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Responder High-Visibility Parka

Purpose Built

Engineered specifically for EMS professionals, the Responder Parka gives you the utility, performance, and reliability to respond effectively. The waterproof, breathable construction keeps out wind and weather without heating you up during periods of high activity, and a blood-borne pathogen resistant* lining keeps you protected from environmental hazards. A three-way adjustable hood, hook and loop storm cuffs, a double storm flap, and an elastic corded hem keep out rain and cold, while a water resistant radio pocket and shoulder mounted mic loops keep you connected. Abrasion panels at the shoulders provide traction for a backpack or duty bag, a patch panel at the right chest secures your ID, and zippered pockets at the chest and sleeves are sized for EMS accessories. Reflective tape has been installed at the hem and sleeves to provide an enhanced visibility profile for night time or low light conditions.

 

Overview:

  • Waterproof, breathable, functional
  • Blood-borne pathogen resistant* lining
  • Zippered utility pockets at the sleeves
  • Front flap pockets
  • Zippered storage pockets at left chest
  • Water resistant radio pocket
  • Mic loops at each shoulder
  • ID panel at right chest
  • Three-way adjustable hood
  • Abrasion panels at shoulders

 

Specifications:

  • High performance, waterproof 10,000mm fabric
  • Reflective tape at sleeves and hem
  • Hook and loop storm cuffs
  • Double storm flap
  • Elastic corded hem
  • YKK® zipper hardware
  • Prym® snaps

 


*Blood-Borne Pathogen Resistance Disclaimer:

If indicated, an independent laboratory has tested this product and has found that the materials and seams provide passing results when tested in accordance with ASTM F 1671, Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens. It is important to note, however, that, even though garment materials and seams may satisfy the standards of ASTM F 1671, it might not provide an adequate barrier to viruses in all conditions and our products will not protect the wearer from all blood-borne pathogens and viruses under all conditions.

All end users will need to assess the specific hazards in their workplace in order to determine the appropriate types and levels of personal protective clothing and equipment that they might need.

To maintain proper performance, 5.11 products must be maintained in accordance with the care instructions on the product label.

Please visit the ASTM International Standards website for further information regarding ASTM F 1671. www.astm.org

 

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Responder High-Visibility Parka

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Purpose Built

Engineered specifically for EMS professionals, the Responder Parka gives you the utility, performance, and reliability to respond effectively. The waterproof, breathable construction keeps out wind and weather without heating you up during periods of high activity, and a blood-borne pathogen resistant* lining keeps you protected from environmental hazards. A three-way adjustable hood, hook and loop storm cuffs, a double storm flap, and an elastic corded hem keep out rain and cold, while a water resistant radio pocket and shoulder mounted mic loops keep you connected. Abrasion panels at the shoulders provide traction for a backpack or duty bag, a patch panel at the right chest secures your ID, and zippered pockets at the chest and sleeves are sized for EMS accessories. Reflective tape has been installed at the hem and sleeves to provide an enhanced visibility profile for night time or low light conditions.

 

Overview:

  • Waterproof, breathable, functional
  • Blood-borne pathogen resistant* lining
  • Zippered utility pockets at the sleeves
  • Front flap pockets
  • Zippered storage pockets at left chest
  • Water resistant radio pocket
  • Mic loops at each shoulder
  • ID panel at right chest
  • Three-way adjustable hood
  • Abrasion panels at shoulders

 

Specifications:

  • High performance, waterproof 10,000mm fabric
  • Reflective tape at sleeves and hem
  • Hook and loop storm cuffs
  • Double storm flap
  • Elastic corded hem
  • YKK® zipper hardware
  • Prym® snaps

 


*Blood-Borne Pathogen Resistance Disclaimer:

If indicated, an independent laboratory has tested this product and has found that the materials and seams provide passing results when tested in accordance with ASTM F 1671, Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens. It is important to note, however, that, even though garment materials and seams may satisfy the standards of ASTM F 1671, it might not provide an adequate barrier to viruses in all conditions and our products will not protect the wearer from all blood-borne pathogens and viruses under all conditions.

All end users will need to assess the specific hazards in their workplace in order to determine the appropriate types and levels of personal protective clothing and equipment that they might need.

To maintain proper performance, 5.11 products must be maintained in accordance with the care instructions on the product label.

Please visit the ASTM International Standards website for further information regarding ASTM F 1671. www.astm.org

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

88 %

Pros

  • Warm (18)
  • Plenty Of Pockets (14)
  • Waterproof (14)
  • Rugged (10)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well (3)
  • Bulky (3)
  • Does Not Breathe (3)
  • Radio Pocket is too small (1)
  • Wish it had pen holders (1)

Best Uses

  • Cold Weather (14)
  • Wet Weather (11)
  • During Operations (10)
  • Everyday Wear (8)
  • Emergency Ops (1)

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5.0

perfect for the job and everyday

By crewmex

from saskatoon, Canada

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Wears Out Quickly

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Paramedic

Best Uses

  • Extreme Cold -40°c
  • Everyday Wear
  • During Operations
  • Cold Weather
  • Wet Weather

Pros

  • Warm
  • Waterproof
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

You can wash it a few times only, and still have to be in delicates and it's not enough for hard stains, however it's mazing during the winter feels like summer inside.

 
5.0

Keeps him visable and warm

By Captain Stu

from Hope, Idaho

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Actually For Father Inlaw

Best Uses

  • Wet Weather
  • Cold Weather
  • During Operations

Pros

  • Visible
  • Warm
  • Rugged
  • Versatile
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Waterproof

Was this a gift?

  • Yes

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Purchased for father-inlaw. Keeps to keep him warm and visible while walking the dog.

 
5.0

Excellent...

By Badger and Blade Enthusiast

from NoVA

Cons

  • Does Not Breathe

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Cold Weather

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Rugged
  • Warm
  • Versatile
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

Bought this parka for my outdoor endeavors. It is perfect with the hi-visibility and for those cool mornings in the woods. So glad there are vents and lots of pockets. Really enjoying this parka a lot.

 
4.0

Looks good so far

By Cracker

from Monterey CA

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels too big

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Fit

  • Feels too big

Sleeve Length

  • Feels too long

I just got this, and I've spent the day wearing the fleece. I won't repeat all the pluses of good quality and construction, and I haven't gotten it wet yet. I wanted to talk about the fleece, cause there's no pictures or description of it, and drop some notes about sizing.

The fleece is dark navy, and has four pockets: two handwarmer zip pockets, and two chest pockets with vertical velcro closures by the zipper. If you have any experience with 5.11 jackets or shirts, you know how these work. The pockets are very roomy. The fleece itself is warm and cozy. It zips into the jacket, and has snaps at the ends of the sleeves and the collar to keep it in place. The cuffs are a bit annoying; they are simple elastic, and as the jacket is a bit long in the arm, they don't do a great job of keeping the sleeve off my hands. But they'll do. The jacket is a nice quality soft fleece, with nylon reinforcement on the forearm/elbow area and the chest. I wish the fleece had pen holder pockets somewhere, like their job shirts.; pens get lost in the vertical chest pocket. Otherwise, this would be PERFECT.

The jacket is excellent, we'll see how it handles work. For sizing info, I'm 5'6", 155 pounds. I wear a 38 in a suit coat, and the Small fits me pretty well. It's not a slim fit, more like an athletic fit. Room to move, but not so much that it gets in the way. I'd highly recommend ordering a size down.

 
2.0

responder hi-vis parka

By marko

from michigan

Cons

  • Does Not Breathe

My profession is

  • First Responder

Best Uses

  • Cold Weather

Pros

  • Warm

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels too big

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Fit

  • Feels too big

Sleeve Length

  • Feels too long

good if stationary way too hot if working. size smaller way too small

 
5.0

Excellent Jacket!

By Amianthus

from Lindstrom, MN

Cons

  • No pen holder
  • Radio Pocket too small
  • No vertical reflective

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Firefighter EMT SAR

Best Uses

  • During Operations
  • Cold Weather

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Warm
  • Waterproof
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Functional
  • Versatile

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels too long

This is a fantastic Parka. I've used it in the dead of winter as a First Responder and it's performed very well.
The radio pocket is small and has given me fits. I'd like to see pen holders on the sleeves as well.
I'm almost certain that vertical reflective taping would make this a Class 3 shell, and would like to see that incorporated later on.
Easy to care for. Easy to clean. Comfortable to wear. No movement restrictions for me at all.
Highly recommend this parka.

 
1.0

Disappointed

By A.

from Massachusetts

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Rugged

Cons

  • Lacks features

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Describe Yourself

  • Police Officer

The jacket is not suitable for police patrol use. It does not have a badge tab nor does it have side slits to allow it to clear a holster, radio etc. Pleanty of pockets,and even a name tag holder, but no badge tab?? I returned the item.

 
4.0

Ugly but Effective

By Ambu-Whacker

from State College, PA

Cons

  • Does Not Breathe
  • Bulky

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • EMT

Best Uses

  • Wet Weather
  • Cold Weather
  • Emergency Ops

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Warm
  • Oh look more pockets
  • Waterproof
  • Reflective
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels too long

Received this parka as part of a work incentive (300 calls on the ambulance.) Obviously it stands out in any light, especially daylight, I can only describe the color as "Nuclear Green". The first day I wore it was a fairly warm day that wasn't too hot/cold, I put the coat on when we were at a vehicle accident and was almost overheating with it open and the underarm vents open, mind you, this was just the outer layer.

In all, so far a nice addition to my kit.

 
4.0

Great Jacket

By The Red Draggin Wagon

from Gillette, Wy

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well

My profession is

  • Other

Best Uses

  • During Operations
  • Cold Weather
  • Wet Weather

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Plenty Of Pockets
  • Breathable
  • Warm
  • Waterproof
  • Versatile

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels true to size

I have used this product for

  • 3-6 months

Fit

  • Feels true to size

Sleeve Length

  • Feels too long

This jacket got me thru the winter and spring. Without the insulation it is a bit big. But for the cold wet weather A great jacket.

 
5.0

Awesome Jacket

By Riotwarrior

from Keremeos BC Canada

Cons

  • Doesn't Wash Well

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast

Best Uses

  • Field Training
  • Everyday Wear
  • Cold Weather
  • Wet Weather
  • During Operations

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Waterproof
  • Warm
  • Rugged
  • Plenty Of Pockets

Was this a gift?

  • No

Chest Size

  • Feels too big

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Fit

  • Feels too big

Sleeve Length

  • Feels true to length

This product was purchased as a jacket to be used while on SAR callouts and training for me. The level of visibility in the brush due to the Hi vis yellow and the contrasting blue is phenominal, as blue is a completely unnatural colour in with wilderness and really POPs out for people to see from ground level and the air. Just what a SAR volunteer needs!

The jacket was so well liked, that the Keremeos SAR group I am a member of has decided to order these jackets for the group to use as well. Kudos to 5.11 for such a great product.

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