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When considering things to help stay warm, we also had to keep safety in mind as we don't want extra clothing to get caught up in our tools or for heaters to become a fire hazard. We chose these helpful pieces of cold gear with safety as a priority.
We love Under Armour ColdGear because it is fitted without being overly tight. They have options for men and women and we find great sales on these products as well. From our experience, they also wash well after a long work day. The material is thick and flexible and prevents us from having to wear too many layers, which keeps us comfortable all day. We are not affiliated with UA and genuinely use the products.
You can find the specific shirt in the gif above here: UA ColdGear Armour Graphic Long Sleeve Women's. This site has all sizes available currently (although this can change over time); however, there are other sites with more limited sizes but better prices.
Since so much of our work is done with our hands and fine motor movements, it can be so challenging when our fingers get too cold. Sometimes, we wear work gloves, but they can also get in the way depending on the task. We ended up purchasing OCOOPA Rechargeable Hand Warmers for Josh's parents for Christmas and it was a hit. It's perfect for warming up and then to keep moving. It includes temperature control settings and helps us prevent waste as we avoid the disposable hand warmers. The brand makes a few varieties but we have liked these so far.
Josh has a plethora of Buffalo Bills hats, like these: Bills Hats. Sydney also loves these Life is Good hats, but they don't solve the problems with the cold weather. Sydney loves to wear headbands that keep her hair out of the equipment, cover her ears, and have a ponytail slot. Here are some of her favorites:
Since we work in our garage or in the driveway, we don't have access to a typical HVAC system. So, we have to tough it out or warm it up. Until the past year, we've used small space heaters. These have helped, but they also run off a fan system that can contribute to dust particles moving around the space. We recently upgraded to the Tradesman Outdoor Infrared Heater with Tripod and Wall Mount. Right now, we leave it on the tripod and love the ability to move it around. One day, we might choose to get more and mount them on the walls.
There are plenty of other items on our wish list, but for now, we will look forward to summer days.
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Josh and Sydney are life adventurers that love to learn and create. We are exact opposites and enjoy gaining new perspective. Our home is where our varying personalities shine, and we use it to gather our friends and family together.