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Old 09-25-2012, 08:30 AM
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Best Carhartt Jacket?

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
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:51 AM
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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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Old 09-25-2012, 12:55 PM
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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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Old 09-25-2012, 01:14 PM
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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/jus...r-men~p~1081p/

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:42 PM
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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.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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is that extremes jacket a winter jacket? it seems very warm
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:29 PM
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here's what I currently use.... pretty light and incredibly warm, considering its weight.

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/s...uickView=false
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:36 PM
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that one looks nice but its atleast twice as expensive as the others.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:39 PM
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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.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:34 PM
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dicks sporting goods doesnt have much around here at all.
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