Posts tagged hi-viz
Here’s a great high-visibility sweatshirt from Polar WorkTuff. It’s made of 100% polyester in a bright green/yellow color (some call it lime), with 2″ silver reflective stripes around the torso, up over the shoulders and two around each sleeve. It meets the ANSI Class 3 standard, so it’s among the most visible of all the high-visibility garments you can buy.
I like it because it’s a heavier-weight sweatshirt than most I’ve seen. This gives it a feeling of higher quality, and it’s sure to be one of the warmest sweatshirts out there.
It comes with a drawstring hood, but the hood is attached with snaps, so you can remove it if you want. You can have the “hoodie” look, or you can wear it just as a sweatshirt with no hood. I like having choices.
It’s also got a high-quality zipper down the front and two front slash pockets for keeping your hands warm. Knit ribbed cuffs on the sleeves and a knit ribbed waistband further reinforce the feeling of quality.
It’s machine washable, and it will remain ANSI compliant for up to 25 washings if you follow the care instructions on the label.
Check it out at eSafetyStore.com.
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.
We’re not sold on Vinatronics’ products just because they’re made in the USA. We’re sold on Vinatronics because they make high quality safety apparel in the USA.
I don’t have to inform anyone of the rough road the U.S. economy has endured for the past couple of years (my apologies to those who’ve lived off of the grid in a log cabin in a remote portion of Montana and missed that whole recession thing).
At eSafetyStore we’re clearly in favor of economic recovery. One way to help is by buying products that are made in America, keeping U.S. dollars at home. That’s why we’re a big fan of Vinatronics. The Seattle-based company doesn’t just make run-of-the-mill hi vis apparel in the United States, Vinatronics makes high-quality hi vis apparel. The safety apparel made by Vinatronics might have a slightly higher price tag than cheap imports, but you’re paying for quality and durability as well as the peace of mind that comes from buying a “made in the U.S.A.” product. Vinatronics makes hi vis vests made with YKK zippers, name-brand Velcro and high-quality reflective tape, and they’ve crafted styles that are both comfortable and functional.
Case in point, the Vinatronics ANSI Class 2 Cruiser Vest. This surveyors vest is made from breathable but tough micro mesh. It has seven pockets, including a large back survey pocket that holds just about anything. The hi vis safety vest has a snap front and reinforced black webbing. And Vinatronics doesn’t skimp on reflective tape, they use quality 3M Scotchlite reflective tape.
One of the newests vest by Vinatronics is the 99363 FR modacrylic mesh hi vis vest. It is made from soft and comfortable flame resistant modacrylic, and it has an ATPV of 5.5 cal/cm², which means it meets Hazard Risk Category 1 (HRC 1). It has a dielectric zipper front, four pockets, and a mic tab on the shoulder. Many flame resistant and arc rated safety vests are stiff and uncomfortable, but not this one. It is pliable and comfortable, and again, made in America.
Vinatronics also produces a wide range of ANSI Class 3 Bomber Jackets and reflective Parkas, high visibility T shirts, hi vis Sweatshirts, arc-rated clothing, FR clothing, and even Public Service Safety Vests.
We’re not sold on Vinatronics just because they’re made in the USA. We’re sold on Vinatronics because they make quality safety apparel in the USA.
A long length ensures ample coverage, and a combination of fleece and quilt-lining keeps the wearer warm in moderately cold temperatures. A comfortable medium weight water- and weather-resistant coat for uncomfortable work conditions.
Available at eSafetyStore.com
- 2” silver reflective stripes on the arms and torso.
- Upper half of the lining is comfortable black polyester fleece, while the lower half is quilted black nylon. Arms are quilted, which allows for easy arm entry and removal.
- Zipper front closure with snap storm flap, elastic wrists with hook-and-loop adjustments, and a stand-up collar with stowaway hood all help keep out the cold.
- Features two outside slash pockets (one of which is a through-pocket for easy access to an inside pocket), two inside chest pockets, and one inside lower pocket with a hook-and-loop closure.
- Glove/utility rings above each slash pocket allow for convenient personal storage.
- Machine washable (maintains its level of visibility for up to 25 washings).
- Downloadable spec sheet.
- Meets ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 Class 3 standards.