Protective overalls, or coveralls, is durable gear that is used in many different professions as a shield from the elements around those who wear them. Though many people view them as simplistic way to be dressed for work, they offer many benefits. There are a variety of different types of coveralls, made from lightweight to heavy, and offering various levels of protection.
Warmth is one of the greatest features of coveralls. Laborers, such as military officials who run the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, can often use these to stay protected from many outdoor elements including the bitter cold air during the winter season. The various weights can keep you protected, no matter the condition. There are also waterproof options that will keep you dry and warm, despite weather conditions.
Another feature of coveralls is their visibility (or lack thereof in some cases). Highway workers may use a bright orange coverall to remain highly visible to motor vehicles. In regards to the lower visibility coveralls, these are most often used by the United States military. The standard color scheme is UCP, or Universal Camouflage Pattern. This helps to ensure that the soldiers blend in with the terrain and are not easily visible. The desert brush color pattern was tested in urban, woodland, and desert environments and was found to perform the best across the board; because of this, the desert brush pattern was chosen as the standard design for the U.S. military coveralls.
Perhaps the most important feature of coveralls is their durability. As mentioned above, the United States military uses ICVC, or Improved Combat Vehicle Crewman’s, coveralls to protect their soldiers from dangerous outdoor conditions. Not only does this include weather, but also other harsh elements such as, scratching branches, or even splashing waves from the sea. For workers that are in contact with dangerous chemicals, there are impermeable coveralls to protect the bodies of those workers. There are also fire resistant coveralls made for firefighters, racecar drivers, or military pilots. Using fire resistant materials, such as Nomex®, helps to ensure that the suit does not catch on fire and ultimately harm its wearer.
Overall, there are many uses for coveralls, however they are often underused in many professions, despite their many features. Different jobs and aspects of the military can use a variety of different coveralls to their advantage. Because of our quality materials and excellent customer service, for years Carter has been the manufacture of choice for both flight suits and coveralls.