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Moses_Yoder
A friend at work gave me a vintage Carhartt coat a couple years ago, it had grown too small for his belly. Yesterday he complained about how dirty I had gotten it so I went to the Carhartt page and they say jackets can be washed warm and tumble dry on medium. I just wonder if anyone has tried this and if it works okay. 
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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JonM
That's all I do. If it's filthy, spray some Shout on it.
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Aspbear
The medium drying is the important part, just let it dry without getting it real hot.
G.B. Harp
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mnhogrider
Yup. Wash it then take it out of the dryer while it’s still damp and let it dry on a hanger.

Steve
ICCC Member #1396 
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Mack, Cat and Cadillac.
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hikerduane
I've had no issue with both of mine, no special treatment. Sleeves, collar get sprayed before washing. Love how dog tooth resistant canvas is except the sleeve cuffs.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Gunhippie
You'll probably want to use a tumble washing machine. It's almost impossible to get a vertical-tub machine balanced with something like that in it.

I gave my Carhartt jacket away. It was far too heavy and stiff--felt like wearing medieval battle armor.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Kansas John
Gunhippie wrote:
You'll probably want to use a tumble washing machine. It's almost impossible to get a vertical-tub machine balanced with something like that in it.

I gave my Carhartt jacket away. It was far too heavy and stiff--felt like wearing medieval battle armor.


Oh man Timm, you just needed to wear it for a couple more years to loosen it up. I got a “Detroit” cut carhartt when I was 12 and felt the same way you did. By the time I graduated high school it was perfect. I threw it away when I was 30 because the button holes had all ripped through. I should have kept it. I’m about 2 winters away from getting my “new” jacket completely broken in.

One thing I don’t like about the new one is that the sleeves have nylon and polyester batting insulation instead of the wool blanket material.
John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

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Lanterndude
Carhartt is a damn good quality brand, IMHO, not cheap either.

I've got shirts, jackets, caps and different assortment of T-shirts (long sleeve, short sleeve, pockets, no pockets, etc.) as well.


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NWMike
Anyone remember the old Sorel Jack-shirts?  Haven't seen a new one in years.  Nice combination of tough and supple.
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Rubing
mnhogrider wrote:
Yup. Wash it then take it out of the dryer while it’s still damp and let it dry on a hanger.

X2
ICCC # 1402
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Rubing
Lanterndude wrote:
Carhartt is a damn good quality brand, IMHO, not cheap either.

I've got shirts, jackets, caps and different assortment of T-shirts (long sleeve, short sleeve, pockets, no pockets, etc.) as well.


X2 I have shirts, hoodies, T-shirts, jeans and coats. In fact outside of work Carhartt is about all I wear unless we’re going out somewhere special. Yes a new Carhartt coat has to be broken in.
ICCC # 1402
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VincentMechanic31
NWMike wrote:
Anyone remember the old Sorel Jack-shirts?  Haven't seen a new one in years.  Nice combination of tough and supple.


Yes! LL Bean makes a thing called a Hurricane Shirt. Pretty similar. I wear mine all the time.

My carhartt hoodie is wonderful. Like Timm said, mobility ain’t great, but mines about 5 years old. Nearly broken in

Did somebody post something in a different thread about oiling these things? Or was that a Filson thing?
"We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anyone tell you any different" -Kurt Vonnegut 

- VincentMechanic31 (Vince) 
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holliswood
It might be to late to mention but zip/button it up first. Then flip/turn it inside out. This keeps the fasteners from getting snagged. Dry it inside out as well. I also wash mine on the most gentle cycle the washing machine has.
-Fred

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NWMike
Thanks Vince!  I'll check it out.  You should be able to at least wax any tightly woven cotton, cotton/something garment.  I've used the Filson oil finish wax, or home brewed recipes on several cotton/canvas products.
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offrink
My oldest Carhartt coat is about 15 years old. Never washed it. It gets washed when I work in the rain.
Ben
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Moses_Yoder
I just zipped it up and turned it inside out and put it in the washing machine with a couple Tide pods. 
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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BSAGuy
Be sure to let it air dry, Moses.  That is the best thing for items like this.  Takes longer, but works better.
- Courtenay
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michiganphil
Moses_Yoder wrote:
I just zipped it up and turned it inside out and put it in the washing machine with a couple Tide pods. 


Did you check the pods to make sure they were still good? I hear popping them in your mouth and chewing for a minute is the best way to tell.
Philip
ICCC #1326
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JimL
How well did it clean up?

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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AllanD
I've never had a problem washing either of my Carhartt jackets, I take them out of the drier when
they are still a bit damp, but HOT and hang them up to finish drying.


I've just decided that my Black hoodie jacket needs to be replaced, the fold in the canvas just above the sleeve cuffs
is split most of the way around, but that jacket has a couple decades on it.

My other outdoor clothing issue is I'm down to my last pair of Felt liners for my Sorel Pathfinder boots.

Allan

Don't ask where the burn marks on my workbench came from...

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Mark Sandel
offrink wrote:
My oldest Carhartt coat is about 15 years old. Never washed it. It gets washed when I work in the rain.
i had old timers that maintained you never washed your duck work coats.....it breaks down the fabric weave and loses its wind resistance.....like you said, they would hang them up in the rain to cut some of the funk....lol
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sourgasjohn
Moses, my gripe with Carhartt coats is that the sleeve cuffs wear out quickly, leaving you with an otherwise nice looking coat with ratty looking cuffs.
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Moses_Yoder
I pulled it out of the dryer still damp and hung it to dry. It turned out good, all of the dirt is gone but it is still faded like an old coat.  It looks better than it did when he gave it to me. 
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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mnhogrider
Yup. Except this one’s ratty all the way around but super comfortable. My wife want me to get rid of it now that I’m retired but I just can’t do it. She just shakes her head when she puts it in the laundry:)

I do have a nicer one that I wear to church on Sunday lol

Steve
ICCC Member #1396 
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #017
Mack, Cat and Cadillac.
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gootsch
The cuffs on my at least 15 year old Carhartt jacket are getting a bit ratty, I was thinking of washing the jacket this spring after the weather warms up a bit and getting someone to put a bit of leather around the cuffs to cover the rattiness. Or is that too Preppy for a Carhartt jacket ? 

( Look at me, asking you guys for fashion advise. )
Gootsch
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ibutler
I have one but have not worn it more than a few times. Do they retain their water resistance after being washed, or is it necessary to treat them with something?
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offrink
I’m curious what others have to say but in my experience of others washing their coat is it takes the waterproofing out of it and the wind cuts more.
Ben
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0035
Looking for B-Day dates of 6/80, 2/84, 3/11, and 12/13
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Heck
Gunhippie wrote:
You'll probably want to use a tumble washing machine. It's almost impossible to get a vertical-tub machine balanced with something like that in it.

I gave my Carhartt jacket away. It was far too heavy and stiff--felt like wearing medieval battle armor.


Not trying to pick on ya Timm, but that’s like throwing away a new pair of blue jeans because they are too stiff.
Brian Heckemeyer
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Heck
offrink wrote:
I’m curious what others have to say but in my experience of others washing their coat is it takes the waterproofing out of it and the wind cuts more.


Just one mans opinion, years of not washing my Carhartt coat, occasionally rolling around on the floor changing oil, messing with various oils while fettling lanterns have turned my coat into one mean water repelling sob. Not to mention the human skin oils coming off. Not something I’d wear to red lobster, but to kfc, you bettcha!
Brian Heckemeyer
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mnhogrider
offrink wrote:
I’m curious what others have to say but in my experience of others washing their coat is it takes the waterproofing out of it and the wind cuts more.


I’ve never regarded any of my Carhartt gear as waterproof. Maybe when they were new? I think mine attracts water.
Steve
ICCC Member #1396 
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #017
Mack, Cat and Cadillac.
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michiganphil
ibutler wrote:
I have one but have not worn it more than a few times. Do they retain their water resistance after being washed, or is it necessary to treat them with something?


Unless you get one specifically made to be waterproof/resistant, they are not. It's just heavy cotton duck.

A waterproofing spray or good wax treatment will do the trick.

The company I work for gave us new jackets for Christmas. I took mine home and ran it in the dryer for a while with no heat and dryer balls to beat it up and soften it a bit.
Philip
ICCC #1326
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Moses_Yoder
offrink wrote:
I’m curious what others have to say but in my experience of others washing their coat is it takes the waterproofing out of it and the wind cuts more.


I posted the question originally because I wondered if the directions on the Carharrt website were good. I waited two days for responses and every one of them was positive. Now, 3 DAYS AFTER I WASH THE COAT you say this. What am I supposed to do; get a time machine and go back and undo it? How do you measure waterproofness and wind resistance other than personal opinion? I read this before I went to work this morning. I decided to see how the coat did. Sure enough, there was a light fog and before I walked 50 yards in the parking lot I was soaked through to the skin. There was a 5 mph wind from the south west and it cut through the coat like a Mapp torch through butter. The coat is totally ruined. I threw it in the garbage when I got home. 
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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JimL
Go to a store that sells waterproofing, such as Scotchgard, and apply that to the jacket.  Unless it's all ripped up, it should be easily salvageable.

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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AllanD
Do remember that they changed the formulation for scotchguard over a decade ago...
Allan

Don't ask where the burn marks on my workbench came from...

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JimL
AllanD wrote:
Do remember that they changed the formulation for scotchguard over a decade ago...


I wouldn't know about that, but certainly wouldn't toss the jacket if it's in nice shape.  I would think that even the local dry cleaners would have some type of fabric treatment they could apply.

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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NWMike
NIKWAX sells a product Cotton Proof, stated as Water-Proofing for cotton.  I've never used it, but could be worth looking into.  For clothing it's washed in.  For tents you paint it on.
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michiganphil
NWMike wrote:
NIKWAX sells a product Cotton Proof, stated as Water-Proofing for cotton.  I've never used it, but could be worth looking into.  For clothing it's washed in.  For tents you paint it on.


NIKWAX is good stuff! They make all sorts of products for anything from cotton to the newer hi-tech synthetics. Tents, boots, clothes...cotton to goretex... they have something to cover it.
Philip
ICCC #1326
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zoomkat
Go to Walmart and get a spray can of KIWI heavy duty "camp dry" waterproofing (usually over with the shoes) and spray the jacket (I use it on the top of my S2000). Just for something different, some pix of the ruins of the Carhartt family river house overlooking the Catawba river. There are daffodils there were probably planted in the 30's and still bloom in the spring.

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JimL
Where are those ruins located?  I looks like a place I would like to explore.

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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offrink
Don’t throw the coat out. So there is a beeswax, turpentine?, and mineral spirits? paste that can be made to turn your coat into tin cloth. I’ll have to look it up and get back to you. I would be interested in seeing what it would do to a Carhart coat.
Ben
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate Member #0035
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zoomkat
"Where are those ruins located?  I looks like a place I would like to explore. "

It is above a fairly new paved walking trail called Riverwalk in Rock Hill SC. Since the 40's the property was part of a large industrial complex and left pretty much undisturbed. The complex was demolished several years back and turned into a $$$ river development. A couple more old house foundations adjacent to this one. It goes pretty much unnoticed by the trail users.                   
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NWMike
I know one recipe used is Beeswax, turpentined, and boiled linseed oil.  Don't believe it matches the process used to make original tin cloth, but the goal is near the same, keep water off you.
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jdh
I've got both a carhartt, and a tin cloth jacket, pretty different. That tin cloth will outlive me, and then I'll be buried in it. Don't know why you couldn't wax a carhartt, worth a shot.
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Flat_twin
I agree Nikwax is great for waterproofing textiles.  I used it on motorcycling gear.  But I just read it's not an issue since the Carhartt jacket is in the trash.  


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