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Carhartt Quick Duck Active Jac

Carhartt Quick Duck Active Jac

by Ethan Hagan (email Ethan) | | January 11, 2013 | 15 Comments »

Months ago Carhartt asked us to check out their new Quick Duck jackets and vest, and I agreed with my usual “no promises” disclaimer. If you’re a regular reader, you know that OPC is all about the Project Guides and not as much about the products, and we like to keep it that way. However, I’ve been wearing the Quick Duck Active Jac everywhere: work, home, job sites, even church, and I was so impressed that I thought it was worth sharing.

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The unique Carhartt Quick Duck fabric is made of 8.5-ounce, 60% cotton/40% polyester canvas with a durable water-repellent finish. It really is a beautiful thing to see rain, snow and sleet just run right off me. The quilted lining is composed of nylon and mid-weight polyester insulation, and it does a great job keeping me warm.

The Active Jac has a hood, and I was glad to see concealed draw cords rather than the dangly pull strings. Pull strings are annoying, and a safety hazard when you’re leaning over a table saw.

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The Active Jac includes a left-chest map pocket, two large lower-front pockets, and two inside pockets. There’s also a media port to run headphones to a cell phone or media player. That’s not something I’d ever use (especially on a job site), but it’s available.

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What impresses me most is the quality construction, and I’d expect nothing less from Carhartt. With the heavy-duty zippers, durable canvas shell and triple-stitched main seams, the Active Jac is going to last a long time.

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The Active Jac costs $130, and you can find it and other Quick Duct products online or at a local retailer.

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15 Responses to Carhartt Quick Duck Active Jac

  • Eek565 responds...
    January 11th, 2013 8:47 am

    How well does it keep your range of motion, while keeping you warm? I can’t stand most winter jackets because I feel like Randy from A Christmas Story. “I can’t put my arms down!”

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    Ethan Reply:

    You mean Ralphie! And the mental image is hilarious. I feel like I still get a good range of motion with the jacket, and it’s light enough that I not carrying around a lot of extra weight.

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    cheeflo Reply:

    No, he means Randy, the little brother.

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    Ethan Reply:

    Ah you’re right. Forgot about Randy…

  • jb @BuildingMoxie responds...
    January 11th, 2013 9:23 am

    Love me some Carhartt. my vest and lined hoody are probably some of my most worn (all time) construction gear (nearing a 15 year anniversary with them).

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    Ethan Reply:

    We should probably take a poll to see who own / wears the oldest Carhartt product….

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  • poiboybf responds...
    January 11th, 2013 11:33 am

    Looks really nice. I have a similar jacket from Carhartt, but mine is older. I had long since removed the pull strings from the hood for the reason you have described in favor of some elastic webbing.

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  • bigredmachine responds...
    January 11th, 2013 4:30 pm

    No dought Carhartt is the best for a working man or woman who earns their living being outdoors at times

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  • MissFixIt responds...
    January 11th, 2013 8:39 pm

    Does Carhartt have a womens line? I know Dickies does.

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    cheeflo Reply:

    Yes, it does.

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  • trebor responds...
    January 12th, 2013 10:25 pm

    Is the real reason you didn’t want to review clothing because you didn’t want to have to model them? Hahaha

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    Ethan Reply:

    Haha! So true. I always prefer to be behind the camera rather than in front.

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  • naomipsalm77 responds...
    January 17th, 2013 11:32 am

    Did someone say “Duck” Dynasty?

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  • JustME responds...
    January 26th, 2013 9:00 am

    Looks like a very nice jacket Ethan, but I noticed you have a hooded sweatshirt under it in most photos. Does it happen to have a cold rating?

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  • HANDYMAN51 responds...
    March 2nd, 2013 10:18 pm

    The water repellency would be helpful in staying dry/ warmer when snowblowing.

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