he industry leader in heated gear, Milwaukee Tool, has expanded its Work Gear line to include a new Jacket and cold weather Base Layer. The Milwaukee® Hooded Jacket and WorkSkin™ Base Layer’s combination of heavy duty construction and performance materials provide users all-day comfort and durability in even the toughest jobsite conditions.
“Milwaukee’s popular M12™ Heated Gear provide an excellent way for users to stay warm in cold conditions utilizing REDLITHIUM™ technology; but in looking at how people use gear more broadly, it was obvious that most of the insulated workwear hasn’t changed for decades. As a result, today’s industry professionals lack effective non-battery-powered solutions that are designed for their specific needs,” said Patrick Lueck, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Our new Performance Work Gear begins to address the full scope of what our users need to do while on the job. After years of jobsite research, we’ve designed a new Hooded Jacket that reinvents the classic style by combining the very best rugged material with targeted durability reinforcements and innovative mobility enhancements that make it easy to move around in all day.”
Engineered to battle the jobsite and survive the elements, Milwaukee’s Hooded Jacket is built for tradesmen who can’t let cold slow them down. Focused on providing reinforcement in areas where traditional workwear fails, its GridIron™ 900 Denier Ripstop Polyester material outlasts cotton duck by 3X against abrasion and tearing. Large riveted and reinforced utility pockets and a tarnish resistant metal zipper provide increased durability. The Jacket also features FreeFlex™ Mobility enhancements across the back, underarms and armpits, and a fitted hood designed to provide full range of vision. The combination of these features make the new Hooded Jacket perfect for users who require trusted durability while on the jobsite, and the maneuverability that helps them get the job done.
“As athletic base layer materials have become more popular, they have failed to address the durability needs of work environments. With the launch of the new WorkSkin™ Base Layer we’ve focused on bringing this level of performance materials and extended life to meet the needs of the professional tradesman. By understanding how our users work in cold weather better than anyone else, we’ve developed a performance base layer for the professional tradesman – a first in our industry,” said Lueck.
The Milwaukee® WorkSkin™ Cold Weather Base Layer is constructed to handle the demands of hard work in cold conditions. Unlike cotton options, the new Base Layer features Fast Wicking Sweat Zones underneath the arms and across the upper back move moisture away quickly from high-sweat areas to avoid dampness, cold, and freezing. Unlike base layers designed for athletic use, its durable fabric resists pilling and fighting odor to extend product life. When worn next-to-skin and under outer layers, WorkSkin™ manages moisture and body temperature to help tradesmen work dry, stay warm, and stay comfortable in the cold – all while standing up to the demands of the jobsite.
Whether on or off the jobsite, Milwaukee’s Heavy Duty Work Gear provides users the durability and comfort they need without sacrificing jobsite productivity.
Milwaukee® Hooded Jacket
WorkSkin™ Base Layer
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MSRP: Jacket ($149); Base Layer ($49)
Available: August 2016