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    Default Best Leather Welding Jacket

    Stick, Plate/Pipe class starts next week. I need to buy a welding jacket. The one I have now is from NorthernTool and is cotton with leather sleeves. It's worked ok but the cotton part is wearing out quick.

    I'd like to buy a Tillman/Caiman/what ever that's full leather.

    Y'all got any recommendations?

    Y'all's thoughts also on whether to get full jacket or open-back cape/apron?

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    I had both full jacket and open back cape. The cape was a bit hard to put on. I prefer the full jacket much more for protection especially when the sparks are flying. Whether you're grinding, welding or cutting with a torch sparks can fly everywhere. You can also sometimes back into a hot plate you just finished welding or cutting by accident, I've seen this done by the idiot next to me. I guess he learned a lesson the hard way.

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    This is my first post. I've been a lurker for awhile. First question I felt I could answer. I purchased a Tillman full leather jacket. After 2 months I sold it. I didn't like the fit or the comfort. It was cowhide and was like wearing stiff cardboard. I purchased a Miller pig skin jacket. Sleeves are lined and it fits like a fine pair of boots. Not saying that Miller is the only one I would buy- but if you can go to a local welding store- try some on. Wearing an uncomfortable jacket all day is not what you want.
    Last edited by kize; 01-01-2014 at 06:33 PM.

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    My best leather jacket is one someone else is wearing because i don't like working in one at all. Just my thoughts...Bob
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    I've got an Anchor brand set of leather arms that have buttons for a front panel. They have a collar with about 3 buttons up the front and are pretty comfortable as leathers go. I never did get anything for the rest of it. I only wear them when doing overhead work where spatter is raining down on me. Spatter burning through my cottons was what prompted the purchase. The rest of the time I much prefer the green welding shirts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kize View Post
    I purchased a Tillman full leather jacket. After 2 months I sold it. I didn't like the fit or the comfort. It was cowhide and was like wearing stiff cardboard.
    Had the same impression of the Tillman jacket. Didn't buy it.

    Have decided to stick with my combo leather sleeve, cotton front/back Hobart coat until it wears out, then look again.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

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    http://www.officeworld.com/Worlds-Bi...FclcMgodfHUATw

    This was what google pulled up. Mines the same brand, but lacks the full front/back.

    Something to keep in mind anyway.

    I don't find mine stiff at all, but it is definitely heavy enough to know you're wearing it.
    Syncrowave 250DX
    Invison 354MP
    XR Control and 30A

    Airco MED20 feeder
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
    Smith O/A rig
    And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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    I like my Hobart full leather jacket from Tractor Supply Company. The sleeves are lined and it is very comfortable. I'm also in school and it did get a bit too hot for a few weeks after we started class back in Sep. Then I used my leather cape I bought from the LWS but the sleeves are not lined and on hot days my arms looked like I had one of those cheap spray-on orange tans. I only really use them for welding overhead. Though right before Christmas break I wore the jacket just because it got so cold in the shop!!

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    Default Caiman 3030-6 Extra Large 30-Inch Gold Boarhide Welding Coat

    Caiman 3030-6 Extra Large 30-Inch Gold Boarhide Welding Coat

    My Amazon Review:
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    Amazon offered two day delivery. Had to make two 30 mile drives to get it. One on the day it was to be delivered and then again two days later when it actually arrived.

    I returned it because:
    - I used the company sizing method and it recommended a L. I ordered and XL and it was still too small. Would never be able to wear it with more than a t-shirt and it would have still been tight.
    - Material doesn't look thick enough to be used for overhead.
    - Collar was so tight I could almost not snap it and the snaps were out of alignment so it kind of bunched up on one side.
    - The arm pockets for pencil/soapstone bunch up when wearing it making it difficult to insert or retrieve anything from the pocket.
    - The cuff snaps are kind of tedious to snap and don't close up enough for welding gloves to go over easily.

    Possessed it for about 15 minutes, boxed it up and sent it back. It could be a nice design with some work. The soft shoulder liner is a good idea as is the cloth collar. Overall though, it sucked.

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    Default Best Leather Welding Jacket

    I never wear the leathers I have one that sits in the box full time I wear a long sleeve cotton shirt and then the green on top cost me 15bucks every 3months but far more comfortable
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