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We proudly design, develop and hand sew all OSC products from start to finish in our factory in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With a brand established in 2009, every OSC coat is built in-house by hand and backed by over 30 years of technical Down outerwear experience and tested through arctic expeditions.
In this way, we are proud to bring you a modern brand with enduring quality and expertise you can count on. Season to season, unique technical features and attention to detail have made Outdoor Survival Canada an outerwear collection that has become synonymous with the true Canadian answer to cold weather.

Why OSC?

Outdoor Survival Canada was created to meet the demand for a high quality functional coat for extreme conditions, not only in Canada, but also around the world. The OSC collection provides a unique combination of warmth and waterproofness that is hard to find in winter parka collections while encompassing a sense of style and fit that remains unmatched.

Handmade in Canada

We are deeply committed to bringing only the finest craftsmanship to our customers around the world and that starts with making all products at home in Canada. This approach enables us to consistently uphold the highest quality standards during handmade production and translates into a Premium product, not sold by the masses, rather by select retailers. Many of our highly skilled artisans have been with our company for over 20 years and they take pride in each garment they make. The end result is a beautiful, handmade and exclusive product built to endure the most extreme conditions as well as withstand the test of time.

OSC Urban

A demand for OSC quality and style but without the -40°C rating has prompted the start of the new OSC Urban collection, which offers the same styles, but with less down fill. A unique feature includes the option of a removable Shearling Fur Collar instead of a Coyote Fur hood trim. All OSC Urban styles are suitable for down to -20°C temperatures and made for the individual who does not require a -40°C jacket for everyday wear.

OSC Cross

 After years of creating extreme winter downwear, the makers of Outdoor Survival Canada realized something; while their coats continued to set the bar for quality Canadian-made downwear, it was too warm for common use in milder, urban environments. There was a void in the market for well-made, sportswear-inspired down coats for those who looked beyond style and demanded the same handmade quality required of Outdoor Survival Canada. And so, the OSC Cross line was born.
Since its establishment, the line has evolved into something more than just another downwear line. Created for the discerning individual who appreciates fine tailoring and a Canadian-made focus, OSC Cross is the result of three keystones: an appreciation for good design, decades of expertise in the industry, and of course, a commitment to our valued patrons. Like our sister brand Outdoor Survival Canada, OSC Cross benefits from a history of over 30 years of Canadian-made downwear experience. Needless to say, this is a sturdy testament to reliability. In fact, we are so confident in our workmanship that we guarantee it.
Combine this with classic modern cuts that come out of our design studio, and we are proud to bring you goods that are built to last.

Down Fill

Content: Goose & duck down blend
Loft Power: 650
All OSC and OSC Cross lightweight jackets and parkas are filled with a high-level proprietary blend of goose and duck down in accordance with North American standards. The down goes through a sanitizing process of being treated with an antibacterial agent to ensure the highest quality insulation is used in your garment.
The fill power (or Loft Power) is the measure of the "lofts". The down clusters and small feathers work to insulate by lofting up and trapping air which then reflects your body heat back onto you to keep you warm. It is important to note that the measure of the quality of a garment is not restricted to LP, but to other factors including fabrication and construction of the garment.

What is down fill?

Down is a high-performance, natural by-product from duck and geese, and is well-known for its favorable warmth-to-weight insulation. Unlike feathers, down is the soft layer of fine filament clusters between the stiffer, exterior feathers of water fowl. The down fill of this garment is comprised of a proprietary blend of white goose and duck down, with a fill power of 650. As a down-filled product, this garment does not contain large feathers and not only adheres to, but exceeds the Canadian Standards for down-fill products.

Fabrics

OSC
Entrax® 800 Outer Shell: Proprietary Tuff + Durable nylon fabrication with a membrane to achieve waterproof, windproof, and breathable standards

Entrax® 800 Lining: Proprietary moisture wicking polyester lining that is fused with a membrane at the back of the fabric making it moisture wicking and breathable

Solar 800 Lining: Solar 800 technology further enhances the warmth-trapping capabilities for maximum protection against the cold.

OSC Cross
C45 Legacy: Outer Shell fabric made of soft and durable cotton and nylon that offers wind and water resistant attributes. C45 Legacy Fabric is not waterproof. 

C22 Chill: Outer Shell fabric woven with a 85 poly/15 cotton mix of yarns. Finished with a waterproof coating to ensure protective attributes that include wind and stain resistance. 

Outback: Outer Shell fabric woven with a 85 poly/15 cotton mix of yarns. Finished with a “wax-like” coating which also make the fabric wind, water and stain resistant. This fabric will attract “crease” marks which add to the charm and natural aged look of the garment. 

Patinak: Outer shell fabric with wind and water resistant properties finished with a lustrous matte shine. This unique fabric has “self-aging” abilities with time and wear to eventually give it a distressed leather look

Fur and Shearling

We understand that everyone has their individual values when it comes to the use of fur and shearling trims, and our commitment is to offer outerwear to suit your individual wants and needs, including styles without trims. Our fur trim is Canadian coyote sourced for its superior warmth capabilities and endurance. Sourcing coyote fur from our home country of Canada assures high-standards of ethical practices and authenticity.
Our wool shearling is sheepskin from Uruguay and sourced from one of the oldest tannery warehouses in the Greater Toronto Area.

Traceability

When it comes to the use of animal products, we understand that sanitation and animal welfare are important issues. The origins of our down (which is a by-product of waterfowl) have gone through regular and rigorous audits for down purity, factory cleanliness, and the internal traceability of down.
This traceability ensures that our original sources – from large-scale abattoirs to independent farmhouses – have adhered to standards that protect both the welfare of the animal and assure the consumer of a quality product. Sources that procure down from live-plucking or foie-gras sourced origins are forbidden.

Care Instructions

Storage

Do not store in plastic bag. Coats may be stored in garment bags made of fabric or left free-hanging in a closet.

Washing

  • Machine wash at home for best results. Some coats are suitable for dry-cleaning, please check tags before proceeding
  • Close all zippers, fasten all buttons and cover all Velcro fastenings
  • Remove fur trim and do not wash or dry clean. You may clean fur trim by dusting or brushing off dirt with a bristled brush. Otherwise must be professionally cleaned by furrier
  • Machine wash (preferably using front loading machine) on gentle cycle in cold water (30C / 85F) rather with a Down detergent (e.g. Down wash from Grangers, Nikwax), otherwise mild detergent.
  • Do not bleach and avoid adding fabric softener
  • Remove immediately upon wash completion and tumble dry low heat with 2-3 clean Tennis balls or clean Tennis shoe to avoid Down clumps and to loft the Down back up to its original loft and warmth. (May take over an hour).
  • It is especially important to remove light coloured coats from the wash immediately after the washing cycle has ended as yellow water stains can appear if coat starts to dry.
  • Do not iron

Freshen up after storage

  • Occasionally, you can also “freshen” up your coat without washing, by putting it in a cool dryer (on air dry) with 2-3 clean tennis balls or a clean tennis shoe, for l0-15 minutes. This lofts the Down to return the coat to its optimal warmth.
  • For fur that has been crushed, aggressively shake hood with both hands to fluff up.