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  • Ready for Spring? Be Prepared with High Visibility Rainwear

    high visibility rainwearMarch, April and May are generally the wettest months for most areas of the US and sometimes it just doesn't seem to let up. While we need the rain to help nature transition from winter into summer, it can cause quite a mess for anyone who works outdoors. Job sites become muddy, messy and flooded. Materials are slick and slippery, creating an increased risk of hazards. Wet clothes and a wet body during a long, cold workday is not only uncomfortable but also a perfect recipe for getting sick. If you're working in these conditions, you need the proper apparel.
    The top brands in the safety industry have been working relentlessly in recent years to create the next generation of rainwear, with some impressive results. It has evolved from the most basic concept of keeping you dry into a respectable market with plenty of trade-specific options to choose from. The days of those heavy vinyl trench coats are a thing of the past. The demand for style, comfort, and functionality have taken equal importance to dryness and manufacturers have taken notice. This is especially true within the high visibility ANSI-rated market where ANSI Class 2 and 3 rainwear is now available in many colors and styles.
    Ripstop 300-denier fabrics, double-taped and heat-sealed seams, elastic wrist & ankle cuffs, drawstring waists, waterproof pockets, waterproof zippers and one-way vents for reducing undergarment heat build-up are some of the most important features offered with today's advanced high-visibility rainwear. Thinner, lighter, stronger and more flexible waterproof fabrics that allow for better movement are now commonplace, making it safer and easier than ever to perform tasks. In addition, today's rainwear isn't as bulky as it was just years ago. This helps reduce the risks of injuries from snags on equipment or machinery, making everyday a safer one.
    When you're heading out for work this spring - or anytime when it's wet and rainy - remember to bring your rainwear. The ability to remain comfortable, safe, dry, and highly mobile is now just a click away. To browse and buy high visibility rainwear from the top brand names in safety, check out our complete selection here. Remember, it takes the proper tools to get the job done and the proper apparel is a critical tool for the workday.

  • Spring Into Spring With High Visibility Rain Gear

    high visibility rain gearIt seems like a huge relief when the temperature climbs above 30 degrees after a long and brutal winter of frigid weather. It's still cold but thankfully not so cold that you can't stand to be outside, let alone work outdoors all day. Within the next month the temperatures will climb to something more reasonable and you'll be able to leave the hats and gloves at home and start to shed those extra layers of winter clothing that you've become so accustomed to. Finally!
    So what comes next you ask? The rainy season, that's what - and there's no better way to be prepared for work than with some high quality rainwear products. They make the job easier, safer and more comfortable by keeping you dry and visible throughout the work day.
    Take a look at a few of our most popular rainwear products that can make your life easier this spring.

    ML Kishigo Economy Series Class 3 Rain Suit

    This combo features both pants and jacket; everything you need to stay visible and dry - and from a brand you can trust! The ANSI Class 3 Jacket and Class E Pants make for a high-performance set of rain gear at a truly affordable price of less than $43. Both pieces are manufactured from durable, waterproof, 150-denier polyester oxford fabric with polyurethane coating and sealed seams. Adjustable wrist & leg cuffs make for a perfect fit and a non-sparking snaps and zipper for added safety. This suit is sold as a set and is available in Lime or Orange. See more HERE.

    Viking Professional Thor 300D Ripstop Class 3 Rain Jacket

    If you're interested in the ultimate in safety and rain protection, you might want to take a look at the Professional Thor Rain Jacket from Viking. Made from rugged 300D tribal ripstop polyester, it's as tough as they come. This jacket features 4-inch reflective striping by 3M, guaranteeing the highest visibility under even the harshest weather conditions. Equipped with waterproof zippers, a detachable 'stormblaster' hood and armpit vents to provide adequate ventilation. It's 100% windproof & waterproof and has double-sewn, taped and heat-sealed seams. ANSI Class 3 compliant and available in yellow or orange. $125 right now, see more HERE.

    Falcon 3-Piece Rain Suit

    We couldn't finish this blog without adding something quick and simple.. The Falcon 3-Piece rain suit is just that - it's simple, inexpensive and surprisingly effective. The 100% waterproof suit features a jacket, bibs and detachable hood. It's not ANSI compliant, but at just $9.95 it's perfect for job sites where ANSI gear isn't required. Made from .35mm thick PVC and polyester, the jacket features a vented back and underarms to promote ventilation while the bibs feature elastic suspenders and a front fly. To ensure a comfortable and effective fit, the suit is equipped with adjustable wrist, waist and ankle snaps. Dual front jacket pockets with flaps for storage and a storm flap front. THis jacket is silicone free and available in yellow, lime or orange. See more HERE.
    If you're looking for something different or would like to browse other rainwear products, check out our complete inventory of high visibility rain gear. There are plenty of products to choose from at our everyday low prices, as well as many other spring and summer garments to keep you safe and comfortable on the job.

  • A New Age in High Visibility Rain Wear

    high visibility rain gearIn less than one month, the cold weather will start to subside and the drab and rainy season will be rapidly approaching. For most of you who work outdoors, those are the dreaded days of stomping through the mud, handling wet tools and materials, and just a general sense of discomfort during the wet weather. Everything seems to take longer in the rain or on a wet job site but still the job has to be done.
    Fortunately, you don't have to be as miserable as it may sound. There's an abundance of ANSI Class rainwear available to keep you as comfortable as possible day in and day out, allowing you to focus on your job tasks and make the workday easier. With the proper gear, those rainy days will barely even phase you.
    While there's always been an answer to staying dry, never before has it been so easy. Manufacturers of safety garments are going above and beyond in recent years to combine proven older methods with new technology - making for some of the most durable, effective, comfortable and versatile ANSI compliant rainwear imaginable.

    Improved Materials

    Rainwear has really evolved since the days of giant vinyl overcoats. Lightweight, PU-coated polyester oxford fabrics and rugged 300-Denier polyester offer a lightweight alternative to the heavier and less durable materials of the past. Not only are these materials lighter and more comfortable but they also allow for less resistance and a better range of movement.

    Improved Comfort & Functionality

    Again, nowadays, rainwear is not a single piece of one-size-fits-all heavy waterproof clothing. Waterproof pockets and zippers are now the norm, as are removable waterproof hoods. Advancements in design and engineering have allowed for the integration of vents and/or ventilation zippers in strategic locations to help increase airflow and breathability in a garment which is normally airtight - and they do so in a way that still keeps the water out!

    Improved Visibility

    As wet and rainy weather naturally decreases visibility, it renders you more susceptible to accidents or injuries that can be directly attributed to not being seen. Since so many of the top manufacturers have advanced their reflectivity technology, this application naturally applies to their rainwear. High-reflectivity waterproof pants and bibs are now quite common and add a significantly higher level of visibility during wet conditions. During dry conditions, hi-vis pants may not be required - but since you're wearing the waterproof gear to stay dry, the added reflectivity is just another beneficial factor.
    As one of the united states leading distributors of high visibility safety gear, HiVis Supply has an excellent selection of high-quality rainwear and rain gear. We stock the finest brands available in a wide assortment of sizes, colors and styles. From economical models to the finest rainwear that money can buy, we have it. Visit us today at to browse our complete selection of safety rain gear and buy with confidence at our everyday low prices.

  • Stay Ultra-Dry with ML Kishigo Brilliant Series Rainwear

    brilliant series rain gearWhen you think of a rainy day at work you probably have unpleasant thoughts of waterlogged clothes, wet feet, and water dripping into your eyes. Not to mention slippery surfaces and standing water that seemingly make even the simplest tasks a burden. Working in the rain is no fun for any of us, but unfortunately some of our jobs require it. On a more positive note, there are ways to make the work day more bearable and productive, even in the wettest weather.
    The folks at ML Kishigo have been designing and manufacturing some of the best high visibility safety gear on the market for quite some time and have put a significant amount of effort into creating high visibility rain gear that's affordable, performs well and keeps you visible in even the most extreme weather conditions. The Brilliant Series Rain Jacket and Rain Pants are no exception, and in fact, they're the perfect example of top quality gear for the rainy season.
    The Brilliant Series Jacket and Pants are made from high quality 150-denier polyester oxford fabric which provides maximum durability in a lightweight and breathable style that will keep you dry without retaining too much heat and sacrificing your comfort on the job. Of course, they are 100% waterproof featuring sealed seams to prevent even the smallest amount of water penetration.
    While the jacket features a waterproof front zipper with storm flap and waterproof zippered pockets, it also has a vented back and underarms to improve air circulation while keeping out any water. The pants utilize waterproof side cargo pockets and adjustable leg cuffs that provide a comfortable and secure fit. When it comes to storage, dryness and comfort, Brilliant Series Rain Wear offers the best performance available.
    But what about safety? The Brilliant Series Jacket and Pants have that covered also.
    Both products employ Reflexite prismatic tape for ANSI Class 3 protection, but that's not all. Reflective trim pinstripes are used around the edges and seams offer enhanced visibility to ensure the utmost protection and safety. Used in combination, the jacket and pants are some of the most effective garments available for working outdoors in rainy or wet environments. As a touch of style and for the purpose of maintaining a cleanly appearance in areas that usually discolor from dirt and contact, ML Kishigo has incorporated black fabric into the lower areas of both garments to help hide dirt and prevent discoloration.
    If you're serious about staying dry on the job this year, be sure to check out these two products in the high visibility rain gear section of our website.

  • A Hi Vis Winter

    Based on the National Weather Service’ Climate Prediction Center, here is a summary of the main factors which usually influence seasonal climates:
    • El Nino and La Nina
    • Trends – Approximated by the Optimal Climate Normals (OCN) Tool – difference between the most recent 10-year mean temperature or 15-year mean of precipitation and the 30-year climatology Period (currently 1971-2000)
    • The Tropical 30-60 DAY oscillation – otherwise called the Madden Julian
    • The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) And the Pacific North American (PNA) patterns
    • The Pacific Decadal Oscillation(PDO)
    • Persistently dry or wet soil in the summer and snow ice cover anomalies acting as a kind of memory system
    • Statistical forecast tools
    • Dynamical forecast models
    • Consolidation (CON) - Makes optimum use of the known skills in our forecast tools

    Based on the numbers provided, here are some of the November December January (NDJ) 3-month temperature outlooks:

    • Below average temps over much of Alaska, Washington and coastal regions of Oregon and California
    • The 3-month precipitation outlook calls for above average median precipitation almost through the Mississippi Valley
    • In locations where the likelihoods of seasonal mean temps and rainfall are similar to probabilities, equal chances of low, mean, or high averages are likely.
    Hi Vis Supply has a full line of high visibility winter jackets and rain gear for the winter months.

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