Stay Warm: Carhartt Hoodie Options for Construction Pros


With its reputation for durable and high-quality workwear, Carhartt hoodies – in the form of jackets and sweatshirts – can provide several benefits for construction work apparel depending on the job site conditions, requirements and regulations.

The company offers a wide variety of options from which to choose.

Carhartt Hoodie Jackets

For those seeking the optimal protection from inclement weather, visibility and other safety benefits, one option is the hooded High-Visibility Storm Defender Loose Fit Midweight Class 3 Jacket. The men’s Class 3 high-visibility rain jacket features waterproof, breathable fabric and fully-taped seams to seal out rain and maintain comfort.

The jacket is crafted from 5.25-oz., 100 percent polyester three-layer twill. Storm Defender waterproof, breathable technology stops water from getting in but enables sweat to get out. The jacket features fully-taped waterproof seams. A drawcord-adjustable drop tail hem provides added coverage.

The jacket meets the ANSI/ISEA 107 standard for high visibility safety apparel as well as the ANSI Class 3, Type R visibility standard. Visibility is enhanced through the use of 3M Scotchlite reflective material.

Other features include an attached hood with a drawcord adjuster, a full-length waterproof zipper and storm flap and hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs. There are two zipper-secure lower pockets and two interior drop-in pockets with hook and loop closure.

Carhartt Hoodie for Rainy Weather

In a situation where rain is present on the worksite, but warmth as well as high visibility is needed, Carhartt offers the High-Visibility Rain Defender Loose Fit Midweight Thermal Lined Full Zip Class 3 Sweatshirt. Among its many features, this hoodie is made from 10.5-oz. 100 percent polyester fabric.

With its 3M Scotchlite reflective material, the hoodie is designed to meet ANSI/ISEA 107 and ANSI Class 3, Type R visibility standards. The hoodie is offered in both high visibility yellow and high visibility orange. The hoodie’s Rain Defender water repellent technology is designed to force light rain and water to bead up and roll off.

The hoodie provides a snug fit through a three-piece hood with an adjustable drawcord. Spandex-reinforced rib-knit cuffs and waist is designed to help keep out the cold. The hoodie also is designed with two front handwarmer pockets with flaps for added security. A hidden media pocket protects electronics from the elements.

For those seeking weather protection in a work environment where high visibility apparel is not necessary, Carhartt offers the Men’s Rain Defender Loose Fit Heavyweight Full-Zip Sweatshirt. It is crafted from a 13-oz. polyester blend. It also features a Rain Defender water repellent finish.

An attached jersey-lined three-piece hood has a drawcord closure. The sweatshirt also has an antique-finish brass front zipper and stretchable, spandex-reinforced rib-knit cuffs and waistband. Two front handwarmer pockets with a hidden security pocket inside also are featured. Carhartt provides hooded options for women as well as men that combine the same comfort with safety benefits.

Carhartt Hoodie Sweatshirt

For instance, the Flame-Resistant Force Relaxed Fit Midweight Hooded Zip-Front Sweatshirt is UL classified to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2112 standards for flame resistant clothing. It also meets the performance requirements of NFPA 70E standard for electrical safety in the workplace and ASTM F1506 for flame resistant and electric arc rated protective clothing.

The hoodie is crafted from a mix of 10.5-oz. 40 percent cotton, 35 percent modacrylic, 15 percent viscose, eight percent aramid and two percent antistatic flame-resistant fleece. It is built with Force technology to wick sweat and dry fast. FastDry technology keeps women wearing the hoodie cool for all day comfort.

The attached three-piece hood features a flame-resistant drawcord adjustable closure. A Vislon front zip features Nomex FR tape. Other features include rib-knit cuffs and waist designed to help keep out the cold, a locker loop for hanging and two front handwarmer pockets with an inner media pocket.

The Women’s Rain Defender Relaxed Fit Midweight Sweatshirt is designed for working in light rain and cool temperatures. The sweatshirt features Rain Defender water repellent technology. Rib-knit cuffs and waist to help keep out the cold are part of its design.

The sweatshirt is crafted from a 10.5-oz. 55 percent cotton/45 percent polyester blend and is designed with a relaxed fit. The pullover has an attached oversized three-piece hood. A front pouch pocket with hidden media pocket also is part of the sweatshirt’s design.

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