Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gman042, May 9, 2016.

  1. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    Because I am not really impressed with what UPS provides to keep us dry.
    The outer shell of the jacket gets soaked and does not shed water at all.
    What are some options?
  2. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    This what I use...
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  3. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    That looks......functional
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I wash my rain jacket kind of regularly with Tech Wash or ReVive. The stuff for cleaning gore tex. Seems to help with light to steady rain.
  5. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    Just get rained on...If it's raining exceptionally hard I have been known to cut a holein a DR bag and use that.
  6. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    double post
  7. Mustacheyouaquestion

    Mustacheyouaquestion 60 minute lunch

    I bring two coats since they dry relatively fast. just keep switching them throughout the day.
  8. Savvy412

    Savvy412 Active Member

    Those coats are too hot. Wish they had a thin rain coat
  9. a911scanner

    a911scanner Active Member

    I wear a brown Columbia rain coat. Until they follow me around and tell me not to.
  10. rod

    rod retired and happy

    There isn't anything you could wear that would keep you dry (and comfortable) if its really raining. I used to hide out in my truck and sort my load (or have a cigarette) while waiting for the storm to pass. Worked for me.
  11. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    Bright yellow slicker.
  12. Driveslayer

    Driveslayer Member

    I had the same issues working in Florida with everyday afternoon showers and the the water repellant jacket getting soaked. I started wearing my blue Gore-Tex jacket and center manager told me it was not allowed due to uniform code. I took pics of my water soaked Ups jacked, then filed grievances only as a necessary step. I then complained to OSHA and to the Ups hotline. The resolution: I can now wear my blue Gore-Tex jacket. In the end, Ups does not want to spend any money on more expensive jackets to provide for safety, our health and well being. A big part of our job is working in bad weather and Ups won't provide us with clothing to protect us. Working in a water soaked jacked can cause many health issues. Now let's say you do not have a fully waterproof jacket of your own, then Ups would have to provide you with one. They will always try and pass off a new water repellant jacket to you. Follow the same steps I did. Take pictures, File grievance, complain to ups hotline and file a complaint to OSHA. It takes time and aggravation, but in the end it's a great feeling to win against big brown. Ups would rather you be miserable and get sick then provide protection for us against the elements. Don't be bullied!!
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  13. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  14. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    That looks like a straight up gangsta!!!!
  15. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut This Is The Last Stop

  16. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Director of Shenanigans

    image.jpeg You can always use one of these if it's gon' rain all day!!!!
  17. MendozaJ

    MendozaJ Active Member

  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I just get wet. I'll dry off quick enough.
  19. sox

    sox Member

    Smalls bag or tire bag hole in bottom leave at last pick up
  20. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member