Men's DuluthFlex Fire Hose Working Man's Vest

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Men''s Fire Hose DuluthFlex Working Man''s Vest
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Duluth TradingMen's DuluthFlex Fire Hose Working Man's Vest
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Great color (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)
  • Overpriced (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
  • Work (12)
  • Layering (7)
  • Casual wear (6)
  • Travel (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Step Down From Previous Vests

By AkRed

from Southcentral Alaska

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable

Cons

  • All Pockets Smaller than Previous Models
  • Heavy
  • Lightweight Zipper
  • No Mesh Back
  • Not As Versatile
  • Too Tight

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

COMMENTS:

I own several Duluth Trading vests, and lots of Longtail Ts, as well as bunches of other DT gear. I wear a vest with all my gear everyday when I leave the house, because it is so easy to keep everything in one place.

I have worn through the front pocket on all of my DT vests carrying a small, powerful tactical flashlight in the outside vest pocket. However, when it came to replacing my Everyday workingman's vest, I found out the new ones are synthetic fiber, not cotton! So I went searching, and found the Firehose vest was the closest thing matching the old vest, so I ordered it.

In my size (3X), this vest is shorter, and tighter, than the old vests. The pockets are arranged differently, smaller, and fewer in number than the old vests. And it has flaps over the breast pockets, which make it harder to use them for pens, pencils, and my flashlight. All of the other pockets also seem smaller, by a fraction of an inch. And the back mesh panel missing makes a major difference in cooling, which is an issues since I wear this year round as my outer layer here in Alaska.

Finally, the zipper seems to be much lighter duty than previously used in Duluth Trading vests, although it zips both ways--not a big issue with me since it is not long enough to need a zipper opening from the bottom. A heavy duty YKK or equivalent should be mandatory on any outerwear for this level of use (abuse?).

  • Sizing:
  • Feels too small
  • Fit:
  • Feels too small
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An Every Day Vest

By JT

from Seattle, WA

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    COMMENTS:

    I use a vest for travel. World Cruise and various South America loops. I need something with large pockets but fit loosely so that I don't get cramped when riding buses or other modes of transportation. I also use the vest exclusively for motorcycle trips. Need to carry all things in the vest. Secure the valuables yet make them available. This vest meets most of these requirements. More travel will reveal any flaws but right now I am pleased.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    We want to have OSHA compliance

    By K2

    from Melbourne FL

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Pros

    • great pocket storage

    Cons

    • Bad Color
    • no neck cushioning

    Best Uses

    • Work

    COMMENTS:

    Those of us that work in construction that are required to wear safety colors and reflection have limited options when it comes to vest. In the south polyester in not the best option. Cotton is great. The vest pockets are GREAT for storage. I modified the one I purchased. Tried to dye it yellow ( came out green) and added reflective stripes. The neck needs cushioning if you are wear it all day and have tons of stuff in the pockets. I would like to see an option to for the safety colors and reflection.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Heavier Wt Fabric is Welcome

    By Basic Guy

    from Owings Mills, MD

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Too Short
    • Too Tight

    Best Uses

    • Plenty of pockets to carry things work/pleasure
    • Work

    COMMENTS:

    The heavier weight fabric is welcome vs. the previous version. I kept getting wear holes and patching with cordura. It may be a little warm in the summer. This vest feels snugger than the old and more restrictive. Overall an improvement. It would be GREAT to have more colors.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Customer Service

    By Shopper

    from Colorado

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Layering

        COMMENTS:

        Gift was for my honey. He tried it on at the Duluth store and liked it. I bought it for him for our anniversary.
        I ordered this back in early December. I realized after Christmas that I never received it. I contacted Duluth customer service and they immediately sent another one. I still have not received the first one ordered. I was sent a shipping label if and when the first one arrives. Customer Service was excellent!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        88%would suggest this to friends.
        18 Reviews4.51851
        $89.50Item 93203
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