Carhartt’s new Force™ line has been out for about a year now, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. The Force products were released with just a couple t-shirts, but has now grown into pants, socks, thermals, hats, flame-resistant and Hi-Vis.
The Force material is Carhartt’s answer to a problem. How can a shirt be made to get workers through an entire day in extreme dirt & sweat and still hold up? We’re talking highway construction or roofing a house, not treadmills or tennis lessons. No one on these jobs want a soggy, dirty shirt at the end of the day, and Force is going to help achieve that.
Let’s take a look at just the basic Force pocket t-shirt. At first glance, it doesn’t appear to be much different than the K87 pocket tee, but a closer look will reveal several differences.
- Material: At 5.75 ounces, the fabric is about an ounce lighter than a K87, which will keep you cooler in the elements, but still be thick enough to have exceptional durability. The 65% cotton / 35% polyester fabric will also give it a ‘stretchier’ feel to enhance comfort.
- Moisture Wicking: FastDry® technology is used to help wick away moisture. This is similar to the type of technology that you might find in an athletic shirt from an Under Armor or Nike. Except this is a work shirt, don’t forget.
- Fight Stains: Stain Breaker™ technology will help break up and fight stains, helping your shirt stay clean (as possible) through your day.
- Raglan Sleeves This will help give a greater range of motion. What are raglan sleeves exactly? Basically, instead of having one seam on top of the shoulder, it has two seems that sit on the front and back side of the shoulder, which is commonly seen in athletic shirts.
Carhartt has found the perfect way to combine the functionality and comfortable feel of an athletic shirt and design those characteristics into theirs.
With summer around the corner, there’s no better time to try a Carhartt Force™ product out. You won’t be disappointed.