Citrus-Dune.
YOUVILLE: Comfort and originality come together in Kanuk’s new Youville mid-season down jacket that is available in a host of bright colours. The shell is made of their waterproof and windproof Cotton Look fabric, so you will never have to worry about the weather again. Adjustable draw cord ends keep you warm in all conditions, while a flared back, clean lines and ethically farmed down insulation highlight your silhouette. The coat retails for $550 CAD and sizes range from XXS to XL. The Youville is available in five colours: Vintage Black, Aqua, Vintage Beige, Vintage Blue, and Sage.
ABIKO: A nod to the first Kanuk anorak designed in 1970, the Abiko Loose Fit Poncho is technical rainwear with innovative features. With its crumpled nylon wind and water-repellent fabric, double waterproof zip and adjustable attached hood with visor, bad weather won’t hinder your outdoor activities. Its front pocket with hand warmer and adjustable side snap also delivers unparalleled protection against wind and cold. The coat retails for $490 CAD, and there is one size geared towards men and one for women. The Abiko is available in two colours: Beige and Orange.
EPSOM: Inspired by the West Coast’s temperate, wet climate, this straight-cut, Natural Tech fabric Epsom parka can tackle the harshest weather. Its two-way button-down zip, fully sealed interior seams, and attached hood with a visor give the Epsom an edge when it comes to waterproofing. Just like the Watford, this coat disposes of an interactive inner pocket through which you can access your touchscreen phone through the fabric without getting it wet. The coat retails for $750 CAD, and sizes range from XXS to XL. The Epsom is available in four colours: Faded Black, Sapphire, Dune, and Citrus.
UPIKAN: The Upikan jacket features a trendy loose fit perfect for strolling around town or taking in rainy festivals. You can choose to wear its two waterproof layers together or separately. The quilted Soft Touch inner layer has an attached hood and sleek snap pockets, while the Natural Tech outer layer offers foolproof protection with waterproof zippers and sealed seams, as well as a large hood with a visor. The coat retails for $1400 CAD, and sizes range from XXS to XL. The Upikan is available in three colours: Black, Caramel, and Bonsaï.
Out of respect for the planet and their customers, Kanuk creates garments that last and is proud to provide a Kanuk lifetime guarantee on every coat in their collection. In addition to free repairs, Kanuk also accepts used Kanuk coats through its Second Life program and donates them to those in need. Today, more than 50% of Kanuk’s collection is made with recycled fabrics, and they are working hard to increase that percentage.