Warmest, Most Durable Coat
I needed a warm coat for working at the barn during fall and winter since it is not heated, but I also needed a durable coat because I work around cattle and steers. This is the warmest option Carhartt offers for women, and it really stands up! I layer long underwear under my T-shirt and jeans. With this coat, I do not need anything else. Love the extra pockets for my gloves, pocket knife, and keys. Finally! A women's coat with real pockets! I got the Dark Brown, and the picture does not do this color justice. It is a really dark brown, and very pretty (plus, it will not stain easily). I was a little hesitant about the reviews saying it is over-sized, but I do not feel that way at all. I am usually a petite extra small, and this extra small fits very well. It is not too big, but it is not too small, so I feel it is perfect for me to move around and be on my toes around the cattle.
To help others with sizing:
I am 5'3" and 112 pounds and the extra small fits very well. The cuffed sleeves are great since I am short, so I do not have a problem with the sleeves being to long, but if my hands get cold, I can slip them inside the sleeve to warm up. The coat hits below my butt, which I like because it helps me stay warm. The banded bottom is very well-fitted, so no cold air can get into the coat. But, the rest of the coat is not tight-fitting, which in my opinion, is ideal because I can layer up, and still move around very easily.