FAQs

What Size should I order?

MEN'S CHEST SIZE
SMALL: 34-36, MEDIUM: 38-40, LARGE: 42-44, XL(1X): 46-48, XXL(2X): 50-52, XXXL(3X): 54-56, XXXXL(4X): 58-60, XXXXXL(5X): 62-64

MEN'S WAIST SIZE
SMALL: 28-30, MEDIUM: 32-34, LARGE: 36-38, XL(1X): 40-42, XXL(2X): 44-46, XXXL(3X): 48-50, XXXXL(4X): 52-54, XXXXXL(5X): 56-58

WOMEN'S SIZE
SMALL: 4-6 , MEDIUM: 8-10, LARGE: 12-14, XL(1X): 16-18, XXL(2X): 20-22, XXXL(3X): 24-26, XXXXL(4X): 28-30, XXXXXL(5X): ----

BIBS or COVERALL LENGTH
Try not to order bibs or coveralls to long in the leg. If garments drag the ground they will be damaged and
not accepted as a return for size or flaw. These garments are generally not tapered at the ankle and
will not ride on top of your boot, therefore it is important to measure your leg inseam
(center of crotch to bottom of desired pant length).

TO SELECT COVERALL OR BIB LENGTH:
HEIGHT: 5’11" & UNDER    INSEAM:    30    Reg
HEIGHT: 6'-6'3 INSEAM: 32 Tall & Long   
HEIGHT: 6'4 & ABOVE INSEAM: 34 Xtall & Xlong   

BIBS
When ordering bibs, remember they will be going over garments. Bibs should be ordered one (Carhartt)
or two sizes larger than pants for comfort. Example, your normal pant size is 36 waist, you should order bibs 38 or 40.
Follow instructions above for proper length.

COVERALLS
For comfort in wearing over other garments, order coveralls 4 inches larger in the chest. Example,
if you are normally 42-44 Large, order 46-48 Xlarge.

PANTS and SHIRTS
When ordering pants and shirts, if you choose an Indura 100% Cotton fabric, expect some shrinkage in hot water
and hot dryer. Most shirts and sweatshirts are a generous cut and sized for minimal shrinkage.
T-shirts and henleys should be ordered in the same size as your workshirts
(they do not shrink as much as the 100% cotton t-shirts purchased at local retailers). Other fabrics should hold their size when
washed and dried properly according to instructions in garment.

TALLS
– PLEASE SPECIFY TALL IF OFFERED IN A GARMENT –
Approximately 2 inches are added to the body length and sleeve.

 

What is the difference in the fabrics?

» Excel FR

100% COTTON. 100% COMFORT. 100% FLAME-RESISTANT. EXCEL FR® cotton garments offer unbeatable protection for foundries, flame cutting and welding, as well as electrical utilities and the chemical, oil, gas and petrochemical industries. All EXCEL FR® cotton apparel is permanently treated to guarantee flame resistance for the life of the garment.

» Excel FR ComforTouch

COTTON'S COMFORT. NYLON'S DURABILITY. This practical 88% cotton / 12% nylon blend provides long-lasting protection for nearly all work environments. Ideal applications include ferrous metals, electrical utilities and the chemical, oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Every EXCEL FR® ComforTouch garment is engineered for life of the garment flame resistance.

» Nomex

LIGHTWEIGHT. BREATHABLE. INHERENTLY FLAME-RESISTANT. DuPont Nomex® IIIA (93% Nomex® Aramid/5% Kevlar® Aramid/2% Other Fiber) garments are extremely durable, so they aren't damaged by laundering. Nomex® IIIA apparel is preferred by workers in petrochemical and refinery environments and makes a great choice for electric and gas utility workers.

» Cool Touch 2

DURABLE. WICKABLE. BLENDED INHERENT. HRC2. Cool Touch® 2 garments provide flame-resistant protection in a lightweight blended fabric. The result - unbeatable softness coupled with lasting durability and HRC2 protection. Bulwark® Protective Apparel markets TenCate TECASAFE® PLUS fabric under the brand name "Cool Touch® 2".

» Firewear

COMBED COTTON. INHERENTLY FLAME-RESISTANT. Firewear® is blend of 55% FFR and 45% combed cotton. The fabric has a cotton-like hand and is offered in a knit construction. Recommended applications include utilities and firefighters station/work uniforms.

 

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    PLEASE SHIP PACKAGES TO

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    Returns Dept.

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How to care of Flame Resistant garments?

» Excel FR® and Comfortouch FR® cotton and cotton blends

10 Questions About Laundering Bulwark™ Excel-FRTM Flame Resistant 100% Cotton and Excel-FR ComforTouchTM 88% Cotton/12% Garments at Home

1. What wash cycle and water temperature should I use?

Wash in a Normal or Cotton cycle at any water temperature. FR cotton and cotton blend fabrics have the same shrinkage expected in regular cotton. Hotter water temperatures generally cause greater shrinkage, but may be required to remove oily soils. It is important to remove flammable soils possible as they can serve as fuel.

2. How do I wash these garments?

Use soft water (less than 4.0 grains). Hard water contains mineral salts that can form insoluble deposits on the surface of fabrics that can negate the flame resistant characteristics or serve as fuel if garments are exposed to an ignition source. Use any typical home laundry detergent. Do not use tallow soap. Home wash products are clearly labeled. For example, "Tide® detergent" or "Dial® soap" is stated on the package. Stains may be treated with any of the commercial stain removal products. Do not use chlorine bleach or liquid non-chlorine bleaches.

3. Do I have to wash these garments separately?

As long as washing recommendations are followed and the garments are not soiled with contaminants you would not want mixed with your family wash, they may be combined in wash loads.

4. Why "No bleach"?

Repeated chlorine bleaching destroys the FR polymer. Removing the polymer reduces the flame resistance of the garments. Chlorine bleach will also remove dye causing accelerated color loss. Powdered home wash detergents containing perborate and other "color safe" bleach alternatives, either liquid or powder, will not affect the flame resistance of the garment. Do not use home wash detergents containing hydrogen peroxide.

5. What about other laundry aids?

Starch, fabric softeners, and other laundry additives can coat the fiber and mask flame resistant performance. They may also serve as fuel in case of combustion. Their use is not recommended.

6. What about drying and ironing?

Do not overdry. If dried either too long or too hot you may get excessive shrinkage (more than 5%). If desired, iron with normal cotton settings. Do not use starch.

7. Any other suggestions?

Turn the garments inside out before wash to reduce streaking from abrasion of stiff new fabric. Use correct water levels and do not overload the machine.

8. Can these garments be dry cleaned?

Yes, all of the FR cotton and cotton blend garments can be dry cleaned with exception of the FR denim jeans. Either petroleum solvent or perchloroethlyene can be used. Do not dry clean indigo dyed FR denim as the dye will bleed into the solvent and the denim will fade.

9. How do I repair these garments?

Minor repairs that do not affect the integrity of the garment may be made using the repair kits available from Bulwark Customer Care.

10. How long will the FR properties last?

When washed by the prescribed laundry procedures, the durability of the flame resistance of these garments is guaranteed for the useful wear life of the garment.

The information in this bulletin is based on the results of testing in our laboratory and information from the fabric vendor. It is provided for your guidance and knowledge. As of the publication date, this bulletin contains up to date information on care and cleaning. Please visit our website at www.bulwark.com for the latest information.

» Nomex® and CoolTouch Nomex® blends

10 Questions about Laundering NOMEX® and Cool Touch® NOMEX® Blend Garments at Home Wash

1. Can I wash these garments at home?

Yes. As long as washing recommendations are followed and the garments are not soiled with contaminants you would not want to mix with your family wash, they may be combined in loads.

2. Are there any special instructions?

Pre-treat oily, greasy stains with products like "Shout®" or "Spray 'N Wash®". Separate light colors from dark colors as staining can occur. Do not overload the washer. Garments need room to move in the wash for proper cleaning and good wrinkle recovery.

3. What wash cycle and water temperature should I use?

Wash in soft water with less than 4.0 grains of hardness. Hard water contains mineral salts that can form insoluble deposits on the surface of fabrics that can negate the flame resistant characteristics or serve as fuel if garments are exposed to an ignition source. Use the Permanent Press cycle in water temperature up to 140°F. Use any typical home laundry detergent. Do not use "tallow soap" as it can leave a film on the fabric.

4. Can I use chlorine bleach?

No. Chlorine bleach will weaken the fabric and accelerates color loss. Oxygen bleaches may be used if necessary. Oxygen bleach is found in some home laundry detergents such as Tide with Bleach®.

5. What about other laundry aids?

Starch, fabric softeners, and other laundry additives can coat the fiber and mask the flame resistant performance. They may also serve as fuel in case of combustion. Their use is not recommended. NOMEX® has a static dissipative fiber in the blend to reduce nuisance static.

6. What about drying?

Tumble dry on Permanent Press cycle with proper cool down. Do not overdry. This fabric is synthetic and should dry quickly. Remove promptly and hang or fold. Do not line dry in direct sunlight.

7. Can I iron or press these garments? These are not durable press garments and may wrinkle in laundering. Press with a warm iron on the Permanent Press setting. If creases in pants are desired, pressing will be required.

8. Can these garments be dry cleaned?

Yes. Either petroleum solvent or perchloroethylene can be used. In cases of heavy, oily soil, this may be the preferred approach.

9. How do I repair these garments?

Minor repairs that do not affect the integrity of the garment may be made by either sewing on NOMEX® fabric patches or by darning small holes with NOMEX® thread.

10. Can the FR properties be removed?

No. NOMEX® is inherently flame resistant. This property cannot be degraded or diminished by laundering. However, it is critical to remove greases, oily soils, and other flammable contaminants as they can burn independently and overwhelm the FR properties of the fabric. If home laundering does not provide adequate cleaning, professional care may be required.

The information in this bulletin is based on the results of testing in our laboratory and information from the fabric vendor. It is provided for your guidance and knowledge. As of the publication date, this bulletin contains up to date information on care and cleaning. Please visit our website at www.bulwark.com for the latest information.

 

» Bulwark® FR High Visibility Rainwear

Care and Cleaning Information for Bulwark® FR Hi-Visibility Rainwear

Bulwark flame resistant high visibility rainwear is constructed from a blend of NOMEX and KEVLAR fibers coated with PVC. These garments have welded seams for waterproof performance and provide limited protection from incidental chemical splash. Where major chemical exposure is a concern, appropriate specialized barrier garments should be selected.

Flame resistant garments should be removed immediately and replaced with clean FR apparel if they become fouled with flammable materials.

Bulwark flame resistant high visibility rainwear meets the requirements of ASTM F1891-2002 for arc and flame resistant rainwear and ISEA/ANSI 107-2004 for high visibility. When worn separately, the jacket is rated ANSI Class 2, Level 2. When worn with the matching bib, the ensemble rates Class 3, Level 2.

These garments can be wiped clean using a damp cloth or home laundered in cold water using the gentle cycle. Hang to dry.

INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY

Bulwark FR high visibility rainwear should be home washed only.

HOME WASH

Hand or machine wash cold (104ºF, 40ºC) on gentle cycle using mild detergent. Do not use solvents or abrasive cleaners. Hang to dry. Do not use any type of bleach. Do not use fabric softeners. Do not iron.

DRY CLEAN

Do not dry clean.

REPAIR & MENDING

These garments may not be repaired. Any Bulwark rainwear that is torn, ripped, or exposed to flames or electric arcs, must be removed from service and replaced.

The information in this bulletin is based on the results of testing in our laboratory and information from the fabric vendor. It is provided for your guidance and knowledge. As of the publication date, this bulletin contains up to date information on care and cleaning. Please visit our website at www.bulwark.com for the latest information.

» Flame Resistant High Visibility

10 Questions about Laundering Bulwark® Flame Resistant High Visibility Garments at Home

1. What wash cycle and water temperature should I use?

Wash in a Normal or Cotton cycle at any water temperature up to a maximum of 140ºF (60ºC). Hotter water temperatures may be required to remove oily soils. It is important to remove flammable soils as soon as possible as they can serve as fuel.

2. How do I wash these garments?

Use soft water (less than 4.0 grains). Hard water contains mineral salts that can form insoluble deposits on the surface of fabrics that can negate the flame resistant characteristics or serve as fuel if garments are exposed to an ignition source. Use any typical home laundry detergent. Do not use tallow soap. Home wash products are clearly labeled. For example, "Tide® detergent" or "Dial® soap" is stated on the package. Stains may be treated with any of the commercial stain removal products. Do not use chlorine bleach or liquid non-chlorine bleaches.

3. Do I have to wash these garments separately?

Wash Bulwark flame resistant high visibility garments separately to avoid damaging the luminescent effect.

4. What about other laundry aids?

Starch, fabric softeners, and other laundry additives can coat the fiber and mask luminescent and flame resistant performance. They may also serve as fuel in case of combustion. Their use is not recommended.

5. What about drying and ironing?

Do not overdry. Dry on Permanent Press or Low setting. If dried either too long or too hot you may get excessive shrinkage. If desired, iron on Permanent Press/Low settings. Do not use starch.

6. Any other suggestions?

Turn the garments inside out before wash to reduce streaking from abrasion of stiff new fabric. Load the washer no more than 2/3 full with garments and use the high water level setting.

7. Can these garments be dry cleaned?

Yes, these garments can be dry cleaned by either petroleum solvent or perchloroethlyene.

8. When is dry cleaning recommended?

If garments are heavily soiled with oil or grease, dry cleaning is recommended because this is more effective in removing these type contaminants.

9. How do I repair these garments?

Minor repairs that do not affect the integrity of the garment may be made using the repair kits available from Bulwark Customer Care.

10. Can the flame resistant properties be removed?

When washed by the prescribed laundry procedures, the durability of the flame resistance of these garments is guaranteed for the useful wear life of the garment.

The information in this bulletin is based on the results of testing in our laboratory and information from the fabric vendor. It is provided for your guidance and knowledge. As of the publication date, this bulletin contains up to date information on care and cleaning. Please visit our website at www.bulwark.com for the latest information.

 

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