- Q & A
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
My girlfriend helps out with cattle and this vest has worked great. She can layer and still able to have mobility when working. It is good quality, tough material and provides warmth.
Great Potential, But Too Large
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 175lbs
My wife loved this vest, and really wanted to make it work. The XS was way too large, though that is her typical size. Seemed like a legit vest if you can get a size that fits! Great look, comfort, and function.
Great for turtle hunting
This is a great vest for layering without losing mobility. It's wool lining adds warmth and is very durable.
Sturdy, hard-working vest. It's not as green as it looks here. The green is much browner.
Get to Know Carhartt Sizing
I am "blessed" with DD on top. With Carhartt, what fits my hips is very tight in the chest area. I easily wear large in most manufacturers. Size 2XL in Carhartt fit like"compression" garments around my chest - that includes this vest. My husband, who has a 31" waist, has to squeeze into 32" Carhartts - especially the overalls. Our story - we have never found a Carhartt garment that runs large. Our experience is they run 1-2 sizes small.
When making the decision to volunteer for disaster recovery during retirement, I was thrilled Carhartt carried women's clothing. My experience is it does not fit well.
My favorite vest
Wish I would have bought this vest years ago! It is toasty warm, cuts wind very well---just returned from a crabbing trip on the Oregon coast, 50 mph winds, sideways wind, but I stayed nice and warm. I really like the longer cut in the back so it covers your hiney and your crack when you are bending over pulling in crab pots! The fleece is soft on your chin which is extra nice when zipping up and tucking your face down. Lots of storage. Plus you can easily fit a big hoodie underneath comfortably. I actually purchased the Large and had to return for a Medium. I am 5'7'', 155 pounds and usually always wear Large, however, Carharrt does run a bit bigger.
Carhartt vest: the best
I love this vest. It is truly flattering, warm, tough, and real. I wear it for outdoor chores, for hiking, shopping, and over my jammies and flannel robe on chilly evenings at home. My daughter saw it on me and had to have one, too. The pockets are great, roomy, placed well, and cozy. There is something archetypal about this vest. Could be for women of any century.
LOVE THIS VEST
After reading some reviews I wasn't sure that this vest would work for me. I was particularly worried about it being "stiff". The truth is, it is stiff. However, I have spent every waking moment in it since it arrived. This is an instant favorite for me. I'm buying a second one so I never run out.
I'm really active physically. Large garden, wilderness skills, mountain biking, handy-woman stuff. I wear everything out. I don't think that'll be possible with this vest. It's built like a tank. Maybe I would have liked one more pocket, but it's fine with the five it has and the interior pockets are roomy and accessible.
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
great work vest
Bought this vest for working with horses. So far it is everything I hoped... tough enough, warm enough, and a great piece of equipment for getting some dirty jobs done!
Center back length?
26 inches, small
Does this vest have a two-way zip on the...
Does this vest have a two-way zip on the front...for riding horses? Does anyone know of any other vest that might? Thanks.
Looks like this one is one way..
How windproof is this vest. I live near...
How windproof is this vest. I live near the ocean and the desert and walk/hike into the wind pretty often. Tx
Quite windproof, the Carhartt fabric doesn't let much through.
Vests are not windproof by nature--too many holes!
I am size 18. Will the XL vest fit me?
I am size 18. Will the XL vest fit me?
Yes. The XL is made for a size 16-18.
What is the chest measurement of this vest?...
What is the chest measurement of this vest? Size XL. I know it is women's size 16 - 18. Is it roomy or snug fitting?
In the sizing chart below the drop down menu.
What is the minimum chest mesurment for...
What is the minimum chest mesurment for this vest?What size would you recommend for a 38 chest?
I don't know about a minimum chest measurement for it, but I went to Carhartt's site to get their sizing chart. Hope that helps:XS = Size 0-2, S = Size 4-6, M = Size 8-10, L = Size 12-14, XL = Size 16-18