Nothing else on the market exists to rival the Patented FR Thorax Welding Hoodie.
If you want to support welding apparel that’s made in the USA, then this product is for you. In fact, all Up in Smoke Welding Apparel is made using materials sourced from North America. 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.
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 1 (832) 497-3254
***Design and utility Patents have been received in Canada and the U.S.A for this product***
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
Love breaking this thing out when it’s cold out. Holds up to anything & everything I throw at it!
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.
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 ….
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Scott Rose (verified owner) –
I have beat the crap out of this so far it has held up good.
Kevin Martinez (verified owner) –
Great quality and holds up well. I’ve been using mine for over a year with no issues.
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 (store manager) –
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
Daniel (verified owner) –
Hands down the best! Definitely worth every penny…. go buy one !!
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.
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.
Johnathan Moseley (verified owner) –
Definitely a must have item. Well constructed, comfortable, and holds up really well.
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. ??
James Valenzuela (verified owner) –
Really like the quality of this produt
Alicia (verified owner) –
Absolutely amazing! Definitely the best welding jacket I’ve used.
John Murdock (verified owner) –
Great product and the turnaround time was on point. Comfortable and durable.
Welcome to Texas!
Marcus Christine (verified owner) –
Great service and great jacket!!
Greg (verified owner) –
Stylish and functional
Steve Symmes (verified owner) –
I was blown away by how well made and how great the fit was. As it is the nicest piece of clothing I own, I love welding in it and it’s great for colder days, but I can layer up underneath if need be for real frigid days. Looking forward to getting more up in smoke apparel for daily and work use!! If you’re hesitating, stop it and buy it! You won’t be disappointed!
Tyler (verified owner) –
Very well thought out jacket. Wore it in the rain and loved it. The hood fits well under a welding bucket but also doesn’t bother you when it’s down. Would 100% buy again!
Justin forell –
Hoodie is great and well put together. I have burnt it up a bit just under the leather but other then that it is a great product, and would recommend it to anyone.
The thorax fr hoodie is the best welding jacket that I have ever owned! Its super warm on those cold days and protects you very well from sparks while welding. I will definitely buy more from these guys and I highly recommend them as well.
Lucas M. (verified owner) –
Hands down best welding jacket/ hoodie out there. The leather needed no break in period. Pulled it out of the box, got in the ditch and was able to move unlike some other stiff leather products I’ve tried. Keep making good equipment
Scott Rose (verified owner) –
I just did 10k+ inches of galvanized in my thorax. Every other piece of welding clothing I’ve used has been chinese dog shit quality. There were 4 of us at the start of the job, two quit. The other guys didn’t even have a leather sleeve, they just showed up with cotton hoodies and Rasco FR shirts or something like that. Their elbow pits were burned through on week 1. Most of this job was welding floor joints together, so not too much spatter and trash to worry about, however a 1/3 of it was at chest high verticals, or overhead, so that destroyed those guys. Every job I go on now people are asking me where I got this hoodie, and I’m steady telling guys not to waste good money on bad equipment. Not gonna lie, my company pays us next to nothing, so I looked at your website for like a year before I bought anything. I’m super careful with money so I was hesitant to get a 275$ hoodie. Totally worth it. Now that I’ve used it for a good bit I’m happier with my investment than I expected, you make a solid product.
Thomas summrin –
Purchased a hoodie a month ago. Great hoodie for 50 degree weather. Been downhill welding, up hill welding, RMD and Flux core welding in it. It’s help up great and super comfortable. Definitely going to buy another one this fall. Highly recommend one for every welder. I have not got burnt in it once, since I had it.
Erik Big E –
This jacket was amazing last winter here in MN. Mac helped me sort out the proper sizing for my applications and climate. Can not recommend this enough. The 3M striping has held up to arcing, gouging and all manner of field abuse!
Sarah Tate (verified owner) –
I got this as a gift for my man and he absolutely loves it for cold pipeline days! And it has no holes and very very durable! Love it!
Kenny McNair –
After receiving 3rd degree burns to my hands and arms from an explosion, I needed a welding jacket that would offer complete protection for both arms and there was really no other choice for me. The leather sleeves keep me protected and make sure I don’t have to worry about any future burns. Definitely recommend.
Alfonso Vuittonet (verified owner) –
I love this hoodie. It is super durable, and the high quality leather is awesome. I got one for work and one for styling.
Luke Kranendonk (verified owner) –
Best welding hoodie I’ve ever owned. It has you protected with the best material for whatever you’re doing whether that’s overhead stick , arc gouging, you name it.
Ryan Pedersen (verified owner) –
The FR Thorax is absolutely phenomenal! It is my go to for welding in the shop when it gets cold! The fit and finish is top notch, Mac and his crew have made a truly incredible welding hoodie. Don’t be like me and hmmmm and hawww over the price, you are paying for extreme quality and it’s ABSOLUTELY worth every penny. Stop wearing a regular hoodie under your old smelly leathers.
Earl Rich –
I believe I’m going on my 3rd year with this welding hoodie and it’s still in very good shape! I believe there’s one burn hole in the hoodie fabric but that’s very good for wearing it everyday in the fall and all through the winters. When the hoodie is no more I will be ordering another! 👍🏼
Toby Covert –
I’ve had the same one since December of 2019, the only signs of wear are on the cuffs, the leather looks like new minus a couple spots where it’s a bit burned from arc gouging. Fall and winter it gets worn every day. 10/10 would recommend
Kyle Mattson (verified owner) –
This thing is great. I have yet to get burnt while wearing it. Has held up great so far, and super comfortable. Perfect for the colder temperatures, and can’t wait to break mine out again once it cools down!
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Makenna (verified owner) –
This jacket is awesome! The leather is very sturdy and it’s well constructed. People are always asking where I got it.
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DAN MAYER (verified owner) –
Absolutely love this hoodie, does exactly what it was designed to do and you look damn good wearing it.
Doug Carpenter –
I have two of these pull over hoodies they hold up to everything I throw at them from carbon arc to down hill pipe I’ve recommended these to friends and coworkers and will continue to do so in the future
Anonymous (verified owner) –
My son loves the jacket, stylish and durable.
Justin (verified owner) –
It’s a great Hoodie for someone the does not do a lot of over head welding. If you are straight on with your weld or running up hill this is the Hoodie for you. It’s great for the cold weather. I stayed warm with just this all winter.
Kris Lokken –
The leather is good, holds up well to gouging and heavy torching. I would like to see the cotton part be more fire resistant though. I fix heavy equipment and I wear my UIS hoodie often, mainly in colder weather, but it would be awesome to see an option to be able to select the cotton part of the hoodie to be swapped out for a more resilient material.
Jesse Dean –
Best welding apparel you can buy! I’ve had my Thorax hoodie for 4 yrs and it’s still running strong! Quality, durable and a great price for what you get! Thanks for the awesome customer service and they even gave me a hand written letter with my order that speaks volume’s to me🤘🏻
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Alejandra Z. (verified owner) –
Great quality and exceptional customer service!
Harmony (verified owner) –
Just get it, you won’t regret a d@mn thing
Christian Field (verified owner) –
Fits big!! I really like the hoodie so far! I’ve been weldin in it for 2 weeks now and its definitely doing what it’s designed to do! I’m honestly glad it fits bigger because I like to layer up in the winter time!
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Michael (verified owner) –
Great hoodie. Very comfortable and it breaks in great. I can smell jealousy
Jace E. (verified owner) –
I love the jacket but I’ve had it two week and there’s already three holes in it
Darrel Bennett (verified owner) –
Hoodie is very well made and awesome
Heidi H. (verified owner) –
Easy to order. It’s a Christmas present for my son who has wanted it last year but it wasn’t in stock. Very heavy and hope it will protect him while welding.
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Cameron (verified owner) –
Before ordering this hoodie I had heard great things about it. Now I can see why, I love the hoodie and wouldn’t hesitate to order another!
Lindsey (verified owner) –
Absolutely amazing quality. My boyfriend loves this hoodie so much! Will repurchase!
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joe (verified owner) –
excellent welding hoodie, great fit, great quality, great service.
Mason J. (verified owner) –
Keeping sparks off me on all the 4’ downhills, and keeping me warm at 5am in the snow! This hoodie rips!
Wacey Thielen (verified owner) –
Great product, warm in the brutal weathers. Appreciate it !
Jace Eldridge (verified owner) –
Conner kern (verified owner) –
Great hoodie, very durable and heavy enough for colder weather but light enough below to work in heat, amazing customer service, worth the price so if that scares you away get over it
Josh Wallace (verified owner) –
Bought a few of these hoodies for myself and my guys. They are really comfortable, durable, fit as described and are warm! Mac was great to deal with and they were delivered quickly. Up in smoke gear is all I will buy my guys from now on! Thanks!!!
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RYAN JOHNSON (verified owner) –
The best product in the welding industry!!
PEGGY DINGREVILLE (verified owner) –
product arrived on time and was exactly as pictured. grandson very happy with gift
Marie Theodule (verified owner) –
Very good quality, fit to size, came quickly!!! Very satisfied!
Josh R. (verified owner) –
These hoodies are comfy and are high quality I own 2 of them !
Patrick S. (verified owner) –
The best welding hoodie money can buy !
Laurin (verified owner) –
The quality is great. I ordered it a size up worried that the leather would have been small but I would say that the sizing it true to size.
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Sierra (verified owner) –
My husband loves his jacket
Zachary Widgren (verified owner) –
Very high quality and nicely made. Wish it had a pocket but it will still get the job done
Roger Moore (verified owner) –
Love the hoodie and shipping was super fast. Was surprised how quickly it arrived 10/10 for sure
Dianna Coffee (verified owner) –
My son the welder loves it!!!
Gary T. (verified owner) –
Have only had for 2 days since arrival and has been super comfortable, has protected me better than any other welding clothing has before and is super warm. Based in Alberta and gets super cold here!!
PATRICK GEOGHEGAN (verified owner) –
Great for cold weather work, have been gouging on off for 6hrs not a mark on the arms and more so me!
miller.matthew.kyle (verified owner) –
Grunt proof product and made for jarheads like myself who constantly welds in the most precarious situations. As most welders and veterans we all want to spend our hard earned money on products that will hold up to conditions and wear and tear, and this is the product for that. Recommend for any level of welder, especially those that weld in confined spaces and still want good coverage and protection.
KEVIN ROBINSON (verified owner) –
This Thorax looks great.
The addition of FR material inside the hood is nice, it adds to the overall durability.
This is definitely a welding specific clothing item.
Anabelle M. (verified owner) –
Purchase this welding hoodie at for my husband three years ago. Just made a second purchase for another one since my husband liked it so much.
Matthew (verified owner) –
Great quality product for any environment and job conditions
Brandyn Guinther (verified owner) –
Not only was I impressed with the quality of the hoodie itself I actually messed my order up when I purchased it and I called within 5 minutes of me calling they had the order squared away and taken care of to what I actually wanted. Top notch customer service and equipment.
Dino (verified owner) –
swiss guy here, 182cm height, 81kg: I ordered size “M”(i think equal to an “L” in europe), not too loose, not too tight. Would order the same size again. I can still wear something underneath. Quality is AAA
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JAMES HILL (verified owner) –
Badass product will buy again!
Gunnar Smith (verified owner) –
I would love a pocket in the front of the sweater. Otherwise this thing is a f***ing amazing sweater.