Jackets to keep staff warm on outdoor jobs
“Bad weather doesn’t have to get in the way of a good day’s work, not when there’s an RTY Workwear jacket on the coat rack,” says the brand. The RTY100 Waterproof Professional Jacket is windproof and waterproof with a concealed hood and large zipped pockets, while the RTY101 Softshell Workwear Jacket is also windproof and waterproof and features reinforced shoulders and elbows, adjustable cuffs and internal/external pockets.
Both offer a great range of movement while keeping the wearer warm and cosy, and are available in two colour options and a wide range of sizes.
New Expedition Parka
New for the this season, Stormtech’s EPK-2 Expedition Parka is designed for high performance in the most extreme conditions and climates. It joins the XB-2M Expedition Softshell – a three-layer, extreme performance technical softshell engineered for versatility in variable weather conditions, and one of the brand’s top selling styles.
Both Expedition designs feature Stormtech’s H2Xtreme waterproof fabric technology, sealed seams, and waterproof zippers to keep you dry. The new Expedition Parka adds hi-loft thermal fill, sherpa fleece lining, and a snap-off hood trimmed with faux fur to maintain optimal core warmth, while the Expedition Softshell boasts an articulated storm hood and multiple technical pockets.
Both styles are available in a variety of colours, and in both men’s and women’s styles. The new Expedition Parka comes in sizes up to 5XL in men’s black.
Stay dry and visible
Tombo warns runners that they need to stay visible if they want to stay safe, especially as the days get shorter. The lightweight TL55 Hi- Viz Jacket made from 100% polyester woven 330T pongee is water-repellent and features contrast black side panels with reflective piping, reflective front zip with chin protector, rear pocket with reflective piping for higher visibility, and curved drop-tail with drawcord and toggle. It is available in sizes S-2XL.
The brand’s TL95 men’s and TL94 women’s Quarter Zip Microfleece offers both comfort and warmth. The TL95 fleece has white piping down the sides of the body adding a silhouette, while the fleece for women flatters the body form. The fleeces are available in navy/navy/ white piping and black/black/white piping, and for men only there is also the choice of a black/red/white piping colourway.
New softshells and water-repellent jackets
BTC Activewear has a number of new jackets including the TJ9634 Men’s Hooded Zepelin Jacket from Tee Jays (women’s style TJ9635). This water-repellent and breathable jacket has a relaxed, shaped fit with an inside zipper for decoration access. Also from the brand is the TJ9554 Ladies’ Hooded Fashion Softshell Jacket (men’s style TJ9514), which has deep front pockets, a sleeve pocket and adjustable cuff/hem, and comes in sizes S-3XL.
New for 2015 is Active by Stedman, which includes the ST5010 Men’s Fleece Vest with stand-up collar, two side pockets and a tone-on-tone zipper (women’s style ST5110). The ST5120 Women’s Polar Fleece Jacket has a scuba hood with central panel, contrast binding, raglan sleeves and side seams, and is washable up to 40°C (men’s style ST5040).
BTC Activewear has also added the new SG44F Ladies’ Hooded Contrast Softshell, which features a detachable hood, Velcro wrist adjusters and two front pockets with zips. It is also available in a men’s style (SG44).
Showerproof jackets and microfleeces
Finden+Hales offers a wide selection of fleeces and jackets which are designed to keep teams warm and dry.
The LV550 is a 280 gsm piped microfleece that is available in sizes S-2XL, as well as companion styles for women (LV551) and children (LV552). If your customers prefer a lighter weight fleece then Finden+Hales offers the LV560, a 200 gsm polyester microfleece with 1/4 zip and nylon side panels. It also is available in sizes S-2XL, and comes in a ladies’ fit style, LV561.
The brand also supplies the LV610 – an unlined, lightweight showerproof jacket with concealed hood in the collar. It comes in sizes XS-2XL, and there is a children’s version, the LV612. For something more hardwearing, the LV630 adult’s waterproof, breathable performance jacket features taped seams, concealed hood and inner embroidery access zip.
Modern styling and colour
The SF512 Unisex Baseball Jacket with Detachable Hood offers a fashionable alternative to the hoodie for students, says SF. This unisex baseball jacket comes in navy/heather grey and black/off white, and in sizes XS-2XL, and is ideally suited to having a flock print on the chest or across the back.
The SK029 Padded Gilet with Detachable Hood contains lots of soft, lightweight padding to keep the wearer warm, while the detachable hood with heather grey lining gives it a youthful edge. This style has side pockets with zips as well as two inside pockets for valuables, and an internal embroidery access for those looking to add a logo to the chest.
For extra warmth SF has the SK028/SF028 Men’s/Ladies’ Microfleece Jacket. This long-line, slim-fit, zip-through garment has sporty panelling detail, is made from a soft 200 gsm microfleece and comes in choice of black, navy and charcoal for men (S-2XL) and black, navy and fuchsia for women (XS-2XL). Both styles have zip-secured side pockets.