Best Construction Clothing & PPE

Best Construction Clothing & PPE

Construction is an essential yet inherently risky line of work. In fact, one in five worker fatalities in the private sector is in construction. This is why having the best construction clothing and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are important investments that everyone in high-impact work environments should have on hand. Combined with proper training and regular inspections, construction safety wear can literally save lives. 

There are many types of PPE available, and each can play an important role in your next project. You can find it all at PalmFlex by shopping from the best construction workwear brands like Showa Atlas, Majestic, PIP and more. Use the buyer’s guide below for our best construction clothing and PPE recommendations.

1. Work Gloves

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Work gloves provide essential protection on the most demanding construction sites. Not only do they protect workers’ hands when interacting with glass, metal, and other construction materials, but they also provide the extra grip necessary when working at higher elevations to prevent falls. There are numerous types to choose from, designed for different applications and environments.

    • Showa Atlas Fit 300: One of our bestselling construction gloves, Showa Atlas Fit 300 gloves are rubber-palm-coated to provide maximum grip and resist punctures. Ergonomically designed and featuring a 10-cut poly/cotton liner, they are ideal for construction and roofing work.
    • Showa Atlas 370 Nitrile: Another customer favorite, Showa Atlas 370 Nitrile gloves are made of a lightweight nylon and palm coated in nitrile, providing excellent grip and dexterity. They are ideal for using hand tools and picking up small objects like nails.

To find more work glove recommendations and information, you can read our complete guide to the Best Work Gloves for Construction.

2. Vests

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A quality construction vest is critical on any jobsite for promoting maximum visibility. Different safety vests provide different types of protection. Two qualities in particular are essential for construction vests: high visibility and temperature regulation.

    • Hi Vis Reflective Work Vests: Hi Vis vests are designed with reflective mesh and silver reflective tape to keep you safe on the job site. Colors like Hi-Viz green, yellow, and orange are commonly used as they are visible in most lighting and weather conditions. The Majestic 75-3211 Hi-Vis Compliant Vest is one example. This polyester construction vest is ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 Class 2 compliant and features bright Hi Vis yellow material.

3. Jackets & Pants

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For added protection and visibility, particularly in poor weather conditions, hi vis jackets and pants are essentials in construction safety wear. Many styles pair together to create one uniform outfit, but you can also mix and match to cater to your preferences.

  • Majestic Hi Vis 8 in 1 Bomber Jacket: This dynamic bomber jacket comes with a removable vest, liner, and hood so you can adjust to external conditions as needed over the course of the day. With up to 8 different combinations to choose from, this jacket guarantees both safety and comfort.

  • Majestic Hi Vis Waterproof Rain Pants: These pants are made of 100% PU coated polyester and are designed with an elastic waist to trap heat. They meet ANSI Class E Standards.

4. Safety Glasses

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When working at higher elevations, maintaining a clear vision of your surroundings is critical. Safety glasses and goggles protect your eyes from smoke, sparks, pathogens, dust, and foreign objects on the job site. When shopping for the best construction clothing and PPE, you want to invest in ANSI-approved glasses that provide complete UV protection.

    • Radians Extremis Safety Eyewear: The foam-lined frame provides additional protection from even the smallest debris, and the soft rubber nose pads ensure all-day comfort without slipping.

5. Hard Hats

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Hard hats aren’t just an OSHA requirement; they save lives. If you ever fall victim to falling debris, you’ll want a sturdy hard hat to protect you.

    • Occunomix Vulcan Full Brim Hard Hat with Ratchet Suspension: Made with high-density polyethylene, this rugged hat offers maximum penetration resistance and even protects against high-voltage shocks and burns. The 360-degree brim provides all-around protection. The 6 Point woven nylon web ensures that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort.
    • Portwest PV64 Peak View Plus Ratchet Hard Hat: Featuring a patented design, this hat features a translucent shell for greater visibility and a strong yet lightweight polycarbonate construction for comfort and UV protection.

6. Cooling Accessories

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Some job sites can reach more than 100 degrees in the summer, so workers are constantly faced with the threat of heat exhaustion and even heat stroke. Cooling accessories, from bandanas to neck shades, help to mitigate the problem. This type of construction safety wear should be essential in all warm and hot-weather job sites.

    • Majestic Permafrost Hi-Vis Cooling Towel: This cooling towel is designed with advanced PVA technology to provide quick activation and reactivation for hours of cooling relief. It is reusable and machine washable.
    • Occunomix MiraCool 940 Cooling Neck Bandana: This soothing bandana is designed with cooling crystals that provide all-day comfort. Just soak the bandana in cold water for 10 to 20 minutes and you’re ready to get to work. The crystals can hold up to 1,000 times their weight in cold water.

7. Face Masks

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Construction workers are all too familiar with respiratory dangers on the jobsite. Face masks can provide necessary protection against dust, fumes, bacteria, and other contaminants.

  • Portwest NIOSH N95 Mask with Respirator: These premium N95 masks fit tightly around the nose and mouth, preventing almost all particles from getting in or out. In fact, the name N95 comes from its 95% efficiency value at filtering particles. The respirator on the mask can be used in concentrations of contaminants up to 10 times the WEL.

Get the Best Construction Clothing and PPE at PalmFlex

Reducing workplace injuries starts with dependable construction safety wear from a dependable company. PalmFlex has been serving the industry and protecting workers for over 30 years. Our goal is to empower our customers with the confidence you only get from the best construction clothing and PPE and to provide them at affordable prices.

Start making your worksites safer with construction safety wear from PalmFlex. We offer free shipping on orders over $80 storewide within the continental United States. You can save even more by submitting a bulk quote request for huge volume discounts. Browse through our wide selection of safety wear to find the protective solutions that work best for you, or contact us today if you’d like to discuss your workwear needs with one of our experts.