I'm about 5'3'' and 130 lbs and the small was a bit big. Not so big that I wanted to exchange it for the extra small, but big enough so that I could gain some weight and not have it be a problem :P It's pretty warm and goes with just about anything. my only complaint is that the neck collar tends to stick up and dig into my chin
This vest is nice and warm, comfortable and fits just right. Nice large pockets and lots of them placed just where you want them. Extra length in the back gives more warmth and shorter length in the front makes riding my horse or 4 wheeler easy with no bunching. Tuff enough for choring, warm enough on chilly days and feminine enough to go to the grocery store. I love the colors. Please keep making these! Thanks Carhartt for a quality product with a working women in mind.
I love wearing tomboy clothes that still have a feminine edge and this vest fits the bill. Comfortable, warm, durable, and super cute. I think the proportions are a little off--the hip area is a little wide and it could have a bit more room in the bust area. But this doesn't detract from the overall visual impression or functionality of this vest. I'm thinking of getting another color.
I bought this vest in dark brown over four years ago and I wear it all day, every day during Spring, Summer and Fall. I wear it working, which can be very demanding and damaging to clothes, as I am a full-time farrier and my job is always destroying my clothes somehow. I wear it riding all the time when its cool out, too... And it's my favorite farm chore outerwear, as well! I pretty much have this vest on from the time I step outside til the moment I come home after work and chores. This vest has been beat up, dirtied, washed hundreds of times and it still keeps on keeping on. Its now just starting to show signs of wear and tear. The colour has definitely faded, but I doubt most people ask as much out of a piece of outerwear as cowgirls / farmgirls do. It is time for me to invest in another one of these babies, though! I plan on ordering the dark brown one again (It just happens to hide dirt really really well!) Thanks, Carhartt... You make great women's work clothes, and they sure can flatter a curvy girl!
I bought this vest last year.I absolutely love it. Its comfortable and very durable, I wear it all the time and receive so many compliments on it . One of the best purchases that i have made and is worth every dollar.
I'm not gonna lie...I feel pretty cool in my Carhartt gear while both taking care of my 41 holstein calves and attending some good redneck winter fun like burning the picnic tables at a bonfire! I love this vest because my arms are more free to move around and wrestle a calf safely into the barn while I'm also able to keep warm. Warmth is trapped air and my vest traps the air needed to stay warm in the Winter. Thanks for making a great product!!
Ive been wearing the Carhartt Ladies Vest for just about 2 years. I was so happy with the original vest that I bought 2 more in different colors. I ride horses and find the vests perfect for riding or working around the barns. Comfortable over a long sleeve shirt, over a sweater or sweatshirt or when it's really cold under a plaid jack shirt and I'm toasty warm. Love the pockets as they're good for holding cell phone and work gloves as well as the occassional horse treat. I'm so happy that Carhatt recognizes that women need durability and comfort as much as men. Keep the wonderful lines coming.
The vest is well made and designed to last. The pocket sizes and pocket locations are perfect. This is a medium to heavy weight vest that I wear over or under my jacket. The sizing was right on. I intend to live in this vest for the next 9 months! Thanks Carhartt for designing quality clothing for women.
I work in an industrial setting and this vest is super comfortable and easy to move around in while keeping me warm. It's great to have the work wear designed for women with the same durability, comfort and warmth that is designed into the men's wear.
This is my go to vest when the weather is cool but not quite cold enough for my winter coat or I need more maneuverability. The fit is great, it's nice and slim fitting, love the added length in the back as well. The pockets are lined and keep my hands very warm. They also are large/deep enough to hold things well. The inside pockets are great to have too. Love this vest and I recommend it!
I have 3 of these vests. My first is 2 years old and still looks GREAT! The only reason that I have more is so I could have some diversity in color for my wardrobe. I work in a building that stays cold with my Carhartt vest I feel like I look good can interact with my customers while looking good!
My husband is a carpenter and has a number of Carhartt items that I covet. I was so thrilled when they started making stuff for women! And what's more, it's stuff that fits!--not just men's clothing sized smaller. I got this vest last winter in the lovely antique rose color. Everybody compliments me on it. I wear it with a black zip-up ski jacket and I'm perfectly comfortable without feeling bulky or bound 'round the arms. I wore it when we tore out the plaster walls in our house, I wore it when we hauled the plaster to the dump. I wear it to go grocery shopping. I wore it out to the shooting range when there was snow on the ground. My feet were cold, but the rest of me wasn't! Best of all, this thing is full of pockets! There are two side pockets, two zip-up breast pockets on the outside, and two interior breast pockets with velcro. I can stash all kinds of things in this. The tail is extra-long to keep your back warm, and --er, cover up anything you don't want to expose. Great vest for a great price! I wish I had another one.
Purchased this for my trail riding wife. Very nice, warm, comfortable, and very durable. Very happy with it. Only one con is that the lower half seems to be baggy verses fitted, making the vest not look as nice.
This is the first carhartt product i have bought or used. I bought a size too big but overall, it's very comfortable and warm. I assumed this vest would be bulky under my coat, but it's not. I highly recommend this product. It's great when the temperature hits sub zero.
Looking for something to keep you warm without the bulk of a winter coat? BUY A CARHARTT VEST! It goes over any hoodie/sweatshirt you own! Plus it looks awesome. The pocket located on the front of the vest is the best place to keep your cell phone! Love it! 5 stars all the way!
I LOVE this vest. I never realized Carhartt made women's clothing before my Husband found a retailer in N. Georgia that carried it just a couple of weeks ago. I am so happy that now I can buy outerwear that properly fits a woman's body. No more buy men's Carhartts for me! I love the colors too. Now I can work with the big boys and keep my feminine identity. Thank you Carhartt!!! <3<3<3
Great, durable best with very warm lining. Wear it all the time, and with a lined sweatshirt underneath it's as warm as most of my jackets. Very comfortable. I'm a small woman, and the extra small is a bit big if I were to wear it with only a tee shirt underneath.
This is and awesome ladies vest that fits were a mans vest doesn't. It is cut perfect and is comfortable to wear. I had problems with the zipper and Carhartt paid for the shipping both ways and installed a new one with no cost to me at all. Their Customer Service is amazing, polite people who know what they are doing and are eager to help. Great product backed by great service.
I LOVE this vest!! it gives me warmth without being bulky! the size was just like normal! the only thing that bugs me a little is the collar wont stay down and rubs my chin. but other than that, the best carhartt purchase ever! very durable! but still has the perfect feminine style!
In the description it says that this vest is made for a woman's body. It fits for the most part, but at the bottom, the sides stick out. I tried on a smaller size and found it was quite disproportionate. The small was too small for my chest (I am only a 36C) and the bottom was perfect. The medium fits up top, but as I stated before, the bottom makes your hips look wide as the sides of the vest stick out. I had several of my friends also try on the vest and they felt the same way. Not a good fit. I also found the price of this vest to be a little over the top. I bought my Carhartt jacket for less than this vest. If the fit was a little different and the price was lower, this would be a great vest.
I had tried this vest on at a store that carries Carhartt and was disappointed with the fit of the vest. I tried on a large and it fit me on top, but the hip/waiste area did not fit the sides kept sticking out. I tried on the medium and it still fit OK but still had the same problem with the bottom of the vest. End result was that it did not fit right and the price was to expensive to buy for something that did not fit right.