The Men's Carhartt Rain Defender Lightweight Insulated Vest will keep your core warm when the temperature starts to drop. This Carhartt lightweight insulated vest is made from CORDURA® fabric for maximum durability and abrasion resistance. Insulated with 100g of synthetic insulation, this Carhartt lightweight insulated vest keeps you warm even when wet, while the durable water repellent (DWR) finish on the shell sheds light rain and moisture keeping you dry. For added coverage and warmth, this Carhartt lightweight insulated vest features a drop-tail hem and drawcord closure. Plus, the multiple pockets provide storage while working. Stay comfortable and warm while working in any weather condition with the Men's Carhartt Rain Defender Lightweight Insulated Vest.
DO NOT BUY ITS CHEAP GARBAGE NOT UP TO CARHART STANDARDS
DO NOT BUY! HORRIBLY UNDER SIZED BY CARHART STANDARDS WITH OUT INSULATION. ITS JUNK AND WAY OVER PRICED. I'M A CARHART GUY AND UNTIL NOW DEPENDED ON CARHART. ITS NOT UP TO CARHART STANDARDS. A TEE SHIRT WOULD KEEP YOU WARMER THAN THIS PIECE OF JUNK. THE VESTS SHOULD BE DESTROYED. I DONATED MY VEST OUT. GARBAGE.
The older version without the lined collar is actually more comfortable around the neck area. If you are known to have a stubbly neck or beard this vest is constantly grabbing you by the neck hair. The older unlined version never did this. I just have to remember to shave every morning then it's fine...
I’ve been wanting a vest for some time now. Looked at the Patagonia and North Face vest as well. Glad I went with the Carhartt Gilliam vest. I ended up buy it in two colors. It’s perfect fits great true to size.
Haven't owned it long enough to truly comment on durability but I have other Carhartt gear that's stood up well and I expect this will be the same. The only reason to mark it down slightly on Functionality is that the velcro on the inside pocket is maybe too strong - you almost need two hands to open it but maybe it will soften a bit after some use.
This was a gift for my husband. He had this vest in another color and wore it SO often that I felt he needed another one. He loves the fit, the warmth, and the comfort! This is a very versatile addition to his winter outerwear; I may get him a third one.