One of the worst things about working outside in the winter is when your legs get cold. Often this happens because we aren’t wearing enough layers, but sometimes it is caused by air getting between the layers – such as when a cold wind gets between your snow pants and your work pants. Or when your workpants get wet and you get chilled right to the bone. Sometimes even the best layers create issues of their own – chaffing and bunching uncomfortably at the most inconvenient times. One way to solve these problems is with lined work pants and lined coveralls.
Benefits of Lined Work Pants
Lined work pants give you the warmth of multiple layers but with the built-in durability of good work-specific clothing. For example, the Terra lined cargo work pants have all the benefits of the Terra work pants – multiple pockets, extra durability, and their anti-slip waistband – but with a cozy polar fleece lining that helps keep you warm while also helping to keep moisture away from your skin. Non-cotton linings are perfect for work pants because cotton absorbs moisture, trapping it against your skin and making you feel cold. Synthetic materials such as polyester or polar fleece do not trap the moisture so you stay warmer longer.
Coveralls are a must for many workers – not only do they keep your clothes clean and undamaged, but the bib adds a layer of warmth around your chest. Lined coveralls take this one step further – they’ve got the same cozy linings as the lined work pants but with the added warmth of the bib. There are models with bibs that are insulated and ones such as the Dickies Premium Sanded Duck Insulated Bib that don’t have an insulated bib but have insulation from the waist down, reinforced knees and zip legs up to the knee to make getting into and out of work boots easier.
Insulated work pants and coveralls give you the extra protection of purpose-specific work wear but with the additional bonus of warmth thanks to their insulation. If you’re working outside this winter, make sure to stay warm with products designed for working in Canadian winters.