The SX Soft Shell Quarter Zip Job Shirt is waterproof, windproof, breathable, and impervious to blood borne pathogens.
Gerber Outerwear’s SX Soft Shell Quarter Zip Pullover features a classic-style outer shell made of lightweight, breathable, and fade-resistant BioTex Barrier Fabric. The BioTex Barrier Fabric has been independently tested to and meets the requirements of the ASTM F 1671 Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood Borne Pathogens.
This pullover also features oversized set-in hand warmer pockets, zippered set-in chest pockets, Scotchlite reflective piping, segmented mic clips on the shoulder, an elasticized draw cord waistband with adjustable barrel clips, and adjustable cuffs.
BioTex Barrier Fabric
BioTex Barrier Fabric is waterproof, windproof, breathable, and blood borne pathogen resistant, having met the requirements of the ASTM F 1671 standard for blood borne pathogen resistance. This lightweight fabric provides an effective barrier against all types of inclement weather, while still allowing hot, humid air to escape. Despite its soft feel, BioTex Barrier Fabric is tough enough to stand up to rugged use.
ASTM F 1671
ASTM F 1671 is the standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood Borne Pathogens. OSHA requires in their final rule 29 CFR 1910.1030 that an employer must provide appropriate protective equipment that will not permit blood or other potentially infectious materials to penetrate through to reach the employee’s work clothes or skin. This is a nationally recognized test method performed by independent labs to confirm the protective nature of the component.
The ASTM F 1671 test defines a method to evaluate if these potentially deadly blood borne pathogens can penetrate a protective fabric. The test utilizes a surrogate virus, Phi X 174, in a closed cell that is capped by the protective fabric. After a set time, the lab technician scientifically determines if any of the infectious materials have penetrated the barrier.
3M Scotchlite Reflective Material
Recognized as the leading high performance retro-reflective component for worker visibility. The use of Scotchlite Reflective Materials provides increased peace of mind to people who wear safety garments. They know that their garment contains material that will enhance their visibility in low-light and nighttime conditions. 3M is a trusted name known for quality and innovation.
Specialty closures are the little parts that make a big difference. With their unsurpassed quality and rugged construction, YKK's zippers can withstand years of use without failure. YKK's vertically integrated manufacturing process guarantees that every sub assembly is produced to the highest standards. This consistency can be seen and felt in the smooth action in their zippers or the reassuringly firm hold from any of their other specialty closures.
- Waterproof, windproof, breathable, and fade resistant outer shell made of BioTex Barrier Fabric
- Oversized set-in hand warmer pockets and zippered set-in chest pockets
- Scotchlite reflective piping
- Segmented mic strips on the shoulders
- Elasticized draw cord waistband with adjustable barrel clips
- Adjustable cuffs
- BioTex Barrier Fabric has been independently tested to and meets the requirements of ASTM F 1671 (Resistance to Blood Borne Pathogens)