ApplicationNo. 102660 filed on 06/23/1998
US Classes:2/97, Linings2/81, Heat resistant2/93, Coats2/227Trousers or overalls
ExaminersPrimary: Neas, Michael A.
Assistant: Welch, Gary L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA41D 013/00
AbstractAn outer protective shell of either a jacket or trousers has a torso portion and a pair of appendage portions connected to the torso portion. A liner is disposed within the shell and includes an outer moisture barrier and an inner thermal barrier. The moisture barrier is formed of a plurality of pieces joined together at seams. Sealing tapes on the inner surface of the moisture barrier are disposed over the seams to provide a waterproof seal at the seams. Lower edge portions of the moisture barrier and the thermal barrier are detachably connected to one another at spaced points so that the moisture barrier and the thermal barrier can be manually separated from one another to visually inspect said sealing tapes at all of said seams. In the jacket, the remaining edge portions of the barriers are permanently connected to one another. These remaining edge portions are detachably connected to the shell at spaced locations along the remaining edge portions. In the trousers, the upper edge portions of the barriers are permanently connected to one another and are detachably connected to the shell. In both the jacket and trousers, fasteners detachably connect the lower edge portion of the moisture barrier to the shell at spaced points along the lower edge portion of the moisture barrier.