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Top 12 Must-Have Winter Products to Prepare You for the Cold Season

Victoria WebbContent Marketing SpecialistAugust 30, 2023

Despite the current humidity, the chilly Canadian winter is just around the corner. Don't wait until it's too late – start planning your winter PPE and equipment now. Recent disruptions in supply chains could make ordering a challenge. To ensure you have all the sizes and colours you need to outfit your crew, it's a good idea to start ordering now.

Canadian winters are renowned for their frosty bite, but that doesn't mean you have to shiver through them. While the temptation to rush tasks and retreat indoors is real, many professions demand extended outdoor work, even in plummeting temperatures.

Here’s our list of the Top 12 Must-Have Winter Products to Prepare You for the Cold Season, ensuring your safety and warmth. Don't let the cold catch you off guard!

1. Ice Cleats:

Don't let icy surfaces jeopardize your safety. The Surewerx K1 Series Mid-Sole Ice Cleat offers a one-size-fits-all solution for enhanced traction in icy and snowy work conditions. Crafted with industrial-grade rubber and spark-resistant tungsten carbide studs, these cleats ensure durability and slip-resistance. Designed to fit various industrial footwear, these cleats feature an adjustable strap and a rotatable design, making them versatile and essential for winter work environments.

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Ice Cleats

2. Heated Vest: 

Designed to keep you warm even in the coldest conditions with the PIP Boss® Therm Base Layer Heated Vest. This lightweight vest can be worn over a shirt or thermal garment, providing targeted heat to the chest and back. The heating elements promote blood circulation, alleviate muscle pain, and enhance metabolism. With 3 adjustable temperature settings and long-lasting heating elements this vest is designed to endure over 50+ washing cycles. No matter how chilly it gets, you’ll stay warm with this heated vest.

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Heated Vest

3. Safety Glasses:

Prioritize eye protection with Dyna-Ray™ Semi-Rimless Safety Glasses. These lightweight, polarized glasses offer a 4A coating for scratch-resistance, anti-static, anti-UV, and anti-fog properties. Designed with comfort in mind, they feature dual injection TPR temples and Brownguard foam for extra protection. Ideal for outdoor work, construction applications, marine and drilling rig, Dyna-Ray™ Safety Glasses keep your vision clear and your eyes shielded.

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Safety Glasses

4. Anti-Fog Glasses:

Say goodbye to foggy lenses with Uvex® by Honeywell. These glasses feature a revolutionary HydroShield coating, providing 60X long-lasting fog-free performance without the need for maintenance. With a permanently bonded lens, these glasses ensure clear vision even in changing temperatures and humid conditions. Even after extended wear and repeated cleanings, they are 2x greater in scratch-resistance then competitive anti-fog coated products. Say hello to these consistently clear anti-fog glasses perfect for the winter.

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Anti-Fog Glasses

5. Men’s Insulated Parka:

Men, feel warm and protected in the harshest winter conditions with the IFR Avenger 9 oz Insulated Parka. Crafted from FR 88% cotton and 12% nylon twill weave fabric, this parka is preshrunk, flame-resistant, and built to last. Its lowered X striping on the back offers ample space for your company logo or hooded undergarments, while the flame-resistant fleece-lined hand pockets provide both functionality and comfort. With multi-purpose protection against electric arc and flash fire, and the trim featuring 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material, this parka is your ultimate solution for staying warm, safe and insulated.

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Insulated Parka

6. Women’s Full Zip Fleece Jacket:

Ladies, embrace warmth and style with the IFR Women's Full Zip Fleece Jacket. Crafted from a blend of 55% Modacrylic and 45% FR Cotton, this jacket is treated for flame resistance and guaranteed to maintain its protective qualities throughout its life. The full zipper and slash pockets with Vislon® zippers offer convenience and functionality, while the FR Fleece fabric meets the stringent requirements of NFPA 2112, NFPA 70E, CSA Z462, ASTM F1506, OSHA 1910.269, and CGSB 155.20. Stay cozy and safe this winter without compromising on fashion or performance.

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Zip Fleece Jacket

7. Warm Gloves:

Fight the freezing winter temperatures with Clutch Gear® Gloves featuring Thinsulate™ lining. These impact-resistant gloves offer abrasion resistance for added durability and warmth, making them ideal for icy work conditions. The goatskin gloves provide a hook and loop closure tabs to ensure a snug and comfortable fit. The Hi-Viz backing on the glove increases the workers visibility in difficult winter climates. Keep your hands warm and protected with these exceptional gloves that can handle temperatures down to (-20°C / -4°F).

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Warm Gloves

8. Men’s High-Vis Waterproof 7-in-1 Jackets:

Men, prepare for the cold with Men’s High-Vis Waterproof 7-in-1 Jacket by Pioneer. Crafted from 300 denier PU-coated oxford polyester, this jacket is proven to be warm, waterproof, and windproof. Its inner and outer jackets are certified to CSA Z96-22 Class 2 Level 2 and ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 Class 3 Type P and R standards, ensuring unmatched visibility. Equipped with double-stitched StarTech® reflective tape and heat-sealed seams, it provides maximum durability. The outer jacket features a quilted lining, detachable snap hood, multiple pockets, and storm cuffs. The inner jacket offers added flexibility with detachable sleeves and reversible options. Adapt in any setting and feel comfortable all in one jacket.

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Men's Waterproof Jacket

9. Women’s High-Vis Waterproof 7-in-1 Jackets:

Ladies, dress warm for the winter with this Women’s High-Vis Waterproof 7-in-1 Jacket from Pioneer. This exclusively designed jacket combines fashion and function, made from 300 denier PU-coated oxford polyester with a warm quilted polyester lining. Certified to CSA Z96-22 Class 2 Level 2 and ANSI/ISEA 107-2020 Class 3 Type P and R, it offers outstanding visibility. With a host of features including a detachable hood, inner and outer pockets, reversible options, and adaptable temperature range, this jacket is your go-to choice for both wet and cold conditions. Stay protected in any setting this winter and feel comfortable all in one jacket.

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Women's Waterproof Jacket

10. All-Purpose Gloves:

Experience ultimate comfort and durability with Endura® General Purpose Gloves. These cut-and-sewn gloves have an elasticized back and are made with natural goatskin, a keystone thumb design, and a 100g Thinsulate™ lining. Engineered to keep your hands warm even in temperatures as low as -15°C / 5°F, these gloves offer abrasion resistance, flexibility, and are the perfect fit, making them your go-to choice for a variety of winter activities.

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All-Purpose Gloves

11. Cut Resistant Gloves:

When it comes to cut resistance, Endura® Driver Cut Resistant Gloves have you covered. These gloves provide Level 4 arc flash protection and feature a 360° cut protection with ANSI Level A4 cut resistance. The combination of goatskin leather, Kevlar® lining, and Thinsulate™ insulation ensures durability, flexibility, comfort, and warmth. Start tackling challenging winter jobs with these cut resistant gloves.

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Cut Resistant Gloves

12. Scrapper Mat:

Elevate your indoor/outdoor space with the WaterHog Mat's stain-resistant durability. This mat's bi-level design surface effectively scrapes dirt and moisture from shoes, trapping it beneath shoe level to prevent tracking; water dam border holds moisture keeping it off your floors (WaterHog mats can hold up to 1.5 gallons of water per square yard). Suitable for the winter season to ensure your floors remain clean and dry. Its beveled edges provide a safe transition from floor to mat; certified high traction by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI). With reinforced rubber nubs and fade-resistant material, the WaterHog Mat is both functional and eco-friendly. This mat provides safety, cleanliness, and a welcoming environment.

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Scrapper Mat

As Canadian winters can vary in humidity and fluctuate in temperatures it demands the right gear and equipment to use. There may be cold weather on the way – but with the right PPE and equipment you can counter it!

Don’t wait until the cold weather arrives – start ordering in advance with our selection of winter products. Equip yourself with the right gear to conquer every winter season that comes your way!

Have a question about Winter PPE? Our team of specialists are ready to help you with any questions you may have about finding the right PPE. Contact us here and a member of our team will provide you with product recommendations, demos, and pricing.