Safety Vest Selection Guide

 

Safety Vest - Choosing by ANSI Type

Selecting the appropriate high vis safety vest can be a challenge considering many vests look alike. This page is dedicated to making your shopping experience as easy as possible by clearly identifying the different models, classes and features our safety vests have to offer. When shopping for a safety vests consider the material, (mesh vs. solid), the ANSI class, type of closure and number of pockets. Our selection also includes a wide variety of grades to fit every budget from economy/value to premium.

Safety Vest Quick Selection Guide

Non ANSI Safety Vests



Non ANSI Safety Vests (also referred as Class 1 Safety Vests) do not meet ANSI/ISEA standards. Non ANSI Safety Vests can be worn were traffic does not exceed 25 mph. These economical safety vests are often warn by parking lot attendants, shopping cart retrievers, warehouse workers and anyone that needs high visibility recognition without meeting ANSI standards.

NON ANSI VEST BEST SELLER

Radwear Non-Ansi Mesh Vest
SKU: RADSVO1

Item
Pockets
Material
Closure
Tape
Colors
Mic Tab(s)
Sides
Radwear Non-Ansi Mesh Vest
N/A
mesh
hook
N/A
No
N/A
Economy Safety Vests
1
solid
velcro
N/A
No
elastic
Economy Mesh Safety Vest
1
mesh
velcro
N/A
No
N/A
OccuLux Silver Tape, Mesh Vest
1
mesh
velcro
generic
No
elastic
OccuLux Economy Non-ANSI Mesh Vest
1
mesh
velcro
two-tone
No
elastic
OccuLux 2 Tone Surveyor's Vest with Mesh Back
10
solid/mesh
zipper
two-tone
No
N/A
Economy Mesh Vest with Reflective Tape
1
mesh
velcro
generic
No
elastic
OccuLux NON-ANSI Surveyor's Solid Safety Vest
10
solid
zipper
two-tone
No
N/A
Disposable Safety Vest
N/A
solid
tie
N/A
No
N/A

Class 2 Safety Vests



Class 2 Safety Vests meet ANSI 107-2010 (revision to the 107-2004 high visibility standard) which states all workers who are within the public right-of-way of Federal Aid highway must wear ANSI approved class 2 safety vests. These safety vests have a minimum background fabric of 775 sq. inches and a minimum reflective material of 201 sq inches with a minimum width of 35mm. Workers who would typically wear these garments are: railway workers, school crossing guards, parking and toll gate personnel, airport ground crews and law enforcement personnel directing traffic.

CLASS 2 BEST SELLER

Radwear Economy Knit Safety Vest
SKU: RADSV2OS

Item
Pockets
Material
Closure
Tape
Colors
Mic Tab(s)
Sides
Radwear Surveyor Knit Safety Vest
8
solid/mesh
zipper
generic
Yes
N/A
Radwear Economy Mesh Safety Vest
2
mesh
velcro
generic
No
N/A
Radwear Economy Knit Safety Vest with Zipper
2
solid
zipper
generic
No
N/A
Radwear Economy Knit Safety Vest
2
solid
velcro
generic
No
N/A
Radwear Standard Mesh Safety Vest
6
mesh
zipper
generic
No
N/A
Radwear Standard Knit Safety Vest
6
solid
zipper
generic
No
N/A
Radwear Surveyor Safety Vest with Mesh Back
8
solid/mesh
zipper
generic
Yes
N/A
Radwear Heavy Duty Surveyor Safety Vests
9
mesh
snaps
generic
Yes
N/A
OCCLUX Surveyor's Solid Two-Tone Safety Vest
10
solid
zipper
two-tone
No
N/A
Value Solid Vest
N/A
solid
velcro
generic
No
N/A
Value Mesh Vest
Value Mesh Vest
OCCECO-GC
1
mesh
velcro
generic
No
N/A
OCCLUX Premium Solid Full Safety Vest
N/A
solid
velcro
3M Scotchlite
No
N/A
OCCLUX Premium Mesh 2-Tone Safety Vest
2
mesh
velcro
3M Two-Tone
No
N/A
OCCLUX Solid Full Zippered Safety Vest
3
solid
zipper
3M Scotchlite
Yes
N/A
Occulux Economy Two-Tone Mesh Safety Vest
1
mesh
zipper
two-tone
No
N/A
Value Two-Tone Vest
1
mesh
velcro
two-tone
No
N/A
Value 5pt. Break-Away Vest
2
mesh
velcro
generic
No
N/A
Premium Mesh 5pt. Break-Away Vest
2
mesh
velcro
3M Scotchlite
No
N/A
OccuLux Classic Orange Gloss Safety Vest
13
solid/mesh
zipper
3M Scotchlite
Yes
N/A
Value Surveyor's Vest
12
mesh
zipper
generic
No
N/A
Two-Tone Surveyor's Vest with Mesh Back
10
solid/mesh
zipper
two-tone
No
N/A
OccuLux Orange Regular Mesh Vest
4
solid/mesh
snaps
3M Scotchlite
Yes
N/A
OCCLUX Expandable Two-Tone Mesh Safety Vest
3
mesh
zipper
3M Two-Tone
No
expandable
OCCLUX Solid Classic Vest
N/A
solid
velcro
3M Scotchlite
No
N/A
Two-Tone 5-Pt. Break-Away Vest
5
mesh
velcro
two-tone
Yes
N/A
OccuLux Two-Tone Mesh Safety Vest with Gloss Tape
6
mesh
zipper
3M Scotchlite
No
N/A
5-pt. Break-Away Flame Resistant Vest
N/A
Modacrylic
velcro
3MScotchlite
No
N/A

Class 3 Safety Vests



Class 3 Safety Vests also meet ANSI 107-2010 standards however they provide higher high visibility protection with a minimum background fabric of 1240 sq inches and minimum reflective tape of 310 square inches with a minimum width of 50 mm. Workers who often wear class 3 safety vests are: roadway construction workers, utility workers, survey crews and emergency service personnel.

CLASS 3 BEST SELLER

Radians Safety Vest- C1 3 Surveyor Two Tone
SKU: RADSV63OM

Item
Pockets
Material
Closure
Tape
Colors
Mic Tab(s)
Sides
Radians Safety Vest- C1 3 Surveyor Two Tone
8
mesh
zipper
two-tone
Yes
N/A
Radians Class 3 Mesh Safety Vest
6
mesh
zipper
generic
No
N/A
Radians Class 3 Solid Safety Vest
6
solid
zipper
generic
No
N/A
Value Zipper Front Vest
2
mesh
zipper
generic
No
N/A
OccuLux Two-Tone Mesh Class 3 Safety Vest
2
mesh
zipper
two-tone
No
N/A
OccuLux Class 3 Safety Vest with Yellow Gloss Tape
4
mesh
snaps
3M Scotchlite
Yes
N/A
OccuLux Class 3 Mesh Vest with Velcro Front
1
mesh
velcro
3M Scotchlite
No
N/A
OccuLux Class 3 Solid Vest with Velcro Front
N/A
solid
velcro
3M Scotchlite
No
N/A
OccuLux Economy Mesh Surveyors Vest
12
mesh
zipper
generic
No
N/A

Public Safety Vests



Public Safety Vests meet ANSI 207-2006 standards which require a minimum background material of 450 sq. inches and a minimum reflective material of 201 sq. inches with a minimum width of 2 inches. They are designed shorter to allow quick access to belts and tools. Many of these safety vests feature (but are not mandatory to the standard) loops, pockets, badge holders, mic tabs and ID panels to meet the user's need for functionality while still offering an effective high visibility garment.

Here's where it gets a little complicated. Public Safety Vests do not meet ANSI 107-2010 standards however on Dec 16, 2009 the FHWA approved a revision. Safety Vests complying with ANSI/ISEA 207-2006 will be acceptable as an option to ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 for law enforcement and emergency responders. The revision is effective January 15, 2010 and workers on non-federal highways must be in compliance by December 31, 2009.

PUBLIC SAFETY VEST BEST SELLER

OccuLux EMS Public Safety Vest
SKU: OCCPSE

Item
Pockets
Material
Closure
Tape
Colors
Mic Tab(s)
Sides
OccuLux EMS Public Safety Vest
2
Tricot
velcro
3M Two-Tone
Yes
Expandable
OccuLux Police Public Safety Vest
2
Tricot
velcro
3M Two-Tone
Yes
Expandable
OccuLux Fire Public Safety Vest
2
Tricot
velcro
3M Two-Tone
Yes
Expandable