Worn in the Arctic seas Extremes® is our toughest warmest most durable outerwear line. It battles snow and rain calms the wind and the winter gusts. It does everything but steer the ship back to port. Features:
Water-repellent 1000-denier Cordura® nylon shell
Nylon lining quilted to arctic-weight polyester insulation
Under-collar snaps for optional A113 Extremes® Hood
Ounce for ounce the warmest jacket made. It is so light you will never believe how warm it actually is. I've used this model at home and work (with the arctic bibs at work) for almost 20 years with no fear of being in the cold down to about -20F and lower with wind chill. Rain and wind have never made it through.
I bought my Yukon extreme arctic jacket the very first year it was offered by Carhartt. I still have and wear this jacket today. And I will buy my second soon as an Charismas gift to myself. This is the only company you need deal with if you need any long lasting outerwear.
I wish they would make this exact version for women. Don't make it form fitting or flare at hips. A mans small is still to big. Maybe offer a extra small. I had my other jacket 35 years until nothing was left but the zipper.
this jacket is absolutely amazing. however i ordered a Tall 2XL and its huge. defiantly going to change it to a XL Tall. that should fit me better. the jacket that i have that i am going to return is nice though, i am excited to get the one that fits.
I've been using this jacket and coveralls for around 20 years now. Warmest, lightest, driest, most durable, wind free coat I've ever owned. I have one at work and one at home. One size up might be necessary if wearing the Artic coveralls underneath. The zipper has been the weak spot on every jacket, but I work hard in it and still get about 5 years out of it. Jacket might be light in weight, but I've NEVER been cold in it even down to 40 below wind chills with the coveralls on. My military Gortex Antarctic issued jacket has no significant advantage and is louder and stiffer at those temps.
This was sold to me as the warmest coat Carhartt offers. Its ruggedness is due to its outer shell, which repels rain and snow as well as bushes and stickers. This coat is not for the faint hearted or shopping center crowd (although it will work fine). It is for the outdoors, where there is no expectation of warmth or comfort. Its pockets accommodate tools and gloves while its inside pockets protect your valuables and cell phone, Not a coat to make you sweat but a coat to keep you warm in the elements. Not a heavy buffalo hide but a lightweight, hi-tec coat for the outside. I recommend it to those in mid- to extreme climates who want to keep warm and keep moving.
This jacket is really want but it does runs big. In every other jacket i have I wear a Medium. I could only find a retailer who carried this in a medium. When I tried it on, it was a little big but i thought it could work considering I was going to have bibs underneath it. However, after wearing it a few times with and without my bibs, I really wished I could have tried a small on because I think it would have been a better fit.
I have worn this as a Railroad Conductor and Locomotive Engineer here in the Northeast for over 14 winters, and it is still as comfortable and warm as when it was new. It is heavy, so I only wear it when the temperature is below 20F, but having worn it in all kinds of weather conditions, including the recent sub-zero weather, it is still a life-saver! Although this coat is a heavy winter coat, I still find it comfortable to walk the long distances sometimes required of us, and it is not overly heavy or oppressive when keeping active. I highly recommend this fine garment for working conditions where the temperatures get below 20F. One thing, I have always worn the optional hood. I'm not a fan of the wimpy collar it comes with, and the coat really shines with the optional hood, and I would never think of owning one without the hood. I also have it professionally treated for water resistance every few years. It will be some time before this coat will need replacing!
I've had my Extreme for 3 winters. I'm a Truck Driver and unload by hand much of the freight. Other coats fall short in durability. They usually wear out at the sleeve ends from continuously rubbing on the steering wheel or from handling freight. Not the Carhartt Extreme this thing shows almost NO wear at all. Its super warm. I really like the draw string inside for keeping out the cold on windy days. I will be purchasing another "IF" I ever wear this thing out... Thanks for a great product.