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mastertinner 02-25-2014 10:58 PM

favorite cold weather gear
 
As we all know this winter has bin a b***h. We are approaching 50 days of sub zero*f days and sounds like 60 days is likely by the end of winter. Our work load is so packed that we are already booked into 2015,that the boss says no matter the temps or wind we're going out. As an architectural sheet metal worker, that isn't music to my ears.

So I was wondering what you guys wear for these conditions. Work cloths that keep you comfortable but not make you feel like a bloated pig trying to bend over. What are some clothes, gloves, or anything that you bought that made you say "I wish I would have found these sooner".

One thing that I would like to find is a decent face mask. One that doesn't fog your glasses or freeze solid around your mouth.

Thank's, Mastertinner

Sharkman 02-25-2014 11:38 PM

Duofold thermal underwear pants and matching long sleeve top,work pants (usually just jeans)and a lightweight fleece on top. Carhartt jacket with hood and stocking cap, Smartwool socks with my chippewa boots.


I usually wear a Patagonia fleece,thin, lightweight and extremely warm. If the carhartt gets in the way and I heat up, I can always take it off. The combination of the duo fold with the fleece is pretty warm.



Interesting question, curious to see what others wear.

FrankSmith 02-26-2014 12:00 AM

It’s just the hands, feet and face that ever get cold with decent overalls and a coat. I finally got educated on winter boots and found out it was about the grams of thinsulate. I used to have what I thought where winter boots and then I found out they were 200 gram boots. I got some that where 1200 and now my feet always feel great and I just wear regular socks.

For gloves I have found that any decently thick but tight fitting leather glove with a jersey glove over it is very warm and will even somehow stay warm if your hand gets wet for about an hour or so. I keep three pair in my van in case they do get wet. It’s the best I have found without become to bulky to grab small items.

So my face is the only variable. I wear a under armor face mask with a stocking hat most of the winter. When it gets really cold I trade in the hat for a second face mask. With that set up I can work until my eyeballs freeze. I have thought of putting on some ski goggles but can’t get over how ridiculous it would look. As long as all those cloths are well broken in, I don’t have any movement issue. When something new gets purchased it’s not too good until it’s broken in.

disenchantedsub 02-26-2014 08:53 PM

Milwaukee heated jacket! Uses the little m12 batteries, the thing is the nuts. Up to 20 degrees , can be in just a t shirt underneath !

mski 02-26-2014 09:01 PM

Columbia make a buff that has vent holes that go over your mouth. I use it in the summer for fishing to keep the sun off and it won't fog glass. Haven't used it in the winter as I have a different one to keep my neck and head warm under a hat.
Also have a turtlefur neckwarmer/neoprene balaclava I wear skiing and when it's really butt cold here. That thing kicks ass for warmth.

MJconstruction 02-26-2014 09:21 PM

I wear a tshirt, thermal shirt, and a flannel over that, if i'm going to be out side all day ill put under armor cold gear under all that and i have my carhartt jacket when i need it. For my legs just heavy pants and carhartt bibs if i need them. For my head and face a combination of a stocking hat and a pretty full beard works pretty well. For gloves i always put on nitrile gloves first then fleece gloves over that. the nitrile keep my hands dry which is the most important i think. Usually works out pretty well for me.

480sparky 02-26-2014 09:27 PM

A Layzee-Boy, a wood-burning fireplace, a flannel blanket, and a cup of hot chocolate.

Dan_Watson 02-26-2014 09:41 PM

Keen insulated boots
Smartwool socks
HH warm base layer
Moisture wicking tee
Duluth firehose pants, not insulated
North Face Triclimate
Marmot wool hat and/or gator
Winter, waterproof gloves, usually Duluth as well

WilsonRMDL 02-26-2014 09:58 PM

I hated spending the money but under armour base 3.0 shirt and pants with carharrt bibs. I've been doing exterior trim in -5-20 degree temperatures and as long as I change gloves every few hours I'm good to go

A few long sleeve shirts and a hoodie on top and your good to go

EricBrancard 02-26-2014 10:07 PM

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Underarmor 3.0 top and bottom.
Regular T shirt
Arcteryx Naga hoodie
Fleece pullover
Lined cargo pants
Bula wool cap
Seirus gloves
Merrel Reflex Mid Gortex boots

I don't mind spending the money on this stuff because I spend more time in work clothes than play clothes.

mastertinner 02-26-2014 10:46 PM

Some good replies here. Kind of liking those duluth gloves.

For the coldest of days 10*f and less I usually wear-
a thin thermal sock
redwing waterproof 8" boots with 600 gram thinsulate. non steel toe
regular carhartt canvas pants
carhartt insulated bibs
dufold long sleeve shirt
regular t-shirt
hooded sweatshirt with the hood up under the hard hat
and a beard
kinko insulated gloves, with a thin liner glove for when handling small fasteners
if it's windy I'll wear a carhartt jacket

mastertinner 02-26-2014 10:48 PM

[disenchantedsub] "Milwaukee heated jacket! Uses the little m12 batteries, the thing is the nuts. Up to 20 degrees , can be in just a t shirt underneath !"

I was curious how those jackets worked. I wonder how well they are constructed and how long they will hold up to abuse.

mastertinner 02-26-2014 10:52 PM

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pappagor 02-27-2014 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by 480sparky (Post 1965372)
A Layzee-Boy, a wood-burning fireplace, a flannel blanket, and a cup of hot chocolate.

for sure

huggytree 02-27-2014 06:37 PM

I wear pack boots...they are rated for -40....they look like Moon Boots.....if your walking its warm as hell....but If your not it gets cold at 10 degrees.....your supposed to wear them barefoot....it pulls the sweat away.....they look very silly and everyone laughs at them.....but they are the best thing ive ever found.....I believe I paid $200+ for them

disenchantedsub 02-28-2014 06:44 AM

There expensive, I think I paid over 200, but I have no complaints in the quality ...they tuck the battery up your hip enough so that you don't even notice it, fine for wearing your belt

C2projects 03-01-2014 06:15 PM

Just yesterday i was sheathing a roof temperature was - 23 c wind chill making it -34

HH belaclava
Toque or beanie for those who don't know what a toque is
I just wear wool socks and my regular work boots (normally this is good for me but yesterday My feet were really cold)
Short sleeve shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Hoodie
Carhartt winter jacket with hood
Long johns
Carhartt insulated bibs
-Not sure on the brand but i got a pack of gloves from Costco and they are great for the really cold days.

I only bust out the insulated bibs on days where the wind chill make it lower than -25c I have a pair of carhartt pants that I'll wear every other day when it's "warmer"

RichVT 03-02-2014 10:01 PM

These insoles are great. They have pocket near the toe where you can put a regular disposable handwarmer. Warm feet all day.

http://papaswarehouse.com/product/he...-foot-warmers/

Jaws 03-02-2014 10:08 PM

None...lol

Love Texas

D.E.P.S. 03-03-2014 05:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C2projects (Post 1967320)
Just yesterday i was sheathing a roof temperature was - 23 c wind chill making it -34

HH belaclava
Toque or beanie for those who don't know what a toque is
I just wear wool socks and my regular work boots (normally this is good for me but yesterday My feet were really cold)
Short sleeve shirt
Long sleeve shirt
Hoodie
Carhartt winter jacket with hood
Long johns
Carhartt insulated bibs
-Not sure on the brand but i got a pack of gloves from Costco and they are great for the really cold days.

I only bust out the insulated bibs on days where the wind chill make it lower than -25c I have a pair of carhartt pants that I'll wear every other day when it's "warmer"

I could not imagine working in those temps. :blink: Be safe pards.


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