I’ve worn this jacket in rain, snow, and wind and it is awesome! The fabric is remarkably supple—it moves with you whether you are wearing the jacket as part of layering for the cold or simply as a shell to keep out the rain. As a geologist, I have to be comfortable while working—whether it’s at 12,000’ or at sea level. The jacket breathes really well and the roomy zippered pockets are a plus. Sizing is true. I’ve been complimented on this jacket—it looks good (yes, you can wear it in the city and be cool). Most importantly, it has the quality of workmanship that my friends, co-workers, and I expect of Carhartt.
I bought this wonderful jacket in an XS and it fits perfectly. I'm 5'2" and 106 lbs. It keeps me warm and dry while I am outside in the rain with my horse. The fabric is not restricting and keeps me from getting sweaty. The water just beads up and dries quickly!! I love the high neck and hood as it really keeps the rain off my face and neck. The adjustable sleeve cuffs are great and the zippered outside pockets are deep and perfectly placed. The two inside pockets (one zipper, one velcro) are an added bonus and are good for keys, phone, or other small items. I got the Island Blue and it is so pretty and flattering that it brightens my mood when I wear it. Can't say enough good things about this jacket and I recommend it without reservation. Oh, I almost forgot about the adjustable hem and nice longish length which covers my rear end. Another outstanding Carhartt product!!!!! I LOVE this jacket and am really glad I read the previous reviews because they are right---this is a great jacket in every way.
Hi I bought this coat for my wife last spring. I would call it a mid weight jacket not light weight. I seems quit durable and she has worn it on many occasions over the summer (it breathes well). I would suggest you buy a size that allows you to layer thus expanding your use and comfort to the early spring and late fall. She is happy with the jacket and wares it on just cool days not necessarily rainy days.
I purchased this for my wife. But she tells me that it is a warm rain coat. Not a parka. Could easily keep you comfortable in a light shirt on a 50 degree day. Might need a fleece vest or a hoodie when it's below 50, and would certainly switch to a heavier jacket below 40. Not too heavy to wear on a rainy summer day in New England.