You may recall that I bought a new winter coat on The Amazon the other day. This is the coat in question, the Carhartt Men’s Big & Tall Arctic Quilt Lined Duck Traditional Coat. Which is a hell of a name, but then it’s a hell of a coat.
We had subzero air temperatures yesterday morning (yesterday? Monday? Hell, I don’t remember) and way subzero wind chills and I had a variety of out-of-the-house errands to run, so I wore the new coat.
With a T-shirt on underneath it, and the coat not zipped up. I had the hood attached.
I was overheated– not quite sweaty, but almost– by the end of the excursions. This sounds like a bad thing. It’s not. It means that this sumbitch gives neither a damn nor a fuck about wind in the -20 degree range. Which means it is exactly the coat I wanted. There are plenty of pockets, the cuffs at the wrists are perfect— a frequent problem with oversized coats, since my arms don’t exactly match my chest and stomach– and the fabric on the outside is tough as hell and looks like it could probably stop a knife in addition to cold.
My only problem right now is that the hood is a little stiff and driving with it attached is kind of obnoxious because of how it pushes my neck and head away from my seat, but I assume that’ll loosen up and the hood is removable anyway.
Four thumbs up would wear again. You folk who have Actual Winter where you live should seriously think about this thing.