High Visibility Clothing

High-Visibility PPE Boosts Safety and Productivity

High-visibility clothing is a luminescent form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It protects the wearer by making them more visible in low-light conditions.

High-vis clothes are produced from brightly-colored materials and feature reflective stripes or logos. They’re commonly used in industrial and commercial settings in which accidents or injuries may occur if attention isn’t drawn to the workers who are present.

It can often be overwhelming for managers and procurement personnel to find the right PPE for their work environment. Fortunately, at Aabaco Industries, we have a collaborative spirit, almost 4 decades of experience, and an expansive catalog of high-visibility PPE — so we’re uniquely positioned to help.

What are the 3 Classes of High-Visibility Jackets?

High-visibility clothes are divided into three classifications: Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. These classes define the application & design standards for conspicuity PPE.

Class 1 hi-vis clothing is intended for use in locations wherein the vehicle traffic never exceeds 25 miles per hour (MPH), or about 40 kilometers per hour (km/h). Class 2 high-vis gear is worn in areas in which speeds never exceed 50 MPH (~80 km/h), and Class 3 gear is intended for work environments in which speeds will increase 50 MPH.

Each classification also requires a certain amount of reflective tape and high-visibility background material. This High-Visibility Jacket, for example, qualifies as Class 3 because of its 2-inch, ANSI-compliant reflective material.

What are the 3 Types of High Visibility Clothes?

The 3 types of high-vis clothing are: Type O, Type R, and Type P. These indicate the appropriate environment for each high-visibility garment.

Type O is appropriate for “off-road” work environments, while Type R is intended for roadways. Public safety officers, such as firefighters, paramedics, and police, require Type P clothing.

The Benefits of Type R High Visibility Gear

Type R hi-vis gear is the ideal solution for a diverse number of industrial and commercial operations. This is because it provides the proper degree of protection for a broad range of applications.

This Type R Hi-Vis Jacket, for example, is weatherproof, insulated, and as versatile as it is comfortable. However, if comfort is a particular priority for your crew, and the weather is less demanding, you may prefer this Hi-Viz Hoodie.

These high-vis hoodies are perfect for staying safe and cozy in cooler climates. Furthermore, because these high-vis sweatshirts optimize for comfort, your workers’ productivity is less likely to be inhibited by clunky clothing.

Don’t Overlook High Visibility Headwear!

Hi-vis headwear is also vital for many workplaces in both hot and cold climates. Fortunately, we offer a range of high-vis headgear, including:

Maximize Conspicuity with High-Vis Jackets at Aabaco Industries

Whether on a roadway or on company property, the safety of your workers is critical. In low-light or otherwise low-visibility workplaces, safeguarding your employees means highlighting them so that teammates and visitors can move safely around them.
Outfit your employees for visibility, safety, and optimal productivity. To find the best high-visibility PPE solutions for your business, reach out to our team today.

PYRAMEX RSSH3210: Type R - Class 3 Hi-Vis Lime Sweatshirt

$28.95

Pyramex RSSH3210 Type R - Class 3 - Hi-Vis Lime Sweatshirt 100% polyester 280g/m2 fleece Weather resistant Elastic knit at wrists and waist 2'' silver reflective material Pull over type...

PYRAMEX RRWB3110 Premium Hi-vis Rainwear Bibs

$48.95

Pyramex RRWB3110 Premium Hi-vis Rainwear Bibs Waterproof hi-vis breathable polyester with polyurethane coating Passed AATCC 127 Waterproof Test Heavy duty material (Oxford polyester) at knees Removable knee pads Metal take...

PYRAMEX RMP10-Type R: Class E - Hi-vis Mesh Pants

$12.00

Pyramex RMP10 Type R - Class E - Hi-vis Mesh Pants Hi-vis lime mesh pants 2" silver reflective material Elastic waistband with drawstring Elastic ankle cuffs Pass through pockets Pyramex...

PYRAMEX RJ31: Type R - Class 3 Hi-Vis Jacket

$45.95 – $50.00

Pyramex RJ3110 Type R - Class 3 - Hi-Vis Jacket Waterproof polyester shell with zip out polar fleece liner Waterproof elastic band at the waist and wrists 2'' silver reflective...

PYRAMEX RH100 Series Non-rated Hi-Vis Knit Cap

$8.95

Pyramex RH100 Series Non-rated Hi-Vis Knit Cap 100% Polyester Knit Reflective Striping One Size Fits Most Pyramex Pyramex RH1 Series Non-rated Hi-Vis Knit Cap GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS MATERIALS: Hi-Vis 100% polyester...

PYRAMEX RSZH3411 SERIES SWEATSHIRTS - ENHANCED VISIBILITY

$40.00

Black background polyester sweatshirt with 2” silver reflective material with contrasting tape Enhanced Visibility Elastic band at the waist and wrists Drawstring hood Zipper front closure MATERIALS Sweatshirt: 100% polyester...

PYRAMEX RRH10: Cooling Ranger Hat

$12.00

PYRAMEX Cooling Ranger HatPRODUCT DESPCRIPTION:Lightweight ranger style hat Rated UPF 50 Hi-vis material for greater visibility Reflective piping and tape One size fits most

PYRAMEX RWB4610 Type R - Class E Winter Bib

$79.95

Pyramex RWB4610 Type R - Class E Winter Bib Weather resistant PU coated Oxford polyester with quilted interior insulation 210T taffeta polyester lining provides warmth and comfort 2" silver reflective...

PYRAMEX RRWP3110- Premium Hi-vis Rainwear Pants

$26.50

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS MATERIALS Pants: 150D 100% Oxford polyester with PU coating, 3000mm waterproof, 2000mvp breathable Contrast: 210D 100% Oxford nylon with PU coating, 2000mm waterproof, 2000mvp breathable Reflective tape: China...

Pyramex RJ3210- Class 3,Type R: Hi Viz Lime Bomber Jacket With Quilted Lining

$41.95

Keep warm and stay dry with the Pyramex RJ3210 high visibility bomber jacket. Weatherproof polyester shell with quilted lining Weatherproof elastic band at the waist and wrists 2'' silver reflective...

PYRAMEX RSZH3210: Type R - Class 3 Hi-Vis Lime Zippered Sweatshirt

$28.50 – $30.50

Pyramex RSZH32 Type R Class 3 Full-Zip Safety Sweatshirt Hi-Vis Lime Weather resistant Polyester sweatshirt with black fabric at lower front of shirt and cuffs to hide dirt and stains...

PYRAMEX RCLTS31: Hi-Vis Long Sleeve Moisture Wicking Safety T-Shirt

$19.95

Stay visible with the Pyramex RCLTS31 Series Lightweight hi-vis polyester moisture-wicking long sleeve t-shirt 2” silver reflective material with contrasting color trim with X pattern on back Rated UPF 30+...

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