This year I found myself in the position of needing to update my extreme cold weather gear. After a bit of research, I settled on trying out Carhartt’s “Yukon Extremes” line. I’ve been using the Arctic Coat and Arctic Bib Overalls for several months now and feel confident giving an honest review.
In the 1970s, Carhartt sold gear to workers building the trans-Alaskan pipeline. The Yukon Extremes® line was designed using feedback they received from people living and working in the coldest conditions you can imagine. They did a good job designing some hardcore winter clothing. They have included lots of little details that only someone used to working in negative double digit temps can appreciate.
Carhartt Men’s Arctic Quilt Lined Yukon Coat
I love this coat. It is beyond warm, water resistant, and tough as nails.
This coat has a 1000-denier heavyweight CORDURA® nylon shell that is akin to wearing armor. Other features include Rain Defender® durable water repellent technology that repels light rain like water off a duck’s back and Wind Fighter® technology. It has two chest pockets, two lower front pockets, and two inner pockets of which one is zippered. It has an adjustable waist draw string to help hold heat in and keep snow out. Internal rib-knit storm cuffs keep the cold and snow out of your sleeves. Heavy duty zipper and velcro storm flap that prevents cold and snow from penetrating the zipper or frreezing it up, is another feature I love. To top it off, it has Arctic weight quilt insulation. This coat was made for extreme cold and wind. It is probably the toughest and warmest coat I’ve ever owned. Think of your favorite Arctic Carhartt coat only rain repellent! This thing is just that awesome! It is worth noting that these coats are much stiffer than a normal winter coat. They soften up a bit after use, but when new they are noticeably stiffer and coarser than what you expect from a Carhartt. Its the price you pay for wind and water resistance. A price worth paying, in my opinion.
Carhartt Yukon Arctic Quilt Lined Zip to Waist Biberalls
I’ve worn bibs most of my life. I’ve worn the old standard Carhartt Arctic bibs too. I used to think they were great. These things are in a class of their own. Like the coat, they have the heavyweight CORDURA® nylon shell and are water repellent. These things were designed by someone who has been in a blizzard, tipped over a snow machine, faced a day at -40, and crawled on their belly to take a prone shot at a deer or moose. The knees are reinforced, the two chest pockets are zippered, there are no buttons on the hips but rather it’s solid with zippered access to your jean pockets. Heavy duty zipper from crotch to chest that opens from both directions, and zippered legs. Just as the coat, it has arctic weight quilted insulation. Deep hip pockets and two back pockets. They are warm and keep you dry in almost any situation.
The Bottom Line…
I’ve spent a good portion of my life fighting temps in the negative double digits. Trapping in the arctic and farming in the extreme winters of the north country, I’ve long had a wish list of features I’d like to see in winter gear. The Yukon Exremes line from Carhartt has just about covered all the bases. These are well worth the money. Until something better comes along, these are my “go to” for extreme cold weather gear. Find the coat HERE and the Bibs HERE.
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