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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