Soft Shell Active Jacket (#J182)
I bought this jacket for work.It is great for those rainy days and with a fleece underneath it is perfect for those snowy cold winter days. It is the most comfortable carhardt I have owned.This is not a jacket for ice fishing or extreme cold weather but it is an awesome jacket and I would buy it again.
March 3, 2012
first Carhartt purchase
This being my first purchase I am very impressed by the quality and fit of this jacket.
It is a excellent windbreaker.
It feels true to size.
This jacket is a rather noisy softshell.
I feel it is worth the price.
Zippers seem durable and comprable to those on Condor brand softshell jackets.
Seems durable (wont rip easily) and water resistant (in light snow and moderate rain).
Quite a warm jacket for the weight (light weight).
Overall this jacket gets a 10 out of 10.
I will definantly consider more purchases from Carhartt in the future.
November 25, 2011
I love this jacket. I had a large size, but lost weight and had to order the medium. Please don't discontinue this model.
August 29, 2011
Basically everything I was looking for in a jacket, I live in Fargo and I can wear this in the winter time with a sweatshirt and its plenty warm! It reminds me of a lot of the north faces people wear, but way more durable. Looks professional and fits great. It would be awesome if it was completely waterproof but its very water resistant, if you are in a downpour you will get wet eventually.
May 28, 2011
great update to a classic
Calling this jacket a "soft" shell might be a bit of a stretch of the imagination. I own some other softshell jackets and this thing is a lot burlier, thicker, and heavier than the rest - but that's sort of the point, isn't it? It may not be the lightest or quietest softshell out there, but it's sure as heck the most bombproof.
Like all softshells, this jacket is water resistant, not waterproof. Still, it does a better job repelling moisture than the duck and canvas versions. Unless you're standing around in a serious downpour (in which case this jacket is probably overkill, anyway), you'll stay nice and dry in this thing. One of the nicer touches is the oversized velcro wrist cinches, which make it easy to adjust while wearing gloves. The fit is also not quite as baggy around the midsection as the traditional versions. But it still leaves plenty of room for mid layers. All in all, a really nice, versatile jacket.
September 18, 2010
Apparently the term "soft shell" has a broad meaning these days because this jacket is not as soft and rubbery as others that I own from other makers. It is a bit stiffer and noisier than I was expecting. However, the high quality construction is typical Carhartt all the way and I'm very impressed with this piece. The fit of the medium is perfect on my slim frame and the details are well done. I particularly like the pockets, the excellent zippers and the clever hood bungee adjustment system. This jacket is warm and very wind resistant. I like it so much I ordered a second one in another color.
January 5, 2010
These are simply awesome! Warm, well constructed, professional looking and people love them!!
January 21, 2009
Great jacket. Do order one size bigger. Looks great, feels great, and very durable.
January 20, 2009