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  • Best Winter Coat

    I've worn Carhartt outer coats and overalls for years and even now that I'm retired. Recently I purchased their Extreme Arctic quilted coat made of a material called 1000 denier, not the normal carhartt cotton duck. The coat is great, lightweight but very warm and that material is tough as nails. I like the idea that it's wind and waterproof, since I'm outside using my snowblower during the storms. Anyone else have a favorite?

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    I use a Carhartt copy over top of 2 or 3 shirts.

    I've been checking the new "battery heated" jackets. With rechargeable batteries getting smaller & better all the time, I think this might be the future in the winter jacket world.

    You can Google them. Prices from about $250.00 and up.

    J.C.

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    • #3
      Re: Best Winter Coat

      Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
      I use a Carhartt copy over top of 2 or 3 shirts.

      I've been checking the new "battery heated" jackets. With rechargeable batteries getting smaller & better all the time, I think this might be the future in the winter jacket world.

      You can Google them. Prices from about $250.00 and up.

      J.C.
      My neighbor bought a pair of battery heated gloves but said he was disappointed. The technology neede to effectively heat gloves or a jacket is probably not qutie there yet, even though I agree the batteries are getting better. I would also be concerned with how well the heating element would hold up to the wear and tear of repeated movements such as in construction. That new jacket I spoke of is really very good. Water rolls right off. I've been appling a water repellant to my other Carhartt jacket, but it requires regular applications.

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      • #4
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        The one I wear is labeled "Duck Head". Looks just like a Carhartt. In todays world, who knows. They might be made in the same place.

        Pretty warm though with a tough canvas-like shell. I like that one you have posted too. (Googled it ).

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Best Winter Coat

          Wool sweater and a p coat = toasty warm



          These heated gloves last longer, but $250 a pair

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          • #6
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            Past few years I've been wearing freebies from Goulds Pumps. They appear to be of similar make to Carhartt. If I had to spend money I'd likely go with Carhartt.

            I have a collection of overalls given out as freebies from pump suppliers over the years. I tend to remove the logos especially on brands I don't even use anymore.

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            • #7
              Re: Best Winter Coat

              I start with long underwear, then a shirt, then a sweatshirt, then a wool vest, then sheepskin lined coat. And if it gets below 50 degrees I really start to add on the layers.
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              • #8
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                I've got a lined Carhart jacket. I use their bibs over my jeans when I'm in the field. If it gets too cold I wear insulated bibs.
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                • #9
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                  I got introduced to Carhartt about 6 years ago and have used nothing since then. However, the battery powered heated jacket sounds interesting - I had no idea, although it seems like a no brainer someone would invent this (*thanks JCsPlumbing for mentioning them, I'm going to research that right now!).
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                  • #10
                    Re: Best Winter Coat

                    Bought something called a Wax Coat when I was in Edinburg, Scotland

                    Not much in the way of style but kept me dry and warm in 60 mph wind/rain storm

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best Winter Coat

                      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
                      Bought something called a Wax Coat when I was in Edinburg, Scotland

                      Not much in the way of style but kept me dry and warm in 60 mph wind/rain storm
                      I've seen them advertised as Austrailian ranch coats, they were three quarter length. The Carhartt coat I spoke of works much the same way only the material is very tough and lightweight. Can the wax coat be cleaned? Might get one for milder temperatures.
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