WOW! Worth 10 stars!

Reviewed by Gloria goes shopping from San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 19, 2011
This is simply a terrific jacket and the coupon price was unbelievable...I am totally ready for winter with 2 new jackets, 2 flannel lined canvas shirts, a couple of henley tops, a thermal-lined sweatshirt--ALL CARHARTT! and all top quality, and everything for the price that ONE jacket would cost retail!!! I can't even tell why they are labeled as seconds. I ordered the 'Active' jacket first, and was so impressed with the quality that I ordered this one as well. I found the manufacturer's website to be very helpful in choosing between the various blanket, sherpa & quilted linings. I thought the jacket the model is shown wearing looked a bit short in the body and sleeves so I ordered a size up. I am very happy with the fit--there is just enough room for a sweater or sweatshirt underneath, and the length in front hits me just above the hips (on me, it looks to be about 4 inches longer than in the photo--a good thing because I am not young enough for such a cropped look, plus I want to keep my belly warm!) I don't think the description said anything about the dropped tail in back, and it's not obvious from the picture--helps keep your rump warm, too! The back has flattering seams, and gussets for movement at the shoulder. On me, the sleeves are just a tad long, but I expected that in a larger size, plus I'm on the short side. The inner ribbed cuffs keep wrists warm and prevent the sleeve from sliding forward, so length is not a problem anyway. Another reviewer mentioned that the sherpa lining did not extend through the entire jacket body. This was not the case with my jacket; it is just as the description states-- the body is sherpa lined and the sleeves are lined with polyester. Very warm, would be great for hiking, camping and outdoor chores, covering is easy care and durable. I'm looking for warmth and practicality, not fashion, but I have to say that this jacket is also cute and versatile; no reason to use it just for work! Love the many pockets, plenty of room for stuff!--two unlined slash pockets in front plus a zippered chest pocket, a square interior pocket with a velcro closure on one side; on the other a zippered pocket (these interior pockets are situated about mid-body). I can definitely understand the brand loyalty reflected by the overwhelmingly positive reviews poster here, these are very well constructed with heavy material, triple stitching, quality zippers...I wish I had known about Carhartt (and STP) years ago--I wouldn't have wasted so much money on lesser quality goods at higher prices, that only lasted through one season. This stuff will last for years! Of course I outfitted my whole family--thank you STP!
  • Best Uses: Outdoor Activities, Work
  • Cons: None
  • Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Comfortable, Good Cut, Versatile, Very Durable, Warm, Well-made
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Sleeve Length: Feels true to length
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