Work Waistcoats

Work waistcoats (also known as vests, bodywarmers or gilets) are sleeveless upper-body garments that are designed to carry out one or several purposes, including keeping the wearer warm without restricting arm movements and providing easy access to small, essential tools that can be carried in the pockets. Being sleeveless, waistcoats and bodywarmers allow workers from all backgrounds to continue to comfortably wear their normal work attire, such as suit jackets or other clothing, beneath the waistcoat, ensuring additional warmth alongside freedom of movement. A work waistcoat can also provide an additional layer of protection against the elements for the upper body while leaving the arms and head visible, especially in dangerous construction and roadside environments where maximum visibility is essential.

There are standard types of waistcoat available that can be worn where high visibility clothing is not considered an essential element of workwear or PPE, and as such they are designed with more of a focus on providing added comfort and functionality without restricting freedom of movement. Some designs feature various pockets available for the storage of small tools and equipment, while others feature more specific additions, such as radio loops and ID display pockets.

At RS Components, we have a range workwear waistcoats available in mens, womens and unisex styles with and outer softshell layers typically made from nylon or polyester. Our curated range features bodywarmers and gilets from leading brands such as Delta Plus, Parade, Snickers, Timberland and Uvex.

Key features of work waistcoats

  • Added functionality, elemental protection and warmth without restricting freedom of arm movements
  • Can be used to carry small yet essential tools or equipment, negating the need for additional bags
  • Can be worn when visibility is not an essential concern or part of required personal protection equipment (PPE)

Optional special features of work waistcoats

  • Anti-static materials for ESD Protected Areas
  • Flame Retardant materials provide additional protection

Waistcoat styles

  • Standard - no pockets, just an additional layer of warmth and elemental protection
  • Executive - with storage pockets and additional features, including a radio loop, phone and pen pockets and a clear ID display pocket
  • Two Tone Executive - two contrasting colours (Yellow and Navy or Orange and Navy) to make the wearer more noticeable, with storage pockets and additional features such as a radio loop, phone and pen pockets and a clear ID display pocket
  • General Work Waistcoats - Multi-pocket designs, available in black, beige or grey

Who wears work waistcoats?

Work waistcoats aren't particularly limited in who can wear them, but there are some careers in which they may be more typically worn, including:

  • Roadworks engineers
  • Rail industry operatives
  • Security
  • Construction and building sites
  • Oil rig workers
  • Warehouse operatives

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Description Price Clothing Type Gender Material Size Waistcoat Features Material Properties Closure Type Outer Material Lining Material Colour Number of Reflective Bands Hi-Vis Sleeve Type Standards Met
RS Stock No. 918-5841
BrandRS PRO
MYR35.86
Each
units
- Unisex Polyester XXL → XXXL - - Velcro - - Orange 2 - - EN20471 Class 2, GO/RT 3279 ISSUE 8
RS Stock No. 776-7674
Mfr. Part No.4261108-XL
BrandTimberland
MYR454.97
Each
units
Gilet Men - XL - - - - - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-4419
Mfr. Part No.17OGNA**1713 T XS
BrandParade
MYR368.02
Each
units
Body warmer Women Nylon XS - Water Repellent Zipper 100% Nylon Ripstop 400T 100% Polyester 210T Grey - - None -
RS Stock No. 196-5256
Mfr. Part No.8944908
BrandUvex
MYR525.29
Each
units
- Unisex Polyester XS Executive - - - - Blue - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-4425
Mfr. Part No.17OGNA**1783 T XL
BrandParade
MYR368.02
Each
units
Body warmer Women Nylon XL - Water Repellent Zipper 100% Nylon Ripstop 400T 100% Polyester 210T Purple - - None -
RS Stock No. 184-7565
Mfr. Part No.45120404007
BrandSnickers
MYR369.37
Each
units
- - - XL - Durable - Polyamide - Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 196-5261
Mfr. Part No.8944913
BrandUvex
MYR525.29
Each
units
Body warmer Unisex - XXL Executive - - - - Blue - - - -
RS Stock No. 196-5259
Mfr. Part No.8944911
BrandUvex
MYR525.29
Each
units
- Unisex Polyester L Executive - - - - Blue - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 215-2424
Mfr. Part No.M5GI2GNGT
BrandDelta Plus
MYR181.13
Each
units
- Unisex - L - - - - - - - Yes - EN ISO 13688:2013
RS Stock No. 193-4420
Mfr. Part No.17OGNA**1713 T XXL
BrandParade
MYR368.02
Each
units
Body warmer Women Nylon XXL - Water Repellent Zipper 100% Nylon Ripstop 400T 100% Polyester 210T Grey - - None -
New
RS Stock No. 218-2940
Mfr. Part No.M5GI2GNXX
BrandDelta Plus
MYR181.13
Each
units
- Unisex - XXL - - - - - - - Yes - EN ISO 13688:2013
RS Stock No. 196-5257
Mfr. Part No.8944909
BrandUvex
MYR544.78
Each
units
- Unisex Polyester S Executive - - - - Blue - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-4414
Mfr. Part No.17OGNA**1713 T L
BrandParade
MYR368.02
Each
units
Body warmer Women Nylon L - Water Repellent Zipper 100% Nylon Ripstop 400T 100% Polyester 210T Grey - - None -
RS Stock No. 138-0574
Mfr. Part No.GRANDNO3X
BrandDelta Plus
MYR198.03
Each
units
Body warmer - - 3XL - - Zipper - - Black - - - CE, EN ISO 13688:2013
RS Stock No. 193-4426
Mfr. Part No.17OGNA**1783 T XS
BrandParade
MYR368.02
Each
units
Body warmer Women Nylon XS - Water Repellent Zipper 100% Nylon Ripstop 400T 100% Polyester 210T Purple - - None -
RS Stock No. 193-4422
Mfr. Part No.17OGNA**1783 T L
BrandParade
MYR368.02
Each
units
Body warmer Women Nylon L - Water Repellent Zipper 100% Nylon Ripstop 400T 100% Polyester 210T Purple - - None -
RS Stock No. 193-4417
Mfr. Part No.17OGNA**1713 T S
BrandParade
MYR368.02
Each
units
Body warmer Women Nylon S - Water Repellent Zipper 100% Nylon Ripstop 400T 100% Polyester 210T Grey - - None -
New
RS Stock No. 218-2937
Mfr. Part No.M5GI2GNPT
BrandDelta Plus
MYR181.13
Each
units
- Unisex - S - - - - - - - Yes - EN ISO 13688:2013
RS Stock No. 138-0754
Mfr. Part No.PESARGR3X
BrandDelta Plus
MYR297.12
Each
units
Body warmer - - 3XL - - Zipper - - Grey - - - EN ISO 13688:2013
RS Stock No. 184-7562
Mfr. Part No.45120404005
BrandSnickers
MYR390.25
Each
units
- - - M - Durable - Polyamide - Black - - - -