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    10-11-2013, 08:15 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Thank you everyone!

I too love down jackets, but unfortunately with having to open and close barbed wire gates all day I am scared of poking holes in a down jacket. Most down coats/jackets I have owned have never had a tough outer to keep from the stuffings from coming out and looking like a half plucked chicken if they get ripped. I do wear a down vest under my coat but I broke the zipper on it yesterday *sigh*

I do wear a lot of layers- thermal shirt, long sleeved shirt, a hoodie or wool sweater(depending on how cold it is), a down vest and a coat. I am trying to lighten the load some..LOL!

I used to wear Carhartt coats but started to hate to them. The last one I had was a chore coat. It was a little long and the back of it would always get hung on my cantle and it was heavy. I will look at them again though :)

I also looked at the Mountain Horse coats, this one in particular- http://www.mountainhorseusa.com/outerwear/mountain-horsemountain-rider-jacket-302111
But I have never seen one in person.
Looking at some of the ski jackets too.
I used to have a snowmobile jacket-very warm, but they are so stiff!

Thanks again!
     
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    10-12-2013, 12:33 AM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
I used to wear Carhartt coats but started to hate to them. The last one I had was a chore coat. It was a little long and the back of it would always get hung on my cantle and it was heavy. I will look at them again though :)
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Im with you, but I found one that is basically a jean jacket, but made out of the canvas duck
Carhartt J233 Mens Sandstone Jean Jacket (Style #J233) - Reviews & Prices @ Yahoo Shopping
     
    10-12-2013, 02:08 AM
  #13
Green Broke
Carhartt. Carhartt. Carhartt. Carhartt. I look forward to going back to the mainland....where theres seasons....and snow....just so I can wear my carhartt.

And its one of the only jackets that lasts for ever. Everything else falls apart but I've had the same carhartt for 11 years.
     
    10-12-2013, 10:58 AM
  #14
Weanling
I usually wear smartwool next -to-the-skin long johns with a pair of cotton leggings and cotton T-neck over them, then a wool sweater and insulated bib overalls. There is a nice fitting brand, Lady Berne.
     
    10-12-2013, 11:56 AM
  #15
Foal
I have a Carharrt but I don't like riding in it. For one it's not very attractive and for another is big and bulky. I ski so when I get a new ski jacket the old one becomes my barn jacket. Ski jackets are warm and give you a full range of motion. I'm not kind to my clothes but Orage brand jacket has never failed me skiing or riding.
     
    10-12-2013, 01:41 PM
  #16
Foal
What about an Oilskin Coat?

I used to have an old greatcoat, personally. Boy, do I miss that thing. It was impervious to wind, rain, and snow. It was wool, too, so nice and warm. Didn't hurt that it looked pretty snazzy!
     
    10-12-2013, 02:01 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Last year for Christmas, I got an Milwaukee electric jacket. Love, love, love it! When it's really cold outside, I simply wear a thin long sleeve shirt under the jacket, turn "on" the jacket, and then put a thicker winter coat over the top to lock in the heat.

     
    10-12-2013, 07:25 PM
  #18
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by 6gun Kid    
Im with you, but I found one that is basically a jean jacket, but made out of the canvas duck
Carhartt J233 Mens Sandstone Jean Jacket (Style #J233) - Reviews & Prices @ Yahoo Shopping
Yep, I used to have one very similar to that one. And like Roperchick said, it had lasted me quite awhile- 5 years? Pretty good for me, my work coats never last more than a year or two!

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Originally Posted by anndankev    
I usually wear smartwool next -to-the-skin long johns with a pair of cotton leggings and cotton T-neck over them, then a wool sweater and insulated bib overalls. There is a nice fitting brand, Lady Berne.
I love my bib overalls for feeding cows in the winter! But I can't stand to ride in them. I will still look at that brand since my Walls bibs are worn out though :)

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Originally Posted by Yooper    
What about an Oilskin Coat?

I used to have an old greatcoat, personally. Boy, do I miss that thing. It was impervious to wind, rain, and snow. It was wool, too, so nice and warm. Didn't hurt that it looked pretty snazzy!
I have never owned one of those, the closest I ever used was the old-school "tin coats"(I think Filson still sells them) that loggers use in wet weather. I love that they are dang near indestructible, wind and water proof but so stiff in cold weather I could hardly maneuver in it.

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Originally Posted by beau159    
Last year for Christmas, I got an Milwaukee electric jacket. Love, love, love it! When it's really cold outside, I simply wear a thin long sleeve shirt under the jacket, turn "on" the jacket, and then put a thicker winter coat over the top to lock in the heat.

An electric coat? What??? Never heard of such a thing! Is it battery operated or rechargeable? Crazy!
     
    10-12-2013, 07:36 PM
  #19
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by Yooper    
What about an Oilskin Coat?

I used to have an old greatcoat, personally. Boy, do I miss that thing. It was impervious to wind, rain, and snow. It was wool, too, so nice and warm. Didn't hurt that it looked pretty snazzy!
I like my full length oilskin coat with the lining, but it rarely gets cold enough in GA to need the lining, the rare occasion it gets to 10 degrees, I still will sweat in it with the lining

It is great in the rain too

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    10-12-2013, 07:37 PM
  #20
Yearling
Check out Duluth Trading. They have great products (love their shirts) for women who are outdoors. I bought my last barn coat from them. It has an inside pocket, hand pockets with fleece and outer pockets that close. A detachable hood. Zips from the bottom so you can provide relief in the saddle without losing heat.

It's a heavier style coat, but washes really nice and is warm.

Duluth may have something you are looking for. I recommend them.
     

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