Best Welding Jackets – Reviews & Buyer Guide

Safety is an essential part of any industrial process, more so for the dangerous process of welding. Welding involves lot of hazards, the most apparent being the hazard of things catching fire due to the sparks generated during welding. Thus, it is very important to make sure that flammable items are kept as far away as possible during welding. The clothes we normally wear, due to their organic nature, are naturally flammable and pose a risk if worn during welding.

To get a solution to the above problem, special clothing is made which is to be worn exclusively during the welding process. The upper body faces the sparks first due to the its position, and to protect it we use welding jackets. But these jackets need to be lightweight and comfortable too in order to be worn by welders for longer durations. So, today we look at some welding jackets to see whether they really stand up to the needs of the welder while protecting him from the hazards of welding. But, before looking at the jackets in detail, we will be summarizing the list of jackets we are going to look at in the lit below:

  • Miller Electric Cotton/Nylon Welding Jacket
  • Black Stallion 30 inch Hybrid Cowhide Welding Coat
  • Caiman 3030-5 30 inch Boarhide Welding Coat
  • Hobart Cowhide Welding Jacket-770486
  • Miller Electric Pigskin Leather Welding Jacket


Miller Electric Cotton/Nylon Welding Jacket

31uV4GaPHTLThe Miller Electric welding jacket is the cheapest of all the welding jackets mentioned here. Also, unlike other jackets, which are made up of leather, this jacket is primarily made up of Cotton which is mixed up with Nylon. The jacket has a length of 30 inches and is available in Large as well as X-Large sizes.

The jacket is lightweight to allow for comfortable wear. The cotton used in the jacket is of a fire-retardant variety. The jacket also features an inner pocket and the buttons are of the snapping on-off type metal ones, so that wearing and removing the jacket becomes easy.

The Miller Electric Cotton/Nylon welding jacket comes in a dark navy blue color and is generally available online and in stores for around $20 to $26.


Black Stallion 30 inch Hybrid Cowhide Welding Coat

31hw4zmCpcLThe Black Stallion 30 Hybrid Cowhide Welding Jacket is made up of a combination of cow leather and cotton material, with the cotton treated with fire retardant material to make it fire resistant. It features a 30 inch length and is available in Large and X-Large sizes.

The jacket has an inner cotton lining too for superior comfort during long work hours. It features a unique dual-tone shade, with the torso part having a blue finish while the arms part having a brown finish. The jacket feels durable and can take a rough beating easily. Like other jackets, it also has the snap-on snap-off type buttons.
The Black Stallion 30 Hybrid Cowhide Welding Jacket is available in stores and online for $50, and has generally good reviews with users.


Caiman 3030-5 30 inch Boarhide Welding Coat

41gAwTqXrTLThe Caiman 3030-5 Welding Jacket features boarhide for extended protection against heat as well as rough industrial usage. The shoulder line is lined with satin while the back region and underarms are vented to allow for air transfer for better comfort.

The jacket is sewn using Kevlar threads which ensures a tighter fit and finish. The jacket has snap type buttons and also has an inside pocket for keeping small stuff like wallets or money.The length of the jacket is 30 inches and it is available in large as well as X-Large sizes.

The jacket comes in a dark yellow color, and comes at a prices ranging between $65 to $75 both online and in hardware stores.


Hobart Cowhide Welding Jacket-770486

81qWM68+n0L._SL1500_The Hobart 770486 Welding Jacket is primarily made of split cowhide leather and is very lightweight for comfort even for longer usage periods. It features reinforced stitching to stand up to higher levels of wear and tear which is pretty common in industrial fields.

The jacket has dual reinforced snap buttons to allow for a tighter grippy fit while worn. It comes in a dark brown color and is available in Large as well as X-Large sizes for a wide range of body sizes. It also features heavy-duty materials to provide enhanced protection against heat and sparks.

The Hobart 770486 Cowhide Welding Jacket can be found in stores and online for a price of $75 to $85.


Miller Electric Pigskin Leather Welding Jacket

31JeRkPkYTLThe Miller Electric Pigskin Welding Jacket, is the costliest jacket we have up for review today. The jacket is made of pigskin, and the advantage of pigskin over other types of leather is its ability to withstand rough use and abuse in a lighter overall package. The jacket comes in a jet-black color which looks understated as well as smart.

The jacket is sewn using Kevlar threads for better durability and comes with an inner cotton lining for superior comfort while working. The length of the jacket is 30 inches and is available in Large and X-Large sizes for appealing to a wider range of people.

The Miller Electric Pigskin Welding Jacket is priced between $150 to $200 depending on the purchase location both online and in stores.


Conclusion

The above jackets rehash the fact that one does not need to spend a fortune for keeping safe, especially during the dangerous process of welding. The jackets are available in different price ranges suiting all kinds of budgets. It does not matter whether one is an amateur or a pro, welding jackets will provide safety no matter what type of welding you do. One will feel safe and assured of zero burns while using these jackets, which will increase work productivity and lead to overall boost in morale of the workforce. It is thus, very important not to skimp on safety and buy these jackets as normal clothing is flammable and is a hazard while welding.

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