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Great US manufactured jacket,
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This review is from: Carhartt Men's Quilted Flannel Lined Duck Active Jacket J140 (Apparel)
I wanted to buy this jacket in order to replace my tired $120 North Face Bionic Jacket. So as to not look like yet another Bay Area drone, I decided to go with this Carhartt. After wearing this bad boy for 2 months, here's my 2-cent on this.
- Made in USA. A big plus, if you ask me: not everyone can do banking or IT engineering. Good manufacturing jobs is essential. Carhartt does this.
- Very sturdy, yet very nice looking, sort of urban revival of the bomber type jacket. I think it looks fantastic.
- Comfortable and warm: blocks the wind easily, and then some.
- It's *WARM*. And that makes it a bit uncomfortable anytime I get indoors, say in the train, at work or whatever. This jacket is made with some Wisconsin-type winter in mind, not the local watered-down kind (i.e. 40F).
- It's NOT a replacement for a The North Face jacket, which is mostly a glorified, overpriced glazed piece of imported nylon designed to act as a windstopper.
Overall, though, I am hugely satisfied with this jacket. I love it, it looks good and will (obviously) keep me warm during our wild winter "storms".
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Initial post: Nov 11, 2012 8:36:14 PM PST
Johnny G says:
Unfortunately, this iconic American Carhartt jacket has not been manufactured in the USA since late 2010, early 2011.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 4:52:36 AM PST
Who cares where is it made as long as they maintain the quality
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2013 6:20:29 AM PST
Pamela Lea Van Nest says:
According to their website, this model J140 is manufactured in the US.
Posted on Oct 19, 2014 9:15:36 AM PDT
Kirk D. Skorzak says:
You mention it being "Warm" as a con. It is meant to be warm. It might be too warm for someone who is an urban, yuppie type trying to attain a working man's (laborers) image while wearing it as an adornment while inside, but for this working man who wears it over my lined flannel shirts for an extra layer to stay warm while working outside in Mid-Western winters it is NOT too warm. Carhartt jackets are work wear - meant to be durable, provide warmth, allow range of movement - and they do that well.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2014 7:34:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 23, 2014 7:37:30 AM PDT
"Who cares where is it made as long as they maintain the quality"
1. People who care about keeping jobs in America.
2. If they are made by virtual slaves in China, they will not maintain quality.
Posted on Nov 20, 2014 5:19:15 PM PST
Tad Ronnie says:
Just wanted to add that I purchased this J140 jacket in November 2014 and it was made in USA. It's the primary reason I chose this over a different model Carhartt hooded work jacket.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2015 4:37:25 PM PST
freethinking heretic says:
My two cents. It IS warm, great for me. I live in rural Montana and have experienced temperatures below -50 plus an actual wind around 50 miles per hour. I also have to even wear a wool sweater, wool shirt, and military polypropelene(sp) and wool under ware. I have had ice as well as snow collect and form on this jacket, yet I remained warm. All of the local ranchers wear this coat because it works. They do not care at all about fashion, or looks, only what works. This jacket is the real deal !
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