Safety Apparel "The Party Chief" Survey Vest, Yellow

Safety Apparel "The Party Chief" Survey Vest, Yellow


Brand: Safety Apparel, LLC



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Safety Apparel "The Party Chief" Survey Vest, Yellow
  • Born from the lack of quality and functionality in the safety industry, and frustrated to find no other options, Safety Apparel set their passion on building their own high quality safety vests from the best materials and craftsmanship. 
  • With ten plus years in the surveying industry, they've seen it all, used it, broke it, fixed it and modified it. 
  • What you see at Safety Apparel is the passion and sweat of years of field testing to produce what they think is the very best safety vest on the market. They call it "The Party Chief!"
  • They've gone full circle to give you the most pockets, grommets, storage, hangers, and venting to make this vest perform to the demanding expectations of the surveying industry. 
  • But not just surveying, they find hunters, police officers, foreman, and all types of industry professionals are coming to them, wanting to be top dog among their peers and co-workers. 
  • The Party Chief tells people you're serious about your job. 
  • The Party Chief is a Class 2 safety vest, but already has more reflective striping than a Class 3
  • No other vest on the market offers the versatility of The Party Chief!
  • Made with 600 Denier Cordura with high density Treads
  • Color: Power Yellow
Newest Design:
  • New Features; Neon Binding with Silver 3M scotchlite reflective striping, Large YKK Vislon front zipper closures with easy grip ergo handles, YKK coil zippers with easy grip ergo handles for the back underlying pass-through trough pocket, deeper and wider front pockets, tighter straps, heavier high density stitching, lighter weight materials, and both inside pockets built tall for an ipad or similar tablets
Oversized Pockets:
  • Carry your I-Pad/Notebook devices safely, made with 600 Denier Nylon Cordura for water resistance and maximum durability.
ANSI Class 2 / CSA Z96:
  • In true vest form, it is a Class 2, with more 3M reflective striping than a Class 3, and can be seen up to a Quarter Mile at night from headlights.
  • Meets CSA Z96 standards as well
Breathable Mesh Openings:
  • Both sides have breathable side mesh and a back shoulder overlapping vents to keep you cooler in the warmer months. Can be cinched closed for cooler winter days.
  • The shoulder vent also allows you to cut a custom D-ring harness hole through the mesh for a better fit.
Shoulder Pads:
  • Tapered shoulder pads, prevents tool bag straps from slipping off your shoulders and provides cushion for carrying heavy equipment all day. 
  • Made with 600 Denier Nylon Cordura for water resistance and maximum durability.
Designed for easy access:
  • Front is cut shorter to access pants pockets, tool belts, and it doesn't bunch up in your face when in and out of your vehicle or desk. 
  • It is designed extra long in the back which creates a large bottom pass-through trough pocket and deters rain from your back pants pockets. 
Large Back Pocket:
  • THE Party Chief has a giant open wrap-a-round back trough pocket and underlying water resistant zipper trough pocket. 
  • With rip deterring power stitched bar tacks and rivets to take the weight, it will hold everything from plans and spray paint cans to hammers and lunch.
Mirrored Pocket Design:
  • THE Party Chief has a full-mirrored design on both sides of the vest, inside and and out, providing all the same utility pockets, grommets, trough pockets, covered elastic pen holders, radio clips, hammer hangers, and knuckle side fleece-lined hand pockets for the cold days. 
  • Inside book pockets carry your i-Pad/Notebook devices safely.
Full Back:
  • The Reflective strips continue in full across the back of the vest for maximum visibility.
  • Measure fullest part of your chest. 
  • If you wear just a shirt, then that is your approximate size.
  • If you will wear heavier clothes or a large jacket then add 3" to figure your size.
  • Small: Up to 31"
  • Medium: 32" to 41"
  • Large:  42" to 45"
  • XL: 46" to 48"
  • 2XL: 49" to 54"
  • 3XL: 55"+
Please Note:
  • Update: New vest designs came out in 2015. 
  • Most of the features are packed into this short video, The video is very close to the current design with the exceptions of the following new additions; Neon binding with silver 3M Scotchlite reflective striping, large YKK front zipper, and both inside trough pockets built for iPad or similar tablet.

WARNING - This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to

Image 3.0 stars out of 5
Good design but poorly executed.

I've been wearing the Party Chief PC15X for about 4 months now. Here are my thoughts.

Things I like:

Well thought out selection of pockets. Sizes, orientation, flaps, velcro, etc. all seem to be in the right places.

Breast pockets are very secure and I don't drop things when I kneel down.

I don't use them often, but I really like the side hand pockets too.

I like the large main YKK zipper.

Things I don't like:

This vest is HOT! It reminds me of wearing a flack jacket while in the military. It does not breath at all. Even in 80 degree weather I sweat excessively. When the weather gets above 100 degrees (which is usually about 20 days per year where I live) it is almost unbearable.

This vest is heavy. On my digital scale my (size large vest) weighs just over 2 lbs. empty!

The horizontal piece of webbing on each lapel is a bit narrow. I wish the webbing was wider to support various clip on items better (knife, radio microphone, etc.)

The rear pocket is a bit odd in that there are actually two of them. I've tried using both, but I tend not to be able to find the non-zippered one without using two hands, if the zippered one is I usually just leave the zippered one zipped. I really wish there was a side radio pocket instead of two back pockets. The side cam-buckles don't work anyway and therefore are not needed.

Quality control is lacking. Within the first week or two I had seems coming apart on the Scotchlite material. Within a month the main zipper was coming off (only single stitched.) I immediately contacted the vendor where I purchased and was offered little support. Then I emailed the manufacturer directly and it was recommended that I use a lighter to melt the remaining threads to prevent more separation. Then the vendor then emailed to inform me that though there was no warranty the manufacturer agreed to repair my vest if I send it in. This was not really a valid option for me as I use my vest daily and didn't want to use my old one while I waited.

Reviewed Sun, Oct 08 2017 3:15 pm by