Deforestation(1) This is a women's jacket.
(2) If you want something to ski and hike in, why the fuck would you want waxed canvas??? First of all, it's not breathable like many of the super tech shells are these days (looking at you, Arc'teryx. Secondly, all jackets lose waterproofing, but wax will literally come out of the jacket. Sure, you could use something like sno-seal every season, but that seems like a pain in the fucking ass.
Just really quickly explain what the appeal of wearing canvas while skiing is to you. I'm pretty sure there is a reason nobody wears such a material in low temps and snow anymore.
^^^^^^^^^^^I know this sounds critical af, but I'm seriously asking what makes a waxed canvas shell appealing to you.
No worries I understand its not the same as a tech shell for skiing, but im not planning on using it as my skiing jacket, kind of my every other winter activity jacket, where it'll get abused a lot more, I think thats why my friend recommended it, cause its a pretty damn tough material. any real high output activities i'll use my techy jacket. My friend does a ton of hunting in the winter, multi day trips so i do trust his opinion.
what also appeals to me is the ability to layer a lot underneath, which would be nice for camping and stuff when you're not moving around much. thats something i dont like about my current jacket, its awesome for when your expending a lot of energy, but when i've tried camping in it i cant layer enough underneath to keep warm if its really cold, the sleeves arent long enough so you cant keep your hands in them if you take your gloves off, I dont want to get near a fire for fear of an ember burning a hole in it etc..
I've been reading up about waxed canvas/cotton and it seems like yes it can be shitty when its just built for style, but some companies like the one i linked and fjallraven use much better cotton and wax treatment that apparently make it a good protective outer layer. If theres a better material that can also take a lot of abuse then great i'll take a look.