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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Made in the USA
on March 5, 2012
////UPDATE: I've had the coat for two winters now, going in to my third, and I LOVE IT! No static charge like many quilted liners build up, the duck is holding up amazingly, all the stitching is still very solid. I wore this thing through Hurricane Irene digging a ditch to drain a field that was flooding, and after four hours of work in the rain the liner was still dry, even at the elbows. Very warm, too!\\\\
I followed the advice of some of the other reviewers and ordered a size up, which gave me a jacket that was considerably bulkier than I expected. I wear a 45T in a dress jacket, and am not a small man, but the extra large is broader across the chest than I strictly require. I'm okay with it, because it will allow me to layer heavily under the coat and not feel restricted when I zip the coat up, but the sizes on these jackets appear to run true to measure. The coat does tend to ride up when sitting down, but this is easily alleviated by grasping the wrists of the coat and using your elbows as fulcrums to bring the back of the jacket down before leaning back.
The cotton duck is very heavy duty, and I am confident that it will be able to handle all the rough country I choose to throw at it. The quilted lining is thick and very warm. I don't know yet if it will build a static charge like many of these coats do. I love the pockets, as well. The inside left breast pocket is a single hook and loop fastener at the center of the pocket, while the inside right breast pocket is a zipper. Both inside pockets are large, measuring larger than 5" x 6". The outside pockets are the same size, with double hook and loop fastener, and the outside slash pockets are incredibly deep, although not especially warm since they aren't lined on the inside.
The shrouded cuffs are a blessing, not so tight that they feel constricting but tight enough to keep the wind out and allow the jacket sleeves to be pushed up for especially dirty or wet work with the hands.
Overall, I am incredibly pleased with the material, the fit, the quality of worksmanship and the appearance of the jacket, and I will be purchasing Carhartt in the future, although I don't anticipate it being any time soon.