Hi-Vis Classic Bomber Jacket


Hi-Vis Classic Bomber Jacket – Portwest High Visibility is characterised by fresh dynamic designs, premium fabrics and a contemporary fit.

  • Waterproof with taped seams preventing water penetration
  • Reflective tape for increased visibility
  • Detachable sleeves, fur lining and fur collar providing multi-wear options
  • 8 pockets for ample storage
  • Phone pocket

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Hi-Vis Classic Bomber Jacket

The Hi-Vis Classic Bomber Jacket offers great wearer warmth and comfort. Featuring the latest innovative design, this contemporary hi-vis jacket is both stylish and practical. It features a detachable fur lining, removable sleeves and detachable collar, making it adaptable to all weather conditions. Other features include ID pocket, security sleeve pocket and contrast black panels.


Key Features

  • CE certified
  • Waterproof with taped seams preventing water penetration
  • Reflective tape for increased visibility
  • Detachable sleeves, fur lining and fur collar providing multi-wear options
  • 8 pockets for ample storage
  • Phone pocket
  • Zipped pockets
  • Two-way zip for quick and easy access
  • ID card holder for ID card display
  • Storm flap front to protect against the elements


Shell Fabric : 300D Industry: 100% Polyester, 300D Oxford Weave with a stain resistant finish, PU Coated 190g
Lining Fabric :  100% Polyester 60g
Additional Filling Fabric Info : Sleeve: 100% Polyester Filling 120g

300D Industry High Visibility

A comprehensive range of single and combination garments in a highly durable, EN343 certified fabric including some new cleverly designed and innovative styles.

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Our extensive range of high visibility clothing meets stringent requirements in both design and construction, to ensure compliance with the latest EN ISO 20471 and ANSI standards. Innovative and technical, our high visibility range is ideal for those who will not compromise on style, comfort, protection and performance.

Hi-Vis Jackets

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Hi-Vis Jackets

Hi-vis jackets are a must in a variety of industry roles from construction workers, warehouse operators, security guards, police officers and more. People wear them every day (and night), but how do they actually work? Where did they come from? And why are there so many different hi-vis colours?

Hi-vis safety standards

The first thing to look out for is this image that lets you know that it conforms to the BS EN 471 standard – the British Standard for hi-vis clothing

Image of hi-Vis standards

The (X) indicates the conspicuity (quality) class of the garment. This lets you know how visible the hi-vis will be. It will display a number from 1 to 3, Class 3 being the best and offering the highest level of visibility. The (Y) indicates the level of retroflection and can be either 1 or 2, with Class 2 being the most reflective. WP indicates how waterproof the clothing is usually from 2,000mm (the least waterproof) to 15,000 (the most waterproof). UPF indicates the amount of hi-vis protection the hi-vis jacket or garment offers, for example; a 50+ UPF rated fabric will block 98% of UV rays.

These rules apply for all types of hi-vis clothing, from hi-vis trousers and hi-vis jackets to harnesses

Also don’t forget to make sure that your hi-vis has the CE mark. This shows that it meets the European / UK rules on PPE standards.

CE logo in black

Who needs to wear hi-vis jackets?

Security Guards 

Security guards and officers are required to wear hi-vis jackets in a variety of settings ranging from shops, clubs, pubs, airports, and museums to football games, gigs, festivals and events. These settings all have large crowds of people in one place therefore being able to locate a security guard is vital if you are in need of assistance.

The hi-vis jackets allow you to easily see the security guards even from far away. Security personnel are also in need of specialist hi-vis clothing due to often working outside in various weather conditions and often at night, hi-vis jackets that have added protection from the elements are a must to keep staff warm/ cool, comfortable and safe no matter the weather.

Construction workers

Construction workers need hi-vis jackets whilst working on busy construction sites so that they are easy to see and therefore safe from hazards posed by large machines and vehicles such as cranes. As construction sites are fast paced environments a hi-vis jacket is imperative to keep workers safe from harm. Other hi-vis PPE equipment such as hi-vis gloves and helmets are also recommended to offer optimum protection and eradicate the potential of risks.

Warehouse/ factory workers 

Warehouses and factory settings flag up similar risks to construction sites. The hi-vis worn by these workers does not need to be weatherproof as they are working inside, however some factories work at very high or low temperatures, therefore special hi-vis jackets can be effective in these settings. For those working as operatives of forklifts hi-vis helps them to stand out and those working on the floor should also be hi-vis jacket clad to enable them to be easily spotted. A hi-vis jacket is also a must for workers in the delivery areas due to the big trucks and lorries that could be life threatening if a collision were to take place. Any employer who cares about safety will ensure hi-vis for everyone in such places.


As mentioned before two-thirds of accidents with motorbikes and car occur because the driver does not see the bike, therefore when cycling or riding a motorbike hi-vis jackets should be worn in order to be easily seen and avoided by approaching vehicles.

Horse riders 

In the UK countryside people riding horses wear hi-vis to stand out. As horses are generally muted colours like brown black or white it is important for the riders to stand out so the vehicles can spot them from a distance and act accordingly to safely pass the rider and avoid startling the horse. Some horse riders not only wear hi-vis jackets but also equip their horses with hi-vis gear such as fluorescent hi-vis saddles and blankets.


Some pedestrians opt to wear hi-vis jackets for different reasons such as: school walking buses, organized walks, night pedestrians and dog walkers. The reason for the hi-vis jackets is the same as for cyclists – you are at risk from vehicles so should make them aware of your presence if you can, especially at night or during the winter months.

Road and rail workers

As mentioned in the history of hi-vis the rail workers were the first to receive hi-vis jackets in the UK. Since the introduction of hi-vis jackets for the workers on Glasgow’s railways this clothing has become a staple for all working near trains. The travel industry in general is now made up of workers wearing hi-vis jackets to keep them safe and seen from a distance and in dark conditions.


Hi-vis jackets may be the last thing you would associate with the military, however during times of peace hi-vis technology can become a vital garment to help prevent accidents. In aircraft carriers, workshops and more military members don a hi-vis jacket to keep them safe from harm potential.

Emergency Services

Emergency service personnel such as police officers, paramedics, and the fire brigade wear hi-vis jackets so that they can be easily seen by those who are in danger and require their assistance. Hi-vis jackets also allow the emergency services to be spotted if they are pursuing dangerous activities such as chasing a suspect or entering a fire. Due to the nature of their work a lot of time can be spent working outside in various weather conditions, hi-vis jackets are available to buy with added thermal hi-vis or cooling h-vis features keeping them comfortable all day long.

What do different hi-vis colours mean?

The most important thing to remember when it comes to hi-vis jackets and clothing is that its job is to stand-out. This may sound obvious however keeping this in mind will enable you to make the correct colour choices. Hi-vis should not blend into the background, if this happens the person wearing the clothing will be at risk. Lots of factors can determine the optimum hi-vis colour that should be worn most notably location, weather and time.


Location can have a huge effect on which colours stand out – no matter how fluorescent the garment or numbers of reflective strips on the hi-vis jacket. In busy city construction sites, the general background is likely to be grey and muted therefore a yellow hi-vis jacket will stand out clearly and many construction workers opt for this colour. Railway workers are more likely to be working in very different conditions, the workers in the train stations may be able to opt for yellow, but those working on the tracks may be in danger wearing this colour. Due to the green backdrop of the countryside and trees and bushes that run alongside where most train tracks pass through the yellow hi-vis can be lost. Its proximity to green on the colour pallet can cancel yellow out and result in it being more difficult to spot people wearing it at a distance. Orange however is a hi-vis colour that is not regular in the countryside therefore it stands out from further away which is why people working on the railways in the UK are expected to wear orange hi-vis jackets to keep them safe.


Another factor that can affect the colour of hi-vis a person wears is the weather:


Spring sees the trees and flowers sprouting all around and the backdrop can become orangey and green as new life blooms. To stand out against this background pink hi-vis jacket is a great option for pedestrians etc to wear.


Summer is frequented with blue skies and green trees, the sun shines and fields are usually cut which can create yellow background in the summer. Orange is a great hi-vis jacket colour option for these months.


Autumn sees nature becoming brown and the sky becomes darker earlier to stand out against these colours yellow may be the best option of hi-vis jacket.


Winter is the time where the trees become bare, flowers are few and far between and the sky is often clouded and dark meaning that yellow hi-vis jackets are easily spotted. Snow can throw in some issues as it can create a bright glare when reflecting from the sun. In snowy conditions orange or pink hi-vis will help you be seen rather than yellow.


Time is of course a big factor that is most self-explanatory. In the night hi-vis clothing is more effective if it has reflective strips. It is possible to purchase reflective clothing that is not hi-vis however hi-vis jackets are more likely to enable you to be spotted and will reduce the risk of drivers being startled of dazzled by sudden reflective clothing.

The best hi-vis jackets guide available to buy

You know the hi-vis back story, the EN standards and the industries hi-vis jackets can be found in now it is time to find out the different types of hi-vis jackets available for you, your employees or because you always like to know more.

Below is a breakdown of some of the most commonly used types of hi-vis jacket. Each is introduced with a description of who it is perfect for, when it should be worn and where. Followed by the EN standards from our top quality Portwest hi-vis range, almost all of which come in both yellow and orange to suit all your hi-vis jacket needs.

Of course, our hi-vis jackets each offer a level of versatility and personal choice can affect which jacket is best for you.

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2-in-1 and 3-in-1 hi-vis jackets 

A 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 hi-vis jacket is a great hi-vis jacket choice for those looking for a jacket that is budget friendly that needs to last all year long. With two options offering different features it is possible to choose the best hi-vis jacket for your job role. The Essential 2-in1 jacket is an adaptable, functional style offering excellent value for money. This jacket contains two spacious side pockets, one internal chest pocket with hook and loop closure, concealed adjustable hood and detachable zip-off sleeves.

  • EN 343:2019
  • Class 3:1 X
  • WP 5,000mm

The 3-in-1 PW3 jacket has quality fabric, superb workmanship and unrivalled function. The zip-out sleeves and removable fleece bodywarmer ensures this is an extremely adaptable garment. For help understanding the standards visit our hi-vis jackets safety standards section.

Hi-vis rain jacket  

Hi-vis rain jackets are the perfect option for construction workers who are outside in mild to mid weather conditions such as during April showers and those classically wet British summers. It has a smart PVC coating inside which makes the fabric waterproof the water-resistant fabric wicks away water beads from this high-quality water-resistant jacket and works to help keep the hi-vis jacket clean.

This fabric is lightweight and has superb abrasion and tear resistance. Casual and light these jackets can be easily rolled up for easy on-the-go storage. These hi-vis jackets are also a great option for factory workers to slip on and off whilst walking through high risk areas as they are simple to transport and quickly pull on and off.

For even better protection our Portwest hi-vis rain jacket matches perfectly with the  hi-vis rain trouser providing you with full hi-vis rain protection whilst being breathable.

  • EN 343:2019
  • Class 3:1 X
  • WP 5,000mm

Breathable hi-vis jacket 

A breathable hi-vis jacket is for people who need a hi-vis jacket with added warmth, most suitable for construction workers and those working outside in transport such as the rail industry – when purchasing the orange option.

Autumn and mild winters should be no match against this jacket (however as it gets even cooler the hi-vis bomber jacket may be more appropriate for you). It is hardwearing, functional and packed full of smart features including a detachable concealed hood for easy storing, multiple pockets for ample storage, radio loop and mesh lined for optimum warmth and comfort.

  • N 343:2019
  • Class 3:1 X
  • WP 5,000mm

Women’s breathable hi-vis jacket

Not dissimilar to the breathable hi-vis jacket the women’s breathable hi-vis jacket is packed full of equally impressive features appropriate for the same workers, but tailored for the female figure. The women’s breathable hi-vis jacket offers women the option to have a more comfortable and flattering fitting hi-vis jacket.

Angled reflective strips, a curved hem and cuffed sleeves are responsible for making this garment the top choice for many industry women across the UK. It is again available in yellow and orange to suit a variety of industries.

Even better this hi-vis jacket offers the wearer more protection from the rain and added hi-vis levels keeping women workers safe and comfortable, always.

  • EN 343:2019
  • Class 4:3 X
  • WP 10,000mm

Hi-vis Bomber jacket

A hi-vis bomber jacket is the best choice for those working outside varying conditions such as security guards who need to be outside all year long especially in the winter. It can also be a great pick for people working in warehouses that are refrigerated due to the maximum warmth levels that this hi-vis jacket offers.

The bomber jacket is a much-loved design that has been a high street staple for years. A fur lining and collar will keep in the warmth throughout the winter months, when the weather changes these are detachable along with the sleeves making the jacket adaptable to the elements.

With a WP15,000 rating the rain and other wet weather such as snow will be no match for this modern hi-vis jacket. The easy close storm flaps keep the cold air out and hold in the warmth for maximum comfort.

Our Portwest hi-vis bomber jacket also features an ID display pocket so that the wearer can be easily and safely identified by all staff and visitors to the venue. There are another eight pockets in this premium hi-vis jacket for the wearers use including zipped, hidden and phone pockets.

  • EN 343:2019
  • Class 3:1 X
  • WP 15,000mm

Women’s winter hi-vis jacket 

Some weather calls for higher levels of protection from your safety garments. We all need to wrap up that extra bit during the winter months especially those who are working outdoors in manual labour based jobs. A hi-vis winter jacket is an essential swap for when it gets colder to enable workers to continue to carry out their work whilst comfortable and warm.

Women in the workforce should opt for a jacket such as the Portwest women’s winter hi-vis jacket. Designed after extensive research this hi-vis jacket is proven to have a tailored fit suitable for women workers. Say goodbye to sleeves that are too long and too much material that makes your jacket uncomfortable and bulky and say hello to the women hi-vis jackets contemporary fit, fresh, dynamic design and premium fabrics that are made to last.

The winter hi-vis jacket’s quilted inner lining assures added comfort and warmth and a detachable hood gives a detachable hood gives versatility.

  • EN 343:2019
  • Class 3:1 X
  • WP 15,000mm

Mesh lined fleece hi-vis jacket 

Cold windy days can lead to a loss of mobility in the hands and result in workers becoming tired more easily. It is also a great option for organised walkers and for dog walkers at night. Keep toasty with the mesh lined hi-vis jacket. Perfect for those cold, windy, but dry days this hi-vis jacket keeps you nice and warm. A drawcord waist toggle at the waist ensures that it will fit and elasticated cuffs help to keep in the heat in.

  • EN ISO 20471 Class 3

Hi-vis Essential Fleece 

For those working inside in factories and warehouses or who make infrequent site visits a hi-vis essential fleece is the best pick for you. It is also a great option for people who love organised walks to keep them safe whilst walking near roadsides or for dog walkers at night. Anti-pill durable fleece fabric in a bird-eye knit covers the garment and is made to last multiple washes. Again, fitted with elasticated cuffs and drawstring waist toggle for maximum comfort this hi-vis fleece ensures that you don’t need to compromise your safety for style, comfort, protection or performance.

  • EN ISO 20471 Class 3

Hi-vis traffic jacket 

The hi-vis traffic jacket is specifically made for those working near roads from traffic marshals in car parks and people conducting traffic at road work sites to lolly pop men and women. The long line style of this hi-vis jacket keeps the wearer warm, protecting the body and tops of the legs from splashes that may be caused by cars and other vehicles driving past. It includes additional features such as a zipped front with Hook & Loop storm flap, jetted hip pockets and stud adjustable cuffs.

  • EN 343:2019
  • Class 3:1 X
  • WP 5,000mm

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EN ISO 20471 – High Visibility International standard for high visibility clothing – test methods and requirements for background fabric and retroreflective tape for use in high risk situations.
RIS-3279-TOM ISSUE 1- Railway Industry Standard The Railway Industry Standard sets out the minimum specification for high visibility clothing in the railway industry. The standard refers to orange garments only.
ANSI/ISEA 107 – High Visibility The American National Standard for high visibility safety apparel and headwear. The standard provides a uniform, authoritative guide for the design, performance specifications and use of high visibility and reflective apparel including vests, jackets, bib/coveralls, pants and harnesses.
EN 343 – Protection Against Rain The European Standard that applies to garments worn in adverse weather conditions. It specifies the characteristics of protective clothing against the influence of foul weather, wind and cool above -5°C.