lightweight - spark resistant jacket

  1. Ned__ New Member

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    I am trying to find a jacket that matches the following criteria:


    Lightweight - around 1kg would be good, for reference a hip length leather jacket is normally around 1.2kg

    Spark Resistant - for the welder and the grinder


    Thats it, those are the only criteria.

    Suggestions please? What are you guys wearing?


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    I bought this one cos it looked the part, but its a bit short for the approaching winter.

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  2. Matchless

    Matchless I started with nothing, still have most of it left

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    you will need a ladies model, tend to be longer..........
     
  3. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Have you considered an apron?

    Oh, and welcome to the forum :waving:
     
  4. Matchless

    Matchless I started with nothing, still have most of it left

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    no arms on an apron may be an issue, I keep burning mine,
     
  5. sasquar Member

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    poole dorset
    ive got pair of old fire retardent overalls i cut off at crotch height to make a nice long 'workshop jacket'.... we replace all ours as a matter of course when theyre two years old, but seeing as my day job is mostly desk based these days mine tend to still be 'usable' and havent been washed as often as the workshop guys ones they still seem pretty good......
     
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  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Aye, but gauntlets with a lesser spec'd jacket would do?
     
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  7. Parm

    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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    Charity shop leather jacket?

    rip out the lining and cut jacket if required?
     
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  8. Rannsachair

    Rannsachair Forum Supporter

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    I got a set of British army tank crew coveralls, are flame retardant and relatively cheap.
     
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  9. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Lab Type Coat/Smock.

    make sure it’s EN 11611
     
  10. Lewis_RX8

    Lewis_RX8 Member

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    I have been recommended the german air force overalls from surplus type places.

    Made of the fancy Nomex material so I am told they are quite good.

    Something like this - https://forcesuniformandkit.co.uk/p...svBz1CHHrqDiez8l7c4bRKDHZbqABIWRoCprYQAvD_BwE

    Also looks to be good quality GoreTex jackets on there.

    Might get some odd looks however :D
     
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