Won’t Abrade, Rip, Snag or Tear
Garments made of Trilobal Rip-Stop polyester can really take a beating. Like this ANSI Class 2 Heavy-Duty Trilobal Rip-Stop™ Surveyor’s Vest with D-Ring Pass-Through. Made from heavy-duty polyurethane-coated 300 denier Trilobal Rip-Stop polyester that is waterproof, extremely durable, and resistant to abrasion, rips, snags or tearing. Gussets on both sides allow a fair amount of give, so the vest can be worn over both bulky winter wear and thin summer clothing. Mesh strips on each side for added breathability. Features 3M™ Scotchlite™ silver reflective tape on a 4” contrasting orange background.
D-ring pass-through • Snap front closure • 3M™ Scotchlite™ contrasting tape • Eleven pockets • Mic tabs
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• ERB • OccuNomix
• Ergodyne • Radians
• Lakeland • Tingley
• Majestic • Viking
• M.L. Kishigo • Vinatronics
• Mutual Industries • Work Tuff
Check out this ANSI Class 2 Two-Tone Mesh Safety Vest with Zipper Closure, Mic Tabs and Contrasting D.O.T. Trim from Work Tuff
• Breathable polyester mesh construction
• Zipper front closure
• High-contrast silver reflective stripes
• Fully adjustable
• Plenty of pockets
• Mic tabs on both shoulders
• Solid polyester with a snap front
• 3M™ Scotchlite™ tape is super-bright
• A 1.5 liter water bag with drinking tube
stores in the back to keep you hydrated
• Freezer gel pack inserts keep you cool
• Four pockets
• Made in the USA
• Solid polyester on the front, polyester mesh on the back
• D.O.T. contrasting trim for maximum visibility
• Seven pockets
• Zipper front closure
• Mic tabs on both shoulders
• Full ANSI Class 3 compliance
Or maybe you don’t need ANSI compliance. You just need a lot of inexpensive, high-visibility vests. We’ve got tons of those, like this one – the Non-ANSI Open Mesh Safety Vest with Hook-and-Loop Closure, Elastic Side Bands and High-Gloss Yellow Vertical Stripes
• Good visibility in non-ANSI applications
• Cool, lightweight open mesh construction
• Elastic side bands stretch for larger sizes
• Hook-and-loop front closure
YOUR COMPANY NAME AND LOGO PRINTED ON YOUR VESTS!
FR VESTS! BREAKAWAY VESTS! ARC FLASH VESTS! SURVEYORS VESTS! COOLING AND HYDRATING VESTS! HUNDREDS OF STYLES!
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Working outside on a hot day near oncoming traffic? This vest from Vinatronics might just be the perfect vest for you.
First of all, it’s a bright green/yellow ANSI Class 2 high visibility polyester safety vest with 3M™ Scotchlite™ silver reflective stripes. If you’re working near oncoming traffic, or anywhere that it’s a good idea to be easily seen, any light source (like a car’s headlights, for example) is going to light you up like a Christmas tree. If you’re wearing this hi vis vest, people are going to see you. And you know, if you’re working near traffic, you definitely want the drivers to be able to see you.
Second, it’s a Surveyor’s Vest, so it’s loaded with pockets – seven, to be exact, plenty of places to put your stuff. There’s a pocket for your cell phone, and even a huge zippered pocket across the small of the back where you can stick an entire clipboard.
But here’s where it gets really good. This vest is also Cooling Apparel. To keep you cool and help avoid heat stress, the vest has two large pockets that hold freezer gel packs called Ice Bricks. Put the Ice Bricks in the freezer overnight, then stick them back in their special designated pockets, and they will help to keep you cool all day.
With a Hydration Pack
And last, but certainly not least, this vest has a Camelbak® drinking water reservoir built into the back. Now it’s hot, so you’re going to get thirsty, right? So you carry your own drinking water in the Camelbak reservoir. Just fill up the leakproof 50-oz long neck reservoir and slide it into its pouch on the back of the vest. A long drinking tube runs from the Camelbak reservoir, up over your shoulder and down the front of the vest, where it’s handy to get to. So when you feel thirsty and need some water, just put the end of the drinking tube in your mouth, bite down on the special valve, and rehydrate with a long drink of water. Another good way to help avoid heat stroke.
Four Vests In One
So you can see what a versatile vest this is. It’s high visibility, so oncoming traffic can see you and avoid running you down. It’s loaded with pockets for storing your personal stuff. It’s got the freezer gel packs to help keep you cool on a hot day. And it’s got the drinking water reservoir so you can keep yourself hydrated. Oh, and one more thing. It’s made in the U.S.A. So like I said, if you’re working outside near oncoming traffic on a hot day, this is the vest for you! You can find it at eSafetyStore.com. Click here.
I’ve got a buddy who’s a welder, and he complains to me all the time about how hot it gets in his shop, especially in the summer. He said he’s afraid he’s going to get heat stroke and go down. I told him that eSafetyStore.com has the perfect solution to his problem: The KewlFlow™ Circulatory Cooling Vest.
This is a lightweight, polyester mesh vest that contains over 50’ of flexible microtubing that weaves its way through the fabric of the vest, front and back, creating a network of tubing. The tubing is then connected to a hose that runs to a cooler filled with ordinary ice and water. A pump in the cooler pumps ice water through the hose and into the tubing in the vest, where it circulates all around the vest, providing cool comfort for up to four hours. And when it stops cooling, all you have to do is refill the cooler with ice and water, and you’re back in business!
I thought that this would be great for my buddy. He can wear the KewlFlow Cooling Vest under his welding gear and stay cool and comfortable, no matter how hot it gets in his shop.
This system would be great for a lot of jobs, like working in a steel mill or a foundry, or if you’re outside in the sun all day. You can get it with an insulated backpack instead of the cooler, so you can carry your ice water around with you for complete portability.
The vest is comfortable enough to wear all day. It’s lightweight, fast-wicking, quick-drying and breathable, with a front zipper that makes it easy to get on and off. It comes in multiple sizes, and each size is adjustable for a perfect fit.
The cooler has a 100% nylon carrying case and includes a water reservoir, the pump, and a 12V connector. It can also be powered by a 110VAC to 12VDC adapter or a battery pack with AA alkaline batteries.
The backpack’s pump can run continuously for up to 8 hours on 10 NiMH rechargeable batteries or on a quick-change power pack containing 8 alkaline AA batteries. An optional 12V power cord allows unit to operate from the accessory power outlet of a vehicle.
My buddy is a pretty cool guy, but he’s going to be even cooler once he gets himself outfitted with a KewlFlow Circulatory Cooling Vest. Who knew that welding could be so cool?
Reflective piping outlines the wearer. Brilliant! Let’s be honest, there’s a whole lot of hi vis gear out there that really isn’t very exciting (shocking, I realize). Standard mass produced ANSI vests and jackets aren’t generally created with cutting edge design or high quality in mind.
But M.L. Kishigo apparently doesn’t want to create run of mill reflective clothing. Kishigo’s Brilliant Series line adds reflective piping to vests, jackets, and pants, which greatly enhances visibility by providing an outline of the wearer. A simple design tweak, that makes a world of difference. The piping is placed on all Brilliant Series wear.
The ANSI Class 3 rain jackets and pants in the Brilliant Series line actually look, well, kinda cool. The jacket has funky black accents on the front and shoulders, and the pants have large side cargo pockets that are both stylish and functional.
High-visibility, waterproof comfort, and style don’t usually come together in hi vis apparel, but they do here.
After seeing hundreds of identical safety vests and jackets from different manufacturers, it’s kind of refreshing to see what M.L. Kishigo is doing with their safety apparel. The Brilliant Series line is reflective safety apparel that we’re actually excited about (we’re kind of nerdy here at EsafetyStore, but we do indeed get excited about cool new safety apparel and equipment).
Consider Brilliant Series high visibility apparel when you’re outfitting yourself for the spring and summer.
An evaporative cooling vest, phase change cooling vest or circulatory cooling vest system can make all the difference on a hot jobsite. The simple addition of this small piece of cooling apparel can help prevent heat stress and keep workers cool.
Phase Change Cooling Vests. The phase change vest uses chilled phase change inserts to maintain a comfortable cooling temperature (around 58 degrees F) for up to four hours. These inserts absorb body heat, which keeps the wearer cool.
Evaporative Cooling Vests. The evaporative cooling vest works the same way that sweat does, without the smelly side effects. Evaporative cooling vests are extremely absorbent. Just soak in cold water, and in a couple of minutes cooling polymers or cooling crystals in the vest absorb water and are able to hold it for hours. As the water evaporates it takes heat with it, keeping the wearer cool.
Circulatory Cooling Vests and Systems. One of the coolest (pardon the pun) ways to combat heat stress on the job is a circulatory cooling vest. The CoolShirt system is one example. Each CoolShirt has 50 feet of medical-grade capillary tubing stitched to the front and back. Cold water pumps through the tubing and keeps the wearer extremely cool. The cool water pumps from a cooling station (which includes a large cooler and pump) or from one of several portable cooling options. The system is ideal for use by first responders or welders.
If you’d like to learn about heat stress prevention and heat stress symptoms, check out the Heat Stress FAQs at Warm Weather Workwear.
When I started in the safety business more than a decade ago, there weren’t nearly as many options for high visibility clothing as there are today.
Not that long ago, low cost safety vests were the norm… standard traffic vests that all looked pretty much the same. Sure, you could choose DOT reflective tape on occasion, or between a zipper or hook-and-loop front closure, but if you wanted to look good and feel comfortable in your traffic vest, you were out of luck.
Fast forward to 2012. That stiff polyester mesh piece of safety gear that was the norm years ago has been replaced by a whole lot of options when it comes to reflective clothing, and the options abound in both ANSI Class 2 and ANSI Class 3 safety wear.
We’ve seen the production of surveyors vests with more pockets than a pool hall. Safety vests with storage backpacks built right in. Breathable micromesh can be used instead of that stiff old polyester, which means that the safety vest no longer has to be the hi vis clothing equivalent of a medieval torture device.
Outdoor workers have also benefited greatly from the increase of the safety shirt. Why would you wear a hi vis vest, if a a reflective T shirt is an option? You wouldn’t. Myriad styles of ANSI shirts have been developed with the sole purpose of keeping workers visible and comfortable. Micromesh or bird’s eye polyester material is extremely breathable, and when combined with 3M Scotchlite segmented Comfort Tape, it’s one comfortable hi vis work shirt.
We’ve seen amazing progress in the reflective clothing market. What’ll happen in the next 10 years? Maybe they’ll find a way for cotton to hold its fluorescent color. Or maybe robots will be doing all of the road work.
We’ve seen a fair share of workers opt for X on the back safety vests latetly. The X back safety vest isn’t just for Canadians or for railroad worker visibility.
It’s being used by everyone, and with good reason. The X pattern lets co-workers and oncoming traffic know when a worker’s back is turned. It’s a quick way to recognize when a road worker or railroad worker is turned the other way.
The level of visibility on an X back safety vest is even greater when it’s made with contrasting reflective tape like on the vest shown below. It’s hard to be missed when wearing a traffic safety vest like this one.
We’re all about safety at eSafetyStore (hence the name), and wearing an a vest with an X on the back just seems to make sense. Anything that the worker can do to make themselves more visible is a plus in our book. So, the next time you’re buying safety vests, consider one with X pattern on the back. It’s worth it.