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I've had multiple Carhartt duck jackets over the past 15 years. I've never had one last more than 3 winters without showing significant wear, primarily around the sleeves. My partner at work also has had multiple Carhartt jackets with the same issues in the last decade.
Let me start off by saying that I do not do anything more strenous outside than shovel snow and walk the dog. I don't ride snowmobiles or four wheelers, I don't hunt, I don't work outside.
Despite having the easiest life a jacket could hope for, they all still start falling apart at the ends of the sleeves. There's a ring of holes worn through on the outside of the sleeve around where (on the inside) the elastic cuff connects to the sleeve. It's about an inch up from the end of the sleeve. Loose, frayed threads and white blanket liner fall down and are visible from these worn holes.
This is congruent with other reviews here and elsewhere, and is very disappointing. The only guess I have is that reaching my hands into the pockets provides enough wear on the end of the sleeves to start them fraying, though the idea of a jacket not being able to stand up to itself is pretty sad.
I hope Carhartt reinforces their sleeve cuffs and returns to the fabled quality other posters here have experienced. To Carhartt: if I can provide any information that would be useful to you in fixing this issue on your jackets, I would be happy to. I do enjoy the brand, I prefer Made in America items of clothing, and really would recommend this jacket should this major issue get fixed. Until then, however I regret to say...
This a great jacket, and would rate 5 stars if the sleeves weren't big around enough for a NFL linebacker. The sleeve length is fine... Just too big around. I'm 6ft, 43inch chest, 180 lbs. Pretty average build and I stay reasonably fit, so expected a better sizing match. Fit great other than the voluminous sleeves.
I have had this jacket one week now, and have put it through cold weather and a snow storm and it has held up well so fare. good construction vary durable made in the USA. final thoughts are that I wish Carhartt had more things made in the USA.
Couldn't be more pleased with this jacket. I was a bit concerned after reading some of the reviews regarding fitment but I have to say it is pretty much spot on. I'm 6'3" and 215 lbs I went with an XL tall and couldn't be happier with the fit. The extra 2 inches in the sleeves and length fit me perfect. Little bit of room in the waist but I believe that's by design as to allow for a more comfortable fit while bending, moving etc. or if you wanted to throw on a sweatshirt or heavy shirt underneath. The construction is top notch and materials appear to be made to last. Looking forward to many years of use from this jacket.
Length is perfect for me...I'm in and out of the truck all day between job sites, and the short length is great for driving. And, wearing a tool belt, it's high enough to stay out of the way of my tools. Surprisingly warm on really cold days despite just being blanket lined. On REALLY cold or windy days, just add a hood. I have an extremes arctic hood that I use, and it steps this jacket up a notch or 2 in what it can do on deep winter windy days. Duck is pretty good at blocking the wind and shedding light rain too. I like that the blanket lined is more versatile than the other linings I have worn....still good for winter, but not too hot as a sprint and fall "emergency" jacket for when the early morning or late evening gets colder than you expected in your tee shirt. It was a good jacket, even when they started making it in other countries. Now that it's made in the USA again, and at a great price, you need one. Especially if you work for a living. Now get one and go get it dirty.
I have owned one of these for over ten years and cannot kill it. The sleeves are frayed, the whole bottom is frayed, but the jacket still wears and fits great. No holes, no tears, wear it at work and at play. Yeah, it's stiff at first, but with some wear it becomes a part of you. I can't wait to finally wear mine out so that I can get another one and start over. I just don't think that I'll wear it out.
I purchased this jacket to replace the exact same jacket that I had been wearing for the last 10 years. 10 years in the construction biz for a jacket is awesome!! The jacket is extremely durable and very comfortable to wear. I also have the snap on hood which helps when its windy or extremely cold outside. Its warm enough by itself but not too heavy so you can layer underneath if needed. The short cut also is great for mobility and does not restrict movement. This is the best jacket that I have ever owned!!!
I bought my Detroit jacket over 25 years ago and still love it. It's a bit frayed but still tough and the most durable, comfortable coat I own. My three boys hurried to the closet to grab it first when they need to work outside. I just ordered them their own jacket. I'm sure in a few years they will be doing the same for their boys...
Love this jacket. Went through 2 of them in the past and then switched to a hooded jacket. That jacket was too bulky and the hood was in the way if I wore a hooded sweatshirt. Switched back to the Detroit and have not regretted it. Warm enough for the coldest weather and enough room for layering. Highly recommend this jacket.
This jacket is very durable and rugged in both looks and function. It's exceptionally warm for fall/winter and maybe even cool enough for spring too. It's Made in the USA. I would highly recommend this to my friends. To all the Canadians: I'm from Toronto, ON and my order shipped from Etobicoke. They have warehouse(s) in Canada.
American-made; looks great. What more do you need?
I'm trying to buy more USA-made products. This one is awesome, and for a reasonable price! Break-in period may take awhile, because the fabric is very heavy-duty and stiff. I'm a tall, thin guy, and this jacket looks great. Get one.
I purchased this jacket for my husband for Christmas so he would have a good jacket for his work (construction drywall). He is 6'5" tall, but only 200 pounds. It is hard to find jackets that fit him in sleeve length without making him look like he is swimming in the jacket.
I was a little hesitant about the jacket when I first received it, because the outer shell was pretty stiff. However, my husband loved it immediately. It is the first jacket he has owned that actually fits him. We washed it once and the material was far more flexible. He does alot of bending and stretching, and he says this jacket is superbly comfortable. The waist sits high enough that it doesn't interfere with his tool belt, and the extra "cuts" in the back allow him to move and extend his arms freely without cutting or binding. It also has enough room for him to layer, as Phoenix can have wide single-day temperature variances. Finally, while this may be a biased opinion, the jacket looks great on him and has a very handsome cut.
My only problem now is that he likes the jacket so much that he doesn't want to wear it to work anymore because it gets covered in drywall dust and mud, and he like to wear it outside of work. I guess I will be buying him a second Detroit jacket so he can have one to knock around in and one to get dirty at work.
I work in the power generating industry and I needed a jacket that was comfortable and durable for the day to day work of removing and installing large bulky pieces of equipment without limiting movement of the body. This jacket has definitely lived up to this with no problems. This is a jacket that will keep you warm in the winters of southern California. It is a extremely comfortable jacket that I would recommend to anyone that is looking for a warm, comfortable, and durable work jacket.
I wanted a jacket to wear when being out doors. works great, not as good in the wind because the cuff are open. if your looking for a jacket to wear when it is just cold the blanket lined gets the job done.
One of the best. Amazing value for the money. Breaks in well, comfortable on the first wear and like a good pair of jeans, breaks in on you, and develops more character with time. This will be my third and definitely not my last. Have given away my others to friends in an effort to get them to see how good this jacket is. The blanket lining is fantastic for even shorter mid-winter wear, and ideal for fall and early spring. Does just as well in the city as in the country.
I bought this jacket shortly after buying my Duck Chore Coat many years ago. Takes many wearings and washings to break in as the cotton duck is seriously bulletproof. Has held up well and never have had any issues with the materials or zippers like I usually do on my "other brand" jackets. All of my Carhartt jackets have great heavy duty zippers and buttons which I really appreciate. Blanket lining is very warm. A little rigid to work in compared to my Chore Coat but it depends on what you are doing.
This is a GREAT jacket for us workers in the north west. My Dad's work (Amerigas) got these jackets for all the drivers in the plant. I have two of these jackets, one with a hood, and then this one. Both are great! Keep you warm on cold nights watching the local high school football games. They also seem to repel water relatively well (Even though they aren't made for it). Great jacket and you can't beat the Carhartt name!
I've had one of these jackets for many years. It's quite shabby and my wife doesn't like to be seen with me when I wear it, but I still think it's great! It's warmer than it looks. Yea, she has finally talked me into buying a replacement. And yes, it's another J01. Thanks for the great product
I think my Detroit jacket is going on 10 years old. Its practically white, ends of sleeves are frayed, blanket lining is very worn, and its amazingly comfortable, still warm and somewhat wind resistant. I got a new one (sandstone) for Christmas a few years back but my old one is still my favorite. Thanks for a great product.
I have had my carhartt jacket for over 2 years and it is still breaking in. Very durable, and very warm even with just the blanket lining. I live in upstate ny and we have harsh winters and this jacket has not failed me. Very warm without being bulky.I highly recommend, and will definitely always stick with the carhartt brand. Thanks for making such quality products!!
I have owned one of these coats for years, in fact the only reason I don’t still have it is that it was stolen (I guess someone else liked it too). This coat is one of the most durable you will ever buy, the only wear mine got from years of work in the woods and around the family farm was the ends of the sleeves coming apart and, some general minor wear and tear. This is the best coat I have ever owned and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new coat, you will not find better quality anywhere.
This is one of the best jacket's I've ever had! Great construction of coat, heavy duty, stiching is triple stitched. Very good quality all around. Will defintely purchase another Carhartt when needed if & when this ever wears out.
This is the toughest jacket I have ever purchased. It will undoubtedly laugh at anything you throw its way. If you work under tough conditions then this is the jacket you need! It will also smack the wind right in the face so no need to worry about working in cold and windy conditions. It will last a lifetime!! So why 2?? It is an extremely sharp looking jacket and you'll want another one for going out with the ladies on Friday and Saturday nights!!
I loved the look of this jacket since the first time i saw it, but what size do i need?! Generally I wear a size S or M, for this jacket I chose a size S but the shoulder and the sleeves are too big although the torso area is too snug!!! Definitely a weird size, sadly this is not for me.
This was my first time buying anything Carhartt as I just got into the union construction field. I knew I needed something tough so I bough Carhartt because that's what all the vets in the field wear. I picked the Detroit jacket because of the timeless style and largely because it is made in the great USA by union labor. I read several reviews from what seemed to be people that have worn Carhartt for a long while. They complained about the nylon lining in the sleeves no longer being blanket lined, and it sounded to me like they were being too picky. I was wrong. The blanket lining is great on the body of the jacket but the nylon lining of the sleeves cause my arms to sweat even when it's not hot out. We're still thawing out of winter here in Chicago, and my sweaty arms rubbing the nylon on a chilly March day makes my arms feel like the hotdogs in 7-Eleven on those heated rollers. I hate to complain about an American made work jacket, but I hope this review helps buyers and Carhartt (listen to the suggestion of their consumers) as I am part of the next generation of potential life long customers. I would still recommend it simply for its practical durability, not comfort. So I salute Carhartt with soggy arms for making the Detroit jacket in the USA but I respectfully ask to please get rid of the nylon and brink back the blanket lined sleeves. PS I highly advise using the True Fit guide. The jacket seemed too big at first but after a wash it shrunk just enough to make it a spot-on fit.
I was surprised and disappointed to find that you changed the sleeves of the duck jacket to the polyester fill. I have bought this jacket many years ago and liked the blanket lining that was the reason for me buying it again. I also bought two pair of the twill pants. I have two comments, the pockets need to be deeper and the pant legs need to be tapered in a little. I know they are made to go over boots but you don't need them that wide. I am happy with my purchase and would buy again.
After four years of heavy work, The entire bottom has unstitched itself, it is frayed at every hem, has holes all in it, and the blanket lining is disintegrating. I wish Carhartt still had the quality of my granddad's whose, although white now, is holding on much better - at twenty years old.
The fit is perfect, however the jacket's unstitching after the second washing turns me off to Durability and Quality. The jacket never was very warm with the blanket lining, so I consider the comfort to be low. The appearance is good, but I prefer the J002 jacket with it's arctic-weight lining. Holds up much better.