A Kentucky man who was attacked and robbed may still be alive today because he was wearing a Carhartt jacket at the time.
Sean Helton of Laurel County, Ky., stopped to help what he thought was a woman with car trouble. But two men pulled up and attacked him.
One of the robbers slashed Helton with a knife, but he suffered only bruised ribs from the blade because of the tough canvas shell of the Carhartt. This screen capture from the WKYT-TV report shows the huge rip in the jacket (click the image to view the video):
Helton told the TV reporter:
“It could have easily been a lot worse than it was.”
Erica Salomon, corporation communications specialist with Carhartt, said Helton’s case obviously is extreme. But the result is not unusual with other hazardous incidents involving Carhartt wearers:
“We do receive letters from people who say their Carhartt jackets have helped prevent them from being injured. Although we’re happy the jackets protected them, that’s not their intended purpose.”
The Carhartt active jacket features a three-piece attached hood, a ribbed elastic waistband and cuffs, side-entry pockets, and quilted-flannel lining.
And its rugged 12-ounce cotton outer shell will protect you from nasty weather — and, it is hoped, other hazards that come your way. (But please don’t push it with the latter.)
We carry other ruggedly made Carhartt men’s work jackets as well.