|Carhartt Base Force® Super-Cold Weather Quarter-Zip Top (#101301)|
Reviewer: Eric23, Location: Long Island, NY, Occupation: Trucking
Carhartt sizing baffles me. Bought a mid-weight Carhartt Force base layer in XL and it was huge. Returned for credit (no problem, thanks Dungarees) then purchased this deal in Large. It's pretty snug. My view is that heavier base layers such as this work best if there's a little room to trap warm air around the body and a snug fit doesn't allow for this. Sleeve and tail lengths were ample though so I kept it. Tired of shipping for unpredictable sizes and feared XL might be too long. Shoulders, chest and torso are snug but acceptable (I'm a 44"chest/36" waist). The upside to snug fit is over-layering ability but, not under-layering. Otherwise good quality product as with most Carhartt, but their sizing is often inconsistent. I find it warm, but not excessively and not too much warmer than thinner base layers worn next to the skin. Perhaps better wind resistance though and could work well over a thin base layer. Hasn't been cold enough here in NY to try that combo yet. Nice item at sale price but not worth full list price, imo. Zip mock neck is a good feature, esp. if you're in and out of the cold; provides some venting ability. Good buy at sale price, thanks Dungarees!