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4 of the best Carhartt jackets for women


Whether fall is just around the corner or the winter gusts are in full swing, we know how vital it is to reach for a good jacket. It is so crucial to find the perfect jacket that can withstand whatever the weather throws at us. For goodness sake we are farmers, ranchers, and others who work and play outdoors — we can’t let the weather slow us down. We gathered up a few favorites from the long list of some of the best Carhartt jackets for women.

These jackets can hold their own against wind and rain, the two elements that threaten to slow us down outside. And Carhartt has long been a leading brand in this space. Sure, some things have changed over the years, but Carhartt still delivers durability and dependability on a regular basis. Heck, one of my favorite Carhartt jackets has been in the rotation for 15+ years, and despite a few nicks and gouges where it caught on some barbed wire or an animal tried to take a nip at me, the jacket has held up great! 

Triple-stitched seams are part of it, and there’s little threat of fraying at the edges. And the zippers! Who would have thought something as little as a zipper matters this much, but Carhartt’s zippers are the best we’ve ever come across. 

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Carhartt work jackets for men in the past, but here are our picks for the best Carhartt jackets for women:

Full Swing Cryder Jacket

The folks at Carhartt pulled out all the stops for their Full Swing line. “Full Swing was developed with insight from our Carhartt Crew, a group of hardworking folks who wear our gear on the job day in and day out and let us know what they really think. All Full Swing gear is built broken-in to help you move like you mean it 24/7 and features stretch across the shoulders, arms that move free without the jacket riding up, and bigger bend in the elbows.” This jacket is sure to move every way you do on the farm, while still very durable and with a good weight to it.

Among the other standout features:

  • 8.5-ounce 59% cotton / 39% polyester / 2% spandex Quick Duck canvas
  • 80 gram 3M Thinsulate Insulation
  • Quick Duck weighs less but is ounce-for-ounce as tough as our legendary sandstone duck
  • Rain Defender durable water repellent keeps you dry and moving in light rain and wet weather
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex stretch technology

Loose-Fit Washed Duck Sherpa Lined Jacket

When classic styling and durability meet at Carhartt, this is the jacket you end up with. And there are no complaints from us! The cotton duck fabric provides a tough exterior, while a soft sherpa-lining provides warmth, which you will be thankful for when you have to venture out in the morning to feed the animals or need to fix a fence after an icy storm. 

Among the other standout features:

  • 100% ringspun cotton washed duck
  • Attached sherpa-lined hood with hidden drawcord
  • Pleated elbows for ease of movement
  • Internal rib-knit storm cuffs help keep out the cold
  • Pleated bi-swing back for extra stretch across the shoulders

Shoreline Jacket

The Shoreline series from Carhartt is what we reach for when the precipitation gets particularly nasty. This women’s jacket not only keeps you dry in heavy rain (thanks to what Carhartt calls its Storm Defender technology), it’s also breathable, versatile, and equipped with plenty of pockets. Weighing in at 4.8 ounces, this lightweight layer has thumb-hole cuffs that can be tucked into the sleeves. It features zip pockets, flap pockets, and inner pockets for all farm and worksite essentials.

Among the other standout features:

  • 100% nylon
  • 100% polyester mesh lining in body for breathability; 100% nylon sleeve lining for easy on-and-off
  • Fully taped waterproof seams
  • Detachable three-piece hood with drawcord and barrel-lock adjusters

Loose-Fit Washed Duck Insulated Active Jac

More than anything else, we love how well the Active Jac garments move. Lifting, hauling, having a snowball fight — this kind of jacket from Carhartt stands out. And this jacket updates a lot of the features from the company’s popular J130, an Active Jac that many women wear daily. From the hood drawcords with cord locks to the updated zipper, this new insulated Active Jac is a cold-weather delight.

Among the other standout features:

  • 12-Ounce 100% ring-spun washed cotton duck
  • Quilted nylon lining for easy on-and-off
  • 80g 3M Thinsulate featherless insulation
  • Carhartt-strong, triple-stitched main seams
  • Cordura-reinforced sleeve hems resist wear and tear
  • Internal rib-knit storm cuffs help keep out the cold

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