I bought the hood to go with my new coat. There is not enough material to snap the hood around my neck. The Velcro strap is also to short to close the hood. Several other people at work have the same complaint.
I was very disappointed with this product, Carhartt is a great company and I would have expected more from them. The quality is well made BUT THIS HOOD DOES NOT FIT AND IS UNCOMFORTABLE TO WEAR! I am a very average size person 5 ft 8 and 150lbs...and purchased a coat appropriately sized and a hood to go with it...one size fits all...NOT TRUE! THE HOOD IS TOO SMALL IN EVERY DIMENSION. It is not large enough to cover your forehead in the front and not tall enough that the weight of the coat and any movements you make with your body cause the coat to pull on the hood uncomfortably...I WOULD STRONGLY DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM BUYING THIS HOOD...it needs to be completely redesigned!
Ive always worn carhartt coats. I recently ordered a size 50 Black Duck coat. I also purchased this hood in black. It stated that it is one size fits all. Yes, it will fit the coat, but it certainly does not fit. I can put the hood up, but does not get past my temples, and certainly will not snap nor velcro. Honestly they act more as a choker than what i expected. I am aware that i am a "big boy". But, one size fits all, this item is not. Materials and craftsmanship definetly an A+. Sizing is lacking
I purchased this hood to go with my size 50 tall arctic lined jacket. It is a great hood. It is one of the best designs that I have seen. It is just too small for a big man. I am 6'4" and wear a 7 5/8" hat. I have no double chin. They should make and large size for this hood. I returned the hood.
This is a very warm hood that marries perfectly with my Duck Traditional Coat. When the hood is attached, the wind is defeated, and the fit is comfortable. I wish I had this coat/hood combination growing up! I strongly recommend adding this hood if you purchase the coat.
I'm 6', using this hood with a 48 REG coat, and wear a XL or 7 5/8 hat. Size seems fine. No problems wearing it or closing it, and the coat still hangs on my shoulders, and not my head. Your mileage may vary, but I'm pleased, and thought I'd add another data point for those who are concerned about the size.
Otherwise, this hood matches the coat, is well-insulated, the wind gusset actually works. I especially like the snaps on the neck strap. Snaps are just less prone to getting jammed with lint and fur than velcro. If they'd replace the velcro on the chin strap with a snap or toggle closure too, it would be perfect.
Until then, it's just really great. Might as well get the top of the line hood for a top of the line coat.
The hood is very well made and durable. The problem comes with the design. I don't know if maybe I just have a big head but it's very small. The"fitted" end barely gets to the top of my head, and the velcro strap isn't long enough to reach under and strap.