Carhartt Cold Weather Duck Insulated (C003 / C03) Work Jackets – VINTAGE, USED IN ANTARCTICA


These Carhartt jackets are part of the cold weather gear used by USAP support crew.

Each jacket comes with a standard USAP red patch, as well as a 2013/2014 commemorative patch.

SKU: AS-CARHARTT-JACKET-C003 Category: Tags: ,


Extreme Cold Weather (ECW) gear is issued to United States Antarctic Program (USAP) participates, Carhartt jackets among them. Ultra-insulated Carhartt overalls and jackets are usually a favorite among outdoor Antarctic workers, particularly as the “Big Red” Parkas can be both bulky and too warm for everyday use in the Summer season. These Carhartts are commonly issued as work jackets and have arctic quilt lining that provides comfort in cold conditions.

Jackets of all sizes and conditions will include the following as part of the package:

Individual jackets will vary. Each one of these jackets is a unique piece of Antarctic history, with a story to tell! You will recieve a randomly-selected parka of the size you choose.Many of these parkas were used many years prior, and most have extremely faded tags. Unfortunately, this means we cannot reliably tell the difference between the C003 & C03 models. As such, we are offering these jackets under a single listing.

The model in the image is 6’2” and 230lbs and wearing a size XL.

Jacket Features:

  • 12-ounce, heavyweight firm-hand, 100% ringspun cotton duck
  • Quilted nylon lining for easy on and off; Arctic weight 100% polyester insulation for ultimate warmth
  • Corduroy-trimmed collar with hidden snaps for attaching optional hood
  • Full two-way brass zip front with hook-and-loop storm flap
  • Internal rib-knit storm cuffs with ergonomically shaped sleeve hems help keep out the cold
  • Two chest pockets with flap and hook-and-loop closure
  • Two large lower-front pockets
  • Two inner pockets


These jackets are in usable/wearable condition, but will show moderate or more wear and tear, due to heavy use in Antarctica. These jackets may have mall rips or tears, field patches, fading, staining, paint spots, sticky zippers or other obvious signs of wear. Jackets may need to be washed/cleaned after purchase. Jackets have been repaired as needed, ensuring that each jacket is 100% wearable and functional.

This website sells parkas, clothing, and gear which have been retired from the United States Antarctic Program. All have seen service in one or more of the three American Antarctic research stations, unless specified otherwise in the product’s description. As such, they will show some degree of wear/tear/use.

We hope our gear will serve you, wherever you are, just as well as it did the scientists, researchers, and support staff who relied on it at the bottom of the world!

Limited stock, available only while supplies last.  All sales are final with a no-return policy. If there are issues with your order which do not meet our guarantee, please contact us.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 12 in

Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large


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