Flint & Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket Review (Joel’s Jacket in The Last of Us)
Flint and Tinder’s Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket has exploded in popularity, thanks in part to its appearance in the hit show Last of Us. The question is, “Is it as good as it looks?”
When trailers of Last of Us, a much-anticipated show based on a classic video game, aired, the folks at Huckberry were surprised to see the main character wearing their best-selling Waxed Trucker Jacket.
The Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket has long been a crowd favorite, but interest has understandably soared since it landed in the limelight.
I’ve been wearing this jacket for a few months now, as has The Modest Man founder, Brock McGoff. While we’ve already covered the Huckberry brand in detail, this review focuses on the Waxed Trucker.
Waxed Trucker Fit
I ordered a size XS and it’s pretty much a perfect fit. I’m 5’6” and around 140 pounds. While it fits great on me if I was any bigger it would be too tight.
The length, including the sleeve length, is ideal for me. Like a jean jacket, the body of this garment should reach to about the midpoint of your pants fly.
Brock, the founder of The Modest Man (pictured below), ordered the same size (and the same color). We are about the same height but have a somewhat different builds.
About the waxed trucker, Brock wrote, “it’s slightly roomy over a t-shirt but fits well over a sweater. The sleeves are a couple of inches too long (just like every jacket for me). I could cuff them or get them shortened.”
The jacket’s waist can be adjusted slightly by means of button side tabs which can cinch tighter by about an inch or so on each side.
Overall, both Brock and I have found that the jacket fits quite well. I’d say that the fit is true-to-size.
Huckberry Waxed Trucker Jacket Features
The Waxed Trucker is one of Huckberry’s top sellers for a reason, it’s an incredibly well-made, versatile jacket. This is also made in America as it’s cut and sewn in Los Angles, California.
Its simple design doesn’t incorporate a lot of bells and whistles, and quite honestly, I appreciate that.
This jacket is waxed on both sides of the quality sailcloth. That means that it is especially weather-resistant.
Waxed cotton has an interesting texture that takes some getting used to. At first, I was worried that the wax would rub off unto furniture, car seats, and possibly other clothing.
While it does sometimes leave some slight waxy feeling on my hands, besides that I haven’t noticed wax residue left behind. (If you have heated car seats, don’t turn them on while wearing this jacket. It will probably melt the wax).
After months of occasional wear, I am beginning to notice spots where the wax is beginning to wear off — the elbows mostly. Eventually, I’m sure I’m going to have to re-wax my jacket.
Huckberry offers several different lining options for this item.
While they used to offer an Unlined Trucker, it seems that they are out of stock, and the last review was in 2019. I’m not certain if this lightweight option has been discontinued.
My jacket is flannel-lined. Flannel is traditionally a wool fabric, but these days is often cotton or synthetic. My jacket’s label tells me that the lining is 100% polyester.
On occasion, I’ve felt kind of sticky while wearing this jacket in warmer weather and I wonder if that’s because of the polyester lining trapping in moisture. Frankly, I’m surprised that a jacket of this quality has a poly lining.
Then again, I might be wrong. Since pretty much every other feature of this jacket is spot-on, I’ll give Huckberry the benefit of the doubt on this one.
Finally, there’s a wool-lined option.
Since I already have Huckberry’s Hudson Jacket which is a heavier weight than the trucker, I decided to go with a flannel lining for warmer weather wear. If I were buying the trucker as a cold-weather jacket, I’d definitely go for the wool lining.
Huckberry has made this jacket in an array of colors. The trick is finding the color you want in stock in your size.
When I placed my order for a sample jacket for review my preferred colors “Coal” and “Dark Navy” were out of stock in XS. I ended up with my third choice, “Havanna.”
My jacket is a rich tobacco brown color with a subtle, striped flannel lining.
The collar flips up for added protection against the elements. It stands easily due because of the wax.
The waxed trucker has two vertical pockets on the side and a breast pocket up top on the left. The side pockets don’t have buttons but the breast pocket does.
Inside the jacket, there’s a patch pocket sewn onto the flannel lining.
This pocket is the perfect cozy place to stash your phone when it’s nasty outside.
Flint and Tinder’s custom antique finish metal buttons perfectly match the rest of the jacket.
However, I have noticed that there are a lot of loose threads coming out of the buttonholes (and at seams) after a few months of wear. It’s not a huge deal as I can just cut them off with my pocketknife, but it is annoying.
Questions About the Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker
Here’s what people are asking about this show-stopping jacket.
Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Fit?
The Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker fits true-to-size. However, it can be tailored if necessary.
What Jacket Does Pedro Pascal Wear in Last of Us?
Pedro Pascal wears a Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket.
What Color Jacket Does Pedro Pascal Wear in Last of Us?
In Last of Us, Pedro Pascal wears a Forest-colored Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket from Huckberry.
I’d recommend ordering your regular size in jackets but to size up if you want to layer a chunky sweater underneath.
I find that the flannel-lined version isn’t that warm. It passes master at, say, 45°F and above, but any colder and I’m reaching for a warmer jacket. I imagine that the Wool-Lined Waxed Trucker would be substantially warmer.
While it’s likely that most people that buy this jacket won’t be wearing it for actual work (like killing zombies, for instance), in my opinion, it’s ready for the task.
I’ve worn the Flint and Tinder Hudson Waxed Jacket when I was hauling firewood, and it kept me warm and protected.
Yes, it earned a few “battle scars” in the process, but that’s part of the charm of waxed jackets. I’m sure that my Trucker would be just as hard-working as my Hudson Jacket.
I’d recommend Huckberry Flint and Tinder Waxed Trucker Jacket for guys looking to level up their casual style. If you love denim jackets, this piece of outerwear is a great alternative.
If Huckberry doesn’t have your size, don’t be alarmed and check their site often, they restock regularly.
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