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FR Novus Welding Shirt Apex Line

USD $195.00

The Apex Predator of welding apparel. The Fr Novus welding shirt has a superior fit and uses the most innovative material for welding durability. With increased protection at every level this shirt is sure to impress. Scroll down to read all about the Apex advantage.

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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 Novus welding 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!

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 fulfil 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. The Novus welding shirt is designed for welding in warmer temperatures and climates and is a lightweight welding shirt. Trust in the Novus to work with you on the job site, protect you from burns while being a lightweight alternative to leather welding jackets.

6 Reasons To Buy To The FR Novus Apex Welding Shirt:

  • The FR Novus is light; we use lightweight FR twill in the body and use the newest CarbonX Repel in the arms.
  • We think like welders because we are welders; we place protective materials in the best places to help protect you from burns. Placing this material only where you need it cuts down weight and bulkiness while delivering the protection you need.
  • Welding 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 welding shirt that’s designed right; our design includes a natural bend in the elbow for flexibility, dual layer sleeves, and an extended rear tail.
  • A leader in welding 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 a welding hobbyist, or artist, then Up in Smoke Welding Apparel has the best product for your welding job. Buy the FR Novus now, and you’ll be happy you did.

We believe welding 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 welding apparel on the market so that you look good, stay protected and get home to what matters most.

Size Before You Buy:

  • 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.

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17 reviews for FR Novus Welding Shirt Apex Line

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  1. keishia loya

    The Novus welding shirt is a GREAT product!!! ordered this shirt for my husband as a gift and he loves it! I was worried that it wasn’t going to be long enough (he is a bit tall) but surprisingly it fit perfect!! when I ask him how it is he says it’s great, he can move comfortably in it, it’s not heavy so he isn’t getting hot wearing it (especially with temps starting to rise) and what’s even better is that he isn’t getting burned!!! yay!! a lot of co-workers took an interest in his shirt and he definitely recommended it to them. I will be for sure ordering more in the future for him!!!

    overall 5 out of 5 stars in EVERY category!

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  2. Ryan Widmer (verified owner)

    I have bought countless carhartt/Wrangler/Ariat FR gear and no other gear compares to UP IN SMOKE. You might think it’s a lot of money, but this one shirt will last at least the life of 2 of those other shirts.

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  3. Chris panayides

    By far the best and most durable welding shirt I’ve ever purchased hands down! Comfortable and stylish all in one highly recommended!!

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  4. John

    Pipelining for 42 years. Bought this shirt and the hood type one. Can’t burn out the sleeves. Make sure you step to the side when grinding as with any shirt you will burn up the lower front lapels. Excellent welding shirt for hot weather, and seems to breathe in the arms when ur soaked…

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  5. Courtney Cowley (verified owner)

    Absolutely the best in the business. I’ve beat the crap out of it and it’s still perfect.

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  6. Abraham H. (verified owner)

    Great workwear, I’m on my second shirt.

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  7. Randy Agustin (verified owner)

    High quality nice looking jacket.

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  8. Evan M. (verified owner)

    Second one and it’s still my favorite jacket

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  9. Scott P. (verified owner)

    Loving this piece. No complaints. Shipped super fast.

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  10. jjrogers9 (verified owner)

    This is hands down the best gear that I have ever used. It is number one in look, comfort, and durability. I absolutely love Up In Smoke welding.

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  11. Joshua Schaffner (verified owner)

    I haven’t fully gotten to experience the jacket for all it’s worth just yet. However, the look and feel of the jacket was very nice and the overall quality seemed great. I had a sizing issue and they where very easy to work with and very professional. I will buy from this company again!

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  14. Jared (verified owner)

    I will be buying more

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  15. Jon R. (verified owner)

    You can’t find a shirt that performs like an UpinSmoke shirt, especially the Novus with dual layer sleeves. I swear by these products to keep me protected from carbon arc gouging, torch cutting, to stick welding and plasma gouging! And you’ll look dapper AF

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  16. Chet R. (verified owner)

    Highest quality shirt I’ve found, a truly protective yet somewhat breathable piece of workwear

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  17. John Lennon (verified owner)

    I got your shirt for my 17 year son. He is doing heavy duty equipment repair welding and pipe welding for a summer job. Your shirt is holding up great and I will be buying more. He is heading to Kentucky Welding Institute after high school next year and I will send a good supply of your shirts with him. Great shirt! John Lennon

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