Railroad Gear

Railroad safety work is tough, dangerous work. Our railroad safety vests and clothing are created with high-performance companies and railroad workers in mind. Explore our rail/freight workwear and gear below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Railroad Gear Do You Offer At Reflective Apparel?

We offer a variety of railroad gear and safety clothing here at Reflective Apparel. Browse our collection of railroad safety vests, hi-vis x-backs, railway jackets, and t-shirts. Our hi vis gear is designed for railroad and highway workers on the US railway system. Explore our railroad gear above.

The purpose of the Xback is to determine whether an employee has their back to possible danger.

What Features Are Available For Your Railroad Safety Vests (Breakaway, Mesh, ANSI)?

Our railroad safety vests have a variety of features available. We offer breakaway vests, mesh railroad vests, and x-back hi vis vests. Our safety vests come in ANSI class 2 in lime / yellow or hi-vis orange!

Railroad Gear Features and Benefits

  • 1 External Lower Pocket
  • 2 Internal Lower Pockets
  • Heavy Duty Mic Tab
  • Cell Phone & Pen/Pencil Chest Pockets
  • X Back Safety Vests and Railroad Gear
  • Clear Credential/ID Pocket with Hook & Loop closure
  • UPF 35 Rating (Very Good Protection) - AS/NZ 4399-1996
  • Breakaway Zipper Front Closure (Breakaway Vest)
  • Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirts
  • Breathable Parka Style Jackets With Sealed Seams
  • Mic Tabs
  • Systems Gear

Are Your High Visibility Railroad Work Clothes ANSI Compliant?

Yes, we offer ANSI compliant safety clothing, vests, gear and railroad work clothing, but we do have products which are non-ANSI. Please see below each product to identify the ANSI compliance of that product.

Do You Offer Custom Railroad Work Clothing?

Yes, we offer personalized high visibility clothing and railroad gear! Don't hesitate to contact us for additional customization, including your logo and name. Contact us here.

What Materials Do You Use For Your Rail/Freight Hi Vis Vests?

Reflective Apparel vests utilize breathable mesh materials and fabrics.

Railroad Safety Vest Materials

  • 100% Knit Polyester Mesh Vest (Safety Vest)
  • Lightweight & Soft 4.1oz Performance Fabric
  • 100% Polyester 140 gsm Birdseye Knit
  • Moisture Wicking Shirts - Wicks Moisture 3X faster than Cotton and Minimizes Odor
  • 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material - 8906 Silver Fabric Trim
  • PU Coated Breathable 100% Polyester Shell
  • Two-Tone High Visibility Fluorescent Lime & Black

How To Wash Railroad High Visibility Clothing?

Machine wash, with like colors in cold water on a delicate cycle.

You may use a mild detergent.

No Bleach or Fabric Softener!

Tumble Dry on low heat. Remove immediately. Do not Iron. Do not dry clean.

When you machine launder your high visibility clothes and traffic safety vests, try to avoid adding garments with a rough finish to the wash. The microscopic glass beads on the reflective tape can be worn off by the rough treatment. Turn the garments inside out . Avoid fabric softeners as the fats from softeners negatively impact the breathability and wicking of the apparel.

If you line dry your garments you will extend the life of the reflective tape. If you choose to machine dry, try to remove the garment immediately. The added heat of the garment against the drum, with other hot clothes piled on can damage the reflective tape. Tumble dry low is recommended.

Our polyester garments do not bleed, but other dark garments may. This may cause a slight reduction in the intensity of fluorescent color. Try to wash the garments with other light color fabrics.

Do not forget to wash your railroad safety vests! We know you love to throw them in the truck and forget about them. The dirt from workwear can diminish the intensity of the fluorescent color. You want the color to be as visible as possible so the vest can be effective.