I am completely in love with this coat! I ordered a size smaller (xl) as I am normally a 2x and it fits perfectly! The cuffs look cool and have the uncool warmness hidden inside and the buttons mean no more broken zippers EVER again! I am bummed it got warm here so I can't live in this coat...it should be warm enough for serious winters too! Buy this coat and you won't have to buy another jacket for 20 years!!!
I have been wearing Carhartt for years and just got this jacket. Everything is great about this jacket. Except THE BUTTONS. They are very cheap buttons that barely hold the jacket closed. They pop open easily with the slightest resistance. Considering returning it for my money back, but might just have a tailor put a heavy duty zipper in, using the buttons only as a secondary closure. You guys almost nailed it! Why did you skimp on the cheap buttons/no zipper? I would gladly pay more up front for this product if it had a solid closure system.
I just got this jacket and love it. Only problum is the buttons, they open so easly. Its seemed like I may have purchased a defective one but nope. Came on this and other people have also thought the same. Carhartt you need to change these buttons, other than that this coat is one of the best iv owned. Would recommend this coat to anybody just have buttons switched out at a tailor.
This is a really nice looking jacket, the sherpa lining is incredible. Button snaps are cool they do jingle slightly though. VERY warm, seems to be excellent quality.....kinda wish it was made in USA (its made in mexico by usa materials) but I guess nowadays that doesnt really happen often. I normally wear a large and I ordered a medium that fits perfectly so just be aware that it runs slightly big.
i have had a few carhartts , j130 and detroit and this is the best of them all , i wear large in most coats such as north face but in all carhartt i wear medium , so i would suggest if your first time get one size smaller than your normal coat size , this coat rocks ,, love the sleeve cuffs and sherpa lining is so soft and cuddly
I'd noticed the comments from prior reviewers re: the snap buttons being poor quality, but assumed it could have simply been a bad run... Nope. Just got mine yesterday and the buttons are terrible. I'm 6'0 and an athletic 190lbs (i.e. no belly-assisted button popping), and these buttons pop open when the coat scrunches getting in and out of cars, moving casually (opening doors, turning your head with the hood on, etc). There's no way these stay buttoned when doing something active/work-related.
Love the look/feel of the coat, and the appearance of buttons adds to that... They just need to work. Only knock on an otherwise great coat.
Great tough coat. I'm usually a XXL-XXXL in other brands, but an XL fits me well with Carhartt. I only find it a little tight in the upper arm area. The only two things I kind of have issue with are the elastic wrist cuffs inside the sleeve that are not visible, but I think I can just cut them out. The other thing is the front hand warming pockets. They are shallow and fleece lined, it's the only part of the coat that isn't heavy duty. I know I'll rip them apart in no time.
I've been looking for a good winter jacket that is durable and will last for more then a winter and i decided carhartt is the best and i love it so glad with my choice. I recommend it to everyone. I also love all the pockets. THey do come a little snug though.
I had bought this coat a couple years ago and thought it was the best thing ever. Unfortunately, I had too much fun one night and left it at a random house in Fargo, ND. Whoever lives their definitely scored big time receiving this jacket for free... None the less, I was glad to see that this jacket is still available, and with more colors. So I'm here buying another. Hands down, the warmest coat I've ever worn!
I bought this jacket for myself and I absolutely love it. It is a tiny bit heavy but I am outside working most of the time and this jacket will actually get me hot in the middle of winter. I love it. The pockets are perfect. I normally wear and XL for womens so the mens Large was the best for me. The men seem to have a lot better choices however I did purchase a womens jacket also and got it in XL and it is a bit too small and does not have the pocket depth.
I bought this coat as a birthday gift for my daughter's fiance. It is a wonderful coat. He absolutely loved it. The color was true to the pictures of it. The zipper was a little stiff but we put wax on it and it worked just fine. I would definitely recommend this product. I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you Carhartt.
This is a good jacket. I can only complain about two things. The first thing Carhartt should change is the hand-warmer/front pockets at the waist. They're made of a light-weight, thin synthetic material that feels absolutely awful when you put your dry, winter-chapped hands into. The material snags on all those little rough spots you get on your hands from the winter season, and to me, is like nails on a chalkboard. I took scissors and cut mine out of the jacket. Why they didn't just make the pockets out of the same canvas the jacket is made from, I can't understand. My second issue is with the snaps. They are weird, in that they don't "snap" well. I'd describe them as not confident, though they seem to be breaking-in. To their credit, once "snapped", I've not had them fail. Otherwise, I'm happy with this jacket. It's plenty warm without being bulky , has good range of motion and so far has the toughness you expect from Carhartt. If they'd fix the two issues I wrote about, it'd be a great, not good jacket.
Great coat, but way bigger than expected. I tried on a different style and it fit perfect. I ordered this one online in the same size and I'm swimming in it. I'm definitely returning it. I haven't had a chance to test the durability so I rated it average.
I previously wrote a review on this coat titled "poor quality snaps" . I tried to add to that post but could not figure out how, so I am writing a new one. The bottom line is that I returned the J284 coat and purchased the C95 Jackson coat. I give the C95 coat 5 stars and highly recommend it. My review of the C95 is in the C95 review section.
The best jacket of the 6 or so Carhartt jackets I have owned over the years,but it needs a little refining.The buttons either don't hold and there is one that is hard to release,even lubed with soap.It would be good if the lower pockets went into the insulation so when you stick your hands in they get warm.It could use a drawstring inside around the waist and lose the sherpa for fleece.One more little thing,not sure if that little patch pocket on the left is for an IPad,but would be good if it either wasn't there or would fit an IPhone.The black is the best looking color it comes in.The jacket may not have been intended for work in the field,but rather casual wearing,but it is a great all around jacket.
I have a Carhartt sweater that I wear a lot because it doesn't really get that cold here. I got my jacket as a Christmas gift and I had planned to put it in my RV so that when I travel to cold climates I would be prepared for it. Well I have used the jacket a few nights out just to see what what it would feel like. I thought it would be too heavy for around here but to my surprise it is comfortable and I don't feel a thing when I wear it. It feels like I could be outside all night and not feel a thing truly amazing jacket well worth every penny. If you want the best buy Carhartt.
this is my go to jacket for work/bush/play. it is warm(but breaths), no restricted movement, great colours, feels solid and feels like you're wearing something of quality, the hood is vey well designed,...... one thing i love love love is the storm cuffs great looking and good working feature all carhartt jacket should have this!!!!. love the texture of the fabric, the right amount of pockets, i like how it doesn't have elastic around the bottom.
things i would add: a proper "by swing" shoulder rather then a folded and stitched fake one , and the option of a collared version for the people that don't want a hood ( i like the hood ), and add water proofing as is absorbs water very easy when it rains.
I would recommend the product because I love the jacket depending on customer service. The problem is after less than 4 months, one of the snaps has broken apart and three others are barely hanging on. I am not a "big" guy so its not a stress test that ruined them. They just started to get difficult to unsnap and started breaking. Too bad, I'll see what the company says when they answer my email.