For tradies, staying warm and dry during the winter season is important when you need to keep healthy and safe. Surely, you’d want to be working and earning throughout the colder months instead of being cooped up indoors and nursing the flu. When you’re out on a job, you need the right apparel that can endure the harsh weather and other nasty elements that come with it.
In this blog, we’re giving you some tips on what to wear to make sure you’re at your best even if the winter season is at its worst.
Probably the best garment that will help you keep the chill at bay is your trusty hoodie. It’s the ultimate choice when it comes to function, comfort and style. Go for a low-pilling material made of cotton-blend fabric and brushed inner jersey knit fleece, with cotton or mesh hood lining and safety cords.
Kangaroo pockets are also great for keeping your hands warm. Our hoodies at Tweed Workwear are also built with Velcro closures that can fit some tools and a mobile phone, as well as safety reinforcements to prevent catching.
Jackets are the ideal winter garment as it can keep your upper body warm during the colder months. But your jackets should be comfortable and warm enough without restricting your movements so you can easily get the job done without fuss.
Lightweight and relax-fitting jackets are your best friends throughout the cold months. If you spend most of your time outdoors, invest in waterproof jackets or those with wind-breaking features. If you are working during night time, go for the high-visibility variety made of fluorescent material and reflective tape.
Jackets with concealed hoods in the neckline are great options for when it gets rainy. Also, zipped pockets or flap pockets are handy for carrying tools and other items you might need when working.
Long-sleeved work shirts are your trusted partners when working in tough environments. You can easily wear them and peel them off depending on the weather. Work shirts with mesh cooling gussets on the underarms offer extreme comfort. Go for those that are built with extra pockets and inserts for additional functionality.
For winter, it’s best to put on those long trousers or cargo pants. They are typically more durable, great fitting and allow you to move around easily. Tradie pants are now made of ergonomic materials and high-tech features for added functionality, as well as vents for maximising airflow and stretchy fabric for ease of movement.
Overalls are a great option for winter workwear. This type of garment is highly comfortable and functional at the same time, providing extensive storage and reinforcements for superior durability.
Caps or Beanies
Most of your body heat escapes through the top of your head, so it is always advisable to have a cap or beanie on. Go for a beanie that offers superior comfort and fit.
Australian climates can be harsh so it’s always best to know your options when it comes to workwear. We also provide custom embroidery services for uniforms and workwear.