Best Hi-Vis Waterproof Jackets 2021

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 Hi Vis Waterproof Jacket for Women 

Portwest LW70 Women's Hi-Vis Breathable Jacket

Portwest LW70 Women's Hi-Vis Breathable Jacket

Why We Love It..

  • Breathable women's work jacket for wet weather
  • Certified for use in extremely wet working conditions
  • Storm flap, curved back and taped seams prevent water penetration
  • Four pockets offer enough room for storage

Best For...

  • Ideal for rail work, road traffic management and more

Not the Best For...

Editors Verdict: The Portwest LW70 Women's Hi-Vis Breathable Jacket comes in a range of women's sizes and is certified for wet and dark weather, proving ideal for a wide range of wet working conditions outdoors.

Best Multi-Hazard Hi Vis Waterproof Jacket 

Portwest FR31 Modaflame FR Hi-Vis Anti-Static Fleece

Portwest FR31 Modaflame FR High-Vis Anti-Static Fleece

Why We Love It...

  • Protects against flames, the dark, water, static and more
  • Can also protect against electrical arts while ensuring visibility
  • Drawcord hem ensures a comfortable fit
  • Two pockets offer good storage capabilities

Best For...

  • Industrial environments, electrical work and more

Not the Best For... Lower risk conditions (see our solution...)

Editors Verdict: The Portwest FR31 Modaflame FR High-Vis Anti-Static Fleece is a multi-hazard jacket that offers protection against a wide range of hazards, including flames, electrostatic discharge and wet weather, while the reflective piping means that the jacket can be used to meet recommended safety rules in industrial workplaces.

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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