Carhartt Sandstone Rugged Vest for Men
Bought this as a Christmas gift for my father. He is almost 80. He likes to wear it around the house - he says it keeps his back warm.
It fits as described. Very soft material.
January 6, 2015
The most versatile cold weather gear made
This is my second Carhartt vest (V26 Men's Sandstone Rugged Vest/Sherpa Lined) as the first one became too snug when I gained weight. I am a union electrician, and have owned the first vest for several years, wearing it in the field every year, and it still looks as good as the day I bought it. I am a big man, and I am hard on clothes. The vest is very versatile; I can wear it over a long sleeve shirt on days when its not too cold, or under a coat when the days drop below freezing. Since it has no collar, it fits well underneath a coat. It has two large Sherpa Lined front pockets to keep your hands warm, and two inside pockets for whatever needs to be secure. It is an extremely well made product that looks great. I always get compliments from people with it and I wear it almost every day during the cooler months. It looks great either at work or going out to eat. I really like this vest.
December 31, 2009
I got one of these two or three years ago and it quickly became my favorite vest. It has plenty of room to move around in (especially around the arms). I wear it a lot over sweat shirts when I need the extra warmth, but don't want or need a coat. Often I'll wear it into June over a short sleeve shirt, sometimes just for the pockets to store tools in.
March 30, 2010
Great piece of all weather clothing
I bought my V26 vest (size LT) at the end of 2007, but it didn't see much action until april of the next year due to the bad weather we had early on. If I had only known! As a welder and rigger, I try not to overburden myself with extra layers of clothing on the job site, especially when I have to put on my fall harness. April rolled around, and we lost most of our snow, but we got ambushed by a few surprise cold snaps when I wore my normal underlayers (Carhartt thermals and an FR button down) with only the vest for outerwear. That first day I just knew was going to be horrible, but the cold was no problem. I wear it almost every day it's under 70, just in case, and almost three years later, it's still my most worn article of clothing. When it was still fairly new, it even did the trick passing as a formal wear vest once or twice, and I didn't have to worry about spilling something on it and lossing an arm and leg to the tux rental place!
December 10, 2010