I own dozens of pieces of Carhartt gear and have never been disappointed in any manner of quality or construction other than the sizing recently being a little odd. But I have to say this is the poorest engineered piece of clothing I've ever bought coming from Carhartt. I've owned and worn out several of the arctic lining jackets and coats and I've never purchased a hood attachment for any of them until now. I found this hood is too shallow not deep enough for a average head I wear a normal size 7 5/8 cap so my noodle is not the issue. This hood has no way of snugging itself to your face or tightening it enough through a traditional drawstring system. I have today opted to buy the model A08 model that is a separate piece non attachable hood with a knit cuff that you can wear with other jackets or coats as well it comes with a drawstring system but comes in only two colors neither of which match any coat I own other than a pair of coveralls and bibs. I would highly recommend a re-design of this hood to make it work in elements it's supposed to work in outside dead winter cold because this model sure misses that mark by miles. I ordinarily don't review products unless they are exceptionally good or exceptionally poor this comes under the latter category.
I have been looking for a "moss" coloured hood for my coat for a couple of years. There are none to be had in Canada! However I was told by a support man on the website that they could ship a moss coloured hood to my location and I immediately made the purchase. Now the coat is complete for those extra cold days in winter. Thank you!
I purchased a Carhartt coat about eight years ago without a hood. I recently purchased a hood hoping the snaps would match the positions on my older coat. Not only is the coat still in good shape the snaps matched!
It seems that I got the youth version of this hood but there is only one size. The front of the hood sits awkwardly on top of your hear. It needs to be much larger to be of any practical use at all. I even put it on my girlfriend's head which is a much smaller head and it was too small for her. I'm sending it back. It's too bad, otherwise this would be a great hood.
It attaches easily to the Carhartt Coat. It is wind proof and that is all that is good. The button/snap strap is too close up front is 1/2 to 1 inch too short, so wearing a ski mask or scarf is impossible... worse, the velcro strap can never make up the difference and is at least 2 full inches too short. I was able to attach it and it choked me. The outside band/bill flares and sense there is no way to tighten it up, it acts like a sail, capturing the wind and snow. Also the velcro strap has rough edges and irritates the skin. Whatever you do, buy another hood.... one with a pull string.
Just what I needed for my new jacket - Don't Like Stocking Caps! Would have like to have matched inside to the material in my jacket, but it is not available. Only issue I would have changed would be the velcro strap to 'temporarily' secure the hood under your chin. A couple inches longer on it would be great - OTHERWISE, I like it !!
I LOVE my new Carhart jacket, but all it was missing was a hood. I was excited to receive it in the mail, only to find out that "one size fits all" is bogus.
The hood is TINY, made for young adults at most, small ones. The hood only extends maybe a centimeter past my eyes, my nose and chin extend past the hood. It sits high on my head, and when snapped shut makes me look like I've stolen a child's jacket.
I'm so disappointed in this product. Even tho I love my new jacket, I would rather not wear it at all if this hood was permanently attached.
I use this hood with my c26 coat. i used this in a 20" snow storm while operating a snow blower. I found that when i blew the snow into the wind some came back and hit my face but since i was wearing my A202 facemask i was fine and warm
The purchase was for a coat that was 4xlt....when you wrap the hood straps around the collar.. they are not long enough to snap together in the front....hoods for this size coat need to be made and attached from the start
My son-in-law is a big guy and finding clothes that are large enough and tough enough to stand up to his daily routine is hard. I bought the carhartt jacket and the matching hood as a Christmas gift for him. He loves them!
As always, Carhartt makes the highest quality product you can find. This hood has helped keep me warm and totally comfortable in the subzero temperatures and winds of New England. The combination of the arctic coat and this hood has never failed to keep me warm and dry. Plus, it won't wear out for years. Carhartt has never let me down.