Durable, versatile, and great for layering - this jacket is the workhorse of rain gear.
Heavy-hauling, 7.3-ounce, 100% nylon oxford shell
Storm Defender® waterproof breathable membrane keeps water out and lets body heat escape
Fully taped waterproof seams throughout to ensure you stay dry, including the left-chest map pocket
Snap-on, detachable visored hood with adjustable draw-cord give you options for a wet or dry day
Inner-sleeve rib-knit storm cuffs keep the elements out while angled cuffs won't interfere with your work
For a full rain gear option, shop the matching pant and bib overall here
STORM DEFENDER®. THE PERFECT LAYER.
One minute it's sunny. The next, it's pouring. Storm Defender® jackets are lightweight and rugged, with waterproof, breathable membranes and waterproof seams. They act as a perfect layer over the Gilliam Jacket or Crowley Jacket to keep you warm while providing complete protection from wet weather.
tested in the real world. Not some lab.
Our gear is tested in nature by men who battle the elements and push themselves to the limit every day on the job site. So it's ready for anything, just like you.
I am 57 years young, done tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan , and Horn of Africa (Somalia) and have been provided with the best gear available on the market and this jacket rivals all I have worn. I am a gear/outdoor clothing freak and first look for breathability , durability, and then style. This coat rocks it on all fronts. I am a walking billboard for Eddie Bauer First Ascent clothing and won't buy another "welded seam" construction. They just don't hold up to the washing. I have washed my shoreline jacket 100 times without one smidgen of wearing. My two year old namesake grandson will inherit this coat. I wish it was made in the US, but I can't knock the workmanship. Well done Carhartt design team. Keep incorporating the breathability element into your products and send them to Outside Magazine. You would have won the jacket category with this jacket!
This was not the jacket I was looking for but stumbled over in the store. My wife knows I am picky and she insisted on the purchase when I said I liked it. It is a great jacket for cool weather and stands up to the heaviest rain. The hood must be designed to wear some other head gear under it or else it blocks your eyes but water and wind are not a problem when wearing this coat. I wish I had chaps made of the same material.
This jacket holds up to the elements. I have had it for 6 years, I made the purchase when it was known as a J162 waterproof breathable jacket. The hood design is oversized to fit over hard hats and other head gear because it was built for the working individual. I live in Utah and use it pretty much year around. In the spring and fall it serves as my rain gear and in the winter I layer a fleece jacket under it and it becomes my winter parka. It's my favorite jacket Carhartt has made.
I don't know if I got a bad lot or what, but I get wet every time I wear this stuff. I have long depended on Carhartt for my work wear, but not for my rainwear apparently. I was very disappointed when this jacket started leaking in the shoulder seams and over the years has progressed to not even needing to wear the thing because it's just going to get wet. The jacket leaks, the pockets hold water and at the end of the day I am miserable. I wouldn't recommend these to anybody who works hard out in the weather. Try this one again Carhartt, I expect more from you.
I had this jacket for about 6 years. Great jacket to layer under with warmer clothing. I also use it to downhill and at the lake. Useful pockets. I hope they continue this jacket so I can buy a new one if this one ever wears out. Leave the hood as is, fits great when needed.
My wife bought me the jacket for crane rigging. The material seems durable enough to last awhile. The jacket repels water nicely. I would advise getting a 1 size smaller than you would get for a shirt as they run large. I like the jacket over-sized as I will be wearing multiple layers in the winter.
This jacket does exactly what it says it will do, keep you dry. It breathes to keep you dry from your own perspiration, keeps the rain out, and fights off the wind. I'm in the timber business so I am ALWAYS in the elements. This is my pic jacket on rainy days. It is NOT a heavy winter jacket for the snow. But is is great even in our cold Colorado rains. As long as the precipitation is "water" and not "snow", this is the ticket. It's the most rugged rain jacket I have ever owned, and wears great.
I was looking for an outer shell jacket for various outdoor sporting activities at all the sporting goods stores about a year ago. I just wasn't finding the whole package ---- durability, versatility, attractive design and good value until I walked in the local farm supply store and saw the J162 jacket. It beats all the competitors hands down, super functional with layering -- the best outer shell I've owned. Hiking, snowboarding, rigging up and derigging for a day of windsurfing in inclement weather -- the J162 is the real deal!
Great overall jacket. Has a real "boss" style. I was recently promoted to foreman and needed a more professional look. This jacket gives that appeal. Very comfortable but runs big. I'm 5'9" 170 and had to get a SMALL when I usually wear MED or LRG. Warm but would need a long sleeve shirt undernieth below 50 degrees. More durable than I expected. Tougher than any other rain coat I have. The shell is a little noisy if you're a Ninja but strong enough to withstand a nunchuck attack.
Received coat as a gift. Nice jacket but there is no way to secure the elastic string around the hood. There are adjusters on the bottom of the coat that have secure fasteners once you cinch it up but no cinch locks on hood. At first I blamed the fact it was made in China and it was a Chinese practical joke. I called Carhartt and found it to be just a design flaw. It works fairly ok if you are wearing a hat underneath, but hold onto it if you are in the wind.
Alaska has the some of the harshest and most extreme weather in the world. This jacket has handled well. We get 50 below F so it isnt a winter jacket...i use a different Carhartt for that. However, for spring summer and fall I would recommend this jacket to anyone. It keeps you dry even in very wet conditions. Easily the most stylish rain coat available...trust me, i gotta be looking good! Every Alaskan appreciates the value of Carhartt...i will continue to be a proud customer. I received a winter coat over 15 years ago in 8th grade and have used it ever since for construction...aside from wear and tear it still keeps we warm and is able to take the abuse. Best work wear ever! Ask an Alaskan and he'll agree...i bet you!
This person is part of our Field Testing program and may have received this product for free. We operate one of the most rigorous field testing programs in the business.
I've screwed around with other rain gear, and nothing, and I mean nothing comes even close to the quality, durability and comfort of this jacket. It works. I will be buying the winter coat and I will get the pants. I've got two of my buddies to get the jacket and they are on the same page as me. Don't let the price scare you, this is well worth it. I'll swear by it. Carhartt is the best. My dad wears it, I wear it, and my kids will wear it. Go Kenseth!
from the moment i put this jacket on i knew I'd love it. Its not bulky like a lot of other Carhartt jackets, it fits will in all the appropriate places.
Pros: not bulky, lightweight, very very durable, super comfortable!, drys quickly
Cons: not quite as waterproof as you're lead to believe!, I am a 240lb 5ft 7in tall person and built i usually wear a XL. the XL ran HUGE HUGE HUGE. I returned my first jacket and bought a Large. Which was also big returned it and bought a Medium. I can't remember the last time i wore anything medium. If i wanted to wear a sweatshirt under it I'd need a large.
Great jacket! highly recommended. since i bought this I've also purchased the insulated version of this jacket J175 (large) and the Arcadia J219.
This jacket is fantastic - my husband did weeks of research for the ultimate rain jacket that wouldn't quit after one season on and off the tractor, in and out of the greenhouse, etc. Compared to many of the other jackets out there at double the price, this jacket is just as handsome, but solidly heavy duty and everything Carhartt. It's awesome...
This jacket is high quality material and construction, great look, great design with handy pockets. It is suitable for any person in any field of employment. You do not have to be the outdoor type working person to appreciate this jacket. I also bought the Equator light weight jacket for summer time rain protection - same quality.
No joke, I wore this jacket standing in the rain in Yosemite National Park in November at night for a couple hours trying to light a campfire, never got cold or wet. Love the styling too, I bought it mostly for a fall rain jacket because I really liked the way it looked. I also really like that the sleeves have an inner elastic lining at the wrists that keep the wind from rushing up your sleeve.
This would make a great lightweight spring/summer jacket. Very durable, great quality. I did return my jacket because I ordered thae wrong style, I wanted the softshell. If I could afford to keep this one and the softshell I definately would have. This jacket was a too light for Northcentral Wisconsin late fall weather unless a person would layer.
I love this jacket, especially the sleave cuffs. They're unlike any other rain jacket I've seen, very comfortable, and do an excellent job of keep water from dripping into your pockets. I only wish the hood was attached and hide-away. I would buy it again instantly if they update the hood to hide-away, please do!
Best rain jacket on the market, but the hood is too small, I have a 3xl tall but it has a small hood on it. Why wouldn't you put a 3 XL hood on a 3 XL jacket it makes no sense to me, please carhartt wake up and put big hoods on big jackets, there's no way that this hood will go over any hard hat or anything else, I've even been to the Carhartt store they're all the same
This rain shell feels and looks well-made and durable, and fits me well. If I could change anything, I'd make it a little longer, but it fits just as advertised. It is a little heavier than other rain shells I've had, so it may be a bit warmer than I'd like in a summer rain, but I've only worn it once, and not on a very warm day.
We appreciate your feedback. Our Shoreline Jacket Style J162 is offered in Tall Sizes that are two inches longer in the length and in the sleeves.
July 12, 2016
5 / 5
4 / 5
should have bought two
I should have bought two, I run a winery in North East Ohio and spend half of my day out doors,.The jacket is perfect in all weather, i would love to see a zip in lining, wool or fleece. the quality of the hood, zip outer pockets, lapping cuffs, zip and snap combo front closures, IT wire runs, cant be beat at any price.
I bought this jacket the first year it was out, before Carhartt had a womens line. It is my favorite jacket! It's a great all weather jacket that looks great no matter where you are going or what you are doing. I recently wore this jacket along with a pair of Carhartt waterproof pants to a high school football game where it rained through out the entire game. I was completely dry from head to toe! This is one purchase I would make all over again, no regrets. The only complaint would be that the hood falls into my eyes no matter how I try to tighten it.
Light weight, and very comfortable. Great for dressing in layers. I wear it over a Carhartt thermal lined sweatshirt and for shoveling snow on my plow route and it is just right. Two suggestions to Carhartt a great addition would be if the sweatshirts could be zipped in as a liner and it it came in safety colors or had some reflective material on it.
Most jackets fit me well. This large sized jacket seems a bit extra large. But I'll keep it. I bought it for year round wear. Winter just needs a sweatsirt. Needs a little breaking in. You can move around in it O.K. Shipping and price were good. Same as other places to buy.
I bought this jacket at the beginning of last summer and after a hard rain when everyone got wet on the farm I work at 3 of my friends went out and bought the jacket because they saw how well it worked. Its great because it keeps me just as dry as those PVC jackets except it looks about 10x better. I keep it behind my seat in my truck so that I have it whenever I need it, even when a storm sneaks up on me.
I've always had the duck cotton jackets and sworn by them for field work. Nice to see Carhartt get into waterproof and breathable materials. By far the best jacket I've bought for rain and snow. It's lightweight, looks good and it's warm without being clammy inside.
I did have to return my first jacket to get a size smaller (medium) when at 6'1" and 195lbs I normally wear a large. Other than that, absolutely no complaints. Pants are next on the list...
Comfy jacket, looks good. It can be pouring out and it remains dry inside. The only negative I can see, and this is minor, the nylon or plasticy outer makes noise when moving. Since I am not hunting or trying to be in stealth mood it doesn't matter. The price might seem high, but it is well worth it.
If you want to stay dry, comfortable and warm this is the jacket for you. My wife liked mine so much she had to get one for herself. I'd definitly recommend this to someone who has to be out in the rainy weather.
I wore the jacket and pants all day in october 2009 when it rained.I operated a forklift that day with no closed top. I did not have one spot on me that was damp. I did not sweat like those rubber suits either. Great stuff, keep up the excellent quality.
I live in sunset Utah where we get a bunch of rain and snow.. The jacket is amazing.. Rain and snow just roll off and I'm dry all day.. BUT!!! When it's cold and windy i put the hood up but it's so big it's like flying a kite on my head.. The pull strings on the hood are just for show the don't work.. I look like a cone head.!!!. I love the jacket but maybe it could use a little insulation for cold days as well. Could I trade it in for a smaller one ????
I purchased to use on my many outdoor adventures including backpacking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. The color is great; is 3 season warm with no insulation; and the fit is perfect for layering. It doesnt feel as though it would hold up under all day rain; but the material is sturdy, quiet, and could be worn out on the town. However the hood is terrible. Probably designed to be worn over a hard hat, but there's no way to cinch it up if your not. The elastic draw strings also don't stay tight so if the Velcro tabs aren't secure the hood droops. This hood is the main reason I hate the jacket. After only 3 months the Velcro from the hood is snagging everything---including the lining (now ripped) and anything else that comes near. This includes my backpack straps (now destroyed since I didn't figure this out quick enough). Thankfully the hood is detachable. But a hood is what I need in a jacket. I really want to love this coat but would not recommend it.
Ok seriously, order at least one size down. I'm actually most comfortable TWO sizes down but I'm not layering underneath. (I use as a typical casual-wear spring/fall jacket). That being said; Best. Jacket. Ever.
(Fit is only rated a 4 because the sizes are so far off normal)