These women's bibs have the classic look of Carhartt's duck overalls, but with a soft stretch-canvas construction that gives you full freedom to move. The zip pocket on the chest is large enough to fit a phone, and the several slip-in pockets have various sizes to accommodate your different tools. A double layer at the knees increases the durability factor plus gives you a place to stick your knee pads.
8-ounce, 98% cotton / 2% spandex canvas
Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
Adjustable suspenders for a personalized fit
Multi-compartment bib pocket with zip closure
Double-layer knees with openings for adding knee pads and cleaning out debris
Two large lower-front pockets
Multiple utility pockets
Right - so sizing caused a heated conversation in the Tinker and Fix office. American sizing usually comes up on the large size and the sizing on the mens bib overalls requires you to go up two sizes if you are wearing over clothes. When deciding to stock the women's bib overalls we wanted to make sure we could give customers the best sizing information possible. Below you'll see Carhartt's official sizing guide. Below that you'll see our interpretation of it based on experience.
This is our first delivery of the women's bib overalls so we played the initial order safe and only ordered Small, Medium and Large so that we could take a look at the sizes. Here's what we found;
Our test model is usually a UK size 10 (sometimes 12, never an 8.) She found the Medium to be spot on - a relaxed fit when worn on its own, but still fine with a pair of leggings/thermals underneath. From that we'd say the Small was a UK 8, Medium a UK 10 and the Large a UK 12 - which means we need to order in some XL's.
This further fuelled the conversation around the naming of sizes ..... and the conclusion was you should ignore what Carhartt stick in the label and go with what fits.
*** Current stock levels are a little low. Unfortunately Carhartt are out of stock of the Small Carhartt Brown until June 30th. We have an order placed with them and hopefully should have them back in stock shortly after that date. ***