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Posted: 12/15/2010 8:53:47 PM EDT
Ok I need a coat.  I'll need to be able to do mechanical (think construction equipment) repair.  



I have not bought a coat in a long time (20 years) and am out of date about the good ones.



Suggestions?
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:03:28 PM EDT
[#1]
How warm do you need it? If you want a really warm coat go with a Carhartt arctic coat or any other Carhartt there great rugged coats.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 9:35:25 PM EDT
[#2]
a couple of guys have this around here.  VERY warm and 1/3 the cost of cardhart.

http://www.keyworkwear.com/index.cgi?cart_id=1292481235.302&product=COATS_Insulated&pid=59
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 10:03:32 PM EDT
[#3]
Buy a Filson "tin cloth" coat and don't look back.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 11:19:18 PM EDT
[#4]
Carhartt J140



Great Jacket warm and breaths. I apply a fresh coat of waterproofing every fall and rain beads nicely.


Practical Tactical
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 12:57:20 AM EDT
[#5]
This is what I wear.
http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=32137&langId=-1&categoryId=10928

I have worn this style for years now. I like it because it has a super tough shell but is warm and once broken in, very comfortable. I also like the way the sleeves end on this model better than the ones that have the exposed cuff. The cuff on this one is recessed and doesn't tear from getting caught on things. Also, this one has snaps to add a hood if you want one, but you don't have to wear it all the time. I don't like wearing a hood because I spend a lot of time driving and it is uncomfortable for me.

This thing is warm too. It has been effective for me in the negative temps that we get.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 3:12:21 AM EDT
[#6]
My dad has a Carhartt and he loves it. I'll probably pick one up one of these days.

I also agree with the carhartt as the others recommended.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 3:14:07 AM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
How warm do you need it? If you want a really warm coat go with a Carhartt arctic coat or any other Carhartt there great rugged coats.


for what you wanna do in it this
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 3:36:09 AM EDT
[#8]
Quoted:
Carhartt J140

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Great Jacket warm and breaths. I apply a fresh coat of waterproofing every fall and rain beads nicely.


Practical Tactical


these are good.....they used to make one that had a bit longer tail and a draw string.

Carhart is kinda the industry standard......for a reason.....warm and durable.

ETA: Holy crap.....what a wall of code....
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:20:29 AM EDT
[#9]
Another vote here for Carhartt.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:05:47 AM EDT
[#10]
Duluth tradeing- Firehose clothes
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:17:50 AM EDT
[#11]
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:45:05 AM EDT
[#12]
Thanks guys, I wish I knew for sure the temps.  We get down into the 20s sometimes...... If I have to move north then I'll rethink my clever plan
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 1:37:28 PM EDT
[#13]
I'd try not to get a coat.  I'd look at insulated bib overalls and  a vest.  I hate wearing a heavy coat while going mechanical work.  This come from lots of tower climibing and rebuilding (or changing) the engines in 2 dozers, 2 far tractors and a lot of minor maint.

Nof if it drops below 20 or getts real windy, you gotta have a coat. but for me anything durable tends to to be stiff and restrictive, while anything soft and "batted" tens to get damaged.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:04:09 PM EDT
[#14]
somthing else, I just ordered and recieved a carhart thermal lined sweatshirt......wore it today......high 30s to low 40s and misty rain. its all I wore and it was amazeingly warm........think ill be buying more of these.......save the coat for low 30's and below
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 4:26:16 PM EDT
[#15]
Quoted:
This is what I wear.
http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=32137&langId=-1&categoryId=10928

I have worn this style for years now. I like it because it has a super tough shell but is warm and once broken in, very comfortable. I also like the way the sleeves end on this model better than the ones that have the exposed cuff. The cuff on this one is recessed and doesn't tear from getting caught on things. Also, this one has snaps to add a hood if you want one, but you don't have to wear it all the time. I don't like wearing a hood because I spend a lot of time driving and it is uncomfortable for me.

This thing is warm too. It has been effective for me in the negative temps that we get.




i wear that same model too.  very warm, very tough. it was meant for repairing outdoor equipment and working outdoors. i also have a similar model made by C E Schmidt(tractor supply) and its just as good and about 30 bucks less.  they are both imported so i dont prefer the Carhartt brand anymore.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:21:01 PM EDT
[#16]
Quoted:
Thanks guys, I wish I knew for sure the temps.  We get down into the 20s sometimes...... If I have to move north then I'll rethink my clever plan


Something like thiswould be best! Just layer up if your legs and arms get cold buy some polypro underwear add short sleeve T-shirt or long the active Jack take off what ever you need to get to where you feel warm. I'm having to toy with this whole thing also but where I might be going to gets down to -60 degs.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:34:57 PM EDT
[#17]
I also would go with Carhart, but don't be afraid of Key outerwear stuff.  I have a Key coat that I have been using as my primary winter coat for about 10 years.  Wear it for just about everything.  Hunting, cutting firewood, working around the house, going to dinner with Hagmommy.  It is a damn good coat.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 6:58:40 PM EDT
[#18]



Quoted:


Carhartt J140



snip



Great Jacket warm and breaths. I apply a fresh coat of waterproofing every fall and rain beads nicely.





Practical Tactical


What kind of water proofing do you use?

 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 7:29:11 PM EDT
[#19]
I have found many good military surplus coats from other countries on Sportsmans Guide, check out their website, hit the military surplus category, then drill down to the coats section.  You can find some really nice coats at really good prices.  Downside is that you don't exactly know what you are getting, where a Carhart as mentioned above is a standard.   Worth a try IMHO, YMMV.


Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:01:38 PM EDT
[#20]




Quoted:

Buy a Filson "tin cloth" coat and don't look back.


Don't think you want to be fixing construction equipment in a $250 dollar coat...



Carhartt.

Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:04:45 PM EDT
[#21]



Quoted:





Quoted:

Buy a Filson "tin cloth" coat and don't look back.


Don't think you want to be fixing construction equipment in a $250 dollar coat...



Carhartt.



If something is better than the rest and will hold up, I'll use it no matter what it costs if it protects me and does it job.



 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:20:15 PM EDT
[#22]
I have the Carhartt Style # C03: Men's Duck Traditional Coat/Arctic Quilt-Lined and faux fur-lined hood.  I would not recommend it for applications that require a lot of flexibility and moving around.  I usually only wear it if I will be relatively motionless while outdoors in the winter during cooold temps.  My go to ice fishing coat.  The wind chill needs to get down to roughly 0 deg F before I will consider wearing it as a general purpose coat.

They are darn'd expensive now.  I got mine free quite a few years ago as part of a DeWalt tools promotion.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 9:20:44 PM EDT
[#23]
This is what I wear outside in the winter, I have the added snap on hood, and it's been comfortable and warm, It is however not water proof. Mine has been hosed down in water repellent yearly to try to make it a little better. I have had it for about 4 or 5 years now. It's well worn and has had no issues.

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=32108&langId=-1&categoryId=10927
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 10:02:49 PM EDT
[#24]
Quoted:
This is what I wear outside in the winter, I have the added snap on hood, and it's been comfortable and warm, It is however not water proof. Mine has been hosed down in water repellent yearly to try to make it a little better. I have had it for about 4 or 5 years now. It's well worn and has had no issues.

http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10101&storeId=10051&productId=32108&langId=-1&categoryId=10927


I just went to the website to find this and you already posted it.  The sherpa lined series are awesome.  The coat is very flexible for as warm as it is and while it isn't waterproof it is fairly resistant.  Mine is about 5 years old and has been to hell and back with not one rip, scratch, or tear.  It is really too warm for me unless I'm sitting around doing nothing in very cold weather.  I actually get hot doing any "work" in it.

Grove
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 10:04:17 PM EDT
[#25]
Quoted:
Another vote here for Carhartt.


+1 Very hard wearing 7 winters use with only some fraying on the ends of the sleeves.
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 10:48:42 PM EDT
[#26]
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Carhartt J140

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Great Jacket warm and breaths. I apply a fresh coat of waterproofing every fall and rain beads nicely.


Practical Tactical

What kind of water proofing do you use?  


Kiwi Camp Dry the last couple of seasons. This does not make the Jacket into a rain coat but more than capable to allow me to shake off most the moisture after brief trips out in it. The fella with the Filson budget might be on the better track I you truly need a waterproof coat.
Link Posted: 12/17/2010 6:13:25 AM EDT
[#27]
Link Posted: 12/17/2010 7:34:50 AM EDT
[#28]
Sounds like you want a filson tin cloth. Lifetime coat. as a plus its made in the USA
Link Posted: 12/17/2010 7:39:29 AM EDT
[#29]
Oh, yeah I sweat in Alaska wearing clothes that don't keep me warm in Alabama deer hunting.  Which is another thing I like about a vest +bibs- excellent ventilation.  If it's the least bit windy, you want a tight weave shirt, or a really light weight nylon jacket.
Link Posted: 12/17/2010 7:58:52 AM EDT
[#30]
I go to Sportsmans Guide to buy surplus jackets. They are so cheap I don't mind really using them.
M
Link Posted: 12/17/2010 8:03:44 AM EDT
[#31]
I work in my Filson wool coat and Danner boots every day. I've even had to send my Filson back for stitching coming undone in the pocket area (blasphemy) but I love that coat and they took care of me.
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