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The Portwest Hi Visibility Jacket for Truck Drivers – Product Review

If you’re looking for a hi-visibility jacket that will keep you dry while you’re on the road, then the Portwest Hi-Visibility Jacket is a great option. This CE-certified coat is made of waterproof polyester and features a drawstring hood, knitted storm cuffs, and a two-way zip front with a studded storm flap. It also has four pockets, one of which is internal. The contrasting colours make this garment a highly popular choice among truck drivers.

Portwest Hi Visibility Jacket

Portwest Hi Visibility Jacket For Truck Drivers

CE Certified Hi Vis jacket is designed to keep you warm and dry while also ensuring that you are more visible providing safety and functionality

Portwest Hi Visibility Jacket Features

The combination of dark and bright colors makes this item extremely fashionable. This stylish jacket is ideal for all weather conditions and keeps you warm and dry while also enhancing your visibility. The jacket is completely waterproof with a drawstring hood, knit storm cuffs, and a two-way zipper front with a studded storm flap.

Features:

  • CE certified
  • Concealed phone pocket
  • Contrast panels for protection against dirt
  • Taped seams to provide additional protection
  • 50+ UPF rated fabric to block 98% of UV rays
  • Available in sizes up to 5XL
  • Wind resistant to protect against wind chill
  • Quilt-lined for thermal insulation
  • Pack away hood for added functionality
  • Two-way zip for quick and easy access
  • Internal pocket for safe storage
  • 4 pockets for ample storage
  • Waterproof keeping the wearer dry and protected from the elements
  • Available in sizes from XS to 6XL
  • Extremely water-resistant fabric finish, water beads away from fabric surface
  • Certified to EN ISO 20471 after 50x washes
  • Inner knitted cuff
  • Bio motion tape pattern to improve recognition of human shape at distance

British Trucking Portwest Jacket Video Review

As a truck driver, it is important to have the correct PPE to provide protection from the elements as well as ensure you are highly visible to others around you.

To be honest, I was amazed by the quality of this hi-vis coat for truck driving because of the low price, the features, and the look of the jacket I liked, but I really wasn’t sure until I received the jacket whether it would be high enough quality.

I can truthfully say that it is very well made, a good fit, and perfect for trucking.

Who Is Portwest?

Portwest is a globally prominent manufacturer and pioneer of workwear, safetywear, and PPE. Established in 1904, Portwest is the fastest growing workwear company in the world with a global distribution network and customer service staff in over 130 countries. Portwest is a family-owned business and continues to be managed by the 3rd generation of the Hughes Family. Innovative production and design by an in-house team of experts lies at the heart of the Portwest advantage.

Portwest Hi Vis Jacket Variations

This Portwest jacket for truck drivers is available in different contrasting colours, which may work well with different trucking companies or personal preferences, I opted for the yellow and black combination, but let’s take a look at more colours that are available!

Yellow/Green

Yellow/Grey

Yellow/Blue

Yellow/Black

Advantages of Wearing a Hi Vis Jacket Truck Driving

Disadvantages of Wearing a Hi-Vis Jacket Truck Driving

When you’re driving a truck, it’s important to be visible to other drivers. That’s why wearing a hi-visibility jacket can be such an advantage. Not only will you stay warm and dry in all weather conditions, but you’ll also be more easily seen by other drivers on the road.

Roadside deliveries and delivery to off-road sites have many dangers, especially in poor visibility weather conditions. A hi-vis jacket will provide the driver with 360-degree visibility and improve safety.

Reflective clothing can distract a driver if they forget to remove them when driving a truck causing a mirror effect on the windscreen which can obscure your vision.

During summer months a Hi-Vis jacket will protect the driver from any light showers but can be too hot to wear for long periods of time, this is where a Hi-Vis vest could be more beneficial.

Conclusion

The Portwest Hi-Visibility jacket is a great choice for truck drivers. It’s CE certified, waterproof, and features a drawstring hood, knitted storm cuffs, and a two-way zip front with studded storm flap. Its four pockets provide ample storage, one of which is internal. Its contrasting colours make this garment a highly popular choice. The combination of dark and bright colors makes this item extremely fashionable. This stylish jacket is ideal for all weather conditions and keeps you warm and dry while also enhancing your visibility. The jacket is completely waterproof with a drawstring hood, knit storm cuffs, and a two-way zipper front with studded storm flap. CE certified.

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