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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:01 PM
Posted 14 September 2019 - 11:41 AM
The kicker? Wearing blanket quilted, insulated Carhartt's whilst Ice Fishing in -15° temps. Stayed nice & toasty, & never got cold.
But, once they were washed a few times, they seemed to lose some of their oomph.
So... I stopped washing them. I figured they were good, once they started to stand on their own, without any visible means of Support.
Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:36 AM
I live in Carhartt stuff most of the time, and have for most of my life, since wearing the original bibs for busting briars while coon and rabbit hunting as a teenager. Add in several decades of working outside, and it's a no-brainer. It's tough, long-lasting, and fits right. Jeans, canvas britches, jacket, fleece hoodie, insulated and uninsulated bibs, t-shirts, and even got a Carhartt belt on right now. I buy it and use it because it works for what I need and survives my life of working and playing outdoors 7 days a week, and other stuff just doesn't. My favorite thing they have came out with in the last few years are the Force tshirts.
Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:55 AM
I really like the ruggedness of their jackets and coats.
I initially thought they would be the perfect cold weather, sit around the campsite after fishing jacket.
The problem I had was with the cheep metal zippers that seem really outdated and always bind.
If these jackets had a more modern nylon zipper, like a YKK, I would give them two thumbs up.
Instead, I ended up donating my jacket to Goodwill.