Carhartt, the work clothing leader, once again provides protection for the working man. The Flame-Resistant snap-front shirt is made of 100% flame-resistant treated twill cotton. This shirt is specifically designed to self-extinguish in two seconds once the flame has been removed from the material. Meeting UL, National Fire Protection Agency 2112 and 70E compliance, the flame-resistant shirt provides an HRC2 degree of safety when working in environments where flash fire may occur. FR (fire rated) tags are displayed on the front of the shirt for easy identification in the workplace. Carhartt’s flame-resistant shirt features snap closures on the front, pockets and cuffs. It is offered in tan and blue, in regular fit or big and tall, in sizes from small to 5Xlarge.
With quotes such as, “If it carries the name Carhartt, its performance is legendary” and “I believe that when a man wears an article that I manufacture, his self-respect is increased because he knows that it is made by and honest manufacturer, who is honest with his employees”, Hamilton Carhartt strove to provide workers with long lasting clothing no matter what their trade. From the railroads of the early 1900’s to the home builders of today Carhartt continues to provide quality products for the working man or women.
Your author, who has spent a lifetime working in the construction industry, tested the Carhartt Flame-Resistant snap-front shirt while performing a variety of projects including electrical, plumbing and metal grinding. The shirt, which is called an “original fit” fit quite well on a 5’10” frame and is cut full enough for restrictive-free movement. The shirt is long enough that the tails never came out while bending over or squatting. The snaps were a welcome change from buttons as the fabric is fairly heavy. Three snaps secure the sleeve cuff, which provides a measure of safety from flying debris, and the cuff fits nicely under gloves. While the shirt was not set on fire to test the flame resistance, it was noted numerous times when metal grinding that hot sparks did not ignite the fabric. Knowing how stringent the testing is for UL and NFPA, the author knows this shirt can be a vital piece of safety equipment while working in flame hazardous areas.
The Flame-Resistant snap-front shirt by Carhartt is well-fitting, comfortable piece of safety clothing for working in an environment where protection to the HRC2 level is necessary.
Carhartt Flame-resistant snap-front shirt
Size: Regular- small-2XL
Big- 3XL- 5XL
Price- Regular- $69.99
Big and Tall- $79.99
Color- Tan, Blue
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.