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Looking for a zippered Field/Barn type coat, big pockets

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by Bill S., Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Bill S.

    Bill S. Empty Pockets

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    I wear my button-down shirts outside the pants so I want a longer coat and not a waist-length jacket. I also like to carry stuff in my fall and spring coat. I don't want buttons to close. I've been having a really hard time finding a zippered field or barn coat with ample pockets.

    I just got an Alpha Industries M-65 coat but the bottom pockets don't expand and there are no handwarmers.

    I like the looks of the Alpha M-65 but need more functionality. Again, I'm looking for a zippered fall/spring field or barn coat with handwarmer pockets and ample carrying abilities.

    I didn't think this was such a tall order for a coat, but it appears that it is.

    I figured this is the best place to ask!

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    B.
     
  2. jimspriggs500

    jimspriggs500 Empty Pockets

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  3. Bill S.

    Bill S. Empty Pockets

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    Thanks.

    Nice coats on their site.

    It says "sponge clean only;" is that how you've cleaned it?
     
  4. saniterra

    saniterra Loaded Pockets

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    Try looking on the Dickies and Carhartt sites. They both have have zippered front "chore" coats. Don't have any idea about the carrying capacity.
     
  5. swnh

    swnh Loaded Pockets

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    It's the waterproofing that's used for canvas that will wash away in the laundry. Filson is the same way. Its a mixture of various oils and waxes. I bought a used Filson Tincloth jacket awhile ago and immediately washed it (it hadn't been for over 10 yrs). Yea, the waxes washed away but I don't need it waterproof...that's what GoreTex is for (IMO).