For tough, physical jobs, a pair of office khakis won’t cut it. Unfortunately, neither will your favorite pair of jeans, usually. To reach your peak performance at work, you need a pair of comfortable work pants that are tough, flexible and highly visible. When you think of hi vis work pants, images of fluorescent mesh overpants and rain pants might be the first image that springs to mind. But the world of hi vis and enhanced visibility work pants is actually much wider and more diverse, as we’ll show you below. These are 10 of HiVis Supply’s best options for a pair of hi vis work pants.
These pants are all-around star performers that will take you through just about anything. Their cotton twill fabric is comfortable enough to see you through a long day, but rugged enough to tackle it all with no complaints. An enhanced visibility design gives you the extra visibility boost you need for safety and confidence on the job.
Need to go bright and bold? Tough Duck brings you these rugged cargo work pants with a bright fluorescent orange and lime design. Their ANSI Class E rating means they can combine with an ANSI Class 2 or Class 3 garment for an ANSI Class 3 ensemble, and their extra cargo pockets provide a convenient place to carry your essentials.
The SP04s bring an edge of tactical toughness to your work routine with their camo pattern and ultra-flexible cotton/Spandex Flex Duck material blend. A durable water repellent (DWR) finish helps shrug off grease, water splashes and other nastiness, and hook and loop closures on the pockets keep your most important stuff securely inside.
These ANSI Class E work pants live at the intersection of comfort, toughness, and futuristic style. Portwest uses reinforced seam joints on these pants to give them extreme durability, and they include 10 — yes, 10 — pockets. The PW340s also feature a 50+ UPF rating that provides 98 percent protection from UV rays so you can work outside without fear of a nasty sunburn on your legs.
A slim, stylish design meets a durable construction in the F142. You’ll love the amount of features that these pants offer at a relatively low price point: the polyester-cotton blend with 600 denier reinforcement patches, the elegant black design that hides dirt, the segmented reflective tape that provides improved low light visibility. What’s not to like?
These are anything but basic sweatpants! They’re prepared for hard work with an ANSI Class E rating and a Teflon-shielded fabric that resists stains from oil and sweat. The polyester fabric and its brushed inside provide exceptional comfort for a more productive workday, and the segmented reflective tape and black trim form a high-contrast look that really stands out.
High visibility, flame resistance and a little bit of style too — all in the same pants! NSA has created another great piece of workwear with their advanced modacrylic fabric blend that resists melting and igniting. A superb choice for those who need FR clothing but don’t want to sacrifice comfort, elegance or working capacity.
It’s time to step up your game with this tough, versatile design that also sports a multitude of pockets. Their ANSI Class E design offers extreme visibility, with all-over fluorescent colors and reflective striping on the legs. With a ripstop fabric, stretch panels, built-in D ring and even a knife holder, there’s zero doubt that these pants are built to perform.
These impressive work jeans from Blaklader are an example of what’s possible when women’s workwear is designed from the ground up for working women’s needs. The CORDURA® denim stretch blend is incredibly flexible and feels almost like normal jeans, but its reinforced toughness is a new benchmark in jeans for working people.
We’ll wrap up with another fantastic pair of FR work pants. The 1636 is the perfect pant for those who need FR protection with a flattering cut, but good looks are far from the only draw. This pair of pants includes numerous pockets, including extra removable pockets on the front, plus easy slide-in slots for knee pads.
HiVis Supply invites you to view our whole lineup of hi vis work pants. We take pride in bringing our customers not just the best workwear, but also the most relevant information, so be sure to also see our guide to summer work shirts to complete your summer work outfit.