Professional Electrician tries on some of the latest workwear available from Snickers, designed to help keep you working comfortably even in the cold winter months ahead.
37.5 First Layer
Now I know Long Johns aren’t the most macho thing to wear when you are on site but before you dismiss them I should remind you of Snicker’s system approach to its workwear. All layers are designed with several jobs in mind to work together to provide comfort and protection. Keeping the wearer warm is obviously the main goal, however the company also understands that when you work your body temperature rises and when that happens you sweat.
If your clothing is covered in moisture in cold weather, then the clothing’s ability to insulate and protect you is compromised. These under-layer feature Snickers’ 37.5 natural active-particle technology that captures and releases moisture vapour, ensuring the garments closest to your skin remain dry, warm and ventilated whilst you are working.
8000 FlexiWork Stretch Fleece Hoodie
Immediately you can tell that comfort has taken priority in the design of this hoodie with a thick polyester external shell and a brushed fleecy inner lining promising to keep you warm in cold but dry environments. A great mid-layer garment, the full stretch fabric also allows maximum manoeuvrability, offering no resistance if you need to twist, bend and stretch to access awkward areas whilst working.
The cuff of the sleeves includes a thumbhole grip, useful for ensuring the insulation of your entire arm by stopping the cuff riding up. It is a useful addition to the garment and can be easily rolled out of the way if you ﬁnd the over cuff is getting in the way of your hands.
Whilst the hoodie has many useful practical qualities, this is a very stylish addition to Snickers catalogue. The zips feature urban camo detailing and the pull cords for the hood are neon green.
1200 New SoftShell Jacket
The SoftShell jacket is aptly named, feeling like a comfy ﬂeece on the inside and designed like a hardwearing winter jacket on the outside. The fleece lining also includes mesh sections which help ventilate the jacket, further enhancing the comfort provided. The Cordura reinforced forearms and elbows will relieve any doubts that this garment can handle tough job site environments.
Whilst the materials obviously help you stay insulated, what really impresses me about this jacket is the way it is cut. The broad collar and dropped back design ensure the wearer’s neck and lower back are protected from the elements, even if they are stretching out or crouching down.
6207 LiteWork, 37.5 Work Trousers
If you are leaning more towards manoeuvrability and comfort over heavy-duty protection then these are the trousers for you.
The LiteWork trousers are still pretty tough, made from durable rip-stop fabric with Cordura reinforcements. However, if you are expecting your legs to take real beating on site you would probably do better looking at the company’s RuffWorks range.
As with the jacket, it’s the little details that make this piece of kit stand out from other work trousers. The stitched-in, KneeGuard Pro pockets are specially designed to keep kneepads in their optimum position. Also the Cordura stretch gusset in crotch adds that extra durability whilst still offering maximum freedom of movement. These trousers also feature Snickers’ 37.5 technology that captures and releases moisture vapour for superior cool and dry working comfort.
Toe Guard Sprinter S3
It looks like a trainer, feels like a trainer but the Sprinter is as tough as any work boot. The shoe’s lightweight flexibility is achieved by its entirely metal-free design. Protection is provided by a composite toecap and puncture resistant composite plate with extra stability and durability ensured by the EVA midsole with an oil-resistant and anti-slip rubber outsole with a TPU scaff cap. It’s got both practicality and style on its side and looks great worn alongside the fleece hoodie.