Carhartts Hooded pullover is the best I've ever owned. I'm a construction worker and usually work outdoors all winter and this pullover is very comfortable and very warm. There is nothing negative I can say about it.
The Rain Defender Sweatshirt certainly does so with comfort & warmth. I spent one cold, rainy day winterizing the outside of the home warm & dry - I was very impressed! I also loved the extra pocket within the front hand pouch to store either my cell phone, car keys, or even loose change. If I had to change anything about this sweatshirt, I'd ask Carhartt to make this with a heavier hood that was also larger then average hood for those that have to wear hard hats while working, along with a higher interior collar inside the hood to protect the neck from the cold. Besides those two changes, this is an excellent sweatshirt for the price & I will buy another when the one I presently own wears out!
I'm in construction and am outside about every day, all year long, in all types of weather. The sweatshirt is warm, heavy duty and water beads right off of it. I like plenty of room to layer underneath, I'm 5'9" 185lbs and an XL fits great. I've had mine for a couple of months and so far it has held up great in the rain, mud and snow. If you spend a lot of time outside in less than perfect conditions this is a great shirt to own.
I am in love with this sweatshirt! I work out doors in any and all conditions and this is built for and has me ready for all of them. This shirt is a heavy weight but still lets me be very mobile and comfortable and warm. I am in occasional drizzle and rain showers that popup without warning and it keeps me dry and breaths well. I was skeptical about the rain defender option but I am now a firm believer in it! I will be getting more rain defender clothing.
This is one of the best hoodies I own. I like it so much I bought a second one! Working outside in all types weather and a wide range of temperatures this hoody covers it all. On really cold days I wear it under a coat, but most of the time it is warm enough by itself. It is very comfortable without sacrificing function and durability. It runs true to size even after being washed.
From the moment I put the hoodie on I loved it! Rain and snow beads off the cloth. There is a second pocket inside the huge front hand pocket for your cell phone or whatever you want to put in there.It is warm when it needs to be warm. Yet it breaths to keep you cool when it warms up a bit. I would reccomend this to everyone! I'm 6'1" 255 pounds and wear xlarge tall. This product is true to size. Did not shrink when washed. I just love it!
The hoodie is perfect. Sizing is perfect for a 3xl. The generous sizing allows for unrestricted movement. Got caught in a rainshower and the water repellent feature is nice also. Overall another great product from Carhartt
If you work in varying weather conditions, such as cold, rain, snow, this is one sweatshirt you need to own. It can be worn as outwear or under a coat, depending how cold it is. I work as a carpenter and have worn this sweatshirt about 20 times, its great. It keeps you warm and repels rain that would normally soak into any other sweatshirt. which in turn keeps you from getting wet and freezing you butt off. It is also one of the most durable sweatshirts you will every own. Wearing this while building homes and It has held up great with not even the slightest sign of any wear. I highly recommend this sweatshirt to anyone that works outside year round.
This sweatshirt is awesome, it is super soft yet holds up under the wear and tear of a construction job. I really like the cell phone pocket within the pocket. Any time I would try to stash my phone in the pocket of my old sweatshirts it would fall out. The new pocket is the perfect solution.
The fit was true to size, not too tight or too baggy, the fabric is soft and durable, it is very versatile, what more could you ask for in a hooded sweatshirt? I found it to be very comfortable, my only wish were the neck opening be a little bit bigger. I found the pocket is just the right size for a survey notebook. I've used it at work, out in the yard, in the shop, and hunting. In all cases it met or exceeded my expectations for what a hooded sweatshirt should do. If you need a quality sweatshirt that will last the test of time, this is the one.
This is the best sweatshirt I own. It is very warm, roomy, and a great fit. The best feature is the rain defender water repellent. I spent six hours working in the rain wearing this sweatshirt, and it did not absorb the rain and get all weighed down like a regular sweatshirt would.
I bought this sweatshirt for my step dad as a gift. He works construction and plows and it has kept him warm and dry. The water resistance works so well that when his pocket filled with snow, the snow melted and the pocket held the water instead of absorbing it. Great gift for any guy.
really liked sweatshirt, the only thing I would change is put the cell phone pocket in the corner more and the opening so it opens to the inside not outside. when putting stuff into the front hands would always get caught on cell phone pocket.
The heavy weight, water resistance, and wind blocking features make this a great sweatshirt to wear while working in bad weather. Easier to move in than a jacket and it doesn't soak up the rain like other sweatshirts that left me cold. The cell phone pocket is a nice feature, though I find it hard to get the phone out when I need it. Overall, a great all around hoodie.
I was given the Paxton heavyweight hooded sweatshirt as a present and it is hands down the best I own. I work outside everyday so you learn what keeps you warm via trial and error. I world guess I own 25-30 sweatshirts and this one is easily the best. The wind doesn't cut throught it and you can feel the weight & quality. They do run a touch large but gives you room for layers.
I have other Carhartt sweatshirts that I have worn for years so when I had the opportunity to try this one with the Rain Defender treatment I was happy to try it. As usual the sweatshirt was well made, fit great, and looked good too! I was skeptical about the water resistance feature but after wearing it a few times in light rain just to try it out, I was surprised to see the water running off and not soaking in. This only adds to the usefulness of my Carhartt sweatshirt. A great buy!!!
If you work in the woods, live in the woods, or play in the woods, this sweatshirt is for you. The rain defender technology is amazing. I live in the northeast, and this sweatshirt is perfect for those cold days with pop-up rainstorms. The water literally does roll right off. I'm a logger and work in the elements all the time, and this sweatshirt will now be a staple in my work clothes. I will definitely be purchasing other rain defender gear from Carhartt.
The first time I put this sweatshirt on, I was impressed by the fit. After washing it, I was impressed by the comfort. By the end of winter, when I put this sweatshirt on, I feel like I am wrapped in a level of comfort and warmth like you get when you are hanging out with your best friend. If I could, I'd wear this everywhere.
I work for the Long Island Rail Road and I work outside in all weather. It is very warm and durable. But the best part about this hoodie is that it is water repellant. While working out on the tracks, I was caught in a rain shower. I was too far from my work truck to get a rain coat so I just put my hood up and continued working and "low and behold" I was able to stay dry. My only complaint for me is I wish the hood was a little bigger so it would fit over my hard hat.
I work outside all winter. I live in this sweatshirt from November to March. Been wearing them for about 8 years now, a new one every year, and with a layer or two underneath it, I never have to worry. 5-10 below? No problem. Windy? No problem. I love these hoodies. Tried all the others, none come close. Thanks, Carhart!
I have two Paxton pullover hoodies, one dark green and the other navy blue, and I absolutely love them. I normally don't get excited about clothes, but these sweatshirts are worth getting excited about! The quality, thickness, warmth, comfort, and attention to detail are second to none. Take the three-piece jersey-lined hood, for example. It's rounded shape fits my head closely and the jersey lining looks nice and does not leave lint in my hair. I have a buzz cut and lint clings to it like Velcro. I also noticed that the drawstring is sewn into the hood to prevent it from coming out or becoming uneven. If you look inside the edge of the hood where the drawstring passes through it, you will see a spot of stitching right in the center. The corners of the pocket have heavy stitching to prevent the pocket from coming loose; this happened to one of my old hoodies. The entire sweatshirt is triple-stitched on every seam. The Rain Defender fabric treatment really sheds water, yet it does not affect the texture of the fabric. It feels like a normal heavyweight cotton sweatshirt; thick, soft, and dense. The Paxton hoodie may seem overly expensive, but when you look at all the details I just mentioned and think about the value they add to the product by increasing its usefulness and durability, the price is more than justified. I'll take substance over style any day, but I really like the style of the Paxton hoodie; plain and simple, no fancy logos or patterns, just a small Carhartt tag on the corner of the pocket. I never wore hooded sweatshirts when I was a kid, but now I have come to appreciate how useful, practical, comfortable, and stylish they really are. I love my Paxton hoodies and will be buying more in different colors when my local retailer has more in stock. Well done, Carhartt!
I reviewed the Paxton hoodie previously, but I think my previous review got deleted accidentally; I can't find it on the website. I obviously think very highly of this product, which is why I took the time to submit a new review. Please post my new review and delete the old one if it is still in your system, I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.
I work outside, when I'm not working I'm in the field with my dog, hunting, working on fences, or a tractor, splitting wood. You name it. This sweatshirt can really take it. Wind? Hang on the back of a garbage truck at 30MPH, don't feel it. Rain? Steady rain for hours deer hunting. I stayed dry, at least the part the sweatshirt covered. Durability? Slinging trash or busting brush pheasant hunting this sweatshirt took it all and asked; 'That all you got?' Cold? T-shirt, longsleeve T, this sweatshirt and a sherpa vest is good to go down to 10 degrees.
This is another of those products that let you live Carhartt hard.
I wear hooded sweatshirts everyday from October through May. This one is one of the best I have had. It keeps you warm on the cold days, but also breathes well so that it isn't too hot on the not so cold days. It fits great, and it looks good too. I would definitely recommend!
This is an extremely warm and thick sweatshirt. I've worn it multiple times out during rain and snow without extra layers, and it keeps me more than warm enough when working outside in Montana fall and winter weather.
While the fabric isn't the softest, it holds up much better than most against abrasion and tearing, which is great.
If you are buying to have a durable work sweatshirt for cold weather, this is a great sweatshirt. If you're looking for a casual, light weather sweatshirt, this might not work as well for you.
This sweatshirt made the local high school football season survivable !! It provided plenty of warmth on the coldest nights and did a great job of not letting that bone-chilling wind through. The hood fit nicely and helped keep the rain off my head and when not needed it stayed back out of the way. The rain just ran off the outside of the sweatshirt keeping me dry and happy. The only odd thing was the little "security" pocket inside the pouch. This either needs to be larger or removed all together. With today's phones and key fobs, it isn't big enough for much. Overall great product and would recommend to others. Oh yes, nice soft and comfortable lining too!!
This Sweatshirt is true to size. Fits great with extra room. I like how the shoulders are cut so that when you extend you arms the sleeves to do not ride up to your elbows. It is also long enough so that it covers down to your hips. Wore this in the rain many times and kept me dry. The neck opening is a little small. Overall a must have Sweatshirt.
This hooded sweat shirt has all the traditional Carhartt features especially for durability and comfort. Once worn, it breaks in completely and comfortably. The fabric is lightweight on the body but keeps warmth in and wind out. I have only been able to test repellent capabilities in slight rain drizzle and it worked great. I am disappointed that the the XXLTall just fits. I really would like half inch longer in sleeves and roomier in shoulders/chest. I am not a Carhartt duck brown fan. I would prefer heather or navy. What is the 2nd smaller pocket in the hand pouch for?
I am a correctional officer and I work in the yard a lot which means I am outside in all weather conditions. I have been wearing this hoodie for about 8 months now and I love it!! It is very comfy at all times no matter what I am doing, it is very warm. It meets the carhartt standard of being very durable. The only flaw in this product is that the hood does not cover my entire head when it is up. But I wear a hat so that is not a deal breaker! Still a great product
This is the first review I've written on anything. I really like the hoodie, it performs as promised. It kept me dry and warm. I wore it on a windy day and it cut the wind nicely. Wasn't really expecting that. I messed up when i ordered it and got mine a bit to big for me so I will be getting one that fits me a bit better. the only thing I didn't like was the cell phone holder, I tried using it a few times while at work and my phone kept falling out. Other than that its a great product.