Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up

Posted by Analisa Harangozo on Mar 13th 2019

 Wash and Wear Tests Prove GRIT FR Clothing Holds Up

Chris Massey, PK Safety's Vice President of Sales, put our  GRIT FR workwear to the test — asking numerous folks to wear the garments multiple times, running the clothing through his own washer and dryer, and then collecting lint samples.

So far, all are holding up great.

"I have personally worn some of these items outside of work and have not had any issues," he said. "The pieces are comfortable, fit true to size, and the inside tags are soft and didn't cause me any discomfort."

Each of the following pieces went through a wash time of 54 minutes, and then dried for 45 minutes.

Here are his observations and feedback for the following items:

  1. GRIT Henley Shirt Khaki
    • Very little lint – 1st wash & dry / 2nd and 3rd - zero
    • Color is still great
    • Soft and comfortable feel
    • Held up very well
    • Grit tag solid

  2. GRIT Henley Shirt Gray
    • Very little lint – 1st wash & dry / 2nd and 3rd - zero
    • Color is still great
    • Soft and comfortable feel
    • Help up very well
    • Grit tag solid

  3. GRIT Zip-Up Hoodie Gray
    • Little lint - 1st wash & dry / 2nd and 3rd - zero
    • Color is still great
    • Soft and comfortable feel
    • Held up very well
    • Grit tag solid
    • Zipper great

  4. GRIT Pullover Hoodie Navy
    • Little lint - 1st wash & dry / 2nd and 3rd - zero
    • Color is still great
    • Soft and comfortable feel
    • Held up very well
    • Grit tag solid

  5. GRIT Carpenter Pants Green Duck
    • Very little lint -1st wash & dry / 2nd and 3rd - zero
    • Color is still great
    • Soft and comfortable feel
    • Zipper and button look great

  6. GRIT Field Jacket Brown DuckGRIT Bib Overalls Brown Duck
    • Zero lint - 1st, 2nd, 3rd - wash & dry
    • Color is still great
    • No texture change
    • Held up very well
    • Flexible and cozy feel
    • Zippers and buttons held up very good


    Overall, he was pleased with the outcomes of the wash, dry and lint tests for these items. The UL Classified flame resistant clothing offers customers high quality FR gear at a great value. Manufactured in the Americas, GRIT products are all backed by an industry leading 2-year quality guarantee.

    Please review GRIT sizing and measurements or give PK Safety experts a call at 800-829-9580 if you have questions on finding the right fit. For more information on the care and use of our GRIT products, visit our NFPA 2112 UL Classified page.