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The UK Border Agency Hi-Viz Jacket is an authentic field jacket that was previously issued to officers in the UK Border Agency. With the UK Border Agency being similar to US Customs and Border Protection, this field jacket had to be designed to support the needs of these front line officers in the UK. This means that each of these high visibility jackets needed to be comfortable, durable, and high performance in the areas that count for security professionals.
One of the most important aspects of a field jacket is that it provides the security professional with a jacket that performs on the job. These UK Border Agency jackets meet this requirement with their quilted liner and water resistant outer layer. This ensures that the officer will stay warm and dry while wearing this high visibility jacket. The design of the jacket by the use of high visibility materials provides the security professional with the extra added safety of being easily visible regardless of the environmental conditions.
I just received my 2nd one of these jackets. Another great new jacket with the tags sill attached. Note on size: If you buy your correct size you will have room in it to work and also add a hoodie or something under it for warmth if needed. These are great quality and a deal for the dollars. I'll bet the UK Government paid a lot more than that for them. You can buy with confidence.
I bought a large for myself and it came today.
Brand new jacket, made it the UK, with the manufacturers tags still attached - for $24 ! Amazing quality. The outer material is a water and wind proof synthetic, with a very durable finish. The liner is sewed-in and quilted nylon with a poly filler that has a little thickness to it. Just the thing for cold wet Spring and Fall days. From personal experience ( I have worked outside every day for the past two winters ) I can tell you that if you put this jacket over a hoodie you could be warm and dry on all but the coldest winter days here on the shore of Lake Erie. And this place is no valentine in Winter.
This jacket will be great for both working outside and just for wearing when the weather turns foul.
Today I ordered another for my nephew. I got the ones with the UK Agency labels because it makes it a lot more interesting, plus it will probably hold its value.
Great Jacket !
I bought this jacket to wear when I walk my dogs on late fall/winter/early spring mornings and have been very happy with it. I'm 6'1" 185 lbs and the size large fits perfectly. Great quality for a low price.
This is a very nice jacket for the price. After receiving my first, I immediately ordered two more. I bought two with the Border Agency markings, which I would have thought were new, if it were not for items left in the pockets. I also purchased one with no markings, which had a few small grease stains, but otherwise in very good condition. So you know what to expect, the jackets with no markings have a reflective patch covering the original Border Agency lettering. This is a very good and flexible adhesive patch that will not be coming off with use. The sizing was very true to what was listed. These are a great value at the price!
I am impressed with the quality of this jacket for the price! Comparable jackets were at least twice as expensive. Very well made and highly visible. I saw someone wearing this jacket and asked them where they purchased it at and came home and ordered one for my sister who is a truck driver. I am quite pleased with this purchase!!
As per my review on 1/31/2016: I liked this so much, I'm going to order another! Maybe two!
I am also a heavy equipment operator like DREW, and am happy to find such a great hi-vis jacket at such a great price!
I was looking for a decent Hi-Viz Jacket. The quality ones are $70 and up. I was going to settle for one of those, until I came across this deal. Further Comments Below:
1.) Size Listed is True - I ordered a Large and it fits perfectly (as a large).
2.) Extra - Jacket has microphone shoulder tabs & loops (don't need them, just mentioning this).
3.) Warm - Nicely insulated and soft quilted liner. Wear an insulated under-vest & it should be good to go in colder times.
4.) Good reflective lines. No scrimping. Decent amount front/side/back of jacket.
5.) Quality appears on-par with higher cost hi-viz jackets.
6.) Used Item - Obviously = Light pen marks and other light scuff marks (Very faint). NO fabric or seam wear issues present. Aside from light marks = Looks New. Will through it in the washer.....
7.) Zipper Is on Left Side (as opposed to US right side for men). I can live with that....
Hope this helps.
My jaw dropped when I pulled this puppy out of the box. What an outstanding Jacket. It has everything going for it: Great style, low cost, high visibility, super warm, water proof, with the UK quality being off the chart. I'm sure the Queen just loves hers too! I couldn't order 5 more fast enough for the rest of my family....Thank you so much!!
I bought two , they are new, not used at all, as bright as bright can be and of excellent quality. If one needs to be seen , this accomplishes the purpose. Very satisfied with the purchase
As per "DREW", he is right on! Jacket is made in UK, has a light weight liner sewn inside, not fleece but black polyester. I like this so much, I'm going to order another! Maybe two!
I was amazed at this jacket. Quality construction, made in Britain. Not China for a change if you can believe that. I can't believe the price! This jacket has a really nice lineing to keep you warm. It also has two side pockets for your hands and they have zippers on em too. The fron has snaps and a zipper. The zippers aren't metal, they are the real good plastic kind so no rusting. I needed a rain jacket for work that was hi viz that would fit over all the extra clothes I wear when it's cold as hell in the winter especially when it rains. I didn't even know it had lining in it. I'm very impressed with this jacket. My wife seen it when I opened the package and tried it on. Needless to say she loved it so I just ordered her one today. I'm a 58 yr old heavy equipment operator at a limestone mine and writing reviews is not anything I've ever done before, but this jacket kicks ass and is a steal at this price.