All About ANSI 🚧


We pride ourselves in selling ANSI Hi-Vis clothing & accessories for a reason. Before ANSI was invented, companies in America just winged it. They had their workers wearing clothing that they thought was bright and would do the job but it was soon found that it might have even made things worse. For example, road construction crews wore bright red or orange and that was it. No reflective tape or anything. If there was reflective tape, it was often too thin to be seen. It was also not known where to put the reflective tape so that it was most often seen. They soon realized that just throwing on a bright orange shirt was not going to do justice. Think about it…some of the road crew construction equipment is orange so you may blend in.

In 1999, ANSI began starting standards with its 107 design. It has undergone many changes and updates over the years as does any new invention or idea. Currently, we have the 2015 regulation that puts each clothing item into types and classes. So there are actually tiers. This all depends on design, background, retro reflective materials and labeling care allowing employers to choose the best option for their company.

Below are a few of our best selling ANSI items:

ANSI Class 2 Safety Vest

DeWalt Class 2 Adjustable Breakaway Hi-Vis Vest


Carhartt Force Class 3 Long-Sleeve T


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This month we are offering you 10% off Edge Eyewear until the end of the year! In my own opinion, Edge has some of the most stylish yet effective eyewear on the market for safety reasons. They carry camo styles, vapor shields, polarized lens, anti-reflective lens and so much more. Whether you wear these glasses for work or play, you will feel better about protecting your eyes whether your using tools or just being exposed to the sun!

A little about Edge Eyewear: It is a brand of Wold Peak International which was founded in Layton, Utah in 1998. Interestingly, they began their company in a little basement just as a lot of amazing companies do. In 2001, they relocated to a small office space where the young owner was able to hire more employees. Edge became the first company to offer designer sunglasses in this location! Today Edge is known for their products & how they package their products. “The company continues to see consistent growth as a result of its commitment to innovation, creativity, service, and enthusiasm.” -an Edge employee.

We have so many lens options such as clear lens, shaded lens, mirror lens, polarized lens, indoor/outdoor lens, and anti-fog.





The cold months are upon us and so is the season of giving. No matter who you are buying for, a nice winter jacket, pair of socks or beanie is the perfect option. We have a few items below that make wonderful gifts for the outdoors person in your life.


Carhartt Men’s Traditional Arctic Quilt Lined Coat (C26)


This extremely warm and comfortable coat is great for anyone spending a lot of time outside. It is one of Carhartt’s best selling coats. Lined with quilted nylon, it holds in heat while the cotton sandstone duck outside can endure the nastiest kinds of weather. There are plenty of pockets for storage and to keep hands warm. The contrasting colored collar adds a touch of something unique. It is available in Black, Carhartt Brown, Dark Brown and Moss.


Dickies Heavyweight Quilted Fleece Hoodie (TW394)

If you’re looking for a gift not quite as expensive or heavy as a coat, this Dickies Hoodie could be the best option for you. Available in black or grey, this fleece lined hoodie is great for wearing alone or under a coat. The hand warmer pockets are perfect for enduring the cold wind while the ribbed knit cuffs & waistband keep the wind out.


Wigman Heavyweight Fully Cushioned Boot Socks


Wigwam knows socks. These super warm, thick socks are made of wool, acrylic, nylon & olefin. Did you know that wool is the best sock material for those that wear boots often? It keeps your feet dry & comfortable all day long. These grey socks with a black accent are available in M, L & XL. They offer all over cushioning and a fortified sole. Who wouldn’t want a pair of made in America socks for Christmas?!


Occunomix Two Tone Reflective Beanie

This hat is perfect for cold weather due to the extended fabric around the ears.You can purchase the hat in high-visibility colors or in grey. The rib knit material is comfy and warm and the stripe of reflective material adds safety while you’re outside.



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So you just purchased a home of your own. Whether you purchased it alone or with someone else, you will need to make sure you have the necessary safety items to use with your cleaning solutions and/or power tools. When using these tools, it is important to have the right precautions. Here at Construction Gear, we can supply you with what you need in this New Home Owner Safety Kit.



Plastic Gloves: Any chemical resistant/rubber/PVC gloves are necessary for cleaning & refinishing. You want to protect your hands from the chemicals in these products. The damage could be permanent if you are not careful enough. The North Trawler Gloves are available for re-use or if you want a pair of gloves that you can throw away after use, the yellow pair below by CLC.


Leather Gloves: Leather gloves are better suited for dirty work or gardening than plastic or PVC. A great pair are the CLC Split Cowhide Drivers or you could go with a pair of leather palm gloves such as the Rugged Blue Work Gloves. Both are affordable options that will get the job done safely.


Safety Goggles: Actually, no matter what the job is, a pair of goggles is a great idea. You don’t want particles flying into your eyes. A great, easy on the wallet pair of goggles, are the Rugged Blue Economy Safety Goggles. Or if you prefer a pair that are shaded for outdoor use and anti fog, the Pyramex V2G Safety Goggles are a great buy.

Ear Protection: Ear plugs or muffs are a great idea for power tools inside or outside your home. Most people do not know that repeated exposure to something as simple as your lawn mower can result in premature hearing loss. If you prefer muffs, the Pyramex NRR 22dB are a great overall option. If you prefer ear plugs, the Peltor Skull Screws are comfortable and reusable.


Dust Mask: These handy mouth covers are great for lawn work, sanding or doing anything with flying particles. We have a page of available dust masks at all different prices and brands available to you.


A safety kit for use with your power tools or cleaning solutions is a great idea to keep everyone in your house safe. If you purchase a tote from a local store, you can keep them all together for easy access and you’ll remember where everything is!




We sell only the most rugged & most loved work wear from a large amount of vendors. We find that our customers enjoy those products that have been around for a while & are known to please. So why would these not be the best gifts for him?! The following are three products that we know & love. They have been around for a while now so the reviews are in and they are FIVE STAR.

  1. Carhartt Men’s Long Sleeve T-Shirt – K126


There are nine different color options for this staple shirt. It is made of 6.75 oz. soft cotton jersey material and will fit everyone perfectly. At the cost of 20.99 per shirt…you cannot beat it. (HINT: Make sure to sign up for our emails because we are offering you a chance to win a $1,000 Construction gear gift card if you purchase from Carhartt)


2. Dickies Men’s Regular Straight Fit Jeans

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These pants might just be the most comfortable work pants we own and the sales tell us that. We’ve had them on the site for a long time and they only get raving reviews! They sit slightly below the waist but are roomy in the seat and thigh. Enjoy the 5 pocket styling that gives you plenty of storage room. Each pair is only $21.95!


3. Dri Duck Cheyenne Work Jacket


We offer this jacket in 6 different color options. It is one of the most purchased jackets on the site! It is made of 12 oz. cotton quarry washed boulder cloth which is meant to keep you warm. There is an attached hood for extra protection and it will withstand any work environment! This jacket is currently $62.99!




Are you still searching for a staple pair of work pants? You know, the pair you always reach for sometimes even out of the dirty laundry basket because they are just the most comfortable, durable pair of pants you own? Well here at Construction Gear, we look at who sells the best rated work pants & jeans and bring them to you at affordable prices (as low as we can possibly sell them to you). We have pants for the contractors, the painters, the electricians, and even those that work at a desk job! This week is all about FIVE STAR work pants. We’re sure in the list below you can find a pair that work best for you. Try them out and let us know how you like them. If you are not completely satisfied, return them and try a new pair!



Top FR Work Jeans

Riggs Workwear by Wrangler Fire Resistant Carpenter Jean - FR3W020

The Riggs WorkWear by Wrangler Fire Resistant Carpenter Jeans are and have been our best selling jeans for a while now. This pair of jeans is a great precaution for being around sparks…just in case. They have a handy hammer loop and extremely deep pockets for storage and easy retrieval. They have a relaxed fit so that they are roomy in the seat & thigh and will be comfortable all day, even after the long work hours. A pair of these pants will only cost you $54.99 which is a great price for fire resistant work wear.




Top Painters Pants

Rugged Blue Natural Painters Pants


We are proud to say that these great, durable pants come from yours truly. The Rugged Blue Natural Painters Pants are made of soft, 100% cotton that won’t shrink after the wash. They have a hammer loop and spacious pockets for your phone and any small tools. The relaxed fit is great for all day movement. The natural color is great as opposed to white because it conceals more dirt. A pair of these pants are at the awesome low price of $15.79!



Top Cargo Pants


Riggs Workwear by Wrangler Ripstop Ranger Pant - 3W060

Riggs must know what they’re doing with work pants because they also own the top cargo pants position on our site too! These Ripstop Ranger Pants are perfect for work or play. They are made of 10 ounce, 100% cotton fabric for extreme comfort and softness. They sit slightly above the waist so you will have no problem with sagging and also have a relaxed fit for added comfort. Enjoy the spacious pockets for your phone and small tools. These pants are available to at $34.99/pair! There are also multiple color options.







Image result for fireThe first thing everyone notices about flame resistant clothing is that it is sometimes double the price of regular work wear. But why is it so important? We all know it protects you from short-term thermal incidents. But what some don’t know is that the main reason we wear it is not to protect ourselves from the fire itself, but from the possibility of igniting and burning after the heat has been removed. Normal clothing such as cotton and nylon continue burning even after the heat source is removed.

Yes, the cost of FR clothing can be more expensive but in the long run it will save you a lot of money. The type of fabric used for FR clothing lasts a lot longer than regular clothes that get worn out easily. Also, the cost of injury these days is absurd! A burn can result in medical fees, lost work time and increased insurance.

However, at Construction Gear, we try to bring you FR clothing at the lowest price possible. See below for some of the most popular FR clothing and accessories we carry.


Occunomix FR Hoodie (132.99)

Occunomix Flame Resistant Pull-Over Hoodie LUX-SWTFR



Wrangler FR Button Down Work Shirt




Occunomix FR Hinged Balaclava

Occunomix Flame Resistant Hinged Balaclava - SFR320



Black Stallion Welding Gloves

Black Stallion TIGSTER TIG Welding Gloves - T50