Hi-Vis Jackets


XW Reflective provides various hi vis jackets for sporter workers, police, cyclists, pedestrians, or pets in low light conditions according to the light intensity requirements, hi vis jackets will keep these people safe because of the high visibility reflective feature in the dark.

XW Reflective has our own raw reflective material manufacturer, can get low-cost reflective material and easy to control the raw material during the process of reflective material tapes manufacturing, the whole production from raw reflective materials to final reflective clothing, XW Reflective promises the quality of every step, and you can track every reflective vest from raw material to final safety vest products, totally shows to our customers.

XW Reflective provides safety vests, Hi-vis jackets, safety pants, safety raincoats, safety shirts & sweatshirts, and safety coveralls at wholesale price, if you are looking for a good price & quality reflective clothing, or you want to have customized design for reflective clothing in a big production, you are welcome to contact us for more details online or visit our factory for more information.

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Reflective Jacket FAQ GUIDE


  1. What is a reflective jacket?

A reflective jacket is a protective jacket made of fluorescent material. It is coated with reflective tapes or films that makes it more visible. When you wear a reflective jacket, it makes you more visible to people around you and ensures your safety.

  1. What are reflective jackets called?

Reflective jackets are called high visibility jackets or hi-vi jackets. This is because they have unique reflective properties that make them glow to make those who wear them more visible.

  1. What is the use of a reflective jacket?

The main use of reflective jackets is to make people who wear them more visible to others in poor light environments or darkness.

This helps to avoid accidents in poor light areas and ensures maximum safety.

  1. How does a reflective jacket work?

When the sun’s ultraviolet rays fall on the fluorescent colors of the reflective jacket, it reacts with it to produce a bright look.

Also, the reflective films on the fluorescent material are coated with microscopic glass beads. These glass beads reflect the sun rays to make the jacket more visible.

This principle also works when light from a car’s headlight falls on the reflective jacket.

Reflective jackets emit more visible light in darkness or poor light. These two principles make hi-vi jacket wearers visible.

  1. How do you clean a reflective jacket?

You need to clean your high visibility jackets the right way to make it maintain their unique glowing appearance. This will make you more visible in low light conditions to ensure your maximum safety any time you wear it.

When you don’t clean your hi vi jacket well, dirt and debris may fade its fluorescent colour and also damage the glass beads on the reflective film. This will render your hi vi jacket useless and expose you to a lot of danger when you wear it.

Below are some pro tips you can use to clean your hi vi jacket to make it last long and effective.

  • Use a soft cloth to clean dirt and debris on your hi-vi jacket before you wash it. Using a hard material to clean will damage the glass beads on it and grind away its fluorescent colour. The reason for cleaning dirt on your hi-vi jacket before washing it is that too much dirt can act as an abrasive when washing.
  • To ensure you wash your hi-vi jacket the right way, read its wash and  care instructions before washing. These instructions are normally written on the jacket’s tag.
  • Wash your hi-vi jacket in cold water only
  • Use a washing machine to wash and make sure to wash it with jackets of the same colour.
  • Never wash your hi vis jackets with other apparels like jeans, work clothes and other rough apparels. Such apparels can damage your jacket’s reflective films.
  • Wash with a mild detergent
  1. How do you dry a reflective jacket?

The best way to dry your reflective jacket is to line-dry it in the absence of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This is because the sun’s ultraviolet rays can fade your hi vi jacket.

In situations where you can’t line-dry your reflective jacket, the alternative method you can use is machine drying. Follow these tips to machine-dry your reflective jacket.

  • Find out if your reflective jacket is safe for machine drying. You can get this information from your jacket’s tag.
  • Set your drying machine to its lowest temperature when drying your jacket. High temperatures can damage your jacket’s reflective film.
  • Remove your reflective jacket immediately the cycle of the machine ends to prevent permanent creasing the reflective sheet.
  • After drying, place your jacket on a hanger.
  1. What is the best high-visibility colour?

A lot of colours can be used for making high visibility jackets but fluorescent yellow-green, orange-red, and red colours are the most accepted colours. Of these three standard colours, fluorescent yellow-green is the best high-visibility colour.

  1. How can reflective clothing keep you safe in the dark?

Reflective clothing keeps you safe because it has a reflective tape that’s coated with microscopic glass beads. When you wear it and light falls on it, the glass beads reflect light to its source. This will make you more visible in poor light areas to prevent accidents.

  1. When must a high visibility jacket be worn?

You must wear high visibility jackets when working at construction sites that use vehicles, forklifts, etc. You must also wear them at factories that forklifts operate. Drivers working on their cars by the roadside must also wear high visibility jackets.

  1. What is a class 3 jacket?

Class 3 type reflective clothing are protective outfits designed for people who work on roadways with higher speed traffic. These workers may either be working on or close to high speed roadways and therefore need high level of visibility to avoid accidents. Normally, such roadways have a speed of about 50mph.

Class 3 reflective clothing are purposely made to provide higher visibility that ensures maximum safety for road workers.

The reflective film on class 3 types reflective clothing must be 310 square inches minimum that is 12.92 linear feet and 2-inches wide.

Among the people who use class 3 type reflective jackets are construction workers, heavy machine operators, surveyors, tow truck drivers, railway workers, site inspectors, emergency responders, etc.

  1. Are silver or yellow reflective jackets better for cyclists in terms of visibility?

Yellow reflective jackets have better visibility than silver for cyclists at day.

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