Best Hi-Vis Waterproof Jackets 2020

Thursday, 12 November 2020  |  Olivia

Outdoor work places often come hand in hand with low-lighting conditions, so waterproof hi-vis jackets are in great demand. Look through our selection of the best jackets on the market for outdoor work everywhere, from motorway maintenance to ship building.

What Environments Are Hi-Vis Waterproof Jackets Suitable For?

Hi-vis waterproof jackets are ideal for work in outdoor conditions where rain and poor lighting may be a factor. Hi-vis garments are popular when working with heavy vehicles or machinery, where visibility is an absolute imperative. Following is a list of various industries hi-vis waterproof jackets would be suitable for:

  • Construction
  • Road work
  • Lorry driving
  • Warehousing
  • Agriculture
  • Dockside work
  • Offshore work

Looking for Something Particular?

We will be covering five of the best hi-vis waterproof jackets available. Please see the list below if you're looking for something in particular:

Best All Round Hi Vis Waterproof Jacket 

Portwest PW3 Hi-Vis Winter Jacket T400

Portwest PW3 Hi-Vis Winter Jacket T400

Why We Love It...

  • Taped seams for a 100% waterproof finish
  • HiVisTex Pro lining for increased visibility
  • Texpel finish resists stains
  • Quilted for extra warmth

Best For... 

  • General work in dark, wet conditions

Not the Best For... 

Editor's Verdict:  The Portwest PW3 Hi-Vis Winter Jacket T400 is ergonomically designed for a comfortable and warm fit. This jacket provides complete protection from rain.

Best Cold-Resistant Hi Vis Waterproof Jacket 

Portwest PW369 Hi-Vis Winter Parka Jacket

Portwest PW369 Hi-Vis Winter Parka Jacket

Why We Love Them...

  • Certified under EN 343 as totally waterproof
  • Hi-Vis Pro reflective tape for low visibility settings
  • Heavyweight Insulatex lining for protection against cold
  • Detachable fur-lined hood for the worst weather conditions

Best For... 

  • Stormy, windy and wet environments or work at sea

Not the Best For... 

Editor's Verdict: The cosy fur-lined hood of the Portwest PW369 Hi-Vis Winter Parka Jacket will ensure you stay warm and dry in cold temperatures.

Best Lightweight Hi Vis Waterproof Jacket 

Delta Plus 605V2 Yellow Hi-Vis Waterproof Raincoat 

Delta Plus 605V2 Yellow Hi-Vis Waterproof Raincoat

Why We Love It..

  • PVC coating for total wearer protection from rain
  • Hi-vis yellow and retro-reflective tape for increased visibility
  • Lightweight and breathable design for active wear
  • Drawcord hood for snug fit

Best For... 

  • Active work in mild, wet conditions

Not the Best For... 

Editor's Verdict: The Delta Plus LEGA Hi-Vis Orange Waterproof Softshell Jacket is lightweight and breathable, so you can perform active tasks without becoming uncomfortable. 

Best Multi-Hazard Hi Vis Waterproof Jacket 

Portwest FR41 Orange Sealtex Flame High-Vis Coat

Portwest FR41 Orange Sealtex Flame High-Vis Coat

Why We Love It...

  • Taped seams, storm flap and hood for total waterproofing
  • Flame-resistant reflective tape qualifies the jacket as suitable for railway work
  • Resistant to chemicals, flames and electrostatic discharge for multi-hazard environments

Best For... 

  • Roadwork, dock work and other multi-hazard outdoor environments

Not the Best For... 

Editor's Verdict: The tough stretchy material of the Portwest FR41 Orange Sealtex Flame High-Vis Coat shields the wearer from industrial hazards such as chemicals and flames, ideal for high-risk settings and tasks.

Best Arc Flash Protection Hi Vis Waterproof Jacket 

ProGARM 9440 Waterproof Hi-Vis Orange Arc Flash Jacket

ProGARM 9440 Waterproof Hi-Vis Orange Arc Flash Jacket

Why We Love It...

  • Double stitched tape and triple stitched side seams for durable, waterproof design
  • Orange colour and reflective tape for a high level of visibility
  • Multi-hazard VXS+ material resists arc flashes, heat and static and welding
  • Mandarin collar and hood for full head protection

Best For... 

  • High-risk tasks such as welding and pipeline work in wet and dark conditions

Not the Best For... 

Editor's Verdict: The Delta Plus LEGA Hi-Vis Orange Waterproof Softshell Jacket will protect you from serious industrial hazards such as welding and arc flashes, not to mention it's waterproof and visibility properties.

For further information and to see our full range of work wear have a look through our High-Vis Workwear or Waterproof Workwear categories! 

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