Layer check-in

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by yes2matt, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    Down:
    Boxers
    Cotton sweat pants
    Uniform trousers

    Up:
    Cotton a-shirt
    Synth thermal
    Cotton sweatshirt
    Uniform shirt
    Uniform vest
    Uniform windbreaker

    Toboggan aka beanie

    Mechanix gloves

    And... it's +30°F. Dunno how yall Northerners do it :)
     
  2. It was just-35ish the other day with the wind chill. All I wore was the long sleeve shirt, vest, jacket. And just pants.
     
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  3. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    It's funny how different folks are, some guys in my center are in short sleeves, some guys make me look like I'm dressed for summer.
     
  4. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Damn! That's heavier than I dress for -10!

    Below 0 I go as such:

    Down:
    Underwear
    Underarmour cold gear pants
    Uniform pants

    Top:
    Underarmour cold gear long sleeved shirt
    White T Shirt
    V-neck sweater vest
    Uniform long sleeved shirt
    Uniform vest

    Balaclava
    Uniform beanie cap
    Leather mechanic's gloves


    Above 0 it's the same thing but I omit the balaclava and sweater vest. Above 20 I omit the Underarmour shirt too, and above freezing all the Underarmour comes off.
     
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  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    0 right now. Vest today but may switch to jacket if it's windy.
     
  6. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Cotton is your first mistake.

    All seriousness, go with wool or polypropylene for the underlayer win.

    *Does UPS offer Gore Tex vests or jackets?
     
  7. Brownslave688

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

    Lol 30+ would of meant pants shirt and vest. I would lose the vest around 10:30 am likely.

    Nothing underneath. Not even underwear.
     
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  8. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    Crank up the heat in the cab. Get out and QUICKLY lower trailer landing gear, pull air lines and pull 5th wheel and quickly hop back in cab. No layers needed
     
  9. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Bottom:shorts. Just shorts.

    Top: uniform short sleeve jack.


    That's it.

    Mid 70s here right now. Will be in the 80s this weekend
     
  10. I'd be sweating bullets if I wore all of that in 30 degrees.

    Today it is 16 degrees and I just have pants, a shirt, a hat, and a jacket. Anything colder and I break out the gloves. Below 5 is when I consider wearing under armour. Mostly depends on the wind. If it's below 0 I always wear under armour.

    You really learn to appreciate layers when the average temperature in January is 12.
     
  11. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I wear shorts all year around, even if it gets down into the 20's or teens. The only time I wear pants is if it is snowing, which usually only happens a few times each winter. In December of 2013 it got down to 8 degrees once which is about the coldest it has ever been here, and I wore shorts. I am hardcore.
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The pants make my butt look fat. Plus there are a lot of women on the route that would be disappointed if they didn't get to gaze longingly at my bare legs each day. Gotta keep my customers happy!
     
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  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    -10 this morning.

    LS shirt and pants
    Under Armour top and bottom
    Turtle neck shirt and sweatpants
    2 pairs of sock
    Toque
     
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I was walking around yesterday in short sleeve T-shirt and the Nanooks were pointing at me and telling to put some clothes on. It was 37 degrees and a little wind ... it felt refreshing to me.
     
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Hardcore is a euphemism for: nuts, crazy, ... OK somebody help me out.
     
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Sounds about right to me!
     
  17. NXA

    NXA Active Member

    Whoever told you that didn't do you any favors. :) My second summer delivering packages in the 95/95 was my first time wearing shorts since gradeschool.
     
  18. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member


    bottoms

    underwear
    synth thermals
    UPS pants

    Upper

    T-shirt
    synth thermals
    turtle neck
    brown shirt
    UPS shirt
    UPS vest.

    baseball cap.

    no gloves.

    Everyday no matter if it's 30° or 10° below zero.

    If I'm still working at night and it below zero or very close I will wear UPS brown beanie but that's only on rare occasions. I near where a coat but I will bring one with me on really cold days just ion case I break down.
     
  19. We have had a record breaking coldest, numerous record setting cold, even my Diad kept freezing and I have tried numerous gloves that should work with it but don't so I wear work gloves with rubber and cut off the thumb n forefinger off. I have a one piece full under armor zip up and turtleneck long sleeve shirt and heavy jacket and still trying to find a hat for my big head that doesn't itch like crazy!! It's finally going to be above freezing next week for weeks I may break out the shorts!!! I honestly can handle the cold better than the hot summer heat, props to all the southerners, you guys are troopers!
     
  20. Good boots and layers of socks. If your feet get cold,you are done.