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Cheat the wind

Snickers Workwear - Global

Windy weather can really cool things down. Even if it's a dry and clear day, the wind makes the temperature drop quite drastically – affecting your body heat and comfort. That is why it’s important to be prepared – to stay warm.

your choice of workwear in windy weather

As for all types of weather there are different factors to count in when you are getting dressed for a windy workday. Depending on the season you might want to put on a base layer to build warmth from within or one that transport moisture. Or maybe it’s more convenient to add a shell jacket that can easily be removed if it calms down. Of course time is also of essence, the longer shifts the tougher the demands on the windproof technology used in the garment. As always your body heat plays an important role for your comfort as well. What to wear is dependent of your tasks for the day – will it be low-intense or active work?

LIGHT Windproof Jacket

Cheat the wind in this super-light windbreaker that fits in your pocket. A perfect complement to your fleece or sweater in windy conditions. It's durable, water repellent and always at hand.
With an adjustable waist, and cuff inside the sleeves for enhanced protection against the wind.

1900 LiteWork, Windbreaker Jacket

Actual temperature vs experienced temperature

To dress right for working in windy weather can be tricky as wind is affecting the experienced temperature, making it feel like it’s colder outside than the thermometer shows. When working during windy conditions it’s therefore important to be aware of actual temperature versus experienced temperature. For example, if it’s 0°C outside and the wind blow 10 m/s the experienced temperature is -7°C. If its +10°C and the wind blow 18 m/s the experienced temperature is +5°C. In other words, quite a difference when it comes to choice of workwear.

Windproof is not the same as non-ventilated

Just as rainwear, your workwear's ability to breathe is crucial for your comfort, even in windy weather. It might sound contradictious that you don’t want to let the wind in, but still want the garment to breathe – but it’s exactly like that. When working hard your workwear need to transport the moisture you produce for you to feel comfortable. Make it a routine to always look for breathability features of your workwear to secure it can ventilate your body heat.

Windproof - how it works

There are several ways to windproof a garment, stopping the wind from cooling you down. To secure maximum protection against wind the fabrics can be coated, laminated or a separate membrane (for example Windstopper®) can be used.

Windproof garments can offer great ventilation, even during tougher tasks. To further secure your comfort many of our windproofed garments have higher wind-protective collars to protect your neck from wind.

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Stay dry in the rain

Staying dry and comfortable in the rain is all about choosing the right type of rainwear for the job. The choice depends on how intensely you’re working and how long you work in the rain without taking a break.

When hard at work, the fabric’s breathability is crucial for ventilating your body heat. The longer your working shifts, the tougher the demands on waterproof technology used in the garment.

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Beat the cold

To dress warm when it’s cold is easy. But to dress right requires more attention. Because when the going gets tough you start sweating. Later, when the pace slows, the moisture your body has created cools and you start to shiver.

What you need is advanced ventilation and the ability to control and regulate the heat from your body. That’s exactly what you get if you dress in 3-layers from Snickers Workwear – ensuring outstanding functionality and working comfort.

Learn more about staying warm in the cold

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