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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 9, 2009
    a little north of Columbus GA

    Default ISO Sturdy Canvas Barn Coat

    I have a hideous purple canvas barn coat. For extra points, the lining is lime green! I have no idea why they make them in such colors. But it is warm, and has lots of pockets, and I wear it Every. Single. Day. when it's cold. Yay Sierra Trading Post, I probably paid $40 for it several years ago.

    But look, it could be worse! It's this jacket (only not pink with printed flowers. ??!)

    I would like to find a similar jacket that I can actually leave the property in. Must be sturdy canvas, preferably with a flannel lining. I like the snaps at the sides in case I ever do decide to ride, and the bit of elastic at the waist.

    Any ideas?
    ... and Patrick

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 24, 2004
    Pottstown, PA (East Coventry)


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 2, 2012
    In the wilds of Northern Ontario, Canada


    Can I ask why canvas? I do actually own a canvas LLBean barn coat, but I've never worn it to the barn - I find the canvas gets dirty faster than newer fabrics, is harder to wash, stays wet when it gets wet, and picks up barn smells faster. Just curious what is the attraction of canvas over some of the newer fabrics?
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2006


    Check out Carhartts. Out here in Ok ranch country you will not see a rancher wearing anything else. They make a bunch of different styles. Mine is thigh length and has a two way zipper and two snap closure slits at the hips. They are supper warm and last for ever!! DH bought me one a bunch of years ago and it is still in perfect condition. Machine washable, too. Here's a link
    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug. 8, 2004
    Back in the 'nati


    I'm in love with the canvas jackets and vests from Duluth Trading Company!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May. 21, 2012


    I have the firehose coat from Duluth- it sounds warmer than what you are after- it's a winter coat weight garment- not a jacket, it has nice functional pockets and the shoulder vents are great for not restricting your arms. The sleeves finish at the perfect taper without cuffs or elastic- but not floppy and open either. There is a nice inner pocket too- secure for your phone or checkbook. The vest area is lined with shearling type fleece and the sleeves are a slick quilted lining. It's certainly not high fashion- but for leaving the farm- it certainly will set you apart from all the folks wearing carhart brown or cammo.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2007
    Maryland USA


    carhartt if you want it to last a while

    filson if you want it to last forever and are willing to pay for it

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar. 7, 2003
    Horse Heaven, GA :-)


    I lovelovelove my canvas coat with button in liner from LL Bean!!!

    I don't think it's quite as long as yours but it's really tough and warm. It even looks okay to wear in public (durning the first year or after washing). I just got my second one - the other was 7-8 years old and too faded and frayed to look respectable. The new one has the blanket liner and the old one has primaloft. I think the new one might be warmer; I know it's a bit heavier.

    A barn buddy wears Carhart and her coat isn't as long as mine. I think of hers as more of a heavy jacket. It also doesn't have extra pockets.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb. 6, 2000


    Carhartt. Strong as iron and warm as toast.
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    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan. 4, 2007


    The canvas ones are too stiff and heavy for me.
    I look for soft ones with canvas like, but soft feeling materials, not straight nylon, with big pockets.
    They don't last as long, but they are easier on me to wear.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug. 25, 2007


    Filson "tin cloth" is not cheap but it wears like...metal!

    I've got one I bought off a clearance rack in a western store in Ft. Worth in 2003. It is not stiff like canvas or canvas-like materials. The only way you know it's not pretty new is the collection of small stains (oil, grease, dirt, grass, etc.) that give it "character"!!!

    It is not heavily lined so it's not, by itself, very warm. It does break the wind well (important) and it's got a generous cut that permits a warm sweater under it. And/or wool shirt over "longhandles." Dressing in "layers" is generally more effective than one, heavy garment. The Filson coat permits that quite nicely.

    Not having a heavy lining means it is wearable for a large part of the colder months. Having to invest in only one, high quality outer garment that will last at least ten years suggests that the price is fair (if not "cheap").

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  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar. 31, 2012
    Coastal NC


    I have the Outback Trading Company oilskin (waxed) which is flannel lined. It has plenty of pockets with a nice flannel lining. I absolutely love this coat and it has held up extremely well for several years.

    It is relatively fashionable as well. Funny thing is I have become quite hip these days as my teenage daughter just bought a Barbour coat which is very similar only more expensive. Apparently the oilskin coats are in style again.

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