While there are so many welding jackets in the market, finding one that fits you and serves you satisfactorily is challenging.
The welding jackets vary in different parameters which implies that one must commit to finding information about a particular brand before purchase. This, in turn, helps you make an informed decision.
It is difficult to find a jacket that will protect you from harsh environments maximally while at the same time not compromising comfort and weight. The below review gives details about each product making the decision an easier one to make.
This is a heavy duty jacket that delivers unprecedented protection in every task. It is made of heavyweight full split leather that is very durable. The middle and the back parts of this sturdy design is made of cotton which is flame retardant.
This ensures maximum protection for the user. As opposed to jackets that are fully made of leather, this jacket is somewhat cooler. However, due to this material, the jacket tends to be on the heavy side.
Additionally, the durable leather tends to have an unpleasant chemical smell that is quite strong especially when the jacket is new. Nevertheless, the smell reduces with use.
This jacket is ergonomic, featuring an adjustable neck which is very comfortable. The flame retardant cotton at the back makes the jacket breathable which adds onto comfort. The cuffs are also adjustable which allows it to fit into all writs regardless of the size.
To ensure that it is not too tight and limiting at the bicep, it has an inner bicep design which adds onto the arms flexibility.
It has a pocket that is roomy on the inside. This pocket allows you to store delicate items such as mobile phones while still protecting them from extremely high temperatures.
The neck of the is well designed to ensure that sparks do not enter the inside of the jacket causing burns. It has an exceptionally designed leather which is put in layers. This ensures all-out safety and fitting.
This model is a premium quality that is made of sturdy cow leather and cotton. The shoulders and the sleeves are made of durable cow leather for durability and safety.
At the back and front side, high-quality cotton that is flame retardant is used. This ensures that you are maximally protected from fires.
This is also an added advantage in terms of weight since the jacket is much lighter as compared to constructs that are made of leather only. As a result, it can be used comfortably in other tasks such as carpentry, metal, and woodworking, gardening among others.
The elegant jacket is made with your comfort in mind. The cotton front and back of the jacket allows for flexibility. When working with this jacket, you do not have to leave your phone or delicate items such as house and car keys.
It has a roomy interior pocket that not only stores the items but also protects them from extreme heat. It has adjustable cuffs for comfort and a stand-up color for maximum protection. However, the stand-up collar makes the neck quite stiff thus restricting movement.
Pure leather is difficult to put on since it keeps sticking. The inside on the sleeves is lined with quality satin which makes the jacket comfortable and easy to put on.
As a result, it can be worn comfortably without a clothing that is long sleeved in the inside. It has strong buttons and Kevlar stitches which makes it withstand very high temperatures. The sizes of these jackets are well defined with their measurements given from M to 4XL.
West Chester – IRONCAT 7005
West Chester is made of cowhide. This makes it heat and spark resistant. It has Kevlar threads which ensure that the sturdy construction stands very high temperatures. This makes it an ideal jacket for welding and other heat involving tasks.
It has adjustable cotton straps which make the jacket more comfortable when working. In the areas that experience too much strain, the jacket is fitted with rivets to prolong its longevity.
In the underarm is a gusset which ensures that the jacket fits you perfectly delivering unprecedented comfort and dexterity. The extended collar protects the neck from heat and prevents sparks from entering into the jacket.
It comes in different sizes which allows you to choose the desired size that will fit comfortably. It has pockets on the sleeves and another pocket on the hip side. This allows you to store the tools that you need frequently for easy access when working.
This makes it very convenient. The cuffs of this jacket, however, they are not adjustable. This makes it uncomfortable for many people.
In addition to this, it has only one button at the neck. This makes it quite uncomfortable especially when one is involved in tasks that require bending.
This is a professional leather welding jacket that is made of pure sturdy leather. This not only makes it very durable but also fire resistant. As a result, the jacket is ideal for very demanding tasks and home chores such as woodworking and gardening.
This is complemented by heavy-duty Kevlar stitched which ensure that the seams hold even in very high temperatures.
Exclusive to this design, the stitches are made both inside and on the outside. The buttons too are designed to stand high temperatures as they are made of quality metal.
Since it is made of real leather, the jacket has an unpleasant smell especially when it is new. This can be solved by spraying it. Additionally, the leather makes it a bit inflexible thus making it difficult to use in tasks that involve a lot of movement.
This leather is of very high quality. The stand-up collar protects the neck from too much heat and prevents sparks from entering into the jacket.
It has three pockets. This allows you to store all the accessories that you require every now and then since they have quick accessibility. As a result, the jacket is very expedient.
The elegant jacket is made by QeeLink factory that is specialized in the production of leather items. The quality of their products is controlled and they assure you 100% satisfaction without which an unquestioned refund is guaranteed.
Note: do not immerse the jacket in the water. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions strictly to avoid damaging it.
Revco – BX9C-2XL BSX
This is an elegant flame resistant jacket that has been designed by Revco industries. It is made of durable fire-resistant cotton which guarantees maximum protection from heat and fires. The seams are done with Kevlar thread that is not only very durable but also heat resistant.
Since it is made of flame resistant cotton, it is very comfortable and flexible allowing for mobility. At the shoulders and arms is a satin lining that is very comfortable and also very easy to put on and off.
The lining is however somewhat thick which makes it warm. This is a disadvantage especially when one is involved in tasks that involve very high temperatures. It is also quite uncomfortable to use during summer.
It has a waist strap which ensures comfort as it fits all people. The cuffs are also adjustable making it very comfortable to work with. The jacket is washable adding onto its comfort. It comes with different sizes.
This allows you to choose a size that fits you perfectly. It is lightweight, weighing around 6 pounds (2.72 kg) which makes it ideal for other tasks such as metal works, and even gardening. It is unisex, making it a perfect gift for all.
The sturdy design comes in different sizes which allows you to choose the size that fits you best. In as much as the jacket is very durable, it is not designed for heavy-duty welding.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
1. How much does a standard welding jacket cost?
This is a relatively general question that we cannot answer with a specific figure. However, standard welding jackets range from $$ to about low $$$. However, this is much dependent on the precise nature of the jacket, the suppliers and even your location.
2. Which is the best option today?
There are many brands which are relatively good. However, your satisfaction depends much on what you are using the jacket for.
If you are purchasing on for very demanding tasks such as firefighting and heavy welding, it is advisable that you purchase one that is designed for these demanding tasks.
The baseline is researching about the jacket before purchase to ensure that it suits you.
3. Can I use it for other purposes
Yes. Nevertheless, this depends on the precise nature of the jacket. For instance, if a jacket is on the heavy side, meant for heavy welding, it can be very comfortable to use it for gardening during summer.
4. Can I wash my it?
Some welding jackets can be dipped in water and washed normally with mild detergents. On the other hand, other brands are completely damaged by water thus are cleaned by wiping.
Ensure that you read the manufactures instructions on the tag on the jacket and follow them strictly. Do not wash it if you are not sure whether it is washable.