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The cold months are upon us and so is the season of giving. No matter who you are buying for, a nice winter jacket, pair of socks or beanie is the perfect option. We have a few items below that make wonderful gifts for the outdoors person in your life.


Carhartt Men’s Traditional Arctic Quilt Lined Coat (C26)


This extremely warm and comfortable coat is great for anyone spending a lot of time outside. It is one of Carhartt’s best selling coats. Lined with quilted nylon, it holds in heat while the cotton sandstone duck outside can endure the nastiest kinds of weather. There are plenty of pockets for storage and to keep hands warm. The contrasting colored collar adds a touch of something unique. It is available in Black, Carhartt Brown, Dark Brown and Moss.


Dickies Heavyweight Quilted Fleece Hoodie (TW394)

If you’re looking for a gift not quite as expensive or heavy as a coat, this Dickies Hoodie could be the best option for you. Available in black or grey, this fleece lined hoodie is great for wearing alone or under a coat. The hand warmer pockets are perfect for enduring the cold wind while the ribbed knit cuffs & waistband keep the wind out.


Wigman Heavyweight Fully Cushioned Boot Socks


Wigwam knows socks. These super warm, thick socks are made of wool, acrylic, nylon & olefin. Did you know that wool is the best sock material for those that wear boots often? It keeps your feet dry & comfortable all day long. These grey socks with a black accent are available in M, L & XL. They offer all over cushioning and a fortified sole. Who wouldn’t want a pair of made in America socks for Christmas?!


Occunomix Two Tone Reflective Beanie

This hat is perfect for cold weather due to the extended fabric around the ears.You can purchase the hat in high-visibility colors or in grey. The rib knit material is comfy and warm and the stripe of reflective material adds safety while you’re outside.



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I have been out of the corporate job market for a few years. Job hunting is a full time business. You don’t beat on doors anymore, you apply online and post your resume. You even have interviews via Skype. Personally, I am not used to this way of hiring. I would like to get to know people in person to see if they fit with the team I have in place.

I applied for a position awhile back, that was a really good opportunity. It was an onsite Office Coordinator for an Industrial Plant. Four weeks went by and I applied to a multitude of jobs in the meantime. I received a call:
Company: “Can you come in for an interview?”
Me: “Yes, which position was this for?”
Company: “Office Coordinator.”
After getting directions to the plant, which gate to use and who I should see, I was set. I hang up the phone and still have no idea whom I am interviewing with. Office Coordinator? I have applied to so many jobs, I have no clue.

Bright and early the next morning, I get to the plant. Check in at the guard shack. Wait for the company to come pick me up. The onsite job manager drives me to my interview. I am then ushered to a building off from the plant. I meet with a lady whose position I will be taking over. I am eager, knowledgeable and ready to start work. She is ready to move out of state and hire. I seem to pass her test and am set to get the once over from the lady that picked me up.

As I leave the plant with butterflies in my stomach, I think the interview went very well. Besides discussing my qualifications, I was told I would need to wear steel toed boots. Being a plant environment they dress very casual.

Late that evening the phone rings for another interview with the same company the following week. I am very excited and get online and get a pair of steel-toed boots. The Safety Girl Pink. Getting the boots and modeling them for my Honey, he just laughs and laughs. He says: “you better not wear them out to the job site, people will make fun of you.” I am NOT swayed. I can wear steel toed boots and still look fashionable!

safety girl boots soleAfter the second interview and many weeks later, I did not get the position. I have not given up. I am ready now for any opportunity that comes up. I am now the proud owner of a pair of Pink Safety Girl steel toed, oil resistant boots.

I wore the boots over this past weekend. I enjoyed the boot, the weight of them and had gotten a 1/2 size larger because they said they ran small. Even Honey said: “let me see those, these are pretty nice”. I guess from a man that wears them every single day that was high praise.

So whether I get a job in a office or out in the field, I am prepared with my Pink Boots.


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DannerSantaHe works hard every day!  His boots are his most valuable tool for his work day!  If his feet get too wet or too cold or damaged, then he can’t work. It’s very important to him to have the right work boots!  He looked high and low at onlinestores.com perusing the over 600 boots available for men and women to find just the right fit to do the job for him!  He selected Danner 8in Quarry USA Black Work Boots. They are 100% waterproof and breathable with GORE-TEX lining. The full-grain, all leather upper provides a classic work boot with superior protection.

  • Triple stitched for superior enduranceGift
  • Made in USA
  • Electrical hazard protection ASTM F2892-11 EH

This special HE someone may only have a few pairs of shoes because he wants the best!  His wants are pretty simple – work, hunting, fishing, living – nothing fancy, just the BEST!  That’s what he finds at Construction Gear.


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Our sites, Construction Gear, Discount Safety Gear, and Safety Girl, have gotten a ton of great-looking new work boots. Avenger, Nautilus are some of the names you will see if you are shopping for the latest looks. Some are the metatarsal style, some are clogs. All are high quality. We know a few companies are revamping their safety shoe and boot programs now, so we wanted to spotlight some of our newest arrivals.

CSGBOTM1000032308_-00_Avenger-Mens-Black-Met-Guard-Mining-BootThe Avenger Black Met Guard Mining Boot boasts a removable insole and offers electrical hazard protection. It’s a lot of boot for under $85.

Another boot by Avenger is the brown Steel Toed Boot made of full-grain crazy horse leather. Full-grain is the strongest leather you can buy. Crazy horse leather is also known as saddle leather and is made by applying special waxes to the surface. It’s an abrasion-resistant boot with a steel toe cap and removable dual density insole.

Here’s one for the ladies: Nautilus’ Women’s Composite Toe Clog in full-grain Nubuck leather with a composite safety toe cap. What’s so great about Nubuck? Nubuck is a top-grain leather that is buffed to give a velvet-like surface. It is highly wear-resistant. While it is stronger and thicker than suede, it is just as soft. It is a luxurious leather and a bit more expensive because of the processing.

CSGBOTM1000032305_-00_Nautilus-Mens-Composite-Toe-ESD-HikerWe offer the ESD hiker, also in Nubuck and also by Nautilus. ESD stands for Electro Static Dissipative construction, which reduces excess static electricity. This handsome brown composite toe boot is waterproof with a removable sockliner.

And what about the Avenger Composite Toe EH (electrical hazard) Boot? air bags, bumper toe, and cross stabilizers! This shoe’s list of specs reads like a new car window sticker!

The list goes on. Why don’t you head over to one of our pages now and find the shoe that will make you glad you retired your old pair!

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ImageDiscount Safety Gear, SafetyGirl, and ConstructionGear.com all carry Justin Original Work boots. Today I set out to learn more about them because it’s important to me to know the quality of the products of the company for which I work. Across those three sites, we sell over twenty different styles of Justin boots, from pink cowboy to steel toed work boots.Image

Who is Justin?

Founded in 1879 on deep roots and high ambition, the Justin family began a company that produced hand crafted boots in Fort Worth, TX. Over the years the company grew and moved but eventually settled again in Fort Worth and remained in the family. In 2000, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recognized the strong value in this company and added it to his empire. My research shows an impressive dossier of quality and hard, proud work in a boot that is still made in the USA.

WImagee look at the attention to detail in the JMAX lace-r work boot, for example. These boots have a comfort notch in the lace-up so the shoes don’t bunch and rub on your foot from bending with every step. They have a Drylex lining and padded gusset to keep your foot stable, protected, and dry. The padded collar protects your Achilles heel and encourages stability of the foot within the boot. They’ve got a soft inner core, a removable gel orthodic, and waxed laces to keep the boot snug all day. No wonder they are known as the “Most Comfortable Boot in the Industry.”

How Do The Sizes Run and How Do I Care For My New Boots?

ImageMost reviewers say that they found a perfect fit with ordering a half size smaller than, or the same size as, their tennis shoe size. A few said a full size down was their perfect fit. When your boots arrive, try them on and walk around in a carpeted area. The throat of the boot is what holds your foot in, and should fit snugly without being too tight. The instep should also fit this way. The ball of your foot should nestle in the widest part of the boot, and the arch of your foot should line up with the inner curve of the boot. If you have purchased a pull-on cowboy boot, the heel will slip just a little, and you should hear a soft “pop” when your foot clears the throat. This indicates the fit is right. Since there is a liberal return policy on boots at Onlinestores.com, there’s no risk in ordering your boots online. With free returns, including return shipping within 30 days from ConstructionGear.com, Discount Safety Gear, and SafetyGirl, you have peace of mind that if your boots don’t fit, it won’t cost you anything extra to return them for the right size within the month.

Caring for your investment is pretty straightforward. For suede leather, just brush with a soft boot brush. For other types of leather, first clean off loose dirt with the brush, apply a leather conditioner and a neutral shoe cream, then polish with a soft cloth until the leather shines. We carry a full line of boot care products.

Anything Else?

I learned quite a bit from Justin’s website and YouTube channel. But one of the most interesting things I learned about Justin boots is that they partner with over 40 other corporations to sponsor Camp Patriot, a camp whose mission is to take wounded-in-combat and disabled US veterans on outdoor adventures. Those who may otherwise slip through the cracks are taken kayaking, mountain climbing, biking, or flown in to stay at a ranch where they can fish and boat with their military brothers. If you would like to donate to Camp Patriot, you can do so here.


If you want to follow a Justin boot through production, check out this video!

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ConstructionGear.com is well known for offering cold weather clothes for workers. But when you think about it, those same clothes can be used for hunting season as well. Construction Gear offers brand name boots, gloves, socks, jackets and hats, as well as thermal clothing and hand warmers to keep you warm and protected from the elements. We’ll cover options from head to toe with a few of the great items available for hunters at ConstructionGear.com.

Keeping your hands warm and dry are a top priority for any hunter. ConstructionGear.com has you taken care of with Nordic Gear’s Battery Heated Lectra Hunting Gloves or Thermologic T-137 Heated Hunting Gloves. We also carry  many other top name insulated gloves for the ultimate protection that will fit in your budget.

Construction Gear offers boots from Lacrosse, Danner and Wolverine to name a few. From the waterproof LaCrosse Hunt Pac Extreme Men’s Boots  and the Danner Pronghorn GTX Hunting Boots , to Wolverine’s Impala Insulated GORE-TEX Waterproof Hunting Boot, you’ll be able to track prey in sturdy, yet comfortable boots. But don’t forget to keep your feet protected with the right pair of socks. Your feet will need just as much protection as your hands, and with a large assortment of cold weather boot socks offered, you can be sure your feet will stay warm in those cold hunting environments.

Protecting your core from the cold can be easy with the right jacket. Not only should it be warm, it should also be durable.  Construction Gear carries a wide assortment of jackets from the top brand names in cold weather outerwear. We carry Carhartt’s Artic Quilt Jacket, as well as Dickies Sanded Duck Sherpa Lined Hooded Jacket and Wrangler’s Outerwear Sherpa Lined Canvas Jacket . Be sure to check out all of our brand name jackets to find the perfect one to help you stay warm.

To keep your legs from giving in to the cold elements, consider lined pants from Construction Gear. You’ll find an array of different affordable brands that offer warmth and moisture management. For added warmth, Construction Gear’s thermal wear is great for layering.

Lastly, don’t forget to protect your head and ears! Construction Gear has numerous hat styles to choose from. Check out Carhartt’s Workcamo Fleece Hat or the Heat Factory’s Beanie Hat, or any of the other number of winter hats offered.

BONUS: For even more warmth, you can add heat packs to your clothing that will add 5-24 hours of warmth when those temperatures drop.   Stylish, durable and comfortable, you’ll be protected and able to endure the elements longer on your next hunting adventure.

Stay focused on your prey and not on the cold with the durable and comfortable options Construction Gear has to offer. You’ll be protected and hopefully get the game you’re hunting!


Written by: T. Howard

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