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What kind of "coats" do you guys wear outside in the snow?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    I do snow blowing currently so im a little colder than the guys in the trucks with the heaters.. .but i know all of you are "out and about" in the thick of snow storms. What coats have you worn that have lots of pockets, and multiple layers?

    I was using one that was my brothers he left over my house before. It was "won" by using like 3000 malboro cigarette miles 5-7 yrs ago. It was "heavy" like weighted 2-3lbs at least, lots of rugged zippers, 3 layers inside, i mean i was out when it was 15deg out ALL day in this coat snowblowing 2 yrs ago and i wasnt "cold cold"

    I just ordered an LL Bean weather channel 3 in one jacket for $159..... not what i expected. It lists it as 20deg F to -20deg F weather suitable... its "nice" but not what i would wear when snow is blowing at me and under 20deg F. suggestions?
    Id like to get my company logos on the back of a few soon for the winter.

    Thats the one i got, blue, its not really even heavy. It feels nice but is almost more of a heavier womans coat to wear to work lol.
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Layers my friend, layers.

    when i was snowblowing (you know the drill, hours outside at 0 degrees)
    I would layer up, shirt, sweatshirt, coat, then the piece de resitance.
    A motorcycle rain suit. (2 piece)
    lets no snow get inside, which means you stay dry, which means you are warm.
    A snowmobile suit would probably work too.
    I looked like a snowman, but I was warm.
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Even when i snowblowed, ide wear just a single layer jacket, or just a sweatshirt with a t shirt under it! Don't like bulky clothing and i don't get cold very easily. When im out plowing, i wear a sweatshirt at the most, sometimes just a t shirt and shovel really quick with just that on at the few i need to shovel.
  4. Vinnie

    Vinnie Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    I wear a T- Shirt ( cause I don't leave the truck) , but my son who does ALL of the shoveling wears everything he owns LMAO
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Carhartt. That is all I gotta say.
  6. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    I wear a Carhart winter jacket (or my Ambulance Corps jacket if I'm on call) with a fleece and t shirt underneath and Carhart bib for plowing on the quad...keeps me plenty warm!:salute:

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i really try and not get out of the truck, lol so i wear a fleece most the time.
  8. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I just wear jeans a t-shirt and then a sweat shirt. Heat on full blast and window open while plowing.
  9. BOSS550

    BOSS550 Senior Member
    Messages: 212

    Filson clothing. It's like Carhart only much better. Stuff wears like iron. It's hard to find. Check out Filson's website for a local dealer to you. Kinda salty price wise. How warm and dry do ya wanna be?payup payup payup
  10. makplow

    makplow Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I'm a carpenter and worked out many a winter and I agree with cowboy if your going to be out for a long period layers are the only way to go! They don't even have to be that thick just 4 or 5 layers and you will keep warm. The face and hads are the hardest thing to keep warm?

  11. dfdsuperduty

    dfdsuperduty Senior Member
    Messages: 597

  12. under armour, t-shirt, hoody, columbia winter coat and a hat of course. I stay nice and warm, but in the truck it gets kinda hot so now I only wear all that if I'm outside salting.
  13. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    When im going to be outside when it's cold, I wear my ARCTIC one peice carhart, with a Baclava, and a ski hat.
    I've never had to wear layers under that thing, it's heavy as hell.

    But snowmobiling is another story, I start with a layer of UnderArmor (worthless overpriced junk) with a layer of thermal on that, then sweatpants/shirt, then bibs/jacket.

    I hate bulky stuff too.
  14. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Carhart is a very good start to be sure.

    I wear Flannel lined jeans, T-shirt under a button down Navy work shirt. In extreme cold i will put on a fleece vest over this.

    Top layer when plowing is an ANSI Class III Orange Reflective coat. Coat has a zip-out liner and outer shell is waterproof. I wear a ball cap and mechanix gloves but keep a stocking cap and ultra cold weather gloves in the truck with me.

    My biggest and most important item for winter work is a good set of very insulated and waterproof boots. I also wear moisture wicking socks to help keep my feet dry.

    I have a walk-around bag that includes everything I need for a long night of plowing. Dry set of clothes, couple bottles of water, some power bars or handy snacks. Also keep my cell phone charger, Pepto, $20.00, ice scraper, just all the small stuff that I want or might want with me that I can easily take from truck to truck.
  15. nickv13412

    nickv13412 Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    mom bought me a new carhartt jacket for christmas, and i love it! I also have the Carhartt fleece lined jeans, and they are amazing. I work at a christmas tree farm for part of the winter, and those jeans are all i need on my legs, i love em. Layers are very important to me. In addition to the jacket i will wear a long sleeved shirt, fleece, and maybe even a hoodie if its real cold.
  16. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    naked, unless im doing walks, then i wear carhart
  17. the_mayor

    the_mayor Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Long sleeve tee, sweat pants, and "fat man slides" (those slip on slipper like soled shoes with no back). I never get out of the truck.
  18. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I wear

    another vote for Carhart
  19. lawnboy11

    lawnboy11 Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    Try helly hansen base layers (poly pro) -wicks moisture which when snowblowing and shoveling is essential. Then I like sweat pants and snow bibs for the legs and a wool sweater or other layers under a coumbia or llbean coat.

    To answer your question I have one of the ll bean jackets, not sure which model though and it's good.

    My ideal coat would be gore-tex for breathability and waterproof properties. They are $$ though, but prob worht it. A $400 jacket will only cost $80/year if it lasts 5 years min. Maybe I should buy one!
  20. flykelley

    flykelley 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,127

    Need you say anymore??? The best for keeping you warm and lasting for 2-3 years. May not be pretty but they work.

    Regards Mike