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Carhartt Quick Duck Active Jac

Posted By Ethan On January 11, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Carhartt,Tools | 15 Comments

Months ago Carhartt asked us to check out their new Quick Duck jackets and vest [1], 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 [2] 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 [1] or at a local retailer.


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[1] new Quick Duck jackets and vest: http://www.carhartt.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CarharttSearchCmd?storeId=10051&catalogId=10101&langId=-1&recordPerPage=24&N=0&Nu=RollupKey&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntt=Quick+Duck&Nao=0&Ns=IsOutletSKU%7C0&Nty=1&x=0&y=0

[2] Project Guides: http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/topics/project-guides/

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