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Nice jacket, but short lived.
on July 13, 2014
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.
Update: (8/19/2014) The welding jacket wore out in the left sleeve area. I usually get a full year out of my welding jackets. This one lasted only three months.
I was going to try another one, but the price has increased and I can get one that I know will last for less.
I have removed a star for the failure of the leather.