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tashabear
tashabear
superfan!!!
My free swag from Carhartt arrived today, and the Waterproof Breathable Jacket fits like a dream.

I got it in Loden, because I have enough black clothing, and it's a lovely color. It has sleeve liners with thumb holes which is nifty, because it'll keep my hands warmer, and it's lightweight and still has room for a sweater underneath. I wasn't able to wear it very long, as it's warm and wicked humid today, but I'm sure looking forward to wearing it this fall and winter!

The only thing I would change is making the loop strip on the hook and loop closure on the sleeve longer. I have smallish wrists for my size, and the loop strip is never long enough to get a snug fit around my wrists. And the way the sleeve is constructed, in order to add or replace that strip, I'll have to hand-sew it. I find that extremely disappointing.

I also received a track jacket and pants. I haven't tried the pants on yet, but the jacket is way too small. I just wrote to Carhartt Customer Service to see if I can return it for a larger size, or if I should just pass it on to someone else.

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Aaaand they just wrote back for me to call them to correct the issue! How's that for Customer Service? I'm thrilled to death with the whole experience.

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i feel: happy happy

5 trips or shoot the rapids
Comments
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: August 17th, 2010 09:31 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That is a nice looking jacket. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 17th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It's really flattering! I'm shocked that I got such an expensive jacket for free, but I'm more than willing to write reviews and talk up the brand, because even the factory seconds I've gotten from Sierra Trading Post are really well made.
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: August 17th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Free?! That is awesome!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 17th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yeah, I was invited to become a Carhartt Superfan. They send me free clothing, I write reviews and talk up the brand. I already believe in the brand, so it's not hard to do. :-)
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: August 17th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That sounds like a good deal. :)
5 trips or shoot the rapids