I have owned 20 of these coats over the last 2 years. My current coat has over 10 years of use and the wife says it needs to go (I guess stains and fading isn't cool). I was shopping here for a new one and I notice that it is no longer USA made. It is a shame as this coat is what I consider your flagship product. If you start producing this coat in the USA again in the further, I will buy it. Until then, I will just have to find a replacement product. Because it is not USA made, I can not recommend it to a friend.
Purchased this coat for those days when temps reach 0 or below, when windchill factors can make it feel -20. Hands down this is the warmest work coat I think a person could need or want. You may even find yourself shedding a layer under neath. The only reason I give it a 4 in comfort is because it is stiff when you first get it. It'll take some time to break this one in but well worth it. It'll out last anything out there. Best coat for work or casual wear during bone chilling days or nights. Carhartt.... best by test, by far, bar none!
I have owned 2 C003 coats. My first was handed down from my father. I am a carpenter, as well as a fisherman, and both of my coats have lasted 7 years plus each. It's getting to be time to buy a new one, and I have a couple concerns. I don't care for the newer style double zipper. I find it doesn't work as well as the old style regular zipper that I have on my current coat. Also, I wish you would bring back the old school sizing. I need a 44 regular. I found the fit to be so much better when you could order by numbered sizing instead of just large, x-large, etc. As far as I am concerned, This is the best coat on the market. The comfort and durability are second to none, along with the value. Thanks for continuing to put out a quality product!
I can no longer buy these coats due to the way they are sized. If I purchase a large the sleeves are to long. If I purchase a medium I cant get it zipped. Looks like I will no longer be able to own one of these coats.
I am origionally from central Maine, I grew up on a farm where i wore my Arctic lined Carhartt about everyday from October to April. My parents bought it for me as a gift and a work coat at 15 years old. I have worn this coat in 20 degree below zero (ferinheight) and it held up as the warmest pieces of outerwear I have worn. I still have the same coat 7 years later it is still in one piece and is now embroidered with my parents farm name. I reccomend this coat to anyone looking for a warm and durable coat.
I was looking for something to wear while I was out clearing snow in zero degree temps and when I layer up and wear a Carhartt vest under it, this coat has kept me warm in the coldest conditions in Northern Michigan(along with the Carhartt cap with the fold-down ear protection).
I like the "knit" at the wrists that keeps the wind out and the internal draw cord up at waist level. I've had coats with a draw cord at the bottom of the coat and it has been eaten by machines.
One irritation that I have with this coat is with the velcro which is outside the zipper. Things get stuck in velcro!! I wish I had a solution to remove the velcro and put something in its place. A solid brass button or snap from the beginning would be much better even if it costs me a few dollars more. That's the only reason that I haven't given 5 stars across the board.
Also, at least one interior pocket should be tall enough for a case with glasses.
I also think it would be helpful for Carhartt to come out with a relative warmth guide - indicating how their various fills compare with each other for warmth (and if they wanted to go a step further to possibly even to indicate that most people would find this product comfortable at X degree range). The Arctic lining was self evident as their warmest fill, but all their other fills are not.
I used to go through cheap big box retailer coats every year. I could never bring myself to spend this kind of money because I punish my coats. I use to think guys were crazy spending over $100 on a coat every year. (Or so I thought.) Mine was smelly and ripped to shreds come springtime. I don't consider them fashion, but a tool that allows me to do my job. Well, I can honestly say after receiving one as a gift, I'm a believer. I'm going on my 4th year, and it's still basically brand new. I'm here now ordering a black one. (For no other reason besides I want one.) I'll probably get 10 years out of this thing. Which makes it much cheaper than buying a $50 coat every year.
I'm here to tell you, don't question it, don't even think about it. Just buy this coat. You won't be sorry. I promise you. Thank you Carhartt for not cutting corners and making one @#$% of a product. You keep making them like these, and I'll never buy another brand.
i don't work outside or live in a very cold state. but when it does get cold in southern california (cold for me, at least), i was annoyed that i didn't own a good jacket. this jacket is rugged and warm. it's a little long, but i love it. looks cool too. fyi, i think it runs a little big. if you're in between chest sizes, i'd get the smaller fit. there's plenty of space.
I've always loved my Carhartt jackets and this one is no exception there the only ones that seem to last me not to mention there the most comfortable and warmest ive ever bought. The only complaint I have about it is the double zipper I really wish it was like all the previous ones that just had a single zipper. Another thing I really liked is that this one is now made in the USA I know to most it really doesn't matter but I really like knowing my money is going back to people in this country really gives a better sense of ownership when you buy a product made here
This coat is labeled as arctic. In my opinion it isn't even close to standing up to arctic conditions. It is not anywhere close to being warm enough for an average MN/ND winter day, much less a cold winter day in the northern climate. However, it does stand up to some of the "abuse" I give it working around the heavy equipment/trucks. If I spill diesel on it I just simply put it in the washer and let it dry overnight and it is good to go the next morning. Same is also true if I get road salt on it. If I layer it with my lighter carhart under it, then it is better, but still should be MUCH heavier/warmer than it is.
Carhartt's has been keeping my Man dressed in jacket's, pants, bib overalls, etc... for years! They are so durable, so comfortable, and he is protected from the elements. And best of all... THEY LOOK SO GREAT ON HIM!!! :) YAY!!!
He has his work Carhartt's and his leisure Carhartt's. That's the great thing about Carhartt's... They are great for anytime, anywhere!!!!
As someone who works in constructing, everyone knows that carhartt sells the most durable gear. This is the second jacket I have bought from carhartt but that doesnt mean its not durable. If you know what this jacket goes through its amazing how it only been my second one. I dump this jacket in the wash all the time, and even though the color fades it still as rugged as ever.
While I lived in Chicago, I would be this style of coat every 5 years. It kept me warm standing on el platforms and at bus stops. This coat is the best price-to-performance ratio you can get, meaning it's just as warm (or warmer) than the ski coats many people spend several hundred dollars on.
I bought a C03 style coat after 'making do' with lesser products for too long. I first wore the coat outside on a cold and windy day and wondered why I hadn't gotten one before. That Carhartt coat offered such great protection from wind and cold that I have since bought other products.
I used to have one of these but left it in europe. I missed it so much I got a new one recently and I forgot how great it is. It has great inside pockets, a good look, great fit.... everything makes me just want to wear this jacket exclusively from now on. I don't think I need to shop for jackets from anyone else because this is all I need. They are the best.
This Coat is the real deal, period! The warmth and durability is unmatched anywhere! It's been years and years since I owned a Carhartt product and really had forgotten all about them and they're much better than I remember. This coat weighs over seven pounds! I'm 6'3", 310 lbs. and finding quality outerwear isn't easy. I've found other coats, jackets, etc. but they were nothing like this. Since Carhartt offers a huge selection of quality clothing for us big guys, I'll be buying a lot more Carhartt from now on. Thanks Carhartt!
This is the last coat I'll ever buy. I need to order another one for if and when the one I have now wears out. BUT I don't expect that to happen anytime soon. The one I have now is six years old and still has lots of life left in it. Get the Black one, it's sweet.
This is a great coat. My only concern is that with the multiple washings that we have to do because of the work performed in this jacket, it seems to get a little smaller (shrinks a little) with each washing.
I purchased this coat in the black color to take advantage of the solar gain. It is one of the warmest coats i have ever owned. I can be out in the northern Illinois winters for up to 16 hours at a time and i am still plenty warm. I would reccomend this coat to everybody.
I purchased this coat to replace one that my boyfriend has had for years. The color of the other one had faded, he broke the zipper a while ago, and in his last hunting trip (before this one got ordered) he got blood ALL over it. It has to be very cold for him to wear a jacket, but when he wants one this is the only thing he reaches for. It fits great, is comfortable, and the pockets are so convenient. The jacket was out of stock in Tallahassee, but I had a great experience shopping online here, even when I had to change my order for another size. Thanks for the great coat Carhartt!
I am the father of two sons now 19 and 16 years old. My Arctic-Quilt coat was taken over by my oldest son. I had to buy myself another one. Luckily my second son could not take over my coat because he is 5-inches taller then me. I did buy him one for Christmas this year since it is all he asked for. This coat is rugged, comfortable and keeps us warm during all our outdoor activities. It is perfect for wearing Ice fishing in Minnesota.
This is an excellent coat for very cold weather. The combination of the Duck exterior with the Arctic Quilt lining creates a product that is virtually impenetrable by the wind. The fit of the coat is exactly what I had hoped for, as well. I am very pleased that my wife gave me this for Christmas, and I now know what I am going to get my boys next year!
With my profession in the construction indusrty this product of carhartts make working in the coldest conditions manageable, feels like the jacket isnt there with the range of motion you still get. I only buy carhartt outerwear when it comes to protecting myself against all types of elements.
This jacket is absolutely worth the price. If you're on the fence about buying it online because you haven't gotten your hands on it, let me assure you that it is of quality construction and very warm. You will not be disappointed.
I have the carhartt active w/sherpa linning and the active w/ thermal linning. that I love, BUT I just got the Traditional w/ arctic linning. WOW does this keep the cold out! I walk dogs all day and even two days ago the wind chill was 20 below and this coat keep my soooo warm even when the wind kicked up! I had to write a reveiw because I am so happy with my purchase. Carhartt`s are well worth the money too because they last forever. Thanks Carhartt! Please keep making a high quality product and don`t compromise your integrity like other clothing makers have.
I bought these jackets for a few employees that work for me and have to go outside to receive materials in the Chicago winter weather. These jackets keep them warm and are flexible enough for them to do their job effectively.
for a stylish jacket to go to town in its perfect. I would recommend this jacket to anyone who would use this for work or pleasure. The only problem i have with this is Double Zipper. It is not easy to get zipped up fast, maybe its just my jacket but Its not easy. Also it does not include a hood, for which it costs an extra 20 bucks.
Only issue zipper isnt easy, but is metal and strong.
I think that this is a great overall coat. It's very warm even in windy conditions, but I would consider getting a hood with it. It was a little stiff at first, but has really broken in nicely. Another quality product.
These coats are the best coats ever. They have everything i am looking for in a coat. I wear these coats for good and for working. They are simply the best. They last a long long time and still look nice.
I have had this coat for a few weeks and have already washed it several times. Extremely warm and well made. This is my first Crahartt purchase and I will be heading back to the store for the matching overalls as soon as possible. Keep up the good work Carhartt!
I've worn Carhartt for years and have always been happy to say their worth every penny. All the Artic line apparral have features to keep the cold out and the heat in even the coldest weather, like the velcro closures over the zippers etc. You can't go wrong with all the Artic line if you want to stay warm and durablity is required for the extremes on the job!
I love this coat! It is very warm, gets even better with every wash. It is the best purchase I have ever made! I have recommended this coat to my brother and brother in laws and they have all purchased one and all love it as much as I do....Thanks Carhartt!
My wife bought me this coat. At first it was stiff and when riding in a car it rode up on my back to a point where I had to lift myself off the seat and pull it down. I have used this coat for about 3 years. Very comfortable and extremely warm. Even when it gets -20 I am warm. It is made durable and appears that it will last for many more years to come.
Got this coat a couple weeks back and that was just in time. The temps went down to the mid 20s below zero with wind chills in the 40s below here in Twin Cities area. Wore this out in the wind and snow and it kept me toasty warm and dry. Great price for the quality and a sharp look too. I expect to wear this coat for many, many years to come. In a word, you can't go wrong with this one.
I am a business owner in the service industry. I have found ALL Carhartt products to be of high quality! Not only do I wear pants, shirts, jackets, and coveralls but all of my employees do as well. The high quality of Carhart products has decreased uniform costs drastically! I am able to go three times longer with Carhartt products than any other clothing for a service business. Keep the quality their and we will be customers for life!! CMM President