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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

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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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20140725_174314Let’s focus on one of my favorite topics: Andy! Andy is many things. He is a superb dad, is nothing short of miraculous in the kitchen, has a naïve innocence that is endearing and yet a hardness that stands up to pretty much anything, and is so unique in his thought process he keeps even me on my toes (!!). And yes, Andy is a wonderfully big man. He’s over 6 feet tall and he’s muscular, and when he engulfs 5’2” me in a bear hug, every single thing in my life clicks into place and I am at peace. Now you know about Andy. But did you know that we carry gear for Big and Tall men like mine?

Most people are aware that we carry larger sizes in pants and shoes and other work clothing. For example, our leather boots are sized up to 18, double-extra wide. Our flame-resistant pants extend to 54 waist and 36 inseam. Shirt sizes are up to 5XL. But when you buy for your man, do you remember your accessories?

To try some of our products out on Andy, I wanted to feature the “extras” you might not consider when shopping for work clothes for your big dog. I picked out Carhartt’s wool socks in Large, Online stores’ budget-friendly reversible belt (choose from a variety of styles regularly priced to $25, for only $5.95 each), and an Ergodyne Core Performance Workwear base layer shirt.

SockAndy educated me, on our first date, that his homemade daisy dukes (settle down, ladies; his are simply jeans cut off at the knee and left to fray) were like summer in your pants. When we spoke of our mutual admiration of brand new socks, I told him they were like a vacation on your feet. So this weekend, right out of the goodie bag, he picked the socks first. He liked the length – they are no-show but with a slight “lip” in back so the heel of your shoe won’t rub that delicate tendon. “Oooh! Carhartt! Wool! Are they winter socks?” he asked. I pointed to the “All season” text on the package. “Will you wear them?” I asked. “Oh yeah!” he said. That man gets excited about socks. “I like how they feel right away. Not scratchy like you’d think wool would be.”

20140828_143237The belt I wasn’t sure on fit, so I was glad that I could return it after he tried it on (see our return policy here). A few months ago, we had gone to a department store to get him a new work belt and it broke the third time he wore it, and me exchanging the belt for him was a true headache. It didn’t stand up to the rigors of his blue-collar management job and the department store’s customer service was bad enough I almost wrote to the company. Almost. Anyway, the Online Stores belt did not fit. It was the same exact length and stated size as one he currently wears, so it was sized properly – except the belt was made of thicker leather, which would add circumference, and it was wider, which would add resistance against his belt loops. If you order this one, I suggest ordering one a size larger. I got two different belts, both thinner; one his size and one a step up. This morning he showed me that they fit great. They looked great, too! 20140904_050310“I love this belt,” he said. At this price, I’ll be buying more. Here’s a photo of Andy in his belt, getting ready for his workday (a little eye candy).

The dry-wick shirt is perfect for this time of year, when we head into cooler weather. It can be worn alone or as a layer. It is cut to fit snugly. CG-6415_Ergodyne_BLACK_Core-Performance-Base-Layer-Long-Sleeve-Shirt“You know this is buff cut,” Andy said. “That means it’s going to be tight.” Yay for me!

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by the Professional Power Tool Guide

When you work in the construction, building, or home repair service industries, you are expected to be ready and willing to work no matter what they weather might look like outside. If you are headed out to a job site and there is nothing but cold, wind, rain and snow on your horizon, you’ve got to make sure that your gear is up to the task of keeping you warm and dry. It’s not enough simply to throw on a jacket and some gloves anymore, as the wrong fabrics and layers will actually make you colder. When you really want to stay warm, you should always choose Nordic Gear.

Nordic Gear Sock

If you’ve never really heard about Nordic Gear before, you should know that it’s one of the best brands available on the market for battery-heated, wind and water proof gear. If you are thinking about planning a trip or a work project that is going to leave you at the mercy of the elements, the best thing that you can do is pack some of these products in your bag. Although you might believe that staying active is the best way to keep the blood flowing heat to your limbs, there are some situations where you can use a little battery-powered help.

When you’ve got a football playoff game to attend in the freezing cold temperatures of January, or you’re planning a ski trip with your family to celebrate the holidays, you’ve got to make sure that you can go the distance to make the most of your event. You don’t want to hang out in the stadium bar watching the game on the television because you can’t handle the cold out on the field, and you don’t want to spend your days in the lodge watching others have fun because your hands and feet are numb. Nordic Gear will help you to stay active and happy.

If you want to be able to stay warm and active even in cold and wet weather, Nordic Gear makes the best electric gloves and socks on the market. Instead of air activated warmers that eventually lose their warmth and leave you cold, these warmers will stay toasty warm all day long. All of the gear is made from the highest quality materials and is guaranteed to work safely even in cold and wet situations. Take these products with you for a much better cold weather experience.

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