Carhartt has updated its Yukon Extremes collection for men and women who must be outside in extreme cold conditions.
According to Carhartt, the original collection was developed more than 25 years ago.
“The company is committed to evolving its products to not only meet the ever-changing needs of consumers, but to also improve its gear as well. The re-invented Yukon Extremes collection was updated this year to be warmer and tougher than any other cold gear on the market, without the weight.”
The updated collection for the first time also includes clothing for women and introduces a fleece offering.
“With Yukon Extremes, we knew we needed to offer a product that provided extreme warmth and durability at an affordable price point that could be used in the coldest environments – such as the Arctic,” said Alex Guerrero, senior vice president, general manager, global product at Carhartt.
After testing a variety of fabrics – including using its own “abrasion testing” – Carhartt said it chose “a 500-denier CORDURA fabric shell and 3M Thinsulate insulation for many of the pieces. CORDURA, an innovative suppler of the most durable fabrics, is used extensively in military gear and apparel with proven performance in some of the world’s toughest conditions.
Additionally, throughout the design process, Carhartt worked closely with 3M to introduce a new reflective safety technology that offers retro-reflectivity and versatility.”
The Yukon Extremes collection with descriptions from Carhartt includes:
Insulated Parka (men’s and women’s) – The parka is Carhartt’s warmest coat and features 390 grams of 3M Thinsulate Featherless insulation. It has reflective details, an adjustable hood and rib-knit storm cuffs designed to keep the cold out. It comes in burnt olive and black. Price starts at $299.99.
Insulated Coverall (men’s and women’s) – These coveralls in addition to providing warmth, offer protection from the elements with 150 grams of 3M Thinsulate along with Wind Fighter technology and Rain Defender durable water repellent. The coveralls also offer 3M Scotchlite Carbon Black reflective taping on the center back and double front, are knee pad compatible and offer a number of functional pockets. The coveralls are black. Price starts at $249.99.
Insulated Active Jac (men’s only ) – The jacket has a 6.5-ounce, 500-denier CORDURA nylon shell and 150 grams of 3M Thinsulate featherless insulation offer warmth without the weight. It also features an attached 3M Thinsulate hood with drawcord and 3M Scotchlite Carbon Black reflective taping on center back yolk and front pockets. The jacket is black. Price starts at $169.99.
Insulated Biberall (men’s only) – These bibs are made with 6.5-ounce, 500 denier CORDURA nylon shell and 150g 3M Thinsulate insulation, they also feature 3M Scotchlite carbon black reflective taping to show movement and create enhanced visibility. To ensure a perfect fit, the bibs offer adjustable elastic suspenders and feature a low profile buckle closure and two-way zip front. The bibs have double-layer knees with