Best High Visibility Coveralls for 2020
Coveralls are a standard protective workwear for many workers including manufacturing, oil & gas, construction, agriculture and many more. High visibility coveralls add another dimension of protection – being visible in hard to see conditions like nighttime or fog. Tragically, about 120 workers lose their life each year at road construction sites. Safety is always the first priority while working.
There are various types of high visibility coveralls for your needs. High visibility coveralls can be insulated to protect against cold weather, water resistant for rainy conditions, or double layered to for extra wear and tear resistance. This guide will discuss the materials and reviews he best high visibility coveralls.
RefrigiWear designs only high quality products that are designed to weather the toughest environments. Their Hi-Vis overall is made with nothing but safety, comfort and durability in mind. You can choose between orange or neon yellow depending on your preference. We rave about their insulated coveralls in other reviews, and they have added their proprietary insulation technology to these. You can be comfortable in -20 degree weather battling tough conditions.
Viking is known for their heavy duty material. Their Journeyman series is designed for tough environments and years worth of use. These are lined with proprietary material to keep you warm and dry in 5 degree F weather. The material is very durable to protect against tears and abrasive material. These are one of our favorite Hi-Vis overalls.
John Deer coveralls come in a set of overalls plus rain jacket. This 2-in-1 combination is perfect any weather condition and use. John Deer’s set is ANSI III certified for maximum protection and designed for comfort. High reflective material and 3M scotch tape will make you be seen in harsh weather. We love these for road construction.
➤What are high visibility safety standards?
ANSI/ISEA (American National Standards Institute) published standard 107 in 1999 for high visibility safety. They are the predominant organization in the United States.
➤ ANSI CLASS 1
- Worn for low risk workers – slow traffic below 25 mph
- Must be safety yellow or orange
- Minimum of 155 square inches of background reflective material located over the shoulder and middle
➤ ANSI Class 2
- Worn in environments that have higher risk – traffic under 50 mpg
- Minimum of 775 inches of background reflective material l with 201 square inches of retroreflective material
➤ ANSI Class 3
- Worn in the most dangerous areas – greater than 50 mph
- Minimum of 1,240 inches of background reflective material with 310 square inches of retroreflective material
➤ ANSI Class E
- Garments with leg protection
- Minimum of 465 inches of background reflective material with 109 square inches of retroreflective material
➤ What material do hi-vis coveralls come in?
High visibility coveralls by design have reflective material to be seen in low visibility environments such as heavy fog, rain, nighttime, snow, or working in a heavy traffic area. There are a few different styles that people wear. Rainwear is made from polyester to be water resistant while you can get regular cotton that isn’t. There also is a wide range in color. You can have the entire coverall as a florescent colors like light orange or light green, or have reflective tape stitched to the fabric. Whichever one depends on your environment and personal choice.
- Polyester or nylon is a gold standard for rainwear. Polyester is a designed not to shrink or expand with water making it a better material for wet conditions. Nylon on the other hand is a cloth made from polyamide.
- 3M Scotchlite Reflective Tape is another common reflective material that is sewn onto coveralls. It resembles bands and are placed around the torso, arms, and legs to be seen. It is a proprietary material that 3M manufactures.