FAQ: Where is the Xsmall size safety vest?
A: ANSI determines a specific amount of background material and reflective material required to be classed (by square inches). They have studied exactly how much hi viz material and reflectivity is necessary is necessary for others to notice you in a work zone from a variety of distances and speeds. There is just not enough material (sq inches) on a petite or xsmall size safety vest to meet the classification! Over the years, we've heard stories of women cutting their vests to make them smaller to fit - we need to stress that altering safety gear of any kind is never okay.