I was very surprised by this sweatshirt. Living in Massachusetts, this winter has been one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record. This sweatshirt has held up to the elements, it is very warm and will keep you dry. I wore this over Carhartt's Paxton heavy sweatshirt and had no issues with being cold. Thank you Carhartt for making an other great product.
If you look at every other sweatshirt that Carhartt offers that is sized as Relaxed Fit, you will see that they are somewhat form fitted to the models' bodies. The picture of this "Relaxed Fit" sweatshirt is not though. I've owned the Collinston Brushed Fleece Sherpa-Lined Sweatshirt and liked the way that fit me, but needed a new one as that one had a fight with a forklift and lost. I liked that this had the rain defender and was cheaper, but questioned it's label as "Relaxed Fit" based on the picture clearly showing nothing like any of the other Relaxed Fit merchandises they offer. I ordered it anyway hoping that maybe they just put a size too big on the model and when I got it in the mail, I learned the hard way that the picture held far more value than Carhartt's buzz words (it's just as roomy as it looks). Now I have to return it and will probably get another Collinston.
If you're a bigger person, it's probably a good buy, but I'm skinny. Just use the picture to gauge it's sized and not its description.
I own a horse ranch and often freight horses around the country and I use Carhartt for everything. I was looking for a comfortable warm jacket and decided to try the hoodie since it has DWR coating and I wanted something comfortable while driving yet warm enough to to wear on the ranch. This hoodie fit excelent and is very warm it is very comfortable down to uppers 30's if your active. Out in the duck blind the weather went from uppers 50's down to 28 degrees with snow and 20 mile and hour winds the hoodie held up well in light snow but once it got real cold and windy I did need a shell to stop the wind from penetrating the hoodie. The fit is roomy and good for wearing layers and it is an excelent midlayer piece if needed the hood is roomy the zippers are brass heavy duty and the cell phone pocket is very handy. Over all this is a very comfortable easy to wear piece excelent all round performance I highly recommend this Hoodie
Its very hard to find a midweight jacket that not to lite for when its colder in the morning but not to warm when it warms up in the heat of the day. This is a great jacket and i love the quilted inside. Have not had it in the rain yet but im sure it will dry quick. I like this sweater so much i might get another.