The winter season is here. All the wearers must look for features that will keep them warm and comfortable without inhibiting their performance? For most of the industries the work doesn’t stop for cold temperatures, wind, snow, or rains. Reliable flame-resistant outerwear will shield you from weather and work hazards. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing which FR winter wear to take on the job.
FR Protection & Compliance
Be sure to select FR outerwear that is designed to meet or exceed all relevant safety norms & standards such as EN and NFPA. One must understand the level of protection needed for the job site.
The wearer shall look for and select garments that offer the appropriate level of warmth. Some FR outerwear come with a temperature rating, or CLO, that helps choose the best winter wear for the environment.
This is the most important aspect and the first barrier from the outside elements. If you work in the rain, snow, or windy conditions the workwear shall be weather resistant. Select an outerwear that has features like water repellency and wind blocking. Also, if the garment has wicking and breathability it will keep you comfortable and dry which is equally important while blocking outside elements to maintain the body temperature.
The insulation helps the wearer retain the heat produced by their body, traps warm air close to the body, and keeps it warm.
Ease of movement
Ease of movement is important to comfort and the performance of the wearer. For example, garments that are designed with bi-swing backs to support a wide range of motion. Products like Parka and Weatheron are good to provide adequate warmth and insulation without being overly stiff or bulky.
Accessories & Features
The attention to details while designing the winter garments creates a big difference in the comfort & performance. Most of these garments shall have features such as water-resistant finishes, adjustable cuffs, detachable hoods, elastic or adjustable waistbands and beyond can improve the ease of use & functionality of FR outerwear.