Unless you’re a lifeguard, there’s a good chance that you spend most of your day at work wearing a shirt. But guess what? Just because it’s a shirt that you’re wearing at work doesn’t mean it has to feel like a work shirt. Real work shirts are constructed from rugged materials and made with flexible and breathable designs for greater comfort on the job. Many also feature hi vis colors and reflective material that help you stay seen and avoid struck-by accidents. Need some great new hi vis work shirts for yourself or your crew? Read on to learn about five of HiVis Supply’s best, plus some key things you should be looking for in your work shirt.
Fast Facts: Things to Look For in Hi Vis Work Shirts
Any quality hi vis work shirt will include the following:
- Construction from a durable fabrics like birdseye polyester, ripstop, or even oxford knit
- Comfortable feel on your skin
- Flexible enough to give you a full range of motion in your upper body
- Bright fluorescent colors and reflective materials to keep you visible
In addition, make sure to ask yourself key questions about your needs in a work shirt, such as:
- Does my work shirt need ANSI 107-2020 compliant visibility?
- Does my work shirt need flame-resistant (FR) design?
- Does my work shirt need UPF-rated protection to keep my skin safe from the sun?
- Do I need a short-sleeve or long-sleeve work shirt?
- Does my work shirt need a specific style like a t-shirt, button-up or polo?
For more tips, read our article on choosing the best work shirt for you.
Our Most Popular Hi Vis Work Shirts
Now it’s time for the good stuff. HiVis Supply proudly brings working people the hi vis workwear they need to succeed on the job. Check out five of our favorite options for hi vis work shirts:
The 7505/7506 is a classic button-up shirt with job site ready features. Its durable construction means it’s an ideal choice to be your daily workhorse, and it’s packing a lot of the most in-demand features for work shirts today, including ANSI Class 3 high visibility protection. One feel of the rugged ripstop material, and you’ll understand why this shirt will keep going long after others can’t.
This breathable and stylish work shirt makes an outstanding addition to your hi vis lineup. It’s an ANSI Class 1 shirt with an elegant, high-contrast design and a durable ripstop fabric for reliable performance. A UPF 40+ rating provides excellent sun protection on long, hot days, and Red Kap’s TouchTex™️ Technology helps the fabric resist wrinkling and stains.
3. Portwest E066 Class 2 HiVis Black Bottom Long-Sleeve Button-Up Work Shirt/Portwest E067 Class 2 HiVis Black Bottom Short-Sleeve Button-Up Work Shirt
Portwest offers this work shirt in two classic designs, a long-sleeve button up and a short-sleeve polo. Both feature a polyester-cotton blend and an ANSI Class 2 high visibility design that helps make a worker unmistakeable on the job site. These shirts’ black sleeves and bottoms preserve a clean appearance for longer, and a vented back yoke circulates air throughout your shirt and keeps you cool.
4. National Safety Apparel VIZABLE FR Enhanced Visibility CAT 2 Long-Sleeve Segmented X-Back Work Shirt
You don’t find CAT 2 flame resistance in any old work shirt, and this most definitely isn’t any old work shirt. Instead, it’s a thoughtfully designed performance work shirt with features that almost any working person can appreciate, such as an ultra-soft cotton-nylon blend and a breathable design. But, ultimately, it’s professional to the core, and its NFPA 70E compliant design and 3M™ Scotchlite™ FR Silver Segmented Material are proof.
This offering from Work King is a perfect work T-shirt for hot weather, thanks to its micro mesh design that keeps it breathable all day. But it’s also packing serious visibility credentials, with an ANSI Class 3 design that will protect you even in demanding visibility conditions. These features make the ST07 an all-around standout daily performer, and its affordable price point means it’s a great garment to pick up in multiples.
You can view our entire selection of hi vis work shirts here. We’re proud to offer dozens of different options for your work shirt, from tees to button-up shirts, while at the same time keeping a curated selection of gear from trusted brands that won’t let you down. See our summer outerwear guide for more tips on choosing the best summer work gear.