The Best Welding Jackets & Coats
Below you’ll find the best welding jackets on the market today. With all of them, the pros far outweigh the cons, so you’re guaranteed to be safe and comfortable whichever jacket you choose!
1. Miller Welding Jacket, Pigskin Leather (Black)
The designers of this jacket have come up with a stylish, tapered and athletic fit, meaning that it looks good and fits well too. Putting on and taking off the jacket is a breeze, thanks to the satin lining which offers smooth movement. In addition, expandable leather in key places just makes it even easier and more comfortable to wear this jacket for long periods of time.
This leather isn’t cheap; it’s made from premium grade pigskin which has been stitched with Kevlar thread to give high levels of strength, durability and protection. In fact, the protection is really impressive, with a flame-resistant cuff around the wrist area, and a stand-up collar to protect the neck during out of position or overhead welding – both of which are features that you won’t necessarily find on cheaper models.
You should be careful if you want to wear this jacket for overhead welding. Although it is suitable for this purpose, there have been reports of sparks working their way between the buttons and down inside the pockets, which isn’t ideal. If you have anything flammable in the pockets or if you’re wearing anything that will burn easily, then this could land you in a lot of trouble.
By all accounts, this is a top quality welding jacket from one of the biggest names in the industry. It’s seriously impressive, as long as you don’t put anything flammable in the pocket!
2. Lincoln Electric K2989 Heavy Duty Leather Welding Jacket
As you’d expect from such a well-known brand like Lincoln Electric, this jacket really delivers in terms of strength and protection. In terms of strength and durability, it’s been crafted with triple stitched seams – not only do these make the jacket stronger, but they also prevent fraying. This will only serve to increase the longevity of this jacket, so you won’t have to spend out on another one anytime soon. With regards to protection, it’s got everything from the wrists to the necks covered. Longer torsos are protected with a long 32 inch body; the flip-up collar gives optional neck protection; the zipper and snap closure on flame-resistant and weather-resistant leather securely protect you from both spatter and the elements.
As you can see, this is a pretty sturdy, heavy duty jacket. As a result, some wearers might find it a little heavy. Its thick material and sturdy nature mean that it can also be hot and uncomfortable to wear in warm weather.
Rather impressively, this jacket gives fantastic protection in every sense of the word. As a result, it’s excellent value for money and you’ll definitely get your money’s worth from it!
3. Caiman Black Boarhide Welding Jacket
Being made from high quality boarhide pigskin leather, this jacket it far lighter in weight than most other jackets that are made from cowhide. The material makes this jacket cool, comfortable and flexible, allowing you to move easily while wearing it, while still offering excellent protection. In fact, movement is made even smoother and easier by the fact that the shoulders and sleeves have been lined with satin. On the one hand, this jacket is cool and comfortable, due to the fact that it has vented underarms; on the other hand, it’s been reinforced at its weakest points and stitched with Kevlar thread, increasing its strength and durability.
This isn’t the longest jacket in the world, so some people might find it too short, especially those who are taller or with longer torsos. In addition, some wearers have identified that the collar sometimes feels too tight, while the arms have been cut generously, resulting in a fit that’s slightly too loose.
Without a doubt, this is one of the cooler, lighter jackets on the market. That said, it’s still really strong and gives good protection, which is a real advantage.
4. Revco BX9C-2XL BSX Flame-Resistant Welding Jacket
This jacket gives great coverage, even for taller people or those with long limbs. For the most part this is down to having a long 30 inch length, as well as an adjustable stand-up collar to protect higher up the neck. It’s super comfortable to wear and gives effortless mobility, thanks to satin lining in the shoulders and arms. The addition of fastening snaps just enhance how effortless it is to move around in this jacket – as well as to take it on and off – which I don’t have to tell you is a rare design feature in welding clothing! As if that wasn’t enough, the stitching has been finished with lame-resistant Kevlar thread to give added strength and durability, making this a really impressive jacket overall.
The lining of this jacket makes it rather thick, which in turn increases its weight as well. This can make it hot an uncomfortable to wear during warm weather or for heavy duty welding. In addition, although the extra coverage and protection is great, it might not be necessary for many applications; it’s a bit of an overkill for anything other than overhead welding.
This jacket offers fantastic levels of protection, so given that the only real drawback is the fact that it gets hot to wear, it’s excellent value for money.
Avalable In Small, Medium, Large and X-Large