The cold air around us in winter makes us cold, but that’s only because the body loses heat in more than one way. If you are prepared to combat heat loss, you can stay warm in almost any environment. Continue Reading
When working or playing in cold temperatures, you wear apparel designed to protect you from those conditions and keep you warm. But there are more things to consider than material and insulation. Each jacket has a number of draft points – areas of the jacket that are vulnerable to cold penetration. It is important to know what these are and how the jacket you are considering addresses potential exposure to drafts.
The terms wickability and breathability are thrown around a lot when it comes to sports apparel, usually describing jerseys and compression shirts. The wicking and breathing capabilities of a garment can be even more important for winter clothing and helping you stay warm, yet are often overlooked when dressing for colder temperatures. Continue Reading
Layering is a key component of protecting yourself from temperature and elements, whether you work in a refrigerated warehouse or spend your weekends in a tent. There are three basic layer types, but within each of those are multiple options best suited to the activity and climate you will be in. Continue Reading
Your clothing keeps you warm, safe and productive in cold environments but choosing the right clothing is only part of the picture. How much you eat, clothing layers, perspiration build-up and even water consumption all affect how well your body can keep warm. Whether you are in the cold for work or play, we have ten cold tips that can help you stay warm. Continue Reading
Customers ask us all of the time, "What is the best fleece jacket to buy?" This can be a hard question to answer because there are so many fleece jackets and vests in the marketplace. Like so many other types of outerwear, choosing a fleece jacket or vest really comes down to one question: how will you use it. For example, do you need a light fleece pullover or jacket just to wear in the office when the air conditioning is just a little too cold for you? Do you wear fleece as a part of a layering system that will be worn with a lighter or heavier jacket? Do you need a thick fleece jacket to wear under overalls at work? Or do you perhaps need a fleece vest that will be worn over a jacket or insulated base layer? Continue Reading