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Everyone needs a go-to coat for the wintertime. But, of course, different occasions call for different types of jackets. For example, you'll want a nice goose down for exploring the outdoors, something wind-resistant for jogging, and something heated for hunting up north. However, the jacket I'm most comfortable in for everyday wear is my Carhartt Sherpa jacket.
The Super Dux Relaxed Fit Sherpa jacket is one of the few jackets that doesn't feel bulky while maintaining the ultimate warmth. I went with the relaxed fit because wearing outerwear that doesn't move with me simply isn't my jam.
Carhartt & Workwear, Is the Hype Real?
Absolutely. Carhartt is a well-known maker of workwear for a reason. They make comfy clothing and accessories that are made for people to be active. So whether they're on their feet moving or sitting in a hunting blind, Carhartt has a work jacket, shirt, or pants for anyone.
Since Carhartt is known for workwear, it makes sense that the jacket moves with me. The Carhartt jacket was comfortable to wear as I walked around downtown and even drove! Yep, I normally take my jacket off as I drive, but it didn't feel like it was suffocating me.
The women's jacket has a soft sherpa fleece lining that keeps the coldest of people warm. I run cold, and this winter jacket kept me warm in 50 degrees Fahrenheit weather. For context, I'm about 100 pounds and don't have much on me to keep me warm.
Sarah wrote, "I purchased this jacket in a brick and mortar store so I was able to try on before the purchase. I would say it's true to size. I plan on layering with hoodies so I went up one size for comfort. I don't like snug outerwear, but your mileage may vary. A few points to note:
- The entire jacket is lined with sherpa. Meaning, the body, sleeves and hood. However, it does not feel bulky."
I'm glad Sarah noticed it too! I know it looks like a heavyweight jacket, but once you put it on, you'll be shocked.
She went on to write, "All in all, whoever designed this one used their head and I think it's a winner."
She couldn't have said it better. She did mention the back length. I'm about a foot shorter than Sarah, so that's another reason why I chose the jacket over the winter coat. I don't need my clothing to be too long on me! For reference, the jacket's back length is 25.5-29 inches.
And yes, if you're wondering if I put this jacket in the machine wash, I did. Again, I'm impressed with the durability. I followed directions and washed in cold water, and tumble dried on low. I didn't see any damage or wear at all.
I'm a bit of a germophobe these days, so I'm sure to wash my coats after wearing them to bars and restaurants.
I'm obsessed with all the pocket space. I was able to fit my phone charger, my phone, and a few necessities with me and still had plenty of spare room. I'm extremely happy with my Carhartt Super Dux Sherpa-lined jacket.
Absolutely none. If you're wondering where this compares with your favorite fleece pullover from The North Face or another popular outdoors brand, I bet you'll be warmer in this jacket. I know I am.
Don't forget to check out Carhartt men for work coats, bibs, and more in regular and big & tall sizes.
Other jackets to consider are the loose-fit duck jacket and wind fighter active jacket. Both jackets serve different purposes.