PRODUCTION

Understand Your Ducks: All About Carhartt’s Duck Fabric Options


March 9, 2021

Brown duck was the genius creation of Hamilton Carhartt. His brown duck bib overalls for railroad workers revolutionized clothing for the working class. These overalls were first recorded in a 1915 newspaper article that described the new “wonderful brown Carhartt’s.”

This brown duck bib is still in the Carhartt stable and remains as popular as it was when originally introduced. Hamilton Carhartt’s brown duck serves as a reminder that great quality never goes out of fashion.

Today, Carhartt has increased their duck line across the board for men’s, women’s and accessories.

Understand Your Ducks_ All About Carhartt’s Duck Fabric Options Blog

WHAT IS DUCK FABRIC?

Since the introduction of Carhartt’s original brown duck in 1915, Carhartt has developed 8 different variations of their famously durable workwear fabric — currently in use in over 200 rugged Carhartt products. With distinctive properties ranging from fabric strength, weight, rigidity, and color, to the advanced technologies and finishes used to fortify the garment, there’s a hardworking duck fabric for every task.

FIRM DUCK

Carhartt’s strongest cotton duck is the most durable canvas out there. Built with added toughness, firm duck is water-repellent, wind resistant, and rugged. If you like to break in your jackets and pants, firm duck is for you.

Carhartt Men's Cotton Duck Double Front Dungarees B01

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Carhartt Duck Quilted Flannel-Lined Active Jacket, J140

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Carhartt Men's Zip-To-Thigh, Quilt Lined Bib Overall, R41

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

DUCK

Good ‘ol duck is stiff, ring-spun cotton. If you like your Carhartt solid, classic and durable as the day is long, this is the duck for you.

Carhartt Full Swing Armstrong Jacket, 103370

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Carhartt Armstrong Full Swing Active Jacket, 103371

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

WASHED DUCK

If you like sandstone duck, you’ll like Carhartt’s washed duck. This fabric feels exactly like it sounds—Carhartt took their durable, classic duck, and washed it for a broken-in look and feel. It breaks in faster than duck, and looks newer, longer.

Carhartt Men's Washed Duck Work Dungaree, B11

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Carhartt Flannel Washed Duck Dungaree, B111

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Carhartt Men's Double Front Washed Duck Work Pants, B136

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Carhartt Ladies Washed Duck Sherpa Lined Mock Vest, 104224

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

SANDSTONE DUCK

Sandstone duck is sanded and brushed for softness and comfort. The more you wear it, the more it breaks in—it’s comfortable the first day you put it on and more comfortable and worn-in on the 50th.

Carhartt Ladies Full Swing Caldwell Jacket, 102248

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

QUICK DUCK®

Quick Duck® is durable, and lighter than traditional sandstone duck. It’s built with a durable water repellent, so water beads up and rolls off, and it doesn’t require breaking in like sandstone—so your gear will always look fresh.

Carhartt Full Swing Cryder Jacket, 102207

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

RUGGED FLEX® DUCK

Rugged Flex Duck gives you the classic Carhartt look, with just the perfect amount of stretch. Made by combining our famous cotton Duck with Rugged Flex® durable stretch technology, the result is increased ease of movement everywhere it’s needed, and Carhartt’s most comfortable heavyweight gear yet.

Carhartt Rugged Flex Rigby Bib Overall, 102987

Not available online.

{{storeQuantity}} in stock in {{wg.store.city}}

Limited stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Out of stock in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Not carried in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

Cannot be sold in {{wg.store.city}} Check nearby stores

CORDURA® DUCK

Carhartt’s toughest duck isn’t actually cotton at all—it’s made from 1000-denier CORDORA® nylon, which is so tough and abrasion-resistant which is used in Carhartt’s Yukon Extremes styles, made for the toughest conditions. It’s wind-resistant and highly water repellent.

QUICK DUCK®

Quick Duck® is durable, and lighter than traditional sandstone duck. It’s built with a durable water repellent, so water beads up and rolls off, and it doesn’t require breaking in like sandstone—so your gear will always look fresh.


We would love to see your workwear photos, use #mywilcolife on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram and tag Wilco Stores.

Category
Author
Tags