Portwest FR79 Bizflame Multi High-Vis Waterproof Jacket

  • Flame resistant multi-hazard PPE coat
  • Ideal for high-risk outdoor work environments
  • Highest level of waterproofing and breathability under EN 343
  • Protection from arc flashes, harmful chemicals, molten metal
Our Price:  £140.74
Excl. VAT. (£168.89 Inc. 20% VAT)

Portwest FR79 Bizflame Multi High-Vis Waterproof Jacket

The Portwest FR79 Bizflame Multi High-Vis Waterproof Jacket is fully waterproof jacket that is certified to an extremely wide range of industrial hazard standards, including chemical-resistance and arc flash protection. Despite this weighty list of certifications, the jacket is still breathable and comfortable to wear, and has been awarded the highest possible level of breathability under EN 343.

What Can the Bizflame Multi High-Vis Waterproof Jacket Do for Me?

The jacket has several helpful features. These include:

  • Versatile Protection: Flame resistant, chemical-resistant, ARC2 arc flash protection, class 2 welding protection, anti-static properties
  • Waterproof: Certified as both waterproof and highly breathable, ergonomically shaped hood and FR cotton lining for added warmth and protection from adverse weather conditions
  • High-Vis: Reflective tape helps qualify the jacket as highly visible in low light conditions
  • Functional: Radio loops for easy clipping of a radio, several pockets for handy storage

The jacket is constructed with Bizflame Multi, an innovative and comfortable fabric that conforms to seven EN standards.

Who Can Use the High-Vis Waterproof Jacket?

The jacket is ideal multi-norm protective wear for outdoor industrial environments, and will shield you from the cold and wet while remaining extremely breathable. The high visibility will ensure that you can be easily seen in low light conditions. Following is a brief list of some of the careers and professions for which the jacket is suited:

  • Offshore industry
  • Motorway work
  • Petrochemical refineries
  • Welding
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Construction

Which Size Is Right for Me?

To find the right size for you please measure the circumference of your chest as illustrated in the diagram below. Then, with reference to the table, select your size from the drop down menu at the top of the page.

Chest Measurement

Size Chest Measurement (cm)
Medium 97 - 104cm
Large 103 - 112cm
Extra Large 113 - 124cm
XX-Large 125 - 132cm

What Certifications Has the FR79 Bizflame Multi High-Vis Waterproof Jacket Received?

The Portwest jacket has undergone extensive testing, so you can be certain of your safety at work. Certifications include:

  • IEC 61482:
    • Class 1
  • EN 20471:
    • Class 3
  • EN 11612:
    • A1: Limited flame spread
    • A2: Limited flame spread, hemmed
    • B1: Convective heat (scale 1 - 3)
    • C1: Radiant heat (scale 1 - 4)
    • E2: Molten iron (scale 1 - 3)
  • EN 11611:
    • Class 2
    • A1
    • A2
  • EN 13034:
    • Type 6
  • EN 343:
    • Class 3:3
  • EN 1149:
    • 5: Protects against electrostatic discharge in case of an explosion

What Do These Certifications Mean?

  • EN 11612: This standard determines whether a garment offers protection against heat and flames, and whether this protection extends to convective, radiant or contact heat
  • EN 11611: This standard shows whether an item of clothing is suitable for welding or similar tasks and will protect the wearer from heat and metal splashes
  • EN 1149: This standard demonstrates whether a garment protects against electrostatic discharge in environments such as petrochemical refineries where there is a risk of explosion
  • EN ISO 20471: This standard certifies whether an item of clothing is capable of visually signalling the user's presence, and assesses the durability of the high-vis qualities of the garment
  • EN 13034: This standard refers to a garment's ability to protect against spatters from dangerous liquid chemicals
  • IEC 61482: This standard indicates the garment's ability to provide protection against the thermal hazards of an electrical arc
  • EN 343: This standard outlines the garment's level of protection against wet weather, the first class number referring to water resistance, the second referring to breathability

The jacket qualifies as class 2 welding protection, ARC2 arc flash protection, waterproof, chemical-resistant and anti-static. The jacket is resistant to radiant and convective heat, and will ensure that you're highly visible in poor lighting conditions.

Is Further Information Available on These Certifications?

If you would like to find out more about the standards mentioned here please read one of our blogs on the subject:

Key Features of the BizFlame High-Vis Jacket

  • Flame Resistant treated waterproof fabric helps prevent water penetration
  • Protects against radiant and convective heat
  • Certified class 2 welding protection against molten metal splashes
  • Flame resistant reflective tape for increased visibility
  • FR cotton lining for added warmth and comfort
  • Ergonomically shaped hood for a perfect fit
  • Radio loops for easy clipping of radios
  • Breathable fabric draws moisture away from the body keeping the wearer cool and dry

Washing Instructions for the Portwest Jacket

  • Wash at 40°C or below
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Wash with like colours
  • Use non-biological powder
  • Do not use softener

Technical Details of the Portwest Jacket

  • Shell Fabric: 80% cotton, 19% polyester, 1% anti-static carbon fibre, two-layer PTFE lamination, PU coated, fluorocarbon finish 380g
  • Lining Fabric: 100% cotton flame resistant lining 170g


Conformity Statement User Instructions 1 User Instructions 2 User Instructions 3 User Instructions 4
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