April 2021, XM Textiles polyester fabric Polar Fleece-270 (Hi-Viz orange) has been successfully tested and certified to EN 20471 (High visibility clothing – Test methods and requirements).
Polar Fleece-270 is medium weight material. Fleece is a synthetic material made of polyester, which does not absorb moisture, but instead helps to transport it away from the body. The workwear jackets or sport vests made from the fleece are lightweight, very warm and quite durable especially when reenforced on shoulders and elbows with additional layer of outer fabric like Oxford or Taffeta.
The Standard EN 20471:2013 specifies requirements for high visibility clothing which is capable of visually signaling the user’s presence. The high visibility clothing is intended to provide conspicuity of the wearer in any light condition when viewed by operators of vehicles or other mechanized equipment during daylight conditions and under illumination of headlights in the dark.
Performance requirements are included for colour and retroreflection as well as for the minimum areas and for the placement of the materials in protective clothing.
According to standard EN 20471 has been successfully passed all the following tests:
You can find all certificates and additional information on the product page.