Safety Vest Comparison: What is the difference between IceVest HiVis Class 1 and IceVest HiVis Class 2 Safety Vests?

Safety Vest Comparison: What is the difference between IceVest HiVis Class 1 and IceVest HiVis Class 2 Safety Vests?

What is the difference between IceVest HiVis Class 1 Safety Vests and IceVest HiVis Class 2 Safety Vests? 

Above: IceVest HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest Class 1 (Type O) in the Drinkable with Cooling/Heating configuration.

Above: IceVest HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest Class 2 (Type R) in the  Cooling/Heating only configuration, perfect for using IceVest HiVis as a shared/pooled asset.

IceVest HiVis Class 2 Cooling Safety Vest in use by Chick-fil-A drive through personnel

Above: IceVest HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest Class 2 (Type R) is used by the leading drive thru/QSR companies in the United States.

Above: IceVest HiVis Cooling/Heating/Hydration Safety Vest Class 1 (Type O) protects more QSR drive thru employees than any other cooling safety vest on the market today. 
IceVest Class 1 (Type O) IceVest Class 2 (Type R)
Type Off-Road, Non-Roadway Roadway and Temp Traffic Control Zone
Retroreflective Tape 155 sq. in. 201 sq. in.
Background Material 217 sq. in. 775 sq. in.
Cooling 1-3 hours 1-3 hours
Heating 1-3 hours 1-3 hours
Hydration 50-100 oz. 50-100 oz.
Cooling Power 70-140 watts 70-140 watts
Belt ToolBelt Reflective Belt
Size Range Up to 42" Up to 45"
Adjustable Yes Yes
IcePlate Compatibility Classic and Curve Curve
Color Safety Yellow Safety Yellow
Drinkable Configuration
Cooling/Heating Only Configuration (shared asset)

What type of safety vest should I use? 

Type O Applications

  • workers directing vehicle traffic in parking/service locations
  • shopping cart retrieval
  • warehouse staff
  • oil and gas
  • refineries
  • mines

Type R Applications

  • roadway construction, maintenance
  • utilities
  • survey crews
  • railway
  • forestery
  • crossing guards
  • parking lot attendants
  • airport baggage handlers, ground support
  • emergency responders
  • law enforcement
  • accident investigators
  • flagging
  • towing
  • roadside assistance

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