Cold weather gear?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AlwaysChafed, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    Four layers isn't even cutting it - two pairs of long johns, a mid weight, and browns. What is everyone using for maximum warmth and mobility? I have a pair of RAB mid weight but the crotch hangs so low it's hard to getting in and on things. My hoodie is a little bulky as well. Looking for thinner/warmth materials. The cold seems to stay with me. Ugh.
  2. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Where are you alaska?

    I mean how cold are we talking here? It may be a case of you have too many clothes on and are sweating.
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  3. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    5 degree Midwest weather. Heat barely puffs in the truck.
  4. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Write the heater up in the truck. It's a safety issue if it should ever come a freezing rain or even snow.

    I would say almost all of us wear cold gear or something similar. I have had some below zero days where some cold gear and a pair of gloves was all I needed.
  5. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    I wear a base layer called Coldpruf, a turtleneck, and the uniform shirt. If it drops below 20°f then I add a sweatshirt.
    That works without any vest or jacket.
    Same base layer for pants, then work pants. Good socks, tennis shoes and a pair of Neos Voyager Overshoes.

    Milwaukee Winters
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Put a hunk of cardboard in front of the radiator---don't cover it completely (unless its like 20 below)---Watch your temperature gauge so you don't run it too hot. Don't be afraid to buy some GOOD long johns---not Walmart crap.
  7. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    I am considering the silks under the coldpruf brand. A bit too many layers below for taking a leak though.
  8. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Some people just aren't good with the cold, including me. I get cold quick, just the way it is with certain people. If you got enough room in your pants wear a pair of sweatpants underneath as a layer also. Heres a word of wisdom, if you like me get cold quick and just aren't a cold person, next time you put a uniform order in get the pants way bigger than your normal size so you can have plenty of room in them to wear a lot of layers underneath and order the heavyweight trousers. I wear a normal size 34 waist but ordered a size 42( SOUNDS DUMB I KNOW) but trust me I have plenty of room in them for mad layers underneath( same with shirt size also). Better to have enough clothes than not enough. You can always add or subtract the layers as you need them.
  9. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Don't over dress. If you sweat, you will feel cold and clammy all day. Most times I just wear a zip hoody as a jacket. Wear layers and Jumpman was correct when he said to order pants a couple of sizes larger. If I may also add to order them a little short in the inseam as well to keep the plant legs dry. We are not out to be fashionable but to keep warm and dry.
  10. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Under Armour
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  11. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Duluth makes some decent cold weather gear and it comes in brown.
  12. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

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  14. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Pricey, but very much worth it!
  15. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

    Very pricey. Very effective. Tom Brady made it popular in the NFL. A+ for snowboarding in any winter weather. Mobility, comfort, warmth, durability though, admittedly, I don't know how it would withstand everyday use. There's a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

    I can't leave a link. Google "De Soto Sport T1 First Wave Pullover"
  16. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  17. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Cabelas polartec long johns, outfitter socks, a pair of knee pads, a cotton tee shirt, uniform, brown hoodie, UPS vest, UPS beanie, with a company ball cap expanded to fit over beanie with a hat light on the brim at night.
    A good pair of insulated pack boots and thinsulate gloves.
    I also carry a survival pack with coveralls, spare gloves, socks etc.
    This week has been starting out below zero and rising only to about 10 before plummeting back to minus zero. And I go way out in the back country.
  18. YellowSox

    YellowSox Member

    It's about 20 degrees on Wisconsin, just wear the undershirt, ups short sleeve, cutoff ups sleeveless vest, ups bomber jacket, ups waterproof rain jacket/ windbreaker. Then I just wear the long pants. My legs are normally fine, just need to worry about feet and hands
  19. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    I've found no difference between under armour and the knock off brands like champion. The heaters in these aren't good at all. Writing them up will do nothing but aggravate 1brownwrench. Acclimate yourself to the changing temperature.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I have a brand new pkg car and had to turn the heater off as it was getting too warm in the cab.
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