Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket

By Robert Robillard on Tool and Product Reviews


zoom-583e1244-c82a-4107-b692-4ef4f09517a1Campbell Hill Jacket

The average temperature in New England is 43 degrees, so you can imagine how chilly early fall mornings are.

When you work outdoors like I do, early fall means dressing in layers and slowly stropping them off as the sun rises and heats up. Some days start off at 32-degrees, top off at 75-degrees, for a few hours and then back to the 30’s at sunset.

It’s not uncommon to start the morning with multiple layers and a jacket and be wearing a t-shirt at noon.

We recently tested out the Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket. We assumed the jacket was named after Campbell Hill which at 1,550 feet (472 m), is the highest point in elevation in the state of Ohio. By the way, that’s not that high, just saying.

Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket

Arborwear Clothing

Arborwear, a company located Ohio, started making clothing for arborists, which quickly became known for its durability and freedom of movement. Trade contractors also started getting wind of Arborwear clothing and quickly started wearing them. Many of the guys in my crew wear Arborwear’s Arbenter pants. [Not a typo]

There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out, or just do not perform well in the elements. My search for rugged cold weather clothing never ends. To add insult to injury, flimsy cold weather gear is the worst!

I am always on the lookout for premium clothing that has exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and fit that you can not only feel in the fabric but see the results in the performance of the clothing.

Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket

Thoughts on the Campbell Hill Jacket

The Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket is 100% Nylon Ripstop, 60g Primaloft Gold Insulation. Primaloft is a synthetic insulation and has the highest  warmth-to-weight ratio of any synthetic insulation currently on the market. It’s soft, durable, high-loft and made from 100% polyester microfiber. Primaloft is also very thermally efficient, lightweight, compressible, fast-drying and water-resistant.

Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket


I usually dress in layers and hate any one garment to be too heavy.  I really like that this jacket is lightweight and compressible, the left pocket also doubles as a stuff sack. Yes, this jacket can store in its own pocket.  This is a great feature, and allows me to throw the “jacket-sack,” under my truck seat for emergencies.

Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket
Like most jackets, the Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket has zippered hand-warmer pockets. There is an interior check pocket is handy for storing a hat, cellphone or wallet.

While Arborwear says this jacket has durable thread for abrasion resistance, this is NOT a job site jacket. It will easily tear is worn as an outer garment doing construction. I envision this jacket worn as a layer under a hard, more durable jacket like the the Arborwear Cambium jacket. Which is my favorite jacket in the whole world!

Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket

I also see this jacket worn on estimates, meetings and around town. Its a good looking jacket and I received many compliments while wearing / testing it.

The jacket also has Teflon® Fabric Protector to repels most water and oil-based liquids. An adjustable draw cord hem integrated into the hand pockets allow you to cinch up the waist band to keep wind out.
Specs:

  • 100% Nylon Ripstop, 60g Primaloft® Gold Insulation
  • ® Fabric Protector Repels Most Water and Oil-based Liquids
  • Zipper Guard
  • Lightweight, Compressible, Thermally Efficient
  • Zippered Handwarmer Pockets, Left Pocket Doubles as Stuff Sack
  • Interior Chest Pocket
  • Durable Thread for Abrasion Resistance
  • Adjustable Draw Cord Hem Integrated Into Hand Pockets

Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket

Conclusion

If your like me and appreciate top-notch construction and quality that will last a long time, I highly recommend you check out Arborwears’ line of clothes, my crew and I now use them as a standard job site uniform.

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About the author

Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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