With the winter months already upon us, it’s a good time to either dig through the closet for the warmer clothes, or simply picking up something new. You definitely want to make sure that you have everything you need for when it starts getting much colder.
Having an outer shell of clothing, such as a jacket, is not only ideal for cold weather, but it’s pretty much essential if you’re going to be spending a long time outside. One example that you may want to consider is the 5.11 Tactical Fleece Jacket. Not only is this jacket soft, but its wind resistant which will help keep your body warm during chilly wind. The collar, shoulders and elbows come reinforced so that your jacket remains durable even with heavy use. The side zippers and snaps even provide fast access to your duty belt, so in a split second you can still have access to everything you need without having to worry about the jacket covering everything.
Another option is the Under Armour Tac Job Fleece. This fleece jacket is specifically designed with firefighters in mind, as the Under Armour technology repels water without sacrificing breathability. The interior of the jacket keeps warm air in, so even in the cold you’ll feel comfortable. The jacket sports a microphone attachment points on the shoulders as well as a secure chest pocket, but still looks simple and streamline.
Wet feet are typically uncomfortable, but in cold weather they can be a serious issue; potentially even leading to frostbite. Make sure you’re using proper waterproofed boots, and keep them well waxed or oiled if they’re leather. The 5.11 Tactical 8” ATAC Storm Zipper Waterproof Boot is an excellent option for keeping your feet dry and warm, especially if there’s a possibility of snow. Not only is this boot waterproof, but breathable as well so your feet will stay dry and comfortable.
These are just a few options to consider when thinking about how to outfit yourself for the winter months.