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Best Safety Vests 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated February 1, 2018
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Edwin GarrettHi there, my name is Edwin Garrett and the first thing I would like to say is thanks for stopping by my website. Let’s discuss this topic to help you select best safety vests for 2018 and take your experience to a whole new level with aerators.

My main objective is to write article on these subject so that buyers like you can have the best assistance and education in making that next purchase. Without further-a-do, let’s take a look at the Top 3 list in 2018 which are available in the market.

Best Safety Vests of 2018

I am going to specify each good-to-buy feature as much as possible for your references. Here we have compiled a detailed list of some of the best safety vests of the 2018.

If you’re reading this, it is very likely that you’re scouting for the best safety vests. Now, let’s get to the gist of the matter: which are the best safety vests for the money?

Test Results and Ratings

Rank №1 №2 №3
Product
Total 4.8 4.5 4.3
Design
5 points
5 points
4 points
Size
5 points
4 points
5 points
Construction
5 points
5 points
4 points
Price
4 points
4 points
4 points
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№1 – GripGlo Reflective Safety Vest

 
GripGlo Reflective Safety Vest

Pros
This safety vest is lightweight and designed for high visibility to keep you safe for Motorcycle, Running/Jogging, Bike/Bicycle Riding, Construction worker, Surveyor, Traffic Crossing Guard, Police, EMS, Security, – Essential for Your Car/Auto Rescue & RV Roadside Emergency Kit.
Cons
Nothing, except that I wasted too much time making my choice.
 
Total:
4.8

Why did this safety vests win the first place?

The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I was completely satisfied with the price. Its counterparts in this price range are way worse. I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product.

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Design
5

5star

Size
5

5star

Construction
5

5star

Price
4

4star

 

 

№2 – XSHIELD XS0003

 
XSHIELD XS0003

Pros
HIGH VISIBILITY AND 360° REFLECTIVITY: Fluorescent Yellow Safety Vest with 2″ width reflective strips along the chest,shoulders and back. This vest provides 360° protection to enhance the visibility and safety of People.
BREATHABLE AND COMFORTABLE: 100% Polyester Mesh Fabric provides lightweight and good breathability ,especially when you are working outdoors.
Cons
It seems hot quickly.
Expensive.
 
Total:
4.5

Why did this safety vests come in second place?

I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. I really liked it. It is amazing in every aspect. It did even exceed my expectations for a bit, considering the affordable price. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture.

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Design
5

5star

Size
4

4star

Construction
5

5star

Price
4

4star

 

 

№3 – SHORFUNE 1103U High Visibility Reflective Safety Vest with Pockets and Zipper

 
SHORFUNE 1103U High Visibility Reflective Safety Vest with Pockets and Zipper

Pros
-Fluorescent Yellow Safety Vest, 100% Polyester Mesh Fabric provides lightweight, comfortable and breathable , especially when you are working outdoors.
2-inches wide silver reflective stripes with orange trim along the chest, shoulders, and back for maximum visibility. The premium quality reflective material meets ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 Standards.
Cons
Soft parts prone to damage.
Extraordinarily expensive.
 
Total:
4.3

Why did this safety vests take third place?

This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.

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Design
4

4star

Size
5

5star

Construction
4

4star

Price
4

4star

 

 

Safety Vests Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy safety vests, right? No!

A Word of Warning

The US Coastguard says that life jackets for children under 1pounds might not offer a proper fit:

The Coast Guard does not recommend taking infants onboard a recreational boat. The PFDs currently available for newborns up to 1pounds may not provide a proper fit to perform as expected.

Unless the parent is able to test their newborns out in a PFD, sized for infants, in a swimming pool, they will not know if that device will float their child with his/her head out of the water.  You must be sure you know the PFD you have works for your infant.

Otherwise we recommend the child not be exposed to any risk in a boat on the water.

Therefore, when you buy a life jacket, you should test it own to make sure it works properly and that the fit is right before you take it out in a boat. A wading pool would even work!

By law, in the United States, all children must wear a life jacket in a moving boat. The age cutoffs differ state-by-state, and you can look up the laws for your particular state on the BoatUS website.

Ease of Movement

You are safe and strapped on to the tree. While some people think it’s restricting, it gives you the freedom to move with confidence. After all, who wants to move around when they have no safety harness or anything to keep them away from falling from the ground?

Effective Hunting

This is a given. Once you are more comfortable and confident that you are safe while on an elevated stand, you will be able to hunt better because of it. Since you have the confidence to move around your elevated stand without worry of falling, you can take your aim with ease and capture your game.

Material

Ensure that the harness is made out of sturdy and quality material. Look at its stitching and the way it was made. It should not have any cracks or be susceptible to damage easily.

Fortunately, not all safety harnesses are expensive. While more expensive safety harnesses offer premium quality, there is a choice for those on a budget that still provide excellent stitching and security.

The harness should be comfortable with the adjustable straps and at the right size to accommodate your build. You can find harnesses that range from small to extra large, so evaluate your height and weight, finding a harness that will be able to carry you.

Dainese Alter-Real Waistcoat Back Protector

This vest offers back protection and is so slim that it can easily fit under a show jacket. The front elasticated zip allows ease of movement and stretch and the innovative hexagon construction guarantees the highest efficiency in terms of coverage and mobility.

Champion Ti22

The Ti2features Champion’s ‘SegTek’ panel construction, which gives a minimum of 100 flexible sections that mould to your shape and flex with your movement as you ride, for ultimate comfort and flexibility. The Ti2is made from the latest high-tech lightweight and malleable foam panels, each of which have been individually punched with airflow holes to allow heat to migrate away from your body. Approved to BETA 200and EN13158:200level 3.

Airowear Outlyne Protector

The body protector features ‘UltraFlex’ technology that moulds to the body for maximum comfort and freedom in the saddle. This technology quickly absorbs heat from the body and therefore takes less time to soften and mould to your shape. The Outlyne is made with multiple layers of impact-absorbing materials that absorb and spread the impact in the event of a fall. Safety standard EN13158:200and annually retested to BETA 200Level 3.

Why You Need Good Gear

Last time we checked, the fastest human in the world is Usain Bolt. During the 100-meter sprint, he peaked at 27.7mph. If he were to fall going that speed, he’d likely sustain serious injury; the human body simply didn’t evolve to go any faster. Which is why even falling off a horse (Guinness World Record top speed: 43.9mph) can lead to death.

On a motorcycle, you’re going to be traveling much faster. Even around town you’ll be hitting 50 mph or more and, on the highway, you may find yourself exceeding 8mph. Your skin, bones and organs were not designed to withstand impacts at those speeds.

Then there’s the question of abrasion. As a general rule of thumb, figuring the average road surface, you can expect to lose one millimeter of flesh for every mile per hour you’re going over 30 when you crash. No, we don’t know why the thumb mixed empirical and metric units. So, at the top speed of that horse, you’ll have lost 1.4cm (or more than half an inch) of skin and muscle. Where on your body can you afford to lose that much? And that’s at only 4mph. What if you crash at 70 mph and lose an inch and a half? We’re talking serious, life-threatening injuries from abrasion alone.

Then there’s the weather. What if it’s kinda cold out? Even at, say, a 50F ambient temperature, windchill at 5mph is going to make it feel like it’s 25F. In other words: from the kind of temperature in which you might need a light sweater, to the kind of cold where you want long undies and a down jacket. Getting wet would compound that much further.

Gear can even help when it’s hot, by better allowing your body’s natural evaporative cooling effect to take place. Under constant wind blast, the sweat is blown off your skin too quickly for it to have a cooling effect. Put on a (summer) jacket, helmet, boots, gloves and pants, however, and your body is free to cool itself as designed.

Luckily, mankind has achieved through science what evolution has failed to provide: clothing that protects you from accidents and the elements, and makes riding an easier, more comfortable experience.

Street helmets look like this.

Dirt helmets look like this. You wear them with goggles. Yes, they do protect your face, but that pronounced chin may exaggerate torsional forces in a crash. They’ll also be noisy and unstable at highway speeds. Choose the right helmet for the kind of riding you plan to do.

To be legally worn on the road in Trumpistan, a motorcycle helmet must be marked with a DOT-approved sticker. You’ll see those affixed prominently on the back.

That’s just a minimal legal standard, though. Two other certifications compete for your dollar by promising greater safety, both voluntary in the United States. “ECE 22.05” is the European Union’s legal standard, while there’s also something called Snell, which is popular with a a number of large helmet manufacturers.

If you want the best possible safety, we say opt for an ECE 22.05-rated helmet. Every single racer in MotoGP (the top level of motorcycle sport) chooses to wear an ECE-rated helmet, and they (the helmets, not the MotoGP riders) tend to be lighter than their Snell equivalent.

You don’t need to spend a ton of cash to get the safest possible helmet. Many manufacturers offer high-quality, high-spec helmets for not an excessive amount of dough. More expensive helmets generally cost more because they use more expensive materials for shell construction like a fiberglass/Kevlar/carbon fiber weave. This can make them lighter, but does not make them any safer. Spending a lot nets you things like paint quality, fancy graphics, and fancier ventilation, but not necessarily added safety.

The shape and size of every person’s head is unique. You need to find a helmet that fits you perfectly; sizes and shapes vary heavily between manufacturers and models. To determine your shape and size, visit a large brick-and-mortar retailer and try on every helmet you can. You’ll know one fits when it evenly holds your head all the way around, with no pressure points. Put it on, grasp the chin and try to rotate the helmet while resisting the movement with your head. The helmet shouldn’t be able to rotate independently of your scalp. It should fit snugly, but not be too tight. (Note that a new helmet can often feel very tight, though)

Other considerations to bear in mind are weight, noise, and aerodynamics. You’ll find those addressed in motorcycle helmet reviews.

Right Size

Hoods come in different sizes. This is aimed at ensuring that they fit the head. A hood that does not fit will also not serve its purpose. The size of the hood should be in line with your head. Though they stretch, hoods should not be too tight to the point of suffocating the user. They should also not be too loose that they fail to cover the intended parts of the head or face. A hood that is too loose will block your vision. If the hood is too tight, your motions will be hindered leading to discomfort.

Recommended Material

Hoods are made of different materials. You might be comfortable with one material and not the other. This will depend on your skin type. For instance, some materials will feel sensitive because your skin is dry. For sensitive skins, you need a material that does not irritate. The label on painter’s hoods will indicate the type of material used in manufacture. If the hood is uncomfortable, it will distract you from your work.

Hoods come at different prices based on a number of factors. Size is a significant determinant of the price such that large hoods are more expensive than small sized hoods. Other factors to consider include the material used and the presence of enhancement features like eye and nose slots. While it is important to focus on the price, it must not be at the expense of quality. This may spell danger when it is time to use the hood.

Adequate Protection

The hood must adequately cover areas that are exposed to spilling paint. This includes the face and the neck as well as ears. Though it provides protection, it must not be at the expense of you conducting your work freely. This also calls for a hood that does not soak in the paint when it falls on the surface.

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Made Your Look

Dark colors are stylish and camouflage the inevitable collisions with nature and flecks of chain lube thrown up by your buddy’s bike, but they make you disappear into the shadows, trees and other non-threatening bits of landscape out in the background of that driver’s vision. The worst color choices are those just slightly darker than neutral — grays, light browns, and olive drab green. The best way to disappear is to wear camouflage, which after all was designed to help the wearer hide. Flat finishes are less intrusive than glossy ones, and multi-colored patterns may actually make you less obvious because, like camo, they break up your outline.

Even 1years later, the best source of motorcycling safety data and advice is the “Hurt Report,” a government-funded study done at the University of Southern California by a group of motorcyclists led by famed accident investigator Professor Harry Hurt. That report recommended painting the front of your bike bright colors — whites and yellows — and wearing a bright colored jacket. Unfortunately, unlike sport bikes and touring machines, few cruisers have any significant bodywork up front to paint. You can wear a bright colored jacket and helmet, however. A single yellow, orange, or almost anything flourescent will make you pop out from the background anywhere. No, they aren’t the traditional black uniform or cruisers, but you are arugged individualist, a lone wolf who doesn’t have to follow the herd, and you do dare to be different, right?

Shine Brightly

Even without bright colors, there is one thing you can easily do to help you catch the eye of that guy on the side street up ahead whose foot is just about to slide off the brake on to the throttle: Turn on your headlight — and use the high beam during daylight. Sure, it annoys some people, but unlike loud pipes, it only affects those out there in your threat zone, not the person sitting in the living room listening to Beethoven. When I started using my high beam during the day, it soon became apparent that much fewer drivers were turning in front of me. My theory is that it makes an oncoming motorcycle appear closer than just a low beam and dissuades that guy from trying to jump into that gap in front of you. These days using you high beam also help separate you from the increasing number of cars fitted with daytime running lights.

I have experimented with several other strategies to make myself more visible. I wore a bright yellow jacket for several months and also tried one of those safety vests. The yellow jacket helped me a bit but not enough to make me give up the protection of leather. The safety vest had even less effect except at night, when its considerable reflective surfaces seemed to deter tailgating and also served as a back-up if my taillight failed.

However, about six months ago I tried something that virtually stopped all those transgressions into my right-of-way during the daytime. I started wearing a fluorescent-orange Shoei RF700 helmet. The effect was magical. In that time only one person has tried to “lane-share” with me and not one car has turned closely in front of me. Even drivers who don’t check their mirrors regularly notice this glowing orange orb coming up behind them or at least catch the glow when as they eyes flick over their side mirror as they begin a lane-change. Drivers ready to turn in front of me always see me now, and very rarely to I even have to slow for a car that has turned into my lane.

 

 

 

 

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You must visit the page of sales. Here is the link. If you don’t care about which brand is better, then you can choose the Safety Vests by the price and buy from the one who will offer the greatest discount.

 

 

Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your Safety Vests wisely! Good luck!

So, TOP3 of Safety Vests

 

 

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