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Zipper retrofit

Front zipper

Code requires that flame resistant garments be designed for quick and easy removal. This is why we make the extra effort to install a series of high-tension snaps. This system has two significant benefits: the first is that conductive material is not outwardly exposed, nor does it come in contact with the wearer’s body; the second advantage is that it allows for quick and easy exit from the garment.

Benchmark coveralls do not come stock with zippers, however upon request we can retrofit your coveralls with a flame resistant tape zipper. While zippers are not the most ideal “quick release” closure they are accepted in certain industries. All Benchmark coveralls come stock with quick release, high tension front snap closures spaced no more than three inches apart. This configuration is the safest and most comfortable configuration because it uses less conductive material than a brass zipper and the closures are isolated from both the wearer and the ignition source with multiple layers of flame resistant material.

It’s important to understand why various codes ask that flame resistant garments be easily removed. After an incident its possible that underwear or inner layers of clothing may have ignited. This person could be unconscious or running in a state of panic while fanning the flames. Usually a second, uninjured person, removes the victims clothing and extinguishes any continuing flames. Can you imagine trying to un-zip a zipper while a person in running around in a state of shock?

It take six times more manufacturing time to align, install a four part closure and finish the garment around the closure than it would if we simply installed a zipper. We choose this system because it’s the safest option available for flame resistant coveralls.

After understanding the reasoning behind a quick release snap system, if a zipper is desired, we will retrofit your coverall with a flame resistant tapes zipper. Please contact your local Benchmark distributor; lead times vary from two to five days.

Leg zippers

Code requires that flame resistant garments be designed for quick and easy removal. This is why we make the extra effort to install a series of high-tension snaps. This system has two significant benefits: the first is that conductive material is not outwardly exposed, nor does it come in contact with the wearer’s body; the second advantage is that it allows for quick and easy exit from the garment.

Benchmark coveralls do not come stock with zippers, however upon request we can retrofit your coveralls with a flame resistant tape zipper. While zippers are not the most ideal “quick release” closure they are accepted in certain industries. All Benchmark coveralls come stock with quick release, high tension front snap closures spaced no more than three inches apart. This configuration is the safest and most comfortable configuration because it uses less conductive material than a brass zipper and the closures are isolated from both the wearer and the ignition source with multiple layers of flame resistant material.

It’s important to understand why various codes ask that flame resistant garments be easily removed. After an incident its possible that underwear or inner layers of clothing may have ignited. This person could be unconscious or running in a state of panic while fanning the flames. Usually a second, uninjured person, removes the victims clothing and extinguishes any continuing flames. Can you imagine trying to un-zip a zipper while a person in running around in a state of shock?

It take six times more manufacturing time to align, install a four part closure and finish the garment around the closure than it would if we simply installed a zipper. We choose this system because it’s the safest option available for flame resistant coveralls.

After understanding the reasoning behind a quick release snap system, if a zipper is desired, we will retrofit your coverall with a flame resistant tapes zipper. Please contact your local Benchmark distributor; lead times vary from two to five days.


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