If you are like most Carhartt jacket owners, then you will want to make sure your Carhartt jacket last as long as possible. Waterproofing your jacket will help the life of your jacket tremendously. There are two different ways we recommend, one being the simplest with a spray on waterproofing and the other being a waxing technique.
For the spray on, we recommend using scotchgard® which can be found at Walmart or any major hardware store. It is also available for purchase at http://www.scotchgard.com
For the waxing technique we have put together a step by step guide and a list of the items you will need to complete the process.
Items needed for the Waxing technique:
1. Your Carhartt Jacket
2. 2 cans of Filson’s Oil Finish Wax
3. 1 2” paint brush
4. Hair dryer
5. A heat source for melting your Filson’s Oil Finish Wax.
First you will want to purchase your wax. We recommend Filson’s Oil Finish Wax which can be found at http://www.filson.com/products/filson-s-oil-finish-wax.69033.html
Next you will want to melt your wax. Heat your wax until it is completely solidified. You can do this with a butter warmer, microwave (remove wax from metal tin and place in ceramic dish/bowl) or in a double boiler.
Once your wax is completely solidified, lay your Carhartt jacket on a flat surface. We recommend laying an old towel under your jacket to prevent any wax from getting on anything you don’t want it on. Then take your paint brush and dip it in the wax spreading it as fast and as evenly as possible starting with the back of your jacket followed by the sleeves and front. You will probably end up with the wax being thicker in some parts, but don’t worry, we can fix this!
Once you have coated your entire jacket, take your hair dryer and paint brush and reheat the areas with excessive wax and use your paint brush to redistribute the wax. Be sure to get all of the seams on your jacket!
And that’s it! You can now enjoy your waterproof jacket for years before having to repeat this process.
Deciding what type of Carhartt Pants to buy can be a difficult decision, especially if purchasing online. Having the right mix of comfort and durability is usually the deciding factor on whether you end up being happy with your decision. Hopefully this buying guide can help you order your next pair with confidence.
Types of Fits
The all-important fit. No matter how the pant performs, more than likely you won’t be satisfied if you don’t get this right. Carhartt Pants come in four different fits – Traditional, Relaxed, Loose & Original (sometimes also known as Dungaree fit). Deciding which of these you need should usually be based only on your body type, and not so much what you will be doing in them. To simplify it, the major difference is how much room is in the seat and thigh of the pants.
- Traditional – This will be the slimmest fit and will sit slightly below the natural waist. The leg openings are narrower, but big enough to fit over boots.
- Relaxed – This will have a little more room than the traditional, and will also sit right at the natural waist. The leg openings on relaxed are similar to the traditional.
- Loose – Even more room and will sit below the natural waist similar to the traditional and will have wide leg openings that will fit over work boots.
- Original – The loosest fitting pant that Carhartt makes. It sits right at the natural waist, has ample moving room and wide leg openings.
While mainly known for their common denim & duck fabric, there are plenty more to choose from.
- Denim – What can we say, it’s denim and Carhartt Jeans are as sturdy as any out there. There are several different washes and colors available in denim.
- Duck – A durable fabric that Carhartt is known for, these pants should last you a long time.
- Canvas – For a lighter, yet still durable fabric, the canvas pants would be a great fit for you.
- Ripstop – Ripstop pants are fairly new to the Carhartt line. They do exactly what it sounds – they stop rips from forming and becoming an issue. The weight of these typically falls in between the duck and canvas.
- Twill – Twill fabric is going to be a little dressier that some of the others. Twill pants are a favorite amount workers looking to dress a little nicer.
- Cordura – There is only one pant that has the Cordura. While the pant itself is made out of Duck, the double-chap is made out of the Cordura making this pant pretty close to indestructible.
Some do question whether they need double knees or not. This really comes down to how you are using your pants. Generally, most uses of Carhartt pants would not require double-knees, however if you are someone that is on their knees consistently without knee pads, you may want to consider them. That is unlikely as most would choose to wear knee pads and the more likely scenario would be if you were regularly carrying or rubbing something along your knees that would eventually rub a hole in them. A lot of these scenarios would not warrant knee pads but would be hard on the pants themselves.
For the most part, there are really only a couple different pocket arrangements. There are the typical 5-pocket pants, meaning two in the back, two on the side and then in inner pocket inside one of the side pockets, and then their are pants with utility pockets which most styles come in. While they do vary in placement a bit, most have a side pocket on the side that is big enough to accommodate a cell phone and generally have a hammer loop as well. There are a couple cargo styles that don’t fit either of those descriptions as well.
Most Carhartt Pants are unlined, but there are a handful of styles that do come lined with flannel. These jeans are usually meant only to be worn outdoors in the cold, unless of course you happen to work inside a freezer.
More than anything, they type of jean you want to purchase usually comes down to how you will be using them.
Studies here at Dungarees show that dogs love Carhartt. You may already be asking yourself, how could we possibly know this? Well, its simple…. Take a look at all the dogs and their Carhartt dog beds, they absolutely love them!
Does the mid-summer heat have you dripping with sweat? Tired of untwisting that soggy t-shirt you’re always use to wearing to work? If so, we suggest you stare down heat and grime with Carhartt Force. This sweat-wicking features stain breaker technology that helps break up stains, so its ready to get back to work after every wash. Carhartt Force is our hardest working, sweat-wicking shirt was designed for 12-hour workdays, not 2-hour workouts. This shirt works because it has to.
Shop the Full Line At Dungarees
Carhartt has decided to take some of their more popular items and mark them down for you, the loyal Carhartt customer. At Dungarees, you can save on everything from hats to t-shirt to jeans and pants. Some of the bigger savings include:
Carhartt K195, Now $16.99
Carhartt K298, Now $19.99
Carhartt B342, Now $44.99
And much, much more at Dungarees
Let’s be honest, who hasn’t found themselves walking through water or a damp place and found your “waterproof” shoes to be soaking wet. Here at Dungarees it’s safe to say everyone loves Muck Boots, in fact, most of us own more than one pair. Keep in mind Muck boots are more than just 100% waterproof, they also offer superior comfortably and support along with durability and styles for all occasions. The secret is the self-insulating, waterproof CR-foam shell construction. The CR-foam bootie material acts as a “neutral medium” between inside and outside temperatures. Naturally lightweight, and very comfortable, the material keeps the foot and lower leg warm and protected in cold and wet conditions.
A Little History
The Original Muck Boot story began in 1999 with the sole purpose of building the most comfortable, high performance footwear on the market. The need for a more comfortable boot for use in messy and tough conditions led them to the design of The Original Muck Boot. And we can all agree, it’s done just that. Today, the Muck Boot brand defines a standard of comfort and quality that goes beyond the expectations of customers around the country. Quickly establishing a strong and loyal customer base, the brand has become one of the fastest growing lines in the waterproof footwear market. Grab your pair today!