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Ordered size down and got the perfect jacket
I found this jacket while hunting for a denim jacket or similar casual, durable, utilitarian-but-stylish, unlined, all-purpose jacket. I tried several proper jean jackets from brands who are famous for that. I wasnt finding what I wanted. So I decided to try Patagonias closest approximation. Since others have said it a lot in reviews and because I ... Read Morehave experience with the iron forge workwear pants, I knew that they run very large. I own probably 5 Patagonia jackets and Large size always fits me perfectly (6-2, 210). I ordered both a Medium and a Large just to be safe. Sure enough, the Medium is exactly what I was looking for. A touch longer than a normal denim trucker jacket and with adjustable waist and cuffs (one extra button to tighten), the medium fits great. The Large is huge like others have said. My one issue is that I know this fabric shrinks but not enough to make Large small enough, so I will have to just be careful about washing and drying the Medium responsibly/gently/seldom. If this Medium shrinks at all, it could be too small and the sleeves and body will be too short. Construction of the garment is amazing as always.
Super Comfortable, Great for Layering
The color of the golden brown is slightly darker and more muted than the photos, but its a very nice medium golden brown that is warm in color. I prefer it to the photos. Hefty weight, soft fabric, and very comfortable. Loose fitting, and great for layering. Size down if you want a more close fit, but I am quite happy with the relaxed fit for casua... Read Morel wear and layering with a sweater!
Great lighter weight work jacket.
This jacket is great for work. It is very mobile and easy to layer under. It's a relaxed fit, which for a 6'2" 165lb person is a little large (sleeve length is great) unless I'm wearing layers underneath then it fits a little more normally. Regardless, I would buy this jacket again. The pockets are great; the fleece lined hand p... Read Moreockets are especially nice.
King of the Hemp
I have two Iron Forge Hemp® Canvas Chore Coats. One tan the other black. Normally a XXL but a XL fits nicely on this one. I have owned every jacket under the sun and these coats are my all time favorite. Tough as nails, stylish, looks better with time, this garment breathes excellent yet blocks wind and stays warm. Awesome.
Seriously, the collar looked like
Seriously, the collar looked like it came of a womens dress or a clown costume, certainly not like this collar in the photo and speaking of collars. If it is cold enough to wear this jacket why isnt there a mock neck collar that could be laid down, but when stood up protects your neck from the cold like on the old military army jackets. Good God, y... Read Moreou are Patagonia, what happened to your designers?
Review from a bigger guy
Im a 62 dude running about 270 these days, so I can confidently say that usually getting a XXL is a sure win. But after reading all of the reviews before purchasing, it should be clear to you by now that this WorkWear stuff runs big. Not Oh but my body is different and I fill into clothes a little more than others in my size. No. Youll still drown ... Read Morein the normal size you buy. I wouldnt call myself round, but I have some shapes and curves, and even downsizing to an XL gives PLENTY of room for growth. I dont need to review the quality of the coat but Patagonia does that with its name. Its a fantastic coat. But if youre like me and arent not a skinny 62 like some others on here, rest assured that the XL is still going to be big enough. Thanks for listening
Great Jacket - Runs Big
This is a great Jacket. I typically wear 2XL in about everything. This jacket was too big for me. It was long in the arms and big around the stomach-area. I sized down to an XL and it fit great. The XL fit like my normal 2XL jackets fit. It is going to be a good farm jacket that will hold up to the daily wear and tear I will put it through.
We appreciate your feedback, Rob! Like all of our [Workwear](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-workwear) products, this jacket is designed with a "relaxed" fit for ease of movement. We hope it lasts a long time. Of course it's covered by our Ironclad Guarantee so please do reach out to us if you need a repair or return. We'll be happy to help!
Great jacket but....
I love the material, the style, the feel - except it's too big. I'm 5'11", 165 lbs, and followed everyone's recommendation and sized down to a medium - and still the shoulders are baggy and even the sleeves long - and my arms are definitely on the long side. If I'm a small, then I'd hate to run into the buy who&#x... Read More27;s a large. Patagonia, you don't do this with anything else I own - why this jacket?
Thanks for the review, Len! Our Workwear jackets are definitely roomier in the shoulders and back to better suit a wide range of motion. If you're finding the fit of a medium still too roomy, I suggest trying out an [exchange](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
I wanted to love it but cut is far too big!
Everything about the jacket seemed great but I returned it because the fit was far too baggy. I ordered my usual Patagonia size (M; I'm 5'11" 165 athletic) but the "workwear" fit is super baggy and cumbersome. I work in the trades so I am accustomed to a roomier fit for my workwear but it was too much for me to keep. Otherw... Read Moreise, it seemed like a great jacket.
Great but the fit leaves a bit to be desired.
I love the jacket but the fit of it could be described as generous. I really like the comfort of the material. Love that its made from hemp. I have owned many things made from Duck material from other companies and I would put this material right up there. I really like the jacket, but I am torn if I will return it or not. The fit just leaves a bit... Read More to be desired. I wear a large in almost everything and went with a medium based on the reviews. I havent owned anything smaller than that since middle school, but I do wonder what a small would fit like. I love the color tan that I got but the jacket really only looks good if button completely up. Overall great jacket. If are not into a more tailored fit than this is the jacket for you.
Super Tough, Comfy Coat
Here on the farm I needed a jacket to stand up to some briars, fencing, nails, etc. working on the farm. This coat is perfect for fall/spring, as it's durable, plenty of pockets for storage, and super comfy. The material is spot on, so much softer than Carhartt type duck. The coat is well made with nice buttons and durable stitching. I can... Read More7;t wait to wear this one working on the farm for many seasons to come. Thanks Patagonia!
Feels tough and sturdy, but when moving around it feels like an old favorite jacket already worn in. I've been missing out on hemp fabric. 5'9, 210 chunky. Xl shirts I ordered L jacket and still big on me. Cuffs on wrist have buttons to tighten up though worked great. I might ve fit into medium but I don't know how much hemp shrinks ... Read Moreyet
Good roomy fit
Bought this coat as an outdoor work coat and alternative to stiff Carhartt type coats, I wear an extra large in most shirts and jackets. After reading reviews on sizing of this Patagonia coat I sized down to a large. Pefect roomy fit to wear with or without a layer under it. I recommend sizing down from one's typical size
The style of the coat is nice. The fit and quality are disappointing. This is one of many Patagonia products I own and this does not represent their brands quality. I regret this purchase, but will continue to be a customer in the future.
Hi John! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the disappointment with the fit and quality of the coat. Providing a quality and durable product is always at the forefront when building a product, especially with our workwear items. This feedback is greatly appreciated, and we'll share it with our design team. Your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html).
Perfect work jacket
Reviews are correct, this jacket runs a tad large. Go a size smaller if you just want the style and not so much a work jacket. I appreciate the sizing as it is comfortable with a hoody underneath and has roominess in the arm pits, unlike my well-aged, well-used and often loathed Carhartt Detroit jacket. I'm stoked to get this thing dirty and w... Read Moreorn from bucking wood, clearing brush, gardening, whatever. It's great for layering, too, so I'm please it doesn't have a liner. It's a perfect work shell, if you will.
The jacket is a nice thick canvas thats not as stiff as other brands and moves nicely with your body. The sleeves arent restrictive and while I have pretty wide shoulders its accommodating. Im not the trimmest person so its a little tight around the gut but because of height the medium seemed a better choice over large. It layers fine over a sweate... Read Morer and bibs as long as I dont want to button it but thats not really a problem as I prefer a little airflow. My favorite thing about the jacket is its comfortable in a t shirt from 40-70 degrees if youre outside since its breathable but also does a good job of keeping you dry and protected from wind. I do sales and in my free time take care of cattle and it does both amazingly.
way too big in the torso size, and arms on the short side : didn't work for me given the odd sizing
Thank you for sharing your feedback, John. We're sorry that fit wasn't a go for you! This is very helpful to other customers, and to our product development team. We're glad to see you've been able to get that coat returned. We hope we can set you up with something that will work much better for you!
Keeping shipping companies in business
Unfortunately Im reading the views after the fact. Looks like were all keeping the shipping companies in business with this jacket. Now the only worry is that downsizing it will result in too short sleeves. The more return shipping. When I measure the chest size its actually 5 inches larger than what they say the extra large is. Bottom line is I ... Read Moreprobably need the medium body size for this and maybe they could sew on some sleeves from the large or extra large 62, 195#
Good outer layer option for work
I wanted a tough outer layer for winter work on the farm. Rather than risk destroying my Nano Puff or fleece, I thought more durable jacket over top would be perfect. The Canvas Chore Coat is exactly that. It is cut somewhat baggy and can easily accommodate a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, and a R1 fleece. That combo is also shockingly warm when doin... Read Moreg physical labor. The cut is uninsulated but heavy enough to still provide a lot of warmth and wind protection. I did try the Ranch Jacket as well but it was entirely too warm for my purposes (active work outside) in a Zone 6A climate (typical winter temps in the 20-30's F.) I was splitting wood a couple weeks back with temps in the upper 30's and was fine with just the jacket and a short-sleeve t-shirt!! As for jacket design, no complaints. It has pockets in all the right places and the adjustable hem is handy too. The cut is very 'generous' with lots of room for layering. At 185lbs and 6', it could be a bit less generous but I was able to shrink it a bit. Also, the Ink Black color was noticeably stiffer than the brown color but a few washes has softened it up. In general, I am very happy with the coat and it seems to fit my needs perfectly. Based on the weight, I probably won't wear it in temps over 50F or so but it should cover me during the winter months.
Hey Kelly, thank you so much for this detailed review! This information is bound be help other customers. Please let us know if we can be of any help at all!
I bought this jacket to replace one I had been wearing for many years at work. I was a bit surprised to see Patagonia in work wear but the Iron Forged Hemp is amazing. Ive caught this jacket while installing barbed wire fences and it did even tear a thread. The fit is a little big, but its nice to be able to layer underneath with the jacket being... Read More unlined. The material feels broken in when you get it and is very comfortable. I actually liked the jacket so much that I found a used one in black and decided to buy that as well just in case Patagonia discontinued this jacket. 5/5 easy.
The thing that impresses me most is how comfortable it is. It feels like youre wearing soft flannel from the first time you put it on. In addition, it is a stunning golden brown color, and has huge , functional pockets and an inside pocket for a cell phone. You can tell the hemp is going to wear well for a long time. You can easily layer under it i... Read Moref it is cold, and I envision wearing this thru the end of April here in Texas. A KEEPER!
have both colors.. Really like this coat.. I have worn these coats everyday through the winter(for the past 2 months)-at work and on my days off...I really like the pockets, big enough for my camera and tools at work....this is great utility outwear---non insulated--so i can layer big in winter, and feel like i can still wear over a t-shirt in spri... Read Moreng/summer.. material has gotten even more soft after washing(love the hemp)....I have a job that is hard on clothes, and so far, these jackets are doing well...Patagonia, i get style, but why not one more breast pocket, cmon... plan to wear when fishing season opens....i am going to wear these jackets till they fall apart(which looks like many years, looking forward to how they fade and wear)...1 more color and coupon or 3-- Patagonia--would be appreciated....
Great Unlined Jacket
I purchased this jacket to replace my 22 year old canvas patagonia jacket. It very comfortable and great for casual wear, hiking and doing chores outside. I normally wear 2XL as I am 6ft 2in and 275 lbs with a broad shoulders and a large frame. However, after reading reviews I downsized to XL and it fits great with room for a hoody or other light l... Read Moreayer. It has become my favorite jacket for cool weather and hanging out while camping.
Functional Piece of Kit
This is a 'throw over everything' coat for me. I wear it to protect clothes from the messes I work in when I'm not going full coveralls or 'regular' work wear. Choosing between black (oil and grease) and dirt colored was tough, but I chose black and am happy with it. The external pockets are really what I was after so that... Read More I can slip things in and not have to touch the jacket (and increase the dirt and smudges). It is not warm, in fact the hemp is pretty loosely woven which for me is good, but YMMV. It does seem oversized enough to comfortably fit a sweater or insulation layer, so I sized down to get a t-shirt fit. I usually wear a medium in everything, but a small worked for this application, and even then I think I could fit a sweater in and have room for movement. Cut is boxy.
Patagonia sizes are tough to get right. Some L are too small while some XL are too big. I wish their sizing was more consistent. This jacket is a good example; the L fits me well with some room for a lightweight sweatshirt but the Farrier shirt in L was a bit too snug. This work coat is very nice. Perfect to wear over a lightweight sweatshirt.
Hey Timothy, thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us on the Iron Forge Hemp Canvas Chore Coat. One thing we'd like to mention with our product is that everything comes in either regular, relaxed, or slim fit, which could be why you're experiencing some size differences. You can check the type of fit for each product by looking underneath the size options on the product page. With that said, we're always happy to provide measurements if you need them, simply reach out to our [customer service team](https://help.patagonia.com/s/).
Good but too large
We started ordering these coats as a 5 year anniversary gift to our employees (we are in the hemp business). It fits our aesthetic beautifully but they are way too big compared to the sizes people normally wear. We downsized one size compared to their typical sizing and still needed to return for yet a smaller size.
Great work coat!
This is a tough work coat. I use on my property where I have to walk through lots of scrub and blackberry vines. It doesn't snag or rip and it keeps the thorn out. I am 6' tall and on the slender side but I work out and so I got the large, which was way too big. Medium fits great with room for a fleece and nano puff vest underneath in the... Read More winter. Great product.
Comfortable but baggy.
I wanted a chore coat that was durable, practical, and affordable. I'm 6'7 and about 240 lbs and this coat is a little baggy. But it works because i can layer it with flannels and sweaters in the winter without issue. If you do not like a baggy coat, go a size down from what you would normally buy. I am new to patagonia but I will be a re... Read Moreturning customer after getting this coat.
Great chore coat. Even good in the summer heat.
This is a great coat! I'm 5'9" and about 195 lbs, my suit jacket size is 43. I bought this coat in a size Large, and it fits me well. A little roomy and oversized but that is how it is designed. I don't think I would do well with a size medium. The sleeve length is perfect for me too.
I have two of these and that should say something. I wear them every day all Fall, Winter, and Spring. They are true to size in that they are cut a bit relaxed to allow for more movement and layers. These things are tough as nails but from Day 1 they are soft enough to actually move your arms. Compared to the other - ahem- name brand making workwea... Read Morer, Patagonia's Iron Forge clothing is far superior - almost laughably so. Super durable, amazingly soft and like all things Patagonia durable AND environmentally responsible. The hemp in the jacket gives it both strength and a very cool look. I am 5'11'' and 175lbs and the medium fits like I said above. Wouldn't want a small or large. The last thing is I've noticed this jacket is super breathable so I can wear it like a heavy shirt over a t-shirt in a surprising range of temperatures. You don't get THAT in every jacket!
Really tough Shirt
Form, fit, and feel are just what I wanted. Another quality product from Patagonia. But for function, it gets the 3 star. It stops zero wind and without a significant insulation layer, it does not keep me warm. This coat needs a cotton/hemp liner. That would make it a true coat and make it 5 star
Comfortable and a great second layer!
Love the material! Light weight and great for throwing over a button down, fleece or light jacket. Have used almost dailey for 2 months, only slight issue is I see some frayed edges on certain a spots but so far nothing out of the ordinary for how much abuse I have put it through. Maybe invest in different stitching for cuffs/collar/bottom edge of ... Read Morejacket and it's a 5 star piece of clothing!
I bought this jacket as kind of over jacket/ general wear. Heavy denim type material which is nice . I primarily been wearing after a surf getting out of a cold wetsuit putting on over a hoodie or just wearing over a tee shirt. Not lined which is good for me. My only issue is the washing instructions are confusing. How about putting them on the web... Read Moresite in simple terms in your product descriptions. I washed it with similar colors, wasnt sure if it would bleed, it didnt much. I also dried in a dryer thinking it might shrink some, very little if any.
Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Sorry for the confusion! We do have a [product care guide](https://www.patagonia.com/product-care.html) on our website, which you can refer to in the future. We hope this helps!
Rugged and Stylish
AT 5'10" Patagonia's L size has fit me perfect. Some have said to size down for a more tailored fit. If I sized downed with this jacket I would not be able to wear anything else other than a tank top. With this jacket I can wear a flannel shirt underneath comfortably. In the past I did very heavy manual labor, perhaps I might be a bi... Read Moret larger than average. I can say the new jacket is very comfortable just like a well broken in jacket.
Nice coat! snaps and buttons are heavy duty, fabric seems like it will last for a long time to come, not to heavy but definitely feels well made. Keeps in enough warmth for the fall, probably fine for short winter tasks without layering. This coat is awesome for layering, 6'3" 220lbs and the large fits just a little big(usualy size XL), f... Read Moreits thick flannel under it perfectly. Would recommend
Fine Patagonia build quality
I bought two, one of each color in medium.... immediately washed them in hot water and dried them hot. The combination of poly and hemp cotton no worries about shrinkage. Purchase for casual wear they will likely outlive me. I live at 8660 ft in the Mountains of New Mexico and will will be perfect for light layering on some winter days... I will lo... Read Moreok good also. I assume based on construction and material weight that these are made for the long haul. Im retired so wont use them for work. Patagonia, enough said!
Durable and flexible
Ive been using this around the house this fall- everything from yardwork to woodworking and dog walks. Its breathable and takes a beating. Its warm enough with a light underlayer to keep you warm and protected in the 50s and 60s, especially if you are active. The hemp softens up with wear but still feels very durable. Lots of pockets- very much fun... Read Morection over form. Id definitely recommend this light layer for anyone looking for a tough and functional coat. I hope we see more hemp fabric from Patagonia moving forward- its awesome!
A full size down, at least
At 5'7" and 158 lbs., with a 43" chest, and 34" waist, I normally wear a relaxed-fit Medium or a Large (short, if available), but even with the Medium in this style, it was huge, and the arms especially long. The Small, however, fits great, and I even with room for a thin sweater underneath. Love it!
At 5'10'' the Large looked and fit like a work jacket should. If I sized down to a medium, it would fit more like a shirt. The material is soft and very comfortable, like a well broken in jacket. Although I do very little work now requiring such a jacket, it is nice having such a jacket handy.
Does what it says
I wanted something unlined to wear in warmer temps. As noted the jacket runs large but I sized down exactly one size and it was perfect. Otherwise this jacket is fantastic out of the box, incredibly tough and versatile, and looks great. Pockets are gigantic and superb for holding tools and parts.
Rugged And Comfy - Runs Large
I normally wear a Medium in all Patagonia gear (6 ft. and 165 lbs.) but, after reading the reviews, I opted for a Small and it fits perfectly. Enough space for a warm layer underneath too. Great for working outside at our casa - brambles, thorny bushes, etc. - and certainly a rugged jacket. Good value, quality construction, forward thinking company... Read More.
Good Work Jacket, Runs Large
According to comments, I ordered down a size. I normally wear medium in Patagonia products, but the small works fine, some room to spare with layers on. I usually wear 38" - 40", so was surprised at the comfortable, generous fit. Received a couple of days ago, wearing for chores in and out of the barn. Temps hovering at freezing with 15... Read Moremph wind, good with sweater vest for brief tasks outside. Works well going into warmer barns without overheating.
Perfect Chore Coat
I bought this coat as a Christmas gift for my husband, who's been obsessing over it for months. The coat is everything he expected with its huge pockets and extra shoulder room for moving around. I expect he will have this coat for the rest of his life. He's between a medium and large, and I ordered a medium. It was a good choice. The coa... Read Moret runs a little large but in a seemingly intentional way. It makes room for extra layers underneath but still looks good worn alone. For reference, he's 6' tall and about 165 pounds.
Comfy, but not the denim feel I wanted...
The fit was OK, a bit more relaxed than I'm used to. The jacket with the soft and flimsy hemp material, really seemed to hang and sway from my shoulders, where I actually felt the weight of the coat itself. In the end, I couldn't get used to it. Warm, but it lacks the rigidity of denim. When it's open, it flaps and flies open more t... Read Morehan I like. The collar is really wide and never quite lays flat. Might be perfect for some, but not for me.
Exactly What I Wanted BUT
This is exactly what I wanted l. Material is spot on for what I was looking for. Not stiff like other branded canvas coats. The problem is it doesn’t just run big, it runs HUGE. I’m 6’3, 235 lbs. I could have fit my wife in this jacket with me. As a frequent buyer of Patagonia clothing, this is a first. It used to be that their XL’s would run tig... Read Moreht all over a guy of my build. Anyways, I will be sending it back for a Large.
Most comfortable work jacket ever!
The hemp material of the jacket is really comfortable from the start (feels like carhartt takes years and years) and feels strong and durable. I like that it’s unlined, you can always pair a layer under that’s the right amount of warm (in California that’s often just a flannel, but in the winter or when I’m home in Michigan I will wear my nano air ... Read Moreunder it and it’s perfect). Definitely runs big! I size down a full size from L to M and it fits like a roomy Large that you can layer under, but fits good in the shoulders and everything even with just a t-shirt under.
Great color, lines and texture
This is a really nice piece, especially for crossover, on the town "work". There is a lovely design touch on the inside of the hand warmer side pockets - a nice coating of soft fleece. My only suggestion would be to add a layer of that exact same fleece material to the inside of the collar. This would make the collar feel softer against s... Read Morekin and also make it more substantial so you could flip it up if you wanted to. This is a standard detail on many ranch jacket types. But overall, beautiful work here.
Too much jacket
I bought this jacket for cold-weather field work, but had to return it because it was much too big for me. I'm a 5'8", 155 lb dude with a 38" chest and found this to be too much jacket for me, even for the purposes of layering. I found there to be a lot of extra room in the torso, to the point that the jacket just appeared to ha... Read Moreng off of me. The sleeves were also at least 3" too long and would have required my turning back the entire cuff just to expose my hand. The jacket seemed very well made, though, and I really wish it would have fit me better.
Tough, Soft & Thick....
...overall I Just got the Chore jacket..it looks great and fits me perfect..now I did order a size down...I'm 5'10" and have a 38 waist and I'm well rounded from the waist up..I guess you could say I'm a barrel chested guy...and the weight is 235. The coat size I ordered was a largestill have room inside for a mid-weight it... Read Moreem...like a sweater, sweatshirt or even a insulated vest..like a Micro Puff one. The sleeve cuffs MIGHT be a little snug with an added inner item..... The coat is very soft....feels like a blanket when you put it on...I was very surprised how soft and broken in it is. Overall very happy with it and it looks like it is well made and solid..I will enjoy it for many years....VERY HAPPY I bought it!!
Great Fieldwork Jacket
I bought this jacket for my fieldwork. As a hydrologist, part of my work includes bushwhacking through dense riparian brush, some of it thorny (blackberries). After using my puffy jacket for over a year, and risking it getting easily torn, I decided it was time to get a proper jacket for the job. My first day wearing it out there, it was snagged ... Read Moreby a thorn, but instead of the thorn pulling on the jacket, the thorn broke off and stuck in the jacket! I flicked it off, and continued on, smiling. The weather has warmed up, so I really haven't used it too much, as I overheat easily. But, so far so good. Note that this jacket runs large. I straddle medium/large for shirts/jackets, and the medium jacket I bought is bulky, easy to layer under. I'm 5'8", 190lbs.
This jacket stands head/shoulders over any other brand in quality, style, function, and pride. I own other well known branded “casual” /Active wear from Prana to ArcTeryx. This and the other Patagonia items I have stand against hardest of outdoor use and Sat night out with spouse. The new WorkWear line is brilliant. Customer service top notch. I... Read More ordered a Medium, it’s perfect. That line runs BIG. In this segment Patagonia has now eliminated all competition.
Too much fabric
I was hoping to like this— wanted a nice canvas jacket, not too warm. But I was swimming in this, with so much extra fabric. I got a medium. My height and weight are 5’10” 175 lbs. perhaps I could try a small but I don’t think it will be what I’m looking for. What I’d love to have is a jacket version of the canvas vest— that really fits perfectly w... Read Moreith the ideal amount of lining. That would be like a canvas version of a light weight leather jacket. The chore coat is just not that. Plus no zipper.
Jacket is amazing. Super solid construction that will last for years. It does run large though. I’m 6’1 and 185, and I almost always wear a large jacket (especially in Patagonia jackets) but I got a medium in this and it is perfect. I would suggest sizing a full size down if you are wanting to wear it as a stand alone jacket or with a smaller layer... Read More underneath it.
Great coat - great fit
Thx for adding 3XL sizing. It fits my big frame with room to spare for cutting wood, casting a rod, etc. The coat is soft to the touch and must fit and look good since my wife and all of my three sisters-in-Law all responded with a touch and â€œOooo. I want thatâ€�...so be careful around mountain girls. Lol
I altered it before I even removed the tags
I ordered this coat online from patagonia.com and was eager to try it on when it arrived. I live in the mountains of western North Carolina, and as the workwear is only available from Patagonia directly, I had nowhere to buy local or to try on before ordering. I've been buying Patagonia clothing since the 90's and have always worn either... Read More a men's small or a women's medium (until recently when the women's cut changed). When the Chore Coat arrived, I tried it on, and the fit was huge. I felt like I was swimming in it. I'm 5'4" and 155 pounds, muscular build. But I was going to deal with the fit. Everything was good until I put my hands in the handwarmer pockets. The handwarmer pockets are lined with microfiber that sticks to rough skin. I decided that it had to go because I can't abide pockets lined with that stuff. Before I even took the tags off of the jacket, I had taken a seam ripper to both pockets-I cut the pockets off, drilled out the rivets, removed all of the microfiber, stitched on some soft webbing to cover the bare edge of the pockets, and stitched the pockets back on. Once I took care of the pocket issues, I removed the tags, washed it hot to make it shrink a little (sure enough, it did) and now I've got a customized Chore Coat. Please, Patagonia designers, for the love of everyone that works with their hands (that tend to be rough from carpentry, welding, masonry, farm work, sewing, shaping surfboards, or whatever), please provide an unlined pocket on this coat, or at the very least, don't use microfiber. your pal, Matt.
Perfect multi-function coat
I have to lead off with a gripe: The last couple of years has seen a shift to skinny jeans and slim fit clothing. I'm 6'3' 260lbs,athletic shape. I have big thighs from skiing and rugby,and a wide upper body with the muscle you'd expect from someone thats done a lot of strenuous activity. I love Patagonia but the clothes are bei... Read Moreng made for little people. Finally the work line comes along. To the reviewers that complained that this is too big,its made for someone who does a lot of manual labor. It's made to do manual labor. The size is perfect and its a great looking jacket out and about or wherever you labor.
Fit is so massive
Two stars for fit and not offering in XS. 5 stars everywhere else! I'm not a small dude. I'm fit,but I'm also 6' tall and 170lbs. The small is absolutely swimming. Seriously 6' of overlap on both lapels and it'd still be loose. I understand it should fit loose and free and easily move with whatever you're doing... Read More,and of course layering is important to stay warm as it's unlined. I just feel like a small child when wearing it. Maybe I'll get it altered but that seems kinda over the top.
I rarely write reviews,but I'm so satisfied with this coat that I feel compelled to do so. It does run big,so heed the advice of the previous reviews and order a size down,seriously. I didn't. Ordered my normal size,L,and lo and behold had to exchange for a medium,which fits me perfectly (5'8" 180 lbs,bit of a stocky build). We&... Read More#x27;ll see how it endures the test of time and wear,but the fabric and design are beautiful and it feels/appears to be of the quality construction you'd expect from Patagonia.
Great chore coat
Looking for something tougher to layer over my light weight down jacket that is already getting snagged full of holes and this worked great. As with other reviews I ordered a size down and can still layer underneath with no issue. Jacket is much heavier then anticipated and I look forward to seeing how it stands the test of time. I look hope to try... Read More a pair of the work wear pants in the near future but am concerned due to the vast difference in sizing needed versus sizing sold.
This thing is,as other reviewers of Iron Forge apparel have commented,oversized: I'm 5'11",159 pounds and normally wear a Medium; but having read those other reviewers' sizing comments,I ordered a Small - and,since I hate returning stuff,was relieved to learn it fits perfectly,even still allowing room for layering (e.g.,NanoAir ... Read Morehoody). Some other reviewer complaints concern the 'pilly' hemp/cotton/polyester material - but I figure this is perhaps semi-intentional: this jacket is heavy duty WORK gear,not technical apparel. The hemp blend has a soft,friendly feel to it - doesn't require break in,nor does it shrink in the dryer. I dinged the coat 1 star for its button front. My feeling is that Patagonia designers chose to cave to tradition (think 'trucker jacket') rather than the more user friendly option of a zipper. Overall,this thing is a modern,sophisticated take rugged work gear.
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