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recycledsole
09-25-2012, 09:30 AM
Hey guys
I want to get a carhartt jacket, and im just wondering what is your favorite one? I see there are different models available and i dont know which one to get.
thanks for any feedback

grass disaster
09-25-2012, 12:51 PM
Good question. I'm also looking for one. More of a winter late fall jacket. Something not too bulky. I have good layer shirts so I can always layer up.

Something with a great wind break!
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GQLL
09-25-2012, 01:55 PM
I wear the active jlined acket its a step up from a sweat shirt. I also have the sherpa lined one for hunting.
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Darryl G
09-25-2012, 02:14 PM
I will never buy a Carhartt jacket again. They used to be nearly indestructible but now they're crap in my opinion.

In fact I got thrown out of the store (Mickey Finn's) when I was looking to buy one. My wife had bought me one as a gift and it wasn't the style I wanted, so I went to exchange it. I found the style I wanted on the racks and tried one on, only to find that one of the cuffs was only half attached. I grabbed another one and couldn't get it to zip. Grabbed another one and another one, going through the whole rack of jackets in the size and style I wanted, finiding substantial defects in each of them. While putting one back on the little plastic hanger, the hanger snapped in two. At that point there was a tap on my shoulder...it was the manager. He said in a snotty tone, can I help you? I paused a moment before answering and said, yeah, can you tell me where your first quality Carhartts are? He said, all our mercandise is first quality, at which point I began pointing out the flaws in each of the jackets. He called security and had me escorted from the store, with me protesting all the while that I wasn't done yet, lol. I went to a department store and bought a "Justin" jacket for half the price and it has held up well. Since that day I will never buy another Carhartt or anything at Mickey Finn's.

I prefer the jacket length, hooded sweat shirt-style ones most of the time, but also have a heavily insulated coat length one for colder weather. A vest is nice to have too.

Here's the Justin jacket I bought. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/justin-hooded-work-jacket-insulated-for-men~p~1081p/

Mark Oomkes
09-25-2012, 02:42 PM
Maybe a little on the bulky side, but the Extreme from Carhartt will outlast any of the cotton duck.

Used to go through a jacket a year for my sidewalk crews, i.e. lots of salt ate right through the cotton duck. Bought Extremes one year and they lasted over 5 years.

recycledsole
09-25-2012, 09:20 PM
is that extremes jacket a winter jacket? it seems very warm

gcbailey
09-25-2012, 09:29 PM
here's what I currently use.... pretty light and incredibly warm, considering its weight.

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=169677&langId=-1&categoryId=10928&top_category=10926&quickView=false

recycledsole
09-25-2012, 09:36 PM
that one looks nice but its atleast twice as expensive as the others.

gcbailey
09-25-2012, 09:39 PM
that one looks nice but its atleast twice as expensive as the others.

our dick's sporting goods carries them, I got mine for $80 on clearance if you get looking.

recycledsole
09-25-2012, 10:34 PM
dicks sporting goods doesnt have much around here at all.

gcbailey
09-26-2012, 08:34 AM
there's two within about 40 miles of here, one north, one south.... the one up north carries a lot more outdoors and hunting apparel while the one down south is on a major university campus and barely carries anything other than typical sports apparel.... go figure.

Dave88LX
11-27-2012, 12:43 PM
I will never buy a Carhartt jacket again. They used to be nearly indestructible but now they're crap in my opinion.

In fact I got thrown out of the store (Mickey Finn's) when I was looking to buy one. My wife had bought me one as a gift and it wasn't the style I wanted, so I went to exchange it. I found the style I wanted on the racks and tried one on, only to find that one of the cuffs was only half attached. I grabbed another one and couldn't get it to zip. Grabbed another one and another one, going through the whole rack of jackets in the size and style I wanted, finiding substantial defects in each of them. While putting one back on the little plastic hanger, the hanger snapped in two. At that point there was a tap on my shoulder...it was the manager. He said in a snotty tone, can I help you? I paused a moment before answering and said, yeah, can you tell me where your first quality Carhartts are? He said, all our mercandise is first quality, at which point I began pointing out the flaws in each of the jackets. He called security and had me escorted from the store, with me protesting all the while that I wasn't done yet, lol. I went to a department store and bought a "Justin" jacket for half the price and it has held up well. Since that day I will never buy another Carhartt or anything at Mickey Finn's.

I prefer the jacket length, hooded sweat shirt-style ones most of the time, but also have a heavily insulated coat length one for colder weather. A vest is nice to have too.

Here's the Justin jacket I bought. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/justin-hooded-work-jacket-insulated-for-men~p~1081p/That was an entertaining read. I had no idea they had so many QC issues.

Darryl G
11-27-2012, 02:14 PM
LOL. Yes it appears that the manager was not actually interested in helping me.

dstifel
11-27-2012, 04:57 PM
Thats a funny story Darryl always get a kick out of reading your posts you seem to run into some funny people. i don't know if you guys have a G&L clothing or if its an Iowa thing only but i always buy my carharts their. I bought one last year and was working on a mower and it got caught and torn as i was reaching around in the engine bay. Went back to G&L to get a new one the manager asked why i was back so soon remembering me i explained the situation and walked out with a new one free of charge. They earned my forever business. Bought my dad brother and buddy that always helps me jackets with my logo stitched into them for christmas this year. All business he earned by giving me one free jacket.

Paradise Yard Service
11-28-2012, 02:04 AM
http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=147062&langId=-1

Here ya go. You sound like you need the Detroit jacket....might want detachable hood.
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Toro 455
11-28-2012, 08:18 AM
I've never been a fan of cotton duck. It soaks up too much water in Ohio. I'd look into Carhartt's new Poly/cotton jackets with water repellant coating.

I have a cotton duck Carhartt jacket, but I usually wear it under a US Army Gore-tex outer shell.

CL&T
11-28-2012, 08:47 PM
I will never buy a Carhartt jacket again. They used to be nearly indestructible but now they're crap in my opinion.

In fact I got thrown out of the store (Mickey Finn's) when I was looking to buy one. My wife had bought me one as a gift and it wasn't the style I wanted, so I went to exchange it. I found the style I wanted on the racks and tried one on, only to find that one of the cuffs was only half attached. I grabbed another one and couldn't get it to zip. Grabbed another one and another one, going through the whole rack of jackets in the size and style I wanted, finiding substantial defects in each of them. While putting one back on the little plastic hanger, the hanger snapped in two. At that point there was a tap on my shoulder...it was the manager. He said in a snotty tone, can I help you? I paused a moment before answering and said, yeah, can you tell me where your first quality Carhartts are? He said, all our mercandise is first quality, at which point I began pointing out the flaws in each of the jackets. He called security and had me escorted from the store, with me protesting all the while that I wasn't done yet, lol. I went to a department store and bought a "Justin" jacket for half the price and it has held up well. Since that day I will never buy another Carhartt or anything at Mickey Finn's.

It wouldn't surprise me if that store was selling Chinese knockoff counterfeit junk. It's unusual to see that many problems with Carhart. I have heard that Carhart had problems with their jeans several years ago but it looks like they took care of the problem when people complained. I never had problems with their jackets except for the tab falling off a zipper once.

Darryl G
11-28-2012, 08:56 PM
Maybe they were. Maybe that's why the manager got so defensive about it and had me removed? Hmmmm....that would make sense of the whole situation.

What really p'd me off was that I drove an hour to that store only to get thrown out trying to make an exchange. We used to buy all our outerwear and boots there...no more...all because I accidentally broke a plastic hanger and wanted a coat without defects, lol.

I have an old Carhartt that is still in pretty good shape considering what it's been through, but it's permanently stained with tranny fluid from working on a blown line on my plow truck in the driveway during a blizzard. I even sent it to a dry cleaners because they can usually get that kind of stuff out, but nope :(

TuffWork
11-28-2012, 09:15 PM
I got just the basic black carhartt for my birthday this year. It was only $70 on special from Academy. Of course I don't need much of the fancy stuff, and it only snows here once or twice a year. Black, hooded, basic - my style.

Outdoors_Unlimited
11-28-2012, 10:41 PM
I have one of the waterproof / breathable coats. I love it. Even snow blowing I stay dry. I bought an unlined one, and layer accordingly under it.
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shovelracer
11-29-2012, 08:59 AM
Im partial to the Sierra model. I've had several and generally performs well. I get blems from Sierra Trading Post. Never anything like described, just things you wont notice like a set of bibs that had a random botton hole in the belly or mis stiching.