On your search for safety apparel, you have likely come to the point where you need to choose between coveralls or two-piece suits consisting of protective shirts and pants. The first consideration should be one of safety. The second part of consideration is a balance between comfort, practicality, and affordability. While both options are effective, each one has various benefits and downfalls that can make a big difference in your satisfaction of a product.
While neither is necessarily chemical proof, one-piece disposable coveralls do offer slightly more protection. One of the biggest reasons is the gaps that can occur between the two pieces. Coveralls come with elastic sleeves and cuffs to help protect you from chemical splashes and particulate matter. Safety tops only come with elastic or non-elastic cuffs with the collar and bottom remaining loose.