Carhartt Rain Defender Loose Fit Quarter-ZIP Sweatshirt


Carhartt men’s heavyweight hoodie can help keep you dry when fishing, hunting, working, or standing on the sidelines during an unexpected November rainstorm. Crafted with heavyweight 13-ounce fabric featuring durable water-repellent finish; featuring attached jersey-lined hood that is water repellent as well; quarter-zip front closure with mock collar design and 8″ antique finish brass zipper.


This heavyweight cotton blend hoodie was constructed for outdoor work with an 8-inch antique-finish brass zipper and the Carhartt Rain Defender durable water-repellent finish, keeping you dry in light rain. Additionally, its 13-ounce content of 80% cotton/20% polyester helps regulate body temperature, while its 13-ounce construction provides ample ventilation. Additional features include an accessible hand pocket in front and a hidden security pocket, plus spandex reinforced rib knit cuffs and waistband to provide warmth, as well as a three-piece jersey-lined hood/mock neck collar with eight 8-inch antique finish brass zipper.

Carhartt offers three midweight Rain Defender hoodies that feature water-repellent coating and are warmer, protecting from light rainfall. However, they lack insulation, so they should be worn under other layers on days when there’s the potential of showers.

The Rain Defender Loose Fit Heavyweight Quarter-Zip Sweatshirt looks equally great at both works and in the office. Its classic zip front style makes layering on colder days more accessible, and brand recognition from Carhartt is embroidered onto its left chest pocket pocket. Available in multiple colors, including dark green and navy blue, it can also be machine-washed without bleach or fabric softener for ease of care.

Loose Fit

Carhartt has designed this heavyweight hoodie to feature a loose fit, giving more room for movement while working, as well as allowing more air circulation inside, helping keep you warmer. This differs from their three midweight Rain Defender hoodies, which feature tighter fits. Additionally, this one features the Rain Defender durable water-repellent finish, zip front fast layering capabilities, mock neck collar with 8-inch antique-finish brass zipper, spandex-reinforced rib knit cuffs, and waistband, attached jersey-lined 3-piece hood with drawcord, and front hand warmer pockets on either side for convenience!


Carhartt’s heavyweight Paxton Hooded Sweatshirt provides both the warmth and durability of a work shirt with the convenience of a hoodie. Equipped with durable water repellent (DWR) finish and quarter-zip mock neck collar for cold air protection. Constructed from 13-ounce fabric featuring 80% cotton/20% polyester content featuring jersey-lined three-piece hoods and front hand warmer pockets as well as spandex reinforced rib knit cuffs/waistband to keep cold air out. Additionally, an 8″ antique-finish brass zipper and hidden Kangaroo pockets provide added security protection.

Notably, this uninsulated hoodie from Carhartt is less warm than their three midweight Rain Defender hoodies with an inner liner, likely owing to their heavier 13-ounce fabric weight compared to this unlined version; plus, all three zip all the way to the chin, which helps trap heat inside.


This 13-ounce cotton construction features a Rain Defender durable water-repellent finish to block moisture. With a quarter-zip mock neck collar for easy on and off use and rib knit cuffs and waist to keep cold air out, this men’s sweatshirt also includes front handwarmer pocket as well as a hidden security pocket with Carhartt logo embroidered on it on the front left pocket – formerly known as Paxton Heavyweight Hooded Zip Mock Sweatshirt; however, this unlined version may not provide as much warmth due to lack of insulation provided by midweight Carhartt Rain Defender insulated versions which include insulation linings inside.

This loosest fit in this range features a standard zipper front, which stops at the base of the neck instead of zipping all the way to the chin as the three midweight hoodies do.