Winter Gear

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by SLW, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. SLW

    SLW Member

    Had our first freeze here. What do you use to stay warm in the winter? Whether it be company provided or not?

    Also, side question: I was only issued short-sleeves and a hoodless rain jacket. I was told they're not ordering anything else from Twin Hill, so I can only get whatever's in the big bag of leftovers up in HR. Any idea what I should be looking for? ie do they make large-tall stuff or should I not even try looking?
  2. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    If the company doesn't supply proper uniforms you cannot work.

    You need to file a pile of grievances and demand that UPS complies with the Contract.
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  3. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    We have heavy coats, you should probably try to look for one, but don't expect a perfect fit. If you can't find anything that works, you should inform your supervisor, and ask him what he thinks you should do. Either way you have the right to keep yourself warm. If the company can't provide you with their approved uniform coat, then they shouldn't try to stop you from doing what you need to do. A heavy hooded sweatshirt under the rain jacket should be ok, or something heavier, if it gets cold enough.
  4. BadIdeaGuy

    BadIdeaGuy Not mine, but it needed immortalizing.

    Thermal underwear. Better to feel stupid wearing the stuff than to fell cold not wearing it.
  5. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I always went with thermal thin layers . I can't work in bulky cloths. A warm sweater (wool) and a vest of some sort should be more than enough with all the moving your doing .
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  6. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Under Armour Coldgear thermal long johns and thermal shirt. A nice pair of North Face snow boots. Whether there was snow on the ground or not, i wore them. They keep your feet nice and toasty. And a full mask. And a nice paor of northface gloves. Those are the 3 things I used when i was in package. If they come out in road and see you wearing the mask and say something, take it off and call out the next 3 days.
  7. Brownslave688

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

    If they aren’t giving you proper attire wear whatever you need to to stay warm.
  8. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    This is what I wear in the winter.
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    If you need anything else you're a pusillanimous! ;)
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  9. Brownslave688

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

    Problem is if it’s under 70 there everyone thinks they need winter gear lol
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  10. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    It cracks me up when I see these guys wearing their huge puffy jackets, pants, fur hat and all weather boots.
  11. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    You can wear whatever you want under your seasonal helper safety vest
  12. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    You might need a Mask and Oxygen tank with all the fires.
  13. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Naw.. just a wet bandana.
  14. GenericUsername

    GenericUsername Active Member

    My winter gear consists of a non-UPS hoodie that I have. It rarely drops below 50s here, and when it does, by noon it's normally warmed up to the point where I'm dripping sweat and taking the hoodie off due to the amount of work that is being performed. Gotta love Florida.
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  15. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    I wear the eggplant version all year long, even thru snowy months... my FedEx truck has great heaters
  16. Wontmake9.5

    Wontmake9.5 My job is fun

    I wear thermals and I am good. One thing I can’t find is a good set of gloves so my hands are not cold and that I can still use the diad etc without always taking them off
  17. I bring multiple pairs of thin gloves to work. Leave a few on the defroster and change them out.
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  18. JustDeliverIt

    JustDeliverIt Active Member

    I wear these and they are great. Technically they are a glove liner, but they are keep me warm enough in the Buffalo snow and no issues with the diad. In the 5 or so months I use them up here, I usually go through two pairs. Fingertips usually go, but they work great.
  19. OKLABob

    OKLABob Active Member

    I’m shorts all year round it gets low teens here I’ll wear a hoodie under my vest and be fine
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  20. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    Yup. Florida only has two seasons; Hot and slightly less hot. It’ll be cold in the mornings and at night during “winter” but by noon it’s usually warm enough to lose the jacket.