I bought a medium. I'm 6' 172lbs. It fit great out of the box. After the first wash and dry, the torso shrunk like crazy. I dried it on low. It barely covers my belly button now. Before, it went down to my hips, which was great since I wanted to use this in layers while working outside. Pretty disappointing. You may want to order a size up.
Great looking shirt. Don't know about durability because I just got this one and don't own any others. I am a big person, but I'd say that the XXL runs a bit smaller than similar shirts from either Duluth Trading or Lands End.
I had high expectations for the quality of the shirt, but after just a couple weeks the fabric is pilling and it does not resist odor as claimed. In other respects, I like the shirt and found it useful. I was on the verge of purchasing a couple more. But the quality is not quite as advertised, so I'm going to try a different brand.
I have the top and bottom combo and love them! They're heavy and warm enough to wear under a t-shirt or under a sweatshirt but cool enough to not make me sweat. When the temps got above 45 degrees I did quickly get hot but that was an environment issue and not a problem with the thermals. The thumb loops were great when layering under another long sleeve shirt. One of the most irritating things to me when wearing a base layers is the arms right up when another shirt goes on and this setup prevented that from happening. The shirt was a little shorter than expected and came untucked when lifting above my head a lot but that is a very small issue. I will buying another set for hunting this fall.
A mix of classic styling and modern materials. The fabric feels smooth and comfortable against your skin. It breathes well. The fit is a bit shorter/tighter than typical Carharrt sizing, you may need to upgrade to a tall size.
Ditch your cheap base layers, these are great. You get what you pay for!
After using cheap, no name base layers for the longest time i was given the opportunity to "field test" these base layers and i gotta say after buying cheap base layers the proof is in the pudding these base layers are great! When wearing this shirt and the Carhartt Hi-Vis jacket i found myself actually wearing one less layer then i would with normal no name base layers
This a great thermal shirt. It is very light, yet very warm. Most importantly, it does not restrict your range of motion in any way. Also, the elastic thumb loops are amazing, though I fear they will tear off after some time, unlike the traditional thumb holes in the sleeve. Worth the money.
Unlike every other Carhartt shirt I own it was not a “Carhartt medium” as we call them at work. It would be equivalent to a competitors medium. Fabric was great and even after half a dozen washes I did not notice any shrinkage. It fits the bill as far as wicking away sweat and doesn’t snag easily. A need thing about this shirt was that it can be worn without an over shirt and still looks good. That can not be said for every other thermal.
I received this shirt as part of the Carhartt Crew to field test. It has stayed looking like new in the two months that I've been testing. Arm length is good , like the thumb loops when putting on another shirt over. The only complaint is that the body of shirt shrank a wee bit so back of the shirt will creep up thru the day with bending and stooping.
Fits well and is comfortable. Its a really good addition to your layering. Kept me warm down to the lower 30s. Didn't over heat me when it warmed up. all around good comfort. Liked the extra loops inside to slip my thumbs through to hold shirt down while adding other layers.
I received this thermal shirt as part of my participation in a Carhartt Crew Field Test. Normally I wear a long sleeve T-shirt as my base layer but wanted to try a thermal. I wore the shirt approximately 25 times and washed it maybe 10 times. Size wise I’m somewhere between large and XL and being a base layer I chose large. After all those washes the shirt had only minimal shrinking, which I thought was good for a thermal. The shirt fits very well, even with my long arms. I got the mid-weight shirt which worked very well for warmth. It kept me warmer than my normal long sleeve T base layer but breathes better so it works well when doing manual labor.
I have a Carhartt thermal I got a few years back. I liked it so much thought I’d get a few more in other colors. Unfortunately they ran smaller than my other so I had to return them. That’s the point of my review. I had to pay the return postage. So because of that I won’t be ordering anything else direct from Carhartt’s site.
I really like the shirt. Only thing I didn’t like was how short it is. I ordered the small and it fits great, it’s just really short. I’m 5’6” 140 lbs. Usually their stuff is pretty long, so that was disappointing. But the material feels great, keeps me really warm in windy conditions and the finger hooks are brilliant.
Do not like this item. I'm returning it. Poor quality. Super thin. Don't waste your money. I tried not to give any stars, but to complete this survey you have to give at the very least one star. Very disappointed for a Carhartt item.