Dress for the weather
One thing is for sure: you can't change the weather. However, the weather itself changes from one season to the next, and sometimes even from one hour to the next. This puts extreme demands on your work wear.
You need to be able to adapt to the constantly changing conditions. That's exactly what you get with the Snickers Workwear Active Climate System.
The Snickers workwear active climate system
– Works all year round for you.
All our garments are designed to work together. This means our first, second and third layer garments are optimised to perform perfectly with each other. Allowing you to easily adjust to the climate, while at the same time retaining the optimum combination of on-the-job comfort, functionality and protection, in any kind of weather.
Ultimately it's quite simple: with the Snickers Workwear Active Climate System you'll be prepared whatever awaits you outdoors. Allowing you to turn a demanding climate into extreme working comfort. All year round.
COLD, WET, HOT, WINDY?
Working outdoors is special. No matter if it's freezing cold or boiling hot, or if wind and heavy rain are trying to bring you to a standstill, the challenge is to stay comfortable and properly protected while at the same time having easy access to your tools. With the Snickers Workwear Active Climate System you know you can.
The wide range of advanced garments for different seasons is designed to turn the weather issue into a non-issue – allowing you to fully concentrate on your job and always perform your best.
Dressing right is easy if you're well-prepared. Just make sure you have the right garments to choose from when the climate changes. And make sure the garments you use together form a complete system. Then follow these basic dressing rules during your working day:
- Always adjust your clothing to the environment
- Adjust your clothes to your level of activity
- Dress in layers that work together
- Ensure moisture transportation and ventilation
- Increase insulation temporarily when you rest
STAY WARM IN THE COLDTo dress warm when it's cold is easy. But to dress right requires more attention. Because when the going gets tough you start sweating. But later, when the pace slows, the moisture your body has created cools and you start to shiver.
What you need is advanced ventilation and the ability to control and regulate the heat from your body. That's exactly what you get if you dress in 3-layers from Snickers Workwear – ensuring outstanding functionality and working comfort.
First layer for moisture transport.
Forget cotton – it absorbs and retains water. Our underwear in soft and comfortable wicking polyester keeps your body warm and dry.
Second layer for insulation.
These garments are designed to insulate by creating a pocket of air around your body – keeping you warm. Choose from our advanced range of micro fleece, fleece, pile and quilt.
Third layer for weather protection.
Here you need reliable wind and water protection. Your garment should be waterproof, breathable, strong and durable. Like our new advanced A.P.S. garments.
THINK SAFE.Staying warm in the cold is crucial for safety at work. When you are cold your ability to react is hampered, you become less effective and risk making bad decisions. The human organism can adapt to tropical conditions, but it can't acclimatise to cold weather.
The solution is to always protect your body with appropriate clothing – like the Snickers Workwear cold weather garments.
CLIMATE COMFORT.With advanced ventilation you can adjust the temperature for optimal comfort. The front zipper is one way, ventilation zippers under the arms is another and so too is being able to adjust the bottom of jackets and trousers.
Remember: a lot of body heat escapes through the head – so use a hat or hood.
STAY DRY IN THE RAIN.
Staying dry and comfortable in the rain is all about choosing the right type of rainwear for the job. The choice depends on how intensely you're working and how long you work in the rain without taking a break.
RAINY AND NOISY?
The roll-in protective hood in super-light GORE-TEX® fabric with its advanced adjustment system can be worn over earmuffs for extra warmth in demanding working environments.
Warmth with ventilation.
The advanced body-mapped lining combines warmth with ventilation for unbeatable working comfort. Mesh lining at the back and in the armpits for optimum ventilation. Cosy quilt lining in the front for essential warmth around vital organs such as the heart and lungs.
Count on outstanding dry working comfort in our advanced 2-layer GORE-TEX® jacket with sealed seams. It's 100% waterproof, windproof and offers outstanding breathability for hours on end.
Control the temperature.
Convenient climate regulation at the waist allows you to adjust the temperature. Close to stay warm, open to increase ventilation.
With the Snickers Workwear Active Climate System you can choose between tree different types of rainwear:
For 100 % dry working comfort during long working shifts in the rain, choose our GORE -TEX® garments.
For reliable waterproof protection during shorter shifts in the rain, choose our A.P.S. garments.
For quick and reliable protection during intense rain or less active jobs, choose our PU garments. EN 343 Protection against foul weather.
CHEAT THE WIND.
When the wind starts to blow you'd better watch out. Because even if it's a dry and clear day, the wind makes the temperature plummet quite drastically. However, if you choose the right type of windproof work wear you'll stay warm and comfortable.
Just as with rainwear, the choice depends on how intensely you're working and how long you stay outdoors. When hard at work, the fabric's breathability is crucial for ventilating your body heat. The longer your working shifts, the tougher the demands on the windproof technology used in the garment.
For reliable windproof protection during less active jobs, the Snickers Workwear Protective Fleece is ideal.
For windproof protection during shorter working shifts, a Snickers Workwear Soft Shell jacket is the perfect choice.
For 100% windproof protection during long and hard working shifts, choose our highly breathable WINDSTOPPER ® Fleece or Soft Shell garments.
TURN DOWN THE HEAT
When the going gets really hot and humid, ventilation is the key. Snickers Workwear hot weather garments feature advanced designs and intelligent materials for extreme working comfort, ventilation and functionality.
Original Pirate Trousers with maximum ventilation and amazing work shorts with all the pockets you need are just two examples.
The result is a highly breathable material, giving you exceptional moisture transport, UV protection and anti-odour comfort.
Our UV-protected garments have a UPF(Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 40+ or 50+to help protect your skin from the sun.
Soft fabric designed to transportmoisture away from your bodyhelping you to stay cool and dry.
COCONUTS & VOLCANIC SAND TO BOOST CRAFTSMEN PERFORMANCE
Top athletes have long enjoyed the benefits of performance wear. Now craftsmen can too. Snickers Workwear is one of the first workwear manufacturers to introduce 37.5® Technology into its clothing.
PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT IS CLOSELY LINKED
As any athlete will tell you, when it comes to clothing, performance and comfort are closely linked. Gregory W. Haggquist, Ph.D, founder and chief technology officer of cutting-edge fabric maker 37.5®, says an athlete’s performance can improve by up to 26 per cent through the use of the advanced technology.
Now a new line of workwear based on 37.5® Technology can improve a craftsman’s performance. The name comes from the ideal relative humidity of the microclimate close to the skin and the average person’s ideal core body temperature. “Originally we were focusing on odour-eliminating fabrics using activated carbon, but during the course of our research, we found that it had properties perfect for regulating core body temperature,” Haggquist says.
37.5® Technology cools when it's warm, but warms when it's cold
Haggquist discovered that embedding activated carbon in fabrics sped up the conversion of liquid to vapour, cooling you down when it is hot and warming you up when it is cold. Unlike conventional moisture-management fabrics, 37.5® Technology is all about preventing sweating in the first place.
“The problem with fabrics that absorb moisture is that they solve the problem after it has arisen; you sweat, and then they start to work,” he says. “That’s too late. You want a fabric that knows what your body needs in advance.”
Origin from volcanic sand and coconut shells
Derived from volcanic sand and activated carbon from coconut shells, the active particles deeply embedded into the fibres ensure faster drying and more efficient cooling of the body. The microscopic carbon particles can both absorb and release infrared light energy emitted from the body, allowing it to quickly heat up or cool off the skin as necessary.
“We started with outdoor clothing, expanded into lifestyle and sportswear, and now we’re doing workwear,” Haggquist says. “The more comfortable workers are, the more productive they are likely to be, reducing the risk of mistakes and accidents.”
Perfect technology for workwear
Henry Lundberg, R&D Manager at Snickers Workwear, says it is all about improving comfort and enabling a better work experience. “This technology suits our workwear perfectly with its superior absorption capabilities,” he says. “We tested several similar technologies available on the market, but none of them were as responsive as 37.5®.”
According to Lundberg, an increasing number of users are requesting clothing with improved cooling capabilities, better ventilation and moisture absorption. “Our inclusion of 37.5® in our range has been a response to customer demand – especially from workers in regions with extensive periods of hot weather, such as Central Europe,” he says.
Users tests has generated very positive feedback
Snickers Workwear did both lab tests and live user tests on 37.5® before including the technology in its product range. “We have had very positive feedback from users, highlighting the improved comfort of the fabric, especially under warmer conditions,” Lundberg says.
“This ground-breaking state-of-the-art technology fits nicely into our strategy of offering the best workwear on the market, aimed at improving the user’s efficiency and comfort,” Lundberg says. “It has unique features, and it feels great to be one of the first workwear manufacturers to launch it on the market.”
37.5® active particle technology captures and releases moisture vapour to maintain the optimum relative humidity in your microclimate.
HOW IT WORKS
✱The 37.5® Technology permanently embeds active particles in the fibre to capture and release moisture vapour. These particles increase the surface area of the fibre by 800 per cent and also remove moisture vapour unlike any other technology.
By actively responding to body heat, the particles use infrared energy from the body to accelerate the vapour movement and speed up the conversion of liquid to vapour, significantly increasing drying rates. The hotter the user gets, the stronger the driving force removing moisture becomes – and the more comfortable the garment remains.
BENEFITS FOR 37.5® TECHNOLOGY
✱ It works to maintain an ideal core body temperature, enabling users to perform better.
✱ Fabrics made with 37.5® Technology dry up to five times faster than traditional moisture-management fabrics.
✱ The active particles are permanently embedded into the yarn, and will never wash out or degrade.
✱ The technology is made with naturally derived materials.