The Hobart Leather Welding Jacket is made of genuine split cowhide leather to provide excellent heat resistance and heavy-duty protection against sparks and spatters. Lining: Unlined, Product Style: Leather, Material Type: Split cowhide, Color: Brown, Product Type: Welding jacket, Size: XL
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Overall this is a pretty decent welding jacket. Out of the box I was impressed with the style and stitching. The liner in the shoulder area is a plus. I rarely use a pocket in my welding jackets, so placement is not an issue.
Problems I have had include breaking the posts on three of the snaps in less than a month. I had anticipated this problem and had ordered extra at the same time. Even with lubrication, the snaps were so tight they would not come apart. The replacements are much better. I used Dritz Heavy Duty Mighty Snaps sold elsewhere on Amazon.
Also the stitching is letting loose on the left arm along with a tear forming next to seam on the same arm. The leather seems to be weak in that area. I have seen this in leather welding gloves occasionally. I will have to glue a patch over this area and resew the sleeve.
The fit and freedom of movement is good, so I will get another when this one is wore out.
Purchased as a warehouse deals item (which means it was returned) so I didn't expect perfection. It appeared to have been unused, but already one of the rivet fasteners on one sleeve was pulled out, and the seam underneath was starting to come unsewn. Many reviews of this jacket here and elsewhere complain about the buttons pulling through, so I was not surprised by this. As a home/hobby infrequent user, I'm willing to deal/repair stuff like this for a jacket that is cheaper than every other new leather welding jacket I've found. The overall quality is lower than I would expect from the Hobart brand -- but rather is similar quality and price to HF.
I usually wear large tall jacket. This is a bit shorter than I would expect for an XL, and slimmer as well. I read a lot of reviews trying to learn sizing, and I wouldn't hesitate to order this 1 size larger than your regular size, especially given the weak sewing/buttons/rivets.
Excellent Jacket - a little heavy and hot in summer
If you want to stay cool in the summer you don't want this jacket - it's heavy split grain cowhide. If you want to keep weld sparks off you - this is the ticket.
I'd been using one of those green treated cotton jackets. They work OK, but eventually they burn through and I was getting a lot of hot spark.
Seems to be sized pretty large, so you can fit it over your other clothes. I bought the XL and it's plenty big. Nice big snaps in the front, it's easy to get on and off. Because it's heavy leather, it does restrict movement somewhat, but that hasn't been a problem for me.
I'm very happy with the purchase - recommended
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