ups rain gear

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dragos, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. dragos

    dragos New Member

    hey guys i was wondering if anyone knew a website to order the ups rain gear. driver at my center were asking but no one knows. thanks for the help.

  2. UPSviking

    UPSviking New Member

    You can get rain gear!!??
  3. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    I made the mistake of buying the UPS rain gear when I first became a driver many years ago. It was overpriced and ineffective. Maybe changes have been made since then, but I now use a set of Frogtogs and am thrilled with their performance. They are waterproof, breathable, and much mor durable than the UPS raingear I purchased.
  4. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    They issue none, nor do they sell it post 9/11.
    What a joke considering what we do.
    There used to be a gortex jacket that was pretty nice, for $186.
    The plastic suits were junk.
    You ended up wet with sweat rather than rain water.
    I'm with HurricaneG, I think I'll purchase the loudest color, breathable, rainsuit I can find and dare them to try and stop me from wearing it on rain days.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Clear plastic 6 mil thick 55 gallon trash bags work well.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2010
  6. daddystacks

    daddystacks New Member

    I use the UPS provided DR bag rain suit. make 2 arm holes in the corners and :censored2: for your've got a whole roll of free rain gear!!
  7. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    There ya go!
  8. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    I bought the Gore-tex suit way back in the day. I 'still use it,. but its getting a little tight:sad-little: nowadays.
    The hood cost 30$ extra!!!
    Do they breathe like gore-tex? Or do you sweat a little?
  9. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    FrogTogs are breathable and very comfortable. I use them only when the weather is extremely bad all day long. And I don't put them on until I'm out on the route. Management in our building doesn't leave the building in foul weather unless there is an accident or injury. For showers that last just a couple of hours, I have heeded Hoax's advice and used DR bags. They actually work pretty well.
  10. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    What color are these Frogtags and how much do they cost?
  11. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    55 gallons!!! I could fit in a 20. :happy-very: Don't you mean 6 mil? 6 millimeters is pretty darn thick!

    Just make sure you make the hole for your head! Pity we should lose a driver this way. I can see it now - a new wallet card to memorize,"49 Rules for Making Raincoats Out of Driver Release Bags". :knockedout:
  12. brownrod

    brownrod Active Member

    I'm in NW Washington. It rained all day. I was happy with a shirt and a vest and pants. What kind of wimp needs rain gear? I don't know anyone else in my center who uses any rain gear.

    QKRSTKR Active Member

    They come in black, bright blue like I have, and I think green. I bought mine at Bass Pro. Cabela's had them on sale last week half price, $25. I use mine for fishing. Rain on the weekends isn't gonna keep me from catching fish.
  14. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    6 milliliter is better for hail.

    Yeah, 6 mil.
  15. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

  16. TheDick

    TheDick Member

  17. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Helen, FroggToggs are well worth the investment. I bought a set of golf togs because I thought they gave me the most freedom of movement. The set I have is water proof, wind proof, breathable, and very comfortable.