I was sent this sweatshirt by Carhartt to test. I work outside seven days a week,and I can say this is one FINE sweatshirt! I like it so much, I purchased four more of the Paxton in different styles! I like the fit, the cuffs stay where they are supposed to, the waist band and the metal zipper. I also like the cell phone pocket which secures my phone quite nicely. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND the heavy weight Paxton Sweatshirt to anyone that spends their time outdoors. You won't be disappointed!
Loved this hoody but was very disappointed when the medium almost reached my knees....returned for small, hope it's still not too big. Don't know why carhartt changed their sizing, use to be perfect fit before.
While I found the sweatshirt a little long for me, it certainly is a very comfortable/warm article of clothing. A few mornings recently I left home while it was raining and one morning in particular raining a lot more than I expected. The sweatshirt kept me dry and warm although my pants were soaked as the rain ran right off me because of the "water proof" properties of the sweatshirt. I have noticed that the zipper gets a little "sticky" when wet.
I am a big guy 6'3" 340lbs. I was worried about the fit, length /width, so I ordered the 3xl tall. I am incredibly satisfied with this product the fit is perfect, plenty of room and great length to cover the plummers crack. Carhartt is the best quality clothing company I have ever come across. The rain defender works very well, I spent a half hour in the rain the day I got it and it kept me warm and dry. It has a great lined hood that doesn't restrict mobility and keeps the melon toasty. I recommend this hoodie to everyone.
I've been wearing this hooded sweatshirt for about a month while working in all kinds of fall weather in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. I am really impressed over the fact that I can wear this in the rain without feeling cold and wet. It keeps me warm and dry as it repels the rain. The perfectly designed hood fits easily over my ball caps and even my bulkier knitted hats. I also like the fact that the hood does not fall down over my eyes even when I'm not wearing a hat and the drawstrings are pulled tight. This sweatshirt is also roomy enough to wear over heavy shirts and even a light vest if needed. The pockets are very roomy and strong. The waist and wrist cuffs are also snug and strong. The fabric is rugged and abrasion resistant. The zipper is Carhartt strong. It washes well and retains it's size. When I put this sweatshirt on in the morning I feel confident that I will stay warm and dry all day, even if there's a chance that I'll get caught out in the rain. I'd also like to mention that this heavyweight sweatshirt does not bind at all in the shoulders which is important to me since I have wide shoulders. I'm sure that I will get many years of use out of this rugged and functional sweatshirt.
It was a rainy week in October when I received my Rain Defender jacket. This jacket out performed anything I have ever worn shy of a rain coat. I will add all of the Rain Defender gear to my work clothes. Carhartt you hit a grand slam with this one!! Thank You!
I have worn this jacket about 15-20 over the past few month in many different types of weather it has worked out great. heavier than the standard sweat jacket and lighter than a coat. kept me dry through the rain. Hood works great. my only complaint is that it faded after three washes. I like black being black not off black/ faded
It's nice to have a sweatshirt that is warm, soft, and water resistant so if you get caught in a light shower, you stay dry and don't have to worry about packing rain gear all the time. I got a size L, but it was a little big around the mid section. I know Carhartt usually doesn't make size M tall, but it would be a nice option on all of there products. I'm 6' tall and 170lbs so I need length in the arms and body and sometimes things don't fit perfect. Not Carhartt's fault, maybe I need to have a few more cheeseburgers!!!
This is by far the best hoodie sweatshirt that I own. When I am outdoors working in the rain, this hoodie is waterproof and doesn't get my clothes wet. I like the material and it has washed well after over 10 washes. It holds the shape and also is warm in the harsh outdoor weather. I specifically like the material and it looks high quality and also keeps me warm while I am working outside. I will be purchasing more of these hoodies and would highly recommend buying this.
This is a super jacket it fits true to size, far superior to Under Armour, it's very warm by itself and great for layering, plenty of room for maneuvering while working it fits great, large hood I love it
Really happy with the purchase. 5'11" 170lbs. and a small fits me perfectly. Washed it a couple times and it hasn't shrunk which was my biggest fear as there isn't much room left. Sweatshirt is comfortable, warm and does a decent job of shielding the wind. Only complaint is the wrist cuffs are tight around my wrists... like, really tight. The hairs on my arms are sore after wearing the sweatshirt and any attempt to stretch out the cuffs hasn't worked (which shows how durable the elastic is). Next time I purchase, I might consider a medium to see if there is more room in the cuffs.
This sweatshirt has great value in its material and quality. Its thick fabric has kept me warm as winter approached here in MN while allowing plenty of mobility. It appears to be made with the same craftsmanship that I've come to expect from Carhartt, I expect it to last a long time. My only complaint is the way it fits. The waistband is nice and snug but above the waistband, where the pouch pockets are, the sweatshirt is very bulky which creates an unnecessary build up of fabric. If this sweatshirt had more of a tailored fit it would be perfect!
I was pretty impressed with this sweatshirt on how comfortable it was. Not only did I wear it but my wife also would quick put it on when she went outside. And being Carhartt, you know that it will stand up no matter what you throw at it. The only thing I would change on it is the cell phone pocket. I have a Droid which doesn't fit but I would suggest putting a pocket on the inside with a Velcro flap. I have other Carhartt clothes and this item is in most of them.
When I look at buying work clothes, I look at it as making an investment. You can NOT go wrong with Carhartt for no matter what the category is, and this "Men's Paxton Heavyweight Hooded Zip-Front Sweatshirt" proves my point. Being a trucker and always spending my spare time either out in the woods or outside around the house I put my clothes through harsh environments and even harsh seasonal wet weather. I was a little skeptical when I first seen the "Rain Defender" on the tag, but knowing that it was made from Carhartt, I gave it a try and WAS NOT disappointed! Very comfortable, very warm (Even being in freezers that are set at -10F to -20F for short stints) and beyond my durability requirements. I wear it as an everyday work coat in and out of the truck as well as a chore coat around the house and woods. Caught in rain showers quite often I have grown to love the rain defender so much that it is my rain coat for moderate showers, repels the water right off Large pockets to fit almost anything to get the job done and a large hood to protect even the biggest of heads! It was by far a great investment that will last for a LONG time! Very Hap Happ Happy! Recommend to everyone!
This sweatshirt is very comfortable to wear all day around the farm and working on equipment. I am constantly in and out of the tractors in all types of weather so it's nice not to have to worry if it is raining if I'm going to get wet. This sweatshirt helps shed the rain off me.
Very comfortable and Durable. The fit is a little big but leaves room for layering during colder months. I wore the sweatshirt in light to medium rain and it repelled the water without soaking through.
Being a Carhartt user for about thirty years, I knew this would be a quality product and I wasn't disappointed. The rain stood up like a waxed car. The temp.s in last two days was in the twenties and sweat shirt is very warm, getting in and out of equipment. I love the space in the right pocket which holds my cell phone. I would purchase this item again.
It fits like the proverbial glove, repels water as promised, is soft and comfortable, yet rugged and durable. It is the warmest hooded sweatshirt I have ever owned. Thinking about buying more in a variety of colors. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
This product redefines comfort in a sweatshirt. My experience to anything in the past with water repellency or waterproof ability was that it was stiff or the exterior shell did not feel fabric-like. Not this. In fact, however the resistance to water is imbedded is amazing because the fabric feels very soft and comfortable to the touch. The other amazing thing is that it continues to breath extremely well almost like a thermostat was in it. When I would begin to feel warm it was almost as though it would begin to breath even better and sweating did not become a problem. Fit around all the way around was comfortable and slightly loose which is how I like it when I am working and wearing a sweatshirt. Overall, a pleasure to wear.
this is a great sweatshirt to wear in the fall and rain days,it will keep you dry ,i orderd the long so it will keep your back from the wind and cold,great to work in the fit gives you alot of room,you can not do better then carhartt
Its also of course - durable. I knew at a glance I would use and love the sweatshirt as only someone who depends on clothing to be ready for anything could appreciate. I don't worry about weather changes since I can zip it open and drop the hoodie or zip it shut and put the hoodie up. Its like having an always ready mini shelter while I am out there working. Well worth buying.
Having worn this MEN'S PAXTON HEAVYWEIGHT HOODED ZIP-FRONT SWEATSHIRT for the past 30+ days I am very happy to report my satisfaction with this garment. Fall rain and wind are no match to the warmth and dryness provided....and when the sun would make itself known on the job-site the Paxton wasn't too heavy or hot either. I am also VERY pleased with the length. Finally a durable and versatile hoodie that is cut for a 6'8" man. Keep up the great work Carhartt and you will always find me wearing your gear and telling my crew(s) how much value your clothing line provides!
This is an absolutely wonderful sweatshirt that exceeded my expectations. It is weird classifying this as a “sweatshirt” as it shares the same characteristics and comfort as one, but it is as close to a full out fall jacket as you can get.
Overall Fit I am 6’1” and generally wear a size “L.” When I ordered this sweatshirt, I noticed that it came in an “L-Tall” version, so I opted for that size instead. The length was a bit longer than I thought it would be coming down a few inches past my waist (maybe 4 to 5 inches). I was concerned that it was too long, until I tried it out – having the extra length definitely helped with the cold weather we have been having, as well as when I am wearing something heavy underneath it, like another sweatshirt. Not having tried the non-tall version, I would think that the regular length would have also fit me just fine.
Comfort The sweatshirt was way warmer than I anticipated that it would be. The first time I wore it was to rake the leaves out of my yard. It was 38 degrees with light rain and I only had a t-shirt on underneath. Within a few minutes, I was already zipping the sweatshirt down to let in some air. It was very dry and toasty!
Build Quality The zipper is very heavy duty and took a few passes to get “broken in” before it worked smoothly. The overall build quality is excellent – no loose threads or issues with any part of it to date. I have also loaded out the pockets several times with nails, nuts, bolts and random trash. I never found any holes in the pockets or stretching/damage to the material.
I also washed the sweatshirt several times and the color has not faded at all (bought mine in black). I did make the mistake of throwing it in the machine with some dirty rags and got some nice bleach stains on it now. My fault obviously – guess it gives the sweatshirt some character.
I will absolutely be buying another one of these again once I wear this one out – but who knows how long that will be? I anticipate this sweatshirt hanging with my other Carhartt stuff for a long time before it needs a replacement.
I have no idea how the heck Carhartt did this. I have a sweat jacket that is water proof. Not resistant mind you. Water proof. I wore this comfy and warm sweat jacket several times in the chilly fall weather in west central Ohio in those all day rains we seem to get.
The sweatshirt was wet and I stayed dry. No wet migration. I do not know how, I do not know why. I know this is now my favorite sweatshirt/ sweat jacket ever.
I was sent this zip up hooded sweatshirt as a test. I can tell you that it is everything that you would want for use in multiple climates. The day I recieved the sweatshirt it was raining outside and i had work to do so I put in on right out of the package. It kept me warm and dry for the enitire 6 plus hours that I was outside. The sweatshirt shed the rain and it never felt as if it was getting wet. As the weather changed to colder temperatures this sweatshirt kept me warm. Now that the temps have been in the single didgets I have just thrown my Carhartt quick duck vest over the top and I stay very warm. This is very comfortable sweatshirt, nice and soft lining. Having a zipper front makes temperature control very nice. I like the small phone pocket on the inside of the larger pocket too, this keeps my phone out of the way of tools and anything else that is in my pocket. I would strongly reccommed this sweatshirt to anyone who is active outdoors or someone that needs it for changing climates. I gave this a 5 out of 5 in every category, I tried to use it in the most extreme areas that I could and it performed very well.
I was impressed with this sweatshirt in the first couple of days after receiving it. With cold October rain the only place that got wet was around the collar because I didn't have the hood up. I stayed dry and comfortable all day everyday.
I recieved my Rain Defender Hoodie on the perfect day (Cold and Raining). The body fits great and extends over your rear to keep the wind and cold out. It performed very well in the rain (meaning I didn't get wet). I've washed the hoodie several times with no problems, Fits the same and didn't shrink a bit, no color lose and still repelled the rain. Pockets are deep and with the extra small inner pocket in the right hand pocket, you don't worry about loosing items. Great hoodie for the outdoor worker or for a casual wear jacket. I thought the hood could be a little deeper (to cover your forehead when it's raining).
This is a great all around sweatshirt, it is not only comfortable, good looking and provides practical warmth in cool weather but also provides the confidence of being able to go out hiking or working and not worrying about the rain. I don't need to take an extra bulky rain coat out with wearing this sweatshirt since it keeps me warm and dry during sudden rain storms. The hood provides a great fit around my Carhartt ball cap giving me extra warmth and rain protection. Has a inside cell pocket to keep my cell phone dry also. Closures around waist, wrists and face provide excellent security while maintaining comfort. The three piece hood provide protection but does not restrict head movement. An all around excellent sweatshirt for everyday use at work or play.
I received this as a gift and couldn't be happier. It's warm, comfortable and actually repels water after multiple washings. It seems durable and well constructed with a good fit. I would recommend this sweatshirt.
This heavy duty zip hoody is awesome. The zipper is extra strong and the material is sturdy and thick. Two hand warmer pockets are great, the only thing I don't care for is a small interior pocket sewn inside the right hand warmer pocket. I guess its for keys or small items but for me it just gets in the way. Other than that it is a fantastic hoody that I will wear out after many years of heavy use. Good job.
I was sent this sweatshirt to test. I am very happy with this product. It is rain resistant and very warm. The interior is quite soft and comfortable, while the exterior is durable. I highly recommend this sweatshirt as a change of seasons garment or a layer below your heavy winter gear.
Got the sweatshirt to try it out. Wore it on many occasions with rain and cold wind. Kept me warm and dry every time. I work as a bus mechanic and wore it to work a few times with no issues. Great sweatshirt.
am reviewing the Paxton Heavyweight Hooded Zip front Sweatshirt. I am using the hoddie in Williston ND. The weather has been in the range of -6 to +20 this week. The hoodie is keeping me warm and toasty along with my base layers. I really like the build quality and seems to be holding up the elements and the work environment. I would recommend the hoodie and I am really happy with it.
This probably the best hoodie I have ever had or tried on. The first day I got it, it rained like crazy. It was one of those winter rains. I know it said water repellent but it was hard to believe judging from the fabric(not what I'm used to from water repellent clothing) but it performed excellent. I stayed dry and warm. It is not big and bulky but still kept me warm. And the pocket inside the right side pocket fit my phone perfectly and it never fell out. Overall I was very impressed especially with the water repellency.
I was sent this Sweat shirt in October 2014 and asked to wear it to work. I have worn it every day that I could without being too warm. This product is outstanding in everyway.
It is heavy enough to stand up to brisk New England mornings and repels the normal mist to a slight drizzle that usually greets us here in the Northeast at this time of year.
It pairs nicely with my Carhartt duck vest when the temperature drops and allows for great freedom of movement, so that I was able to have full reach and be able to accomplish my tasks while working outside at my trade.
The change pocket inside the right front pocket is nice, but this sweat shirt would be well served by having either a hidden pocket up on the chest, or an inside pocket or two for wallet, cell phone, pencils, etc.
All in all I would highly recommend this sweat shirt to tradesmen and civilians alike.
This sweatshirt exceeds my expectations in every way! I took it with me to deer camp this season and it performed exactly as expected. The rain defender water repellent finish beaded up the rain and snow with no problems. The security sized pocket was a little small for my cellphone, but I was able to keep my truck keys secure inside the "cellphone pocket"
what a great hoodie. this sweat shirt is very warm. has a great fit. love the front pockets there big and easy to find. the rain defender works very well. water just rolls off the hoodie with no soak through after wearing the the hoodie in the rain for a few hours.
A quality Carhartt product . Warm and roomy for laying in the fall and winter. The rain defender product is like Rain x for your outerwear. The one thing I didn't like is the security pocket within the hand warmer pocket. It's too small for my phone and I was always catching my fingers in it and losing my keys in it. Otherwise a great product for laying and cooler weather use.
This is the HEAVIEST sweatshirt I have used yet. Rain Defender means Rain Defender as you can wear this sweatshirt in the rain WITHOUT getting soaked on the inside and still stay warm. Perfect for the Wisconsin's Falls here and with the early cold snap, so glad I have it. High quality sweatshirt and very warm. Heavy duty zipper. Heavy-duty EVERYTHING. If you are shopping for a gift or for yourself, this IS the one you want.