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What to consider when purchasing outerwear

Any outerwear evaluation is divided across three dimensions: material, construction and fit. All three of these are major drivers of the Jackets performance and value. Effective outerwear is a system, not a piece of clothing. Make sure to also keep the following features in mind. Is the jacket…

  • Waterproof?
  • Windproof?
  • Breathable?
  • Chemical Blood Borne Resistant?
  • Provides a Wide Range of Motion?
Jacket Components


Liner –

Lining –

Snaps –

Reflective tape-

Zipper openings-

Sleeve Closures –

Pockets –

Jacket Fit

Weather Conditions –

Working Conditions –

Protective Accessories -

Individual Needs -

Layering -

This article was written by PoliceOne.com based on internal research, suggestions from manufacturers as well as PoliceOne.com members. Any suggestions or changes should be emailed to CustomerService@PoliceOne.com.

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