SEMA 2012: Jessi Combs Partners With Lincoln Electric

Jessi Combs partners with Lincoln Electric to introduce a complete line of women’s welding apparel. Thanks to Lincoln Electric and Jessi Combs, female welders can stop rolling up the sleeves of their baggy men’s welding jackets and put away the giant gloves. The Jessi Combs line of welding gear is Lincoln Electric’s latest fusion of style and safety, offering welding apparel tailored specifically for women.

Combs, a popular television personality and metal fabricator, is the perfect choice to work with Lincoln to introduce the new line of female personal protection apparel. A skilled welder, she has appeared on such shows as Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and Overhaulin’ and currently co-hosts All Girls Garage and the all-new Overhaulin’ on the Velocity Channel.

Visiting their booth in person at this year’s SEMA Show, we got the chance to meet Jessi and see for ourselves how impressive the new Lincoln Line-Up truly is. We spoke with Greg Coleman, Director of Marketing, about the new line and he’s equally excited.

“For years, I’ve wrestled with sleeves that are too long and gloves that are too big. I ‘m excited to partner with Lincoln Electric to offer protective gear that fits right and looks good. I really look forward to sharing these items with other female fabricators.” Combs provided significant input throughout the development process to ensure an accurate fit and appeal for female welders.

Featured Line-Up:

  • Jessi Combs VIKING 1840 Series Amp Angel Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet. Features a 90×110 mm cartridge to keep the weight to a minimum. External continuous 9-13 shade control makes it easy to adjust on the fly and continuous sensitivity and delay offer customized responses for every application.
  • Jessi Combs Women’s Shadow Welding Jacket, tailored especially for women’s sizing, features cooling front and back flame-retardant panels. A flip up collar, adjustable snap sleeves, and a snap-cinch waist keep spatter out, while two horizontal flap pockets secure personal items.
  • Traditional MIG/STICK Welding Gloves are now sized for women as well. Constructed of heat- and flame-resistant split cowhide for all types of welding, the gloves’ interior features soft, sweat-absorbent cotton lining for added comfort and heat resistance. Kevlar stitching and welded seams offer added durability, while thumb pads in high-wear areas extend the work life of the glove.
  • Jessi Combs Women’s Steelworker Gloves are intended for fabrication work or light welding. Top grain cowhide delivers extra wear and good dexterity, the goat skin back allows the glove to breathe, and a padded palm cushions the hand. A hook-and-loop tabbed wrist closure with an expanding elastic band ensures a snug, comfortable fit.

Lincoln Electric Company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume control systems and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. For more information be sure to visit their website or cruise on over to the Lincoln Facebook page.

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