The jacket waistband is usually plain at the front and on SPR designs this continues around the back. However there is an upgrade available, where the rear section dips to form a tail, which contains a PVC Nitrile pad just like the trousers. Another styling upgrade for the front of the jacket is a front belt. This is merely for styling but will contribute a little to taking some strain away from the mechanism at the bottom of the front jacket zip. Years of use have shown this to be prone to weakening. Both of these waistband upgrade features carry a small charge if selected.
All SPS and SPL designs have a similar feature in the back of the jacket waistband as standard.