I've worn this jacket in sub freezing, cold and wet and just plain wet environments in the construction industry and it has more than weathered multiple washes, storms and blizzards it has stood strong without wearing out or breaking down in the rough and tough environment that I work in. Thanks Carhartt!
Purchased the coat two weeks ago and is worth the high priced amount. The coat holds well in freezing conditions and also is very durable in heavy duty environments. I travel around the U.S for installation projects, and this coat had not disappointed me in varies weather conditions. Also it has a great look.
I have had this jacked for one year. I loved the coat. Bought a 2XLT. (i'm 6'5") Could be longer at the waist. Only issue that i have is the stitching around the front pocket zipper came apart. The Zipper is intact it the piece between the zipper and the duck material. Now i have probably zipped the front zippers a handful of times. I wear this for casual everyday wear (no hard labor) when the weather gets cold. I have had other Carhartt's in the past that have lasted me for years through the thick and thin that cost half as much. I am saddened/upset that this is where the jacket failed.
i bought this jacket because i was tired of ripping other technical waterproof outerwear at work. it is 100% downpour proof so far however i have not washed it yet. the quick-duck stands up to the abrasive steel i work around every day.
i wish you made a quick-duck storm defender coat with at least a fleece liner as when its cold and rainy i have to layer up and sometimes i rather just throw on one coat and get to work.
As soon as I wore this jacket in the Carhartt store, it was a no brainer. Why? Because I needed something for the chilly spring in the northeast that is tough but not as bulky as Carhartt's C003 Heavy jacket that I've been wearing for 5 years in the winter. This jacket's shell is just as tough as the heavy models, but it's lighter weight so I will use it for both work and casual wear. Love it !
It is a heavy duty shell. It is not insulated but warm depending on what layers you wear underneath bc it is wind and waterproof. it is designed for people working outside in wet windy weather who need to shed or add layers depending on their level of physical exertion or surrounding temperature. It is not lined to save weight so you can move better. It is not for temps below freezing but still a great work or hunting coat. just wear a base layer and midweight fleece underneath and youll be nice n toasty for most winter climates in the southern US. It all depends on what you are doing. Mtn climbers wear shells in freezing temps but different types of layers underneath and they are constantly moving.
Yes it is very warm; it breaks you from wind and keeps you dry in the rain (tested it out in a down pour here in CA and I stayed dry from my head to my waste (; because I wasn't wearing waterproof pants). The only issue that I have noticed with this jacket is that when it is raining it doesn't breathe as well as I'd had hoped. But I love it none the less. I'd definitely recommend this to someone who wants totstay dry/warm.