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Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket review

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Rating : 8.1/10
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Bottom Line

Featuring a Sherpa-lined body and a relatively lightweight design, the Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket is built to bring the warmth you need without getting in the way of your activities.

Pros

  • Warm Sherpa lining in the body
  • Sleeves lined with polyester-filled quilted nylon
  • External and internal pockets
  • More lightweight than similar jackets
  • Adjustable cuffs

Cons

  • Not waterproof or insulated

Material

100% cotton (with polyester Sherpa and polyester-filled nylon lining)

Hood

Yes (non-removable)

Weight

3.07 lbs / 1.39 kg / 49.1 oz

Sizes Available

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Manufacturer

Dickies

Summary

The Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket offers the warmth I need to get through chilly days while allowing me to continue moving naturally to finish my required tasks. The components are designed to keep the body warm without compromising ease of movement. I liked the Sherpa lining that lined the interior, giving it a cozy feel that enveloped my body for superior comfort in cold environments. A polyester-filled quilted nylon lining was fitted into the sleeves, enhancing comfortable warmth while making them easier to slip into. I’m glad this jacket had internal and external pockets that gave me the needed storage space and the option to keep my belongings in more secure areas so they won’t easily fall out. The cuffs feature adjustable cuffs for convenient fit personalization to keep the cold out. I loved that this jacket is more lightweight than other jackets in the same category, so it didn’t feel too bulky even when I used it continuously for several hours. However, I wished it was waterproof and fully insulated to make it more suitable for wet and very cold conditions.

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Key Takeaways

  • The Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket is suitable for people looking for an affordable, warm jacket with a comfortably lightweight profile.
  • The Sherpa lining on the body and hood creates a warm environment, delivering a comfortable experience in cold settings. The sleeves are lined with quilted nylon to make them easier to get in and out of while offering added warmth and comfort.
  • This jacket is lighter than similar jackets, so it can comfortably be used for long hours as it doesn’t have that bulk feel.
  • Inner and outer pockets provide enough storage spaces for essential items that need to be accessible throughout the day. Meanwhile, the adjustable cuffs help with fit personalization in the sleeves.
  • It should be noted that this jacket isn’t waterproof or insulated, so it’s not recommended for exceptionally cold or wet environments.

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Ideal For

  • People who are looking for a lightweight, comfortable, and warm jacket
  • Cold but not wet conditions
  • Those who want a warm jacket at an affordable price

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Performance Analysis

Comfort

The Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket didn’t disappoint when it came to comfort.

The Sherpa lining did an awesome job keeping the body comfortably warm, so it was easy for me to fight the chilled filling while working in cold settings.

I loved the softness of the Sherpa lining and how it hugged me with a cozy feeling to keep the cold out. The non-removable hood had the same lining, protecting my head from the elements while offering a soothing warmth at the same time.

I liked the polyester-filled lining that was fitted into the sleeves, which protected these sections against the biting cold. However, upon closer inspection, I discovered that this lining had a quilted design and was almost as warm as the Sherpa material.

The main difference between the two lining materials was in the textures – with quilted nylon being smooth enough to allow the sleeves to be slipped on effortlessly, while the Sherpa lining was fluffy and soft.

This jacket’s cuffs had adjustable tabs, allowing for convenient tightening or loosening. I was fine changing the cuffs’ fit, so it was easy to keep the cold out while achieving a comfortable fit that ensured the cuffs didn’t easily ride up with every move. Unfortunately, the hood wasn’t adjustable, although it easily stayed comfortable, with the Sherpa lining offering the required bulk to keep it intact.

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Fit and Sizing

This jacket is true to size and has a regular to tight fit. The Sherpa lining made up most of the interior, so naturally, it didn’t feel as roomy as an unlined jacket. I think it’s best to use thin garments – such as a thin shirt or sweatshirt – when wearing this jacket for a comfortable fit. Wearing thicker shirts will probably lead to an uncomfortably tight fit, as there isn’t enough room inside the jacket to accommodate bulkier fabrics.

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Weight

I was surprised when this jacket turned out to have a relatively lightweight structure compared to similar jacket designs.

I expected it to feel a lot heavier, especially considering the lining materials fitted into the body, hood, and sleeves for comfortable warmth. However, with this lighter weight profile, the jacket was much easier to wear for long hours as it didn’t feel bulky enough to bring discomfort. It also didn’t interfere with movements like heavyweight jackets do.

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Waterproofing

This isn’t a waterproof jacket, and it’s not water-repellent. However, I tested its ability to resist water and discovered that the fabric quickly absorbed even small drops. Therefore, I recommend this jacket for cold environments but not for those with constant exposure to extreme wetness, as the material allows liquid to penetrate easily.

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Breathability

With the thick polyester Sherpa material lining the interior to keep it warm, there isn’t much space for air to circulate inside the jacket. This won’t be a big issue in cold conditions but may pose problems if the temperature suddenly rises or when the jacket is used for strenuous activities that can cause profuse sweating. This is because the excess moisture and heat won’t be able to escape from the interior of the jacket easily.

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Quality and Durability

The Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket is made with durable materials, and I expect it to last for a long time, especially with proper use and care. I liked the straightforward design that made it versatile enough to be used in different settings without looking out of place in either the workplace or a casual environment. In addition, the simple profile was easy to pair with a wide variety of pants so that I could maximize the use of this jacket fully.

This jacket is quite comfortable and lightweight, with a surprisingly lighter structure than other options with similar designs. I was surprised that it didn’t feel as bulky as I expected, making it much easier to move around since it didn’t feel significantly weighed down.

The lined interior offered a regular tight fit, so I believe it’s best to wear thin shirts underneath this jacket to prevent it from becoming uncomfortably tight.

I loved how the interior embraced me with much-needed softness and warmth, thanks to the polyester Sherpa lining built into the jacket. This material helped preserve a cozy warmth, making it more comfortable to work and move around in cold environments. In addition, the sleeves were lined with quilted nylon (filled with polyester) that worked hard to keep my arms comfortably warm, with the smooth material working double-time to make the sleeves much easier to slip into.

This jacket had several pockets built into the inner and outer portions, so I had a lot of choices for storage compartments.

The slash pockets in front offered enough space to keep larger items that I needed to bring along and also served as welcoming areas for my hands – although I would’ve been happier if these pockets came with some lining material for added warmth. A small chest pocket without a zip or button is the ideal spot to quickly stash small items I need to reach during the workday. Inside, a large scratch pocket sits on the right side, while the left features a spacious zippered pocket (with a small scratch pocket outside) to hold items that need to be more secure.

The full-length zipper kept the garment closed when needed to keep the cold air from entering.

I especially liked the cuffs equipped with adjustable tabs, as these offered a convenient way of customizing the fit over my arms. At the same time, the tabs also prevented the cold air from coming in through the sleeves.

Meanwhile, I also appreciated the soft Sherpa material lining the hood, which contributed to a comfortably warm feeling while securing the hood with enough tightness over my head.

This jacket doesn’t have waterproof features, so it’s not the best choice in wet conditions. Without insulation, it’s also not suitable for extremely cold environments.

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Other Versions

The Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket is available in 2 colors: rinsed brown duck and rinsed black. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come in other versions.

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Conclusion & Verdict

The Dickies Sherpa-Lined Duck Jacket is ideal for those after a versatile, lightweight jacket with a regular fit. I especially liked the Sherpa lining built into the body and hood, giving these sections ample warmth to ward off the unwelcome chill. In addition, this material lent a cozy softness that further enhanced the comfortable experience. I appreciated the quilted nylon in the sleeves to make them easier to get into and out of while providing enough warmth for the arms without getting in the way of natural movements. I was happy to discover that this jacket was relatively lightweight compared to similar jackets with bulky structures. The inner and outer pockets allowed me to bring along the items I needed during the workday to get the job done efficiently. The adjustable cuffs were welcome enhancements, making the sleeves fit better and preventing cold air from seeping in. However, this jacket doesn’t have insulation or waterproofing, making it unsuitable for extremely cold or wet conditions.

What we like

  • Warm Sherpa lining
  • Quilted nylon-lined sleeves
  • External and internal pockets
  • Lightweight (compared to similar jackets)
  • Adjustable cuffs

What we don’t like

  • Not waterproof or insulated

Professions These Are Ideal For

Farmers, Construction workers, Warehouse personnel, Truck drivers

Luke Davis

Luke is the lead author on WorkWear.org. He has a vast experience in construction engineering and project management in California and Texas, where he had the chance to put to test a wide range of safety boots and PPE. Outside work, Luke is an avid hiker and not surprisingly a DIY fanatic!