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Keep yourself warm in the winter

How to get dressed from head to toe and keep yourself warm in the winter
Jul 13, 2021 / Michal Jirák

In Sweden they say: "There is no such thing as bad weather, but only bad clothing." But even good clothing may not be enough in the upcoming winter conditions, if it lacks thermal insulation properties. If you have to work outside despite the falling temperatures, you can certainly use a few tips on appropriate clothing layers.

Underwear

When working in freezing conditions all day, correctly chosen underwear can be more important than several pullovers. It will keep you warm even if your jacket gets drenched or you tear your trousers.

Consequently, the bottom layer should always be adapted to your work. If you sweat a lot during work, the functional Lovell underwear will be the correct choice for your bottom layer. Thanks to the special Modal material, they quickly remove sweat from your skin, thus preventing you from getting chilly. That way you will not catch a cold even when on a break. At the same time, the clothes are very fine and soft, so you feel like as if you were in your pyjamas all day.

Once the temperatures plummet really deep below the freezing point, it is necessary to take out heavy weapons - the Merino sheep wool. The fibres made of this material do an excellent job in keeping you warm and providing insulation from the ambient air, so even if there is strong wind and the "feels like" temperature drops down to -15°C, for example, your body stays warm.

Intermediate layer

Over the bottom layer of thermal clothing, you should put on a T-shirt in which you feel good. We recommend the Cambon long-sleeved shirts made of 100% cotton with high air permeability. And now it is time for the middle layer. While a heavy knitted pullover will most certainly keep you warm, the scope of movement, looseness and air permeability will be off and gone. In addition, you will get unpleasantly overheated in such pullover when the temperature rises during the day.

The light Welburn fleece sweatshirts are an ideal solution to this. Or you can go for the Westow, model, if you like to open your sweatshirt down to your waist while on a break in a warm room. However, if you are facing really freezing temperatures, the Tenrec jacket with a double-fleece 360 g/m2 layer will provide the perfect and cosy middle layer.

Top layer

When choosing a jacket, the weather is more important than with any other piece of clothing. If you have an eight-hour work shift in a blizzard or annoying sleet ahead of you - the Ultimo thermoinsulated waterproof jacket will be the perfect company for you. In the event of very hard frost, take out Emerton - the warmest jacket in our product range. Thanks to its special thermal insulation, you can survive even Siberia - the jacket can cope with temperatures of as low as -40°C. In addition, it has reflective elements so you will be visible even in the most severe snowstorm.

Your head can be protected with either the Tilst cap with fur and ear flaps or the elastic knitted Rimatara mask, the extended part of which you can easily tuck in the jacket, thus protecting your neck against intrusive wind and snow. The Dangar mask with its excellent insulation properties is another possibility to protect the entire head.

Gloves

The 1st Winter waterproof membrane gloves are the perfect fit for less severe freeze and rainy weather. The special Thinsulate lining keeps your hands warm under all circumstances.

The knitted seamless Palawan Winter gloves will resist to even more severe frost, while retaining a firm grasp in your hand thanks to the foam latex coating. The Turtur glovesare the warmest option available. The comfortable terry lining keeps your hands warm, while the PVC surface layer on palm and fingers enables easy handling of tools.

In addition, all gloves include hi-vis elements for better visibility.

Let's not forget the legs

In the winter, we recommend you put on the thermoinsulated Emerton bib pants with a warm inside layer made of cotton flannel to protect your legs. Thanks to the bib, you will never feel draught underneath your jacket. Frequently stressed places are reinforced with polyester 600D, so that they don't wear through at work or when building a snowman with the children.

And to keep also your feet warm, always look for footwear with CI marking (abbreviation of the English words cold and insulation). With shoes bearing such marking, you can be sure that they will withstand temperatures as low as -17°C, because that is the testing temperature of that footwear. These shoes are also safe because, due to their marking, they are automatically classified under S2 safety footwear and O2 work footwear.

However, the footwear itself is not enough. There is an immense difference between insulating your feet with conventional socks and wearing the special winter Hammel socks made of the Merino sheep wool. Thanks to the special coolmax material, the socks also keep your feet dry. The double-layer Holtum. socks are an excellent option for the best possible temperature comfort. Their thinner inside layer is made of Merino, while the thicker outside part is made of polypropylene.

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