What's the difference between Class 2 and Class 3?
ANSI Class 2 vests have 775 square inches of background material and 201 square inches of retro-reflective material (1.375 inch reflective stripes). These sleeveless vests are required for workers on sites around traffic going 25 mph or higher and workers near heavy machinery.
ANSI Class 3 vestsoffer greater visibility than Class 2 vests. ANSI Class 3 vests have 1240 square inches of background material and 310 square inches of retro-reflective material (2 inch reflective stripes). All Class 3 vests have sleeves. These are required for workers near traffic that exceeds 50 mph.