Layer it up for winter comfort

Layer it up for winter comfort

Ireland is set up for a very cold winter, nothing new there!


When temperatures do drop you can buy the heaviest jacket possible to keep warm, but sometimes this isn’t the most functional at work. For more comfort, you can choose a few thinner and lighter, more functional layers to be equipped for mild, hard or wet winter weather.


When you dress in layers it is about choosing the correct clothing from inner to outer, using a layer-on-layer concept. Correct clothing is workwear that matches your activity level and your surroundings.


Here’s three tips for layering it up and staying comfortable at work!


Layer 1: Stay dry with a moisture wicking layer to keep you comfortable at all temperatures.  

You will best achieve this with a polyester material combined with an elastic fibre to maintain your freedom to move and fabric that is moisture wicking, quick drying and has an antibacterial treatment that prevents the formation of odours. This means you are comfortable and there is effective regulation of your body temperature – even in warm working conditions, and when you are physically active.


Layer 2: Keep warm with one or more insulating layers 

In many cases, you can be content with just two layers – a moisture wicking layer and an insulating layer. The insulating layer, however, may be a combination of multiple layers. For example, an insulated jacket if you are looking for a lightweight and soft jacket that keeps you warm. You can also consider supplementing the insulating layer with a fleece jumper that has a smooth surface and a close fit with great freedom of movement.


Layer 3: Protect against the weather with a wind and waterproof jacket

The outer layer has to protect you against the weather with wind and waterproof properties. But don’t forget breathability which is important to keep warm. If you cannot get rid of the moisture, you will get wet and then cold.


Try a jacket that is breathable, windproof and waterproof – certified according to EN 343. A jacket should also be lightweight and flexible to follow your movements, with a four-way stretch material.


MASCOT has launched a new range of workwear, MASCOT® ADVANCED, especially suited for tradesmen and construction. The range includes a large selection of T-shirts, jumpers and jackets designed to be combined in layers. In MASCOT® ADVANCED you will find more than 20 products, as well as new colours, prints and functions for the workwear market. View the online catalogue here




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