I was nervous it wouldn't fit. I'm 5'2 ~200lbs (been intense dieting a week maybe it helped?) I ordered an XL, I knew Carhartt had good quality clothes so I gave a try, I love it! Fits perfect, def not too tight and its slimming too! ;)
My husband bought me this for my birthday. I recently lost a lot of weight and I'm always painfully cold. It is the only thing that has kept me warm this winter. Even warmer than an expensive Cabela's jacket I regret buying. He got me the purple one, which is sooo pretty! Up close there's pink and blue marbled in it. It is warm for a zip up. I think we all have settled with cheap zip ups we fool ourselves into thinking they'll be warm, but are really just for looks. Settle no more, seriously. This is the best sweater you'll buy. It's warm without the bulk, which also allows for layering if needed. The hood stays in my head even with my really big, curly hair, down, in a bun or a ponytail. The extra inch+ of zipper on the neck is genius. It helps keep the hood up too. It's amazing how much more warmth it provides as well. It's a nice chin/mouth tucker if the snow is blowing in your face while walking. The zipper is durable and slick. Usually hefty zippers are a pain. They lock up or bind, not this. It's like a hot knife in butter. I seriously recommend this sweater. I want to find the men's equivalent so my husband can have one too. Everytime I put it on I melt because I love it so much.!!
I just ordered this sweater online and it fits absolutely perfect! Love the color too! So happy with it! I own a different carhartt hoodie and it has lasted me well over 5 years and it still has very little wear and tear damage, these things last! Very excited about my new one!!
The color pictured online and what you get are two totally different things. I really wanted it to be a darker purple as pictured but it is definitely a much lighter purple. overall fit and style in nice.
I seen the purple one in my town and country store and the coloring is beautiful. It's a Heather type coloring of purple with little bits of pink and blue when you are up close, I had to have it. I Thought I would need a medium or large but when I tried on the large it was tight in the arms and across the back when I stretched my arms out, so I tried an xlarge and it fit fine in my previous trouble areas but huge around my natural waistline and hips, the body area, I am 5'3 153 lbs, 40-30-40, for reference. I feel for the amount of money wanted for the hoodie, if they would have used a stretchier, more elastic type of waistband the shirt would be so much nicer. But they need to decide on a cut, either all women's like the arms or men's like the body. My conclusion, if you have a large bottom and small top this hoodie is for you.