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FR Zestos Original Shirt (TWO LARGE NAVY FOR $170)

USD $170.00

A work shirt with superior fit and a traditional look. Color options available.

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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 a Made in the USA cotton blend 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.


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  • 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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38 reviews for FR Zestos Original Shirt (TWO LARGE NAVY FOR $170)

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  1. Sam Hackman

    My favorite shirt for hotter days and shop fab work. Super durable and the length of the shirt and sleeves is perfect. The high viz stripes are great for sites that require vests. I’m 6’2” 185 and wear a Large.

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  2. Christian

    Hands down the highest quality welding shirt you’ll find! The color and stitching options are great and look sharp. These shirts also starch really well

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  3. Jesse Johnson III (verified owner)

    The zestos is by far the workhorse of all the shirts . The best thing about it is it keeps you cool while in the sun ….. it also has a very professional look …..

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  4. Rodney Adams (verified owner)

    Definitely the workhorse in my collection of Up In Smoke work wear. These shirts stand up to everything they have faced so far, they look great, they’re comfortable and they’re the perfect welding shirt for the warm months! Absolutely love the FR Zestos. Zero regrets with making the switch to Up In Smoke Welding Apparel!

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  5. Stephen Marshall

    The Zestos is my go to for all hot weather work inside and out. It is also a great shirt for general wear in the field or shop for grinding ,layout ,and general fabrication duties. Its so light and stylish that you wont even think of taking it off for a coffee or supply run.I got several in different colors depending if I’m working in direct sunlight where Ill wear the Khaki or if I’m getting really dirty I’ll wear a Navy one.

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  6. David DeMoise

    The perfect shirt for welding in hot areas! Cool enough to wear in Texas during the summer while still providing plenty of protection from spatter and slag.

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  7. Matt Titheridge

    This is my daily shirt and I love it, it even smells good when it burns! The snaps are reliable and easy on beat up hands and the phone pocket is sweet. the shirt fits great and breaks into a super comfortable garment. My first two shirts still look great and they are over a year old(over 26 weeks of wear each!). These are the most functional and best looking shirts in the trade I have used so far.

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  8. Dakota swanke (verified owner)

    I weld day in day out like most out here. I was honestly on the fence at first based on price, but with that being said you get what you pay for. I bought jackets from Lincoln, Hobart, and a few other brands only to be let down. By far the best investment you can make is protection

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  9. Zach Drew

    I was on the fence about ordering from up in smoke for a while because I was worried the jackets would be too heavy for the Arizona heat. I’m so glad I finally ordered a zestos fr because it’s the perfect weight and not too hot at all. The first day I wore it I leaned right up against a weld that a student had just made and I thought that I for sure just burned a big hole right through but nope! I felt the heat but the jacket suffered no harm! I’ve been welding in it for about a month now and it’s still in perfect condition just a little dirty. I also really love the snap buttons they’re heavy duty and great quality.

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  10. Mason (verified owner)

    Ordered mine had some slight issues with it, customer service called me immediately and fixed the issue quickly and professionally. Would 10/10 recommend there products. Wish they’d partner with the UA, that’s about the only thin leg that could make this company better

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  11. Ray Rojas (verified owner)

    The Zestos FR shirt not only performs really well , it looks great . Quality materials stand up against the abuse thrown at it daily . It’s tough enough to protect you from cuts/ sparks / and blazing red hot rods from stabbing you by accident . It breaths just enough even in the hot California 110* weather . Even my wife loves the look of this welding shirt .?

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  12. Moo moo (verified owner)

    Quality fitment color style durability and breath ability have been all good. I use lots of 6010 and it’s withstood it. So for me it’s doing it’s job. Can’t speak for the next type of welding but 6010 spatter it’s definitely holding up well. I will say. THIS JACKET IS LIKE A DAMN QUILT! It definitely holds heat. I’m in Florida so maybe that has something to do with it but it definitely holds heat. But still is comfy to wear. And it’s not a heavy jacket once you wear it. It feels great.

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  13. dave spennachio (verified owner)

    I got 2 shirts, love the style and my beads look better! Only problem now is when I’m in the gas station wear these bad ass shirts the chicks won’t leave me alone, on hottie threw me her motel key…

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  14. Eric Scott (verified owner)

    I have bought 3 zestos and 2 novus welding shirts and these shirts are the best I have owned.

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  15. Chase Meehan (verified owner)

    I wear this when I’m mig or tig welding. Then switch over to the novus for stick. Not only is this the best looking welding shirt I’ve ever bought but it’s also the most durable.

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  16. Patrick Hedgecock (verified owner)

    Looks good, feels good. Ordered one to try out and ended up buying 2 more. Every time someone new sees them they ask what the label says so you are definitely getting your name out with the patch on the pocket. Worth the price and I will buy more when i need to!

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  17. Anthony C.

    Finally ended up buying one of these and after 7 months I am so glad I did. It’s by far the best welding shirt I have owned. I weld with 7018 all day long and have zero issues. It’s definitely comfortable, love the pockets and it obviously looks killer . If your on the fence about it, I would highly recommend pulling the trigger. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

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  19. Eric S. (verified owner)

    Very good quality product, very well made and durable.

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  20. KADE (verified owner)

    Can’t get enough of these shirts!

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  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    My son loves the pullover. Stylish and durable.

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  22. Charlie Wilson (verified owner)

    I will definitely keep buying these products. They are the best I’ve ever used.

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  23. Eric Steimel (verified owner)

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  24. Ryan M. (verified owner)

    Good quality shirts, worth the money definitely. The shirts fit and feel great won’t be wearing anything else

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  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Outstanding, but it is a Christmas gift so don’t tell!!

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  26. Kelly Barlow (verified owner)

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  28. Wes H. (verified owner)

    Awesome stuff.

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  29. Kasey O. (verified owner)

    Really nice jacket all my teachers like it and it looks awesome! One thing I do recommend is a sleeve if your doing overhead stick, other than a few holes out the gate it a 10/10

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  30. Tyler D. (verified owner)

    Great quality made welding shirt . The fit is pretty true to size but they are pretty long . Not sure if I should have gone medium but feel like the arm length and wrist would have been to small. Will be definitely be buying more just undecided if I should down size

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  33. Jacob A. (verified owner)

    Awesome shirt, holds up well

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  34. ERIC STEIMEL (verified owner)

    The best welding shirts in the business

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  37. Andrew H. (verified owner)

    Awesome shirts especially for the heat of summer

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  38. CHRIS STRUTH (verified owner)

    Great shirts. Very good customer service.

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