The Apex Advantage
The Apex line was created because we knew that we could build on the already strong foundation of our welding gear. Now that we have done that, we have created the Apex Predator of welding apparel. What sets this newest model of the FR Zestos work shirt apart from its predecessor is the new material application called EPIC Technology from Nextec. Nextec places a silicone barrier inside the fabric at the final stage of fabric finishing. The silicone polymers saturate the fabric, and from there the silicone only sticks to silicone. In doing so, each individual fiber bundle is encapsulated. The silicone also fills and sets within the spaces of warp and fill yarns (see a 2000 time zoomed photo in the gallery above).
Why is this so important
- EPIC is key in shedding sparks and molten metals
- Maintains a high percentage of breathability
- Higher abrasion resistance
- Longer color retention
- Improved after-wash appearance
- Not as easily soiled
- Wind resistant
- Water resistant
- Fast drying
- EPIC will always pack dry!
The FR Zestos is so well made you can wear it working, or at the pub with friends. Versatility and performance go hand-in-hand with our welding apparel especially with our FR Zestos work shirt.
But most importantly, if you want to support welding apparel that’s made in the USA, then this product is for you. In fact, all Up in Smoke Welding Apparel is made using materials sourced right here in North America. We are deeply committed to ensuring that North American hands touch our products at every step along the way, from when we design our products to when we fulfill your order.
We know that once you try our products, you’ll never buy anything else. Why are we so confident? Because we test, test, test to ensure our products and the materials we use are the best for the jobs we know you do. In fact, the FR Zestos work shirt is one of our core products in the Up In Smoke Welding Apparel line and is designed specifically to keep you cool, protected, and looking good.
5 Reasons To Buy To The FR Zestos Apex Shirt:
- The FR Zestos is ultralight; we use state of the art FR twill for breathability and comfort.
- A work shirt designed right; our design includes extra space in the elbow for flexibility, tall collars, front pockets that can fit an iPhone 10 and an extended rear tail.
- We think like tradespeople because we are tradespeople; this design is for light to medium duty welding like TIG. It’s also a great FR shirt for all trades.
- Work apparel that’s stronger than steel; we use heavy Kevlar and Nomex stitching to ensure our products can tolerate almost anything your job throws at it.
- A leader in work wear; Up in Smoke Welding Apparel performs better than anything on the market, however, our garments are not indestructible. Our goal is to keep you protected and depending on the welding job that can be weeks, months or years.
Whether you’re pipelining in Texas, California or overseas, burning rod in a fab shop in Canada or Minnesota, or if you’re an electrician, plumber, or a sweet jack-of-all-trades, then Up in Smoke Welding Apparel has the best product for your job. Buy the FR Zestos work shirt now, and you’ll be happy you did.
We believe being in the trades isn’t just a job or a career. It’s a brother and sisterhood, a family, a community of people who get it done. It’s our job to ensure you have the best work apparel on the market so that you look good, stay protected and get home to what matters most.
Size Before You Buy (Garment has different color patch then what’s shown in the photo. Please see photo of khaki patch in the photo library.)
- Please remember to use our size chart.
- If in doubt about sizing, feel free to give our team a call at 1 (832) 497-3254