Winter Gear

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

  1. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have added boot gaiters to my cold weather gear. When it is windy or snowing, they are awesome. They keep my pants dry, which keeps my legs warmer. Keeping the wind off my feet and legs also keeps them warmer. I bought a pair from Outdoor Research and there is at least one other in my building that wears them. She was also shocked by how effective they are.
     
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  2. I bought some alpaca socks in boot liners this year. I'll see how they works out.
     
  3. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes i feel like a nut sometimes i dont

    who has a defroster in theyre truck
     
  4. Don't they all have one?
     
  5. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes i feel like a nut sometimes i dont

    and you guys have a weight limit on your parcels (20 pounds). don't break a nail
     
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  6. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I do not see how they would keep your pants dry during a snowstorm. When it is snowing, it is pretty common for pants to be wet almost to the knees. Boot gaiters stop that.
     
  7. I was talking about keeping my feet warm.

    Bread bags also work good for keeping dry.
     
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I wear a size 12 and have a 36 inch inseam. There is no such thing as a bread bag that will reach my knees.

    These things work very well.
     
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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
  9. Don't you know we are the new generation of UPSERS?
    We should all wear skirts now. EC everything
     
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  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    or DR mailbox
     
  11. They don't care about service anymore unless it's critical care.

    EC everything and make your numbers look good.
     
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    DR bag tied to a mailbox post is the method, I believe.
     
  13. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

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    Mebbe @ FXE, butt FXG has a 150 lb weight limit. I just delivered a washing machine on Saturday, it was bananas!

     
  14. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    beard keeps face warm!
     
  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Those look solid. Especially that bottom strap/buckle.
    I use gaiters. Might try these, this year.
    Always have a problem with the bottom strap/buckle breaking/tearing off.
     
  16. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have been using saddle soap on the leather and did a leather conditioner at the end of the season. A local upholsterer has said that he can replace the strap if it does come off.
     
  17. scooby0048

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    Is there any difference between what you wear and snake bite gaiters?
     
  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The ones that I wear are lighter. My daughter has a pair of snake bit gaiters (she is a certified seed inspector during the summer in Montana) and hers are heavy nylon. Mine are more like a gore tex rain suit, kind of material. I suspect that they have a gore tex imitation fabric, as they are wind resistant and those membranes are awesome for stopping the wind.

    If a person already had a pair of snake gaiters, I would try them. My guess is that they would be warmer than the ones that I wear.
     
  19. scooby0048

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    I'll have to try mine, I have some snake gaiters that are thick obviously to protect one from a bite. Never thought to use them for the cold though.
     
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    I would think snow gaiters worn over Under Armour and two pairs of socks should be more than sufficient.