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FR Thorax Welding Hoodie

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Starting From USD $239.99

The Thorax model is a core product in the Up In Smoke Welding Apparel product line and is designed specifically with welders in mind.

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The Advantage

Nothing else on the market exists to rival the FR Thorax Welding Hoodie.

If you want to support welding apparel that’s made in America, then this product is for you. In fact, all Up in Smoke Welding Apparel is made using materials sourced right here. We are deeply committed to ensuring that North American hands touch our products at every step along the way, from when we design our products to when we fulfil your order.

We know that once you try our products, you’ll never buy anything else. Why are we so confident? Because we test, test, test to ensure our products and the materials we use are the best for the jobs we know you do. In fact, the FR Thorax is one of our core products in the Up In Smoke Welding Apparel line and is designed specifically to keep you warm, protected, and looking good.

5 Reasons To Buy To The FR Thorax:

  • The FR Thorax is Innovative; we use CarbonX fleece made with a blend of fibers designed for strength, warmth, and comfort.
  • Our leather is as real as you; the leather may have imperfections on it because it comes from an animal. Imperfections can be a result of branding, scrapes, cuts, freckles and wrinkles. They are not on every hoodie and do not impede the integrity or performance of our gear.
  • We think like welders because we are welders; we place leather on the side of your hood, upper torso and arms to help protect you from burns and prolong the life of our products. Placing leather only where you need it cuts down weight and bulkiness while delivering the protection you need.
  • Welding apparel that’s stronger than steel; we use heavy Kevlar and Nomex stitching to ensure our products can tolerate almost anything your job throws at it.
  • A leader in welding wear; Up in Smoke Welding Apparel performs better than anything on the market however, our garments are not indestructible. Our goal is to keep you protected and depending on the welding job that can be weeks, months or years.

Whether you’re pipelining in Alaska, Minnesota or in Canada, or burning rod in a fab shop in Texas, California or overseas. Or if you’re a welding hobbyist, artist or groupie, then Up in Smoke Welding Apparel has the best product for your welding job. Buy the FR Thorax Welding Hoodie now, and you’ll be happy (and warm) you did.

We believe welding isn’t just a job or a career. It’s a brother and sisterhood, a family, a community of people who get it done. It’s our job to ensure you have the best welding apparel on the market so that you look good, stay protected and get home to what matters most.

Size Before You Buy:

  • Please remember to use our size chart.
  • If in doubt about sizing, feel free to give our team a call at 403-923-6225.

Additional information


Army Green & Black, Army Green & Brown, Black & Army Green, Black & Black, Black & Brown, Black & Caramel, Black & Red, Navy & Caramel, Navy & Gray, Orange & Black


SM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

Weld Dominant Hand

Left Handed, Right Handed

30 reviews for FR Thorax Welding Hoodie

  1. Sam Hackman

    Ridiculously durable. I’ve been putting this hoodie through the paces for the past 2 years as long as the weather’s been cold enough, without a single issue. Arc gouging, stick welding, torching overhead, nothing has made it through this hoodie. I’m 6’2” 185lbs and wear an XL and there’s enough room for layering

  2. Christian

    Love breaking this thing out when it’s cold out. Holds up to anything & everything I throw at it!

  3. Jesse Jacobson

    Have 3 different colours of this hoodie, I won’t weld without it! It allows me to do my job safely and efficiently without getting a burn for months. Unreal product , you will not be dissappointed.

  4. Jesse Johnson III

    The thorax is like a good winter coat in the cold weather days. It provides durability, excellent protection while welding close up . The hood is a stylish extra and protects your ears and neck ….

  5. Max Roche

    Not a burn yet. I’ve been using these hoodies for around a year now and they hold up great, no burns on cloths underneath especially in winter with several layers on.

  6. Rodney Adams

    The ultimate hoodie for welding in the cold winter months, so warm, so comfortable and crazy durable. After wasting money on bulky, non FR jackets just to have them burn up after a couple uses while welding, I’m so happy I decided to try the FR Thorax!
    These hoodies have outperformed any heavy jackets I’ve had for outdoor winter welding repair jobs. I highly recommend investing in the FR Thorax!

  7. Jason Becker

    The Thorax Hoodie is by far my favorite welding jacket in my collection. It’s super comfortable but also provides all the protection I need to keep the sparks and slag from burning me up. It doesn’t look or feel like a traditional welding jacket and that’s the best part.

  8. Stephen Marshall

    The Thorax was my first purchase from up in smoke and I was so impressed with the quality that I now have a massive collection. The Thorax is my go to for late fall and the winter use both in the field and in the shop. It is also my go to when I am in a awkward positions, overhead, or just cannot help showered by sparks or hot metal. It also adds superior protection against heat when in the spray transfer or when multi pass welds on thick metal. Absolutely a must have in your collection.

  9. David DeMoise

    The best welding protection I’ve worn. Comfortable and able to hold up to anything. This is my go to when the weathers cold!

  10. Kevin Gillespie (verified owner)

    Absolutely can’t go wrong with this item. Haven’t been burned once wearing this. Worth the money it’s the best welding hoodie on the market.

  11. Dale Scheibner

    Thorax hoodie is by far the best hoodie I have every used for welding! I really like that there is leather on the hood as well for more protection when I’m gouging or welding overhead! Its crazy how warm this hoodie is in winter! High recommended

  12. Jordan Thaden

    I have one these and I will never wear a regular leather welding coat again this thing handles overhead scarfing and literally anything you can throw at it

  13. Tyler Pridham

    Best hoodie / leathers I have been able to find over the past 13 years. I always seem to be directly in the way of sparks and this bad boy has kept me protected time and time again. Not to mention with the high vis stripes its the best outer layer during the winter months.

  14. Daniel A Perea (verified owner)

    I am not a pipeline welder, just a normal everyday rig welder. Doing work in the oilfield, under rigs, fixing heavy equipment, doing structural welding and in the shop fabbing. I get dirty, use my stuff hard. This hoodie is great.
    The good – Awesome protection, looks sharp, nice and warm for winter.
    The bad – I get it dirty and it’s hard to clean. Have to hand wash. Also, definitely burned some holes in the fleece parts, but I am super hard on my gear.

    Over all definitely recommend.

  15. Kyler Kimmick

    I love my Hoodie. Super warm up here in the Minnesota winters and I have never been burned while wearing it , it’s super durable. Mac is a great guy to buy stuff from. I had a little issue with mine ( my fault ) and he was cool enough to let me send it back in and he fixed it for me. Definitely recommend.

  16. Alex (verified owner)

    I’m not a welder, I am an HD mechanic and this hoodie is the shit for gouging in places where the sparks are flying back at you, the leather hood is super protective. Fits well under coveralls so you can use the leather sleeves and hood to there advantage without getting your nice garment covered in grease, nice to be able to rest your arm on a bucket your welding. Top notch quality, hope one day Mac builds one with a full leather hood for us guys rolling around under equipment and trucks.

  17. Kyle Karnes (verified owner)

    By far the best welding jacket I’ve ever had, it’s so comfortable I wear pretty much all day long no matter work I’m doing. Plan on buying another one soon

  18. Scott Rose (verified owner)

    I have beat the crap out of this so far it has held up good.

  19. Kevin Martinez (verified owner)

    Great quality and holds up well. I’ve been using mine for over a year with no issues.

  20. Logan

    Leather holds up really nice, but not as warm as I thought. Fr fabric is thin and does not hold up very well. Have had hoodie for 1 month and looks like Swiss cheese

    • Mac Mackenzie

      Hi Logan thanks for the review. The fleece we use is actually a 14 oz weight which is very heavy. We try to put the leather in the high wear areas, to cut down on the weight. Our products are not indestructible and are not for everyone. We build our garments with the best materials available to us on the market. We are coming out with another product in August of 2022 that will replace the fleece with a new material we have been testing. So look out for that. Cheers

  21. Daniel (verified owner)

    Hands down the best! Definitely worth every penny…. go buy one !!

  22. C.Mitchell (verified owner)

    Love the thorax. Great gear. Fyi please improve how to wash. It’s a *****! Hand washing just the sweater part really don’t get it clean. Sweating in it. The leather starts to stink.

  23. Craig Nicholson (verified owner)

    Good fit got a xl I am 6″2′.
    Stoked to wear my ppe. The hood up and under my papr is comfy and very protective. Plus its HAF looking.
    I burnt a tiny hole in the none leather part but was doing some crazy shyte.
    Will be ordering more and other up in smoke supplies for life.
    It smells like Alberta or Texas Im not sure.

  24. Johnathan Moseley (verified owner)

    Definitely a must have item. Well constructed, comfortable, and holds up really well.

  25. Kenny McClellan (verified owner)

    My 2nd up in smoke hoodie. First one isn’t even worn out after 4-5 years of use. Just wanted another one. Extremely durable. Fits nice. Warm as well in cold temps. Y’all got my business for life. 🤙🏻

  26. James Valenzuela (verified owner)

    Really like the quality of this produt

  27. Alicia (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing! Definitely the best welding jacket I’ve used.

  28. John Murdock (verified owner)

    Great product and the turnaround time was on point. Comfortable and durable.
    Welcome to Texas!

  29. Marcus Christine (verified owner)

    Great service and great jacket!!

  30. Greg (verified owner)

    Stylish and functional

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