Myron Breakstone, after witnessing the challenges of staying warm for bombers in WWII and workers in his family dairy alike, decides there must be a better way to keep warm. He founds the Insulated Clothing Manufacturing Company. It sadly closes the same year, but didn’t stop Myron’s dream.
A “doubting Thomas” and writer for Field & Stream magazine decides to put the RefrigiWear Coveralls to the test. Mr. Clare Conley wore an Iron-Tuff suit in a quick-freeze room at a temperature of -40° to -60°F for an hour. “The tip of my nose grew cold, and my eyebrows frosted, but I was comfortable.” Outdoor sportsmen start relying on RefrigiWear to keep warm while hunting, fishing, and for other activities.
Though successful with outdoor customers in the 60s and 70s, the 80s bring a renewed focus on the original niche market of indoor cold temperature workers. “Sno” suits and Town Coats are discontinued and the product line is fine tuned to meet the needs of RefrigiWear’s business customers.
RefrigiWear improves its online experience with an updated website, better ordering options such as online embroidery ordering for business customers, and more. Customers can view the entire product line, get information from the RefrigiWear Knowledge Center and Blog, and more on the new refrigiwear.com
Continuing our tradition of making gear that keeps you warm and lets you work hard, we introduced PolarForce™ with Performance-Flex. The RefrigiWear PolarForce collection is designed to keep you warm without losing flexibility or hindering movement. Keeping you protected down to -40°F, every product is designed for performance with materials that move with you. PolarForce is a complete collection: a jacket, bib overalls, sweatshirt, gloves and two boots are available.
2017 also launched our new Transportation focused catalog, with gear and articles specific to drivers and other transportation professionals.