Best of Carhartt

Here at Iron Mercantile we are huge fans of Carhartt. This is the brand that has built us and inspired us to sell great clothing and footwear that wears like Iron.

Carhartt has been around since 1889, serving hardworking folks who need durable, comfortable, and long-lasting gear. We have compiled a list of the best Carhartt gear that we think everyone needs in their wardrobe.

Two men wearing Carhartt knit caps in winter

Whether it is for work or for play, Carhartt is the gear you need.In recent years, Carhartt has become famous for their A18 Watch Cap. This hat is a true classic.

You can choose from several colors, like the traditional Carhartt brown or the more adventurous Pale Sun, Arborvitae, or Fire Red. There is truly a Carhartt hat for every outfit you create.

Now, these hats aren’t just for looks. The acrylic rib-knit fabric is both comfortable and function. These hats feel soft and will keep you warm without causing any irritations or scratching on your head or ears.

The simplistic style of the Carhartt hat allows for unisex wear when temperatures turn. You will never be sorry for having a Carhartt A18 Watch Cap on hand.

Two men wearing Carhartt t-shirts, working to move a log

Let’s move on to the essential first layer. The Carhartt K87 t-shirt, of course.

Carhartt K87 shirts are one of the most popular t-shirts in the entire Carhartt collection. These shirts are for the hardworking folks that need durable and tough shirts to endure long workdays and rugged projects at home.

These shirts are made of thick cotton, 100% cotton, to be exact. This construction means these shirts will be a nice heavyweight material that will not thin or stretch wash after wash. The K87 is also equipped with a front chest pocket so you can keep your essentials close.

This beloved shirt is available in a variety of core and seasonal colors, as well as in big and tall sizes for the guys that like a little extra room in their shirts. There is also a K87 version just for the hardworking ladies out there too. If you are looking for a heavy-weight shirt that will last for years to come, the Women’s Carhartt K87 t-shirt is what you need. 

These great K87 t-shirts do go on sale about once per year. So be on the lookout for the annual K87 sale to get a deal on these shirts and stock up on your favorite colors!

man wearing Carhartt sweatshirt and using powerwasher

Carhartt’s line of Rain Defender sweatshirts is one that you need to get on board with. These sweatshirts are designed to repel water and snow.

Rain Defenders are a combination of cotton and polyester resulting in a heavier fabric that will keep you warm while also keeping you dry longer. Reinforced cuffs are also placed at the waistband and wrists to keep the cold out.

Rain Defenders are available in a variety of styles and colors. Including hooded pullover sweatshirts, full-zip sweatshirts, and quarter zip sweatshirt styles.

For the jobs, projects, and times when being out in the snow and rain is necessary, Carhartt’s line of Rain Defender sweatshirts and jackets is exactly what you need.

man wearing Carhartt flannel shirt, unloading pickup

For the warmer days when hoodies and sweatshirts aren’t necessary, grab one of Carhartt’s coziest flannels. The Carhartt Rugged Flex relaxed fit midweight flannel long sleeve plaid shirt is one of the best.

This flannel is great for layering and is light enough to throw on over a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, or sweatshirt. Carhartt ensures the best quality into their flannels. Seams are triple stitched so you can continue your hard work without worry of tears and holes in the fabric.

Available in a few colors and styles, we know this flannel is just what you are looking for.

man in carhartt jacket moving fence posts

With over 1000 reviews, earning a 4.8/5 star rating, the Carhartt Washed Duck Sherpa-Lined Jacket, better known as the J141, is an excellent jacket. This jacket is built to brave the wind, cold, and hard days working out in the weather.

Some of the great features of the jacket include the soft sherpa-lining for added warmth, the rib-knit cuffs at the wrists to keep the cold out and the pleated elbows and back for added stretch and strength in high-stress areas.

Available in five colors, you are going to want to order this jacket right away. Don’t toy with the idea of being cold this winter, get yourself a Carhartt J141 jacket today.

Carhartt Washed Duck Sherpa-Lined Jacket
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"The best Carhartt I've ever had."
– Zach R.

Carhartt makes a similar Duck Sherpa-Lined jacket for the ladies as well. This coat is great for doing chores in the barn or outside, walking the dogs, or just playing out in the snow.

The signature Carhartt duck fabric provides a tough exterior that is great for keeping out the wind, while the sherpa-lining will keep you toasty warm on the inside.

woman wearing Carhartt gloves, petting a dog

If you’re looking for a great pair of gloves that will keep your hands warm while shoveling, snow blowing, or chopping wood. Check out the Carhartt Waterproof Insulated Glove. Available in sizes large through 2XL, these gloves are great for everyone.

The durable shell provides extra strength and grip when you’re working on those daunting winter and fall tasks, but also have a soft fleece lining to keep your hands feeling great while you get the job done.

man wearing brown Carhartt pants, washing construction equipment

Now that you’re outfitted with Carhartt on the top half, let’s talk about Carhartt’s line of durable pants that are perfect for everyday wear, as well as outdoor projects.

The Carhartt Rugged Flex Relaxed Fit Canvas Work Pant is one of the best. This pair of pants comes with over 1000 reviews praising their great quality, flexibility, and durability.

Carhartt Rugged Flex Relaxed Fit Canvas Work Pant
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"I've been very happy with the range of motion they provide, and the breathability is pretty impressive for how substantial the fabric is."
– James B.

Carhartt’s Rugged Flex technology allows for movement and stretch so it feels like the pants aren’t straining or tearing when you must bend and squat for projects on the job. The relaxed fit of these canvas pants also allows for more room in the seat, thigh, and throughout the straight leg for an unrestricted fit.

Carhartt boots

Did you think we were done? Absolutely not.

Carhartt rounds out the workwear head-to-toe with a great line of boots and shoes for both men and women. The pair we are featuring here is the Carhartt Men’s Waterproof 8” Moc Toe Wedge Boots, in the Red Brown color. These boots are a classic Carhartt shoe. Available in both regular and wide varieties, this could be the best work boot you own. These boots are lightweight and withstand hours of wear, on and off the job. Carhartt’s line of wedge boots are built with a thicker insole that provides extra support and comfort for long days spend on your feet.

Another great quality of this pair of boots is the leather outside that is waterproof and looks great! The lining of these boots includes FastDry technology wicks away sweat so even on hot days, your feet can stay comfortable.

Lastly these boots are outfitted with a safety toe and slip resistant sole to ensure everyone stays safe on the job and at home.

There you have it folks, you can get outfitted head-to-toe in Carhartt gear right here at Iron Mercantile. We have a full line of Carhartt clothing, footwear and accessories that will keep comfortable day after day.

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