Reviewer: Ecsallywood, Location: St George Utah, Occupation: Registered Nurse Love it!!! So excited for my vest! Runs big, but I like my stuff fitted. I ordered a small first but ended up needing an x-small. Going to give my mom the small for Mother's Day!
Reviewer: dgirl603, Location: NH Great Vest Love this vest. It is warm, durable and the camo pattern does not show all the horse hair that covers me in spring!! :) I am typically a size 8 or 10 in jackets and the medium fits great.
Reviewer: IndoorOutdoor1, Location: Iowa, Occupation: Worker Pretty good, could be even better I measured myself for this vest and ordered the Large because my measurements matched those listed pretty accurately, but it came in quite oversized--I could wrap it over itself across my torso a good 3 inches. Returned it (had to pay postage, not fun) and got the medium which fits perfectly for my 60 yr old frame. I'm 5' 5" and 145lbs.
I bought this vest because I need tough brass zippers instead of those plastic zippers on all my other womens vests and jackets and they always fail--the zipper itself fails or the fastener for the pull cracks off.
This vest could have a bit less flare in the hips, but doesn't look too ridiculous. It flared out on the large and was a little weird. Medium is ok though.
Pockets--the two inside and the small zipper pocket--are too small. The inside pockets have velcro--don't count on using them on a daily basis until you remove that tuff stuff! The upper outside zip pocket is so small I can barely fit my hand in, but i'm managing, with my tiny phone and tiny card wallet. Conversely, the two handwarmer pockets on the outside are deep, snug and sherpa lined. Very good.
Big complaint: The lining is sewn in completely crooked and torqued. I wanted to send it back, but it will just cost me more money, and who's to say the retailer won't send you one with the same problem? But it's a baggy lining--as though Carhartt has one size lining only for each size vest or something. And it's cockeyed which I find unacceptable quality-control. I may see what my friend with sewing skills thinks of a possible home-made remedy.
All in all, I like it very much. The zipper was a little hard for the first couple weeks--placket at the zipper is creased in weird angles, I may try pressing it if I get the time.
Reviewer: JerryL1042, Location: Strafford, NH, Occupation: Retired Outstanding product I purchased this for my daughter for her birthday and she loves it. It's even difficult to get her to take it off while in the house even.
Reviewer: Littlelate, Location: Texas great vest I was not sure what function a vest with a hood would have. But I saw so many of them out there I decided to give it a try and am glad I did. Of course all Carhartt products are excellent quality and this is no exception. The vest fits well, looks good on, and is warm. The hood is well constructed and warm. I have been using this with a light active style base layer to walk the dogs. It's really perfect. Having the arms free to move is wonderful, and I don't overheat 30 minutes into the walk like I do with a jacket. I also use this vest to just have something to throw on to run errands where I will just be running from the car straight inside. Love It!