EN Standards can be confusing. If you are unsure which standards you are required to meet or are just curious about what it all means please view our comprehensive guide below:

Below the EN-Standards you will find a list of technical terms relevant to our work wear range.

ARC TEST - Arc tested protective clothing minimises the risk of clothes burning if there is an accident caused by an arc.

EN-343 - Protective clothing certified to withstand rain.

EN-381-5 - Certified protective clothing for users of hand-held chainsaws.

EN-470-1 - Certified protective clothing of flame-proofed material. Suitable for welders, industrial workwears, electricians etc.

EN-471 - Certified garment conforming to the European standards for high visibility warning clothing.

EN-531 - Certified protective clothing of flame-proofed material. Suitable for welders, industrial workwears, electricians etc.

EN-533 - Certified protective clothing of flame-proofed material. Suitable for welders, industrial workwears, electricians etc.

EN-1149 - Certified and approved garments that protect against electrostatic recharging. Suitable for work where there is a risk of explosions.

EN-13034 - Certified and approved garments that provide a limited protection against liquid chemicals, where chemical splash risk is evident.

LINED GARMENT - Ideal for Winter use. 

 

Technical terms and symbols:

Fristads Airtech - Water and windproof material that breathes. Exposed seams are taped.

Gore-Tex - A fully and permanently waterproof, breathable fabric.

Windstopper - Micro fleece, a 3-layer windproof material that breathes.

Rain And Work - Fristads concept of Gore-Tex garments.

Cordura - An extremely durable polyamide material from Dupont. Hardwearing, abrasion and water-resistant.

CoolMax - A Dacronfibre with an extremely high ability to transport moisture. Dries very fast and has very good breathability.

Snikki - A comprehensive range of toolbelts and pouches, designed specially for Fristads and incorporates the 'Comfort' system, which allows all products to be flexible.

Polartec Powerstretch - A fleece material with a high capacity of breathing as well as isolation and warming when cold.

 

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