14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2012
This jacket is tough and warm. I ordered it down a size. I have had a Carhartt jacket before and I bought a large....huge. I'm 5'10 170 lbs with broad shoulders and usually wear a large. I ordered a medium and it fits like it's tailored. I bought this and a Carhartt heavy weight sweatshirt and couldn't be happier with both the products. It is a very warm jacket. I've worn it on days where it's around 30 degrees F and had to unzip it when I was working. Just like the sweatshirt I bought too, I've gotten this caught on cables and chains thinking I ripped it and didn't. Very durable. I ordered black since I'm rolling around on the ground hooking up cars to my tow truck. Even the fabric cleans off easily. I've gotten grease and oil on it and it washed right out. Blew my mind. Don't be discouraged by people who leave these reviews that have no idea what they're talking about. It's a working jacket, it's tough and it WILL keep you warm...too warm sometimes but I'd rather be too warm than be wearing a $100 jacket that doesn't keep me warm.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2011
I've owned a sandstone sierra jacket for a year now, and it has become and remained my favorite jacket.
A necessary disclaimer, I agree with fellow review'ees that it is best to try these on in person (a good rule for clothing in general). With that out of the way, I bought this jacket at a local Fred Meyers. I was sick of wearing just a fleece and wanted something more substantial. I also didn't want some crazy, bloated winter coat, just a nice 'all around' in-between jacket that could stand up to the elements. They had a nice carhartt section, a brand I like, so I spent a good amount of time sorting through it.
The Sandstone Sierra was a great choice. The medium fit me perfectly. When I say that, I mean I have never worn a coat or jacket that is this good fitting. Most coats I've worn seem to just hang off my shoulders, with lots of empty space between the coat and your mid section, especially towards the bottom. One of my favorite things about this jacket is that it envelopes me naturally, like a glove, without being uncomfortably tight or restrictive. In other words, it gently contours your upper body, which in turn feels quite nice, and keeps out the cold drafts.
I also quite like the hood, which looks great, and is lined with mountain-esque sherpa fleece lining. This extends down throughout the entire mid section, adding a layer of warmth.
The sleeves of the jacket have smooth nylon lining, which means taking it off or putting it on is easy. The cuffs are another favorite feature; they do not protrude out, remaining inside the jacket an inch or two. This frankly looks better in my opinion, and has the benefit of keeping them protected from water and wear, all while keeping the cold out.
The outside of the jacket is canvas ('sandstone duck'), a reliable barrier from wind, light rain, and snow. The hand pockets are diagonal, which makes for better hand positioning (in my opinion anyway), and keeps things from falling out accidentally. There is an inner canvas zip-pocket for stuff you want to keep warm or safe. Carhartt triple-stitches all the seems, which gives them long lasting durability.
Really, the overall look of the jacket is fantastic. There are several colors; I went with marsh. Whatever the choice, it's a great blend of rugged and casual. It's a medium-range, all around jacket, which should keep you warm in cool or moderately cold temperatures. It can also work great as an outer layer in really cold-cold temperatures; simply just use a fleece underneath, which I myself can verify works great.
I highly recommend this jacket. It looks great, fits terrifically, is well thought-out, and can hold up to the elements. Should last a long time too; mine is a year old and I can hardly tell the difference.
Check one out in person, and see what you think.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2011
It's a jacket; it's a coat; it's a hoodie. It's all of those things, tough as nails and attractive to boot. The distressed look and feel of the "Sandstone" fabric seems to have completely sidestepped all of the complaints I'd ever had on Carhartt outerwear (which always reminded me of trying to wear a stiff canvas tarp). A little Nikwax Cotton Proof (sorry for the plug - but please look it up) and it's also bulletproof to the elements without effecting the feel or breathability of the fabric whatsoever. What more could one ask for?
Okay yeah, so the sizing did seem kind of funny when I tried it on at first in the retail store. I don't normally need a Extra Large Tall - just an Extra Large). Strange that the XLT had fit me like a custom-made glove. The thought of Carhartt's crazy sizing nagged at me all the way home - until the fact dawned on me as I arrived there that my leather motorcycle jacket (the one with the with super long sleeves meant to cover gloves) was the only piece of outerwear in my closet that didn't expose between 2-6 inches of my wrist whenever I tried to do anything more than scratch my nose. I was surprised enough at realizing this that I actually went through my entire long-sleeve wardrobe and found exactly the same problem with every single stitch. All the sleeves were too short! Granted, I am built like a mountain gorilla elsewhere too... but I had honestly thought I could slide by with normal, off-the-rack, largish-human sized tops...as long as I cuffed them and didn't raise my arms too much. But no, apparently I am an extra large (and tall) king of the apes - and that's the sizing demographic Carhartt was geared towards. It IS work wear after all...
So in summation, I ultimately found the sizing to be appropriate; loved the coat enough to order another one in a different color and am now very happy living in the mist and eating bananas. My sincere thanks to Carhartt for finally set me straight.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2013
I didn't purchase this "jacket" on amazon. I bought it locally, only because the price was the same, and I didn't have to wait for shipping.
Anyways, the reason that I put quotes around "jacket" is that this isn't really a jacket. It's a coat, and don't let anybody tell you no different no. This thing cuts wind. It ducks rain. It keeps you warm when there's no reason for you to be warm. There's plenty of room underneath for you to put other layers if for some reason this doesn't do the job.
I'm 6' 3", 180lb and I bought this in large tall. It fits perfectly. Not to loose, and not to tight.
I only have two complaints with the thing.
1. The hood is a bit tight at first and requires some breaking in before it really fits on your head. After that's done though, it keeps your face nice and toasty.
2. The inside the sleeve cuffs take a bit of getting used to, and are liable to chafe if you are wearing it in a warm temp. and sweating.
Overall, this thing is wonderful, and I wouldn't trade it for another coat.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2011
I love this coat, it's very warm and comfortable. Fortunately I went into my local Farm & Fleet to try the sizes out as I've read mixed reviews about various sizing differences. I would strongly suggest anyone do the same before ordering online. I'm 5'7 and weight 185 and I generally do need a little more shoulder room than average but I had to order an XL Tall to get the right fit. The XL regular was too short at the waist and the large was too snug on the back and shoulders. The XL Tall fits well, the sleeves are a touch long but not really noticeable and don't interfere with anything. Just make sure you research each carhartt independent of the other and you can't go wrong.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 27, 2009
My mother ordered this as an early christmas present for me. I ordered a medium dark brown regular. I was a little unsure and whether or not to get a large, because I'm a male 6'0 160lbs and had never tried a carhartt on except for my brother's XXL. But from past jackets I've owned, large was always too big, so I went with my gut, and boy did I get it right! This jacket fits like it was taylor made for me. It's just snug enough, but also enough room for a sweatshirt underneath. The sleave length is perfect. The jacket, I think, is pretty good looking, the dark brown with the brass (or at least what looks like brass) zippers look great. The jacket goes down right where it should be, not being too long feeling like you're wearing a dress, and not so short it looks like your wearing baby clothes. Aside from just looks, it's incredibly warm. You probably won't need a sweatshirt underneath unless you're in anything colder than 10 degrees farenheit. This jacket will keep your warm gaurenteed. I feel like some pictures on the internet of this jacket don't do it justice. You won't need the jacket zipped all the way up to your neck, unless you're freezing. Sometimes it gets TOO hot and you find yourself unzipping it all the way or taking it off. All in all, this jacket is so worth every penny, it's durable, good-looking, warm, lots of big pockets, comfortable, there's just no flaws. This jacket will bring you warmth and style, so you should go out buy one!
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I needed a warm, well made coat for the winters in North Florida. I know, I know...you say it doesn't get cold in North Florida. Well, it was 21 degrees the other morning! Anyways, on to the review.
I've always heard that Carhartt clothing was built to survive damn near anything and warm as well. After researching many coats with so-called 'techno' features I decided on the Sierra Jacket. I couldn't be more happy.
Even though the jacket is made in Mexico, Carhartt keeps their quality control in line. The stitching and seams are top-rate. The 'duck' material is very stiff and quite resistant to the elements. The two interior pockets are a nice feature. One pocket has a velcro closure and the other has a zipper. The interior of the jacket, as well as the hood are sherpa lined. Sherpa is a synthetic wool type material to keep in warmth. The jacket is very warm and quite comfy.
One feature that really impressed me is the size of the outer zipper pull. It's huge! You can pull the zipper up while wearing gloves. This is a very nice touch.
All-in-all this is a top-rate jacket. I like the dark brown color which should wear well and look better with age.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 27, 2013
I won't rehash what the vast majority of reviewers have already said about the build quality and style of this jacket. It's a classic, rock-solid Carhartt. Period. Note that the dark brown coloring is much darker in real-life than the pictures might lead you to believe.
However, the sizing on this jacket is more than a little bizarre. I'm a recent Carhartt convert (my only other purchase was a Carhartt Men's Edlin Jacket), so I'm not sure how their sizing corresponds across their various product lines. With that said, because the medium regular-size Edlin jacket fits me perfectly with just enough breathing room (I'm built fairly compact: 5' 8", 165 lbs, wear 34x30 jeans) and all my Columbia Sportswear jackets and coats are mediums, I expected that a medium regular in the Sierra jacket would have a similar fit. WRONG! Zipping up felt like putting on an extremely warm straightjacket. The sleeve and overall lengths were sufficient, but my chest and upper arms just didn't have enough room to move freely. Plus, all I had on underneath was a t-shirt, so layering was out of the question. I've exchanged this for a large regular, updated report to follow; watch this space.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2009
The best thing about every Carhartt jacket I've seen online is the availability of tall sizes. If you are worried about getting the wrong size after reading other reviews, follow the sizing chart as directed on the official Carhartt website (Google it). Never follow the sizing charts provided by Amazon because sizes vary from company to company. As for this particular jacket, I love it and have no regrets purchasing it from Amazon.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2012
I've always loved the look of the Carhartt jackets, especially with the sherpa lining in them. There's just something that says I'm ready to go haul lumber, hit the golf course, and spend the night ice skating with the wife afterward in this jacket. It looks and feels durable enough for a hard back breaking labor job, but is also stylish enough to wear to a nice dinner with the wife afterward. As far as the fit goes, I went with a large tall. Before I purchased the jacket on Amazon I went to Bass Pro Shops to try on different sizes and styles. I HIGHLY recommend you do the same before going all out and buying one on the internet. The different styles that Carhartt makes have different feels and totally fit different. I'm 6'2" 220 lbs. with an athletic build. The large regular was WAY too short on the Sierra Sandstone, it looked like a kids jacket. The Duck Active however, I needed a Large regualar, so go figure.
I ended up falling in love with the Sierra Sandstone in Marsh color as soon as I tried it on, but Bass Pro didn't have a tall version in stock, so I headed to Amazon and put an order in for one. The fit around the shoulders and waist is perfect. Like many reviewers have already said, this jacket fits like a glove. It's almost like ordering a jacket from a high priced company that taylors it to your build.
I'm from New England so I'm used to being cold. This jacket keeps you warm in below freezing temperatures easily. If I ever feel like I'm too cold I can easily wear a sweatshirt or long johns under the jacket for a perfect combo. I'm thoroughly impressed with the fit, appearance, durability, wind and weather resistance, and overall great looks of the Sierra Marsh jacket. It's the last Jacket you'll ever have to buy.