Work Uniform Blog

Outerwear Options for Keeping Your Employees Safe, Warm and Professional Looking, No Matter the Season

Mark Stedman - Friday September 17, 2021
enhanced-visibility-jacket

It’s that time of year when business owners across Chicagoland begin thinking about their work uniforms.

The season of pumpkin-spiced everything goes by quickly in these parts, and at Roscoe we like to ensure that our customers have a wide range of jacket options for what comes next.

This year, we’re seeing an increased emphasis on safety, with more businesses adding enhanced visibility and flame-resistant outerwear to their winter wish lists.

Among other trends, “more and more companies are moving to high-visibility and enhanced-visibility jackets for their drivers and forklift operators,” says Service Team Leader Jeff Delazzer.

That includes Roscoe – where our drivers wear enhanced-visibility jackets throughout the winter. Our enhanced or high-visibility jackets ensure that your team members, like ours, never go unseen in the wee hours or the low light of a blustery winter’s day.

“Interest in uniforms with features like enhanced visibility and flame resistance has been ramping up over the past couple of years,” Delazzer said. “Companies are far more aware of safety, and these options are an extremely cost-effective employee benefit.”

A popular example is our lined bomber jacket, pictured above. Among other features, this well-made jacket includes:

• Enhanced visibility striping in yellow and silver
• A 7-ounce, water-repellent cotton-nylon twill shell
• A 100% cotton lining
• Arc rating ATPV 30 calories/cm2
• Category 3 Flame-Resistant Protection

Rental Options take All the Work Out of Winter Wear

We have numerous options, including rental options, for our winter jackets, including enhanced visibility and flame-resistant garments. With rental options, you get the same high-quality Roscoe service for your cold weather garments that we provide for all our rental uniforms year-round: we will order and personalize them, deliver them on time along with your other work uniform garments, and pick them up for laundering. You never have to worry about whether your employees have the garments they need to work safely and comfortably, no matter what the weather brings.

Winter rental jackets come in three main styles. The first is a wind and water-resistant Soft-Shell Jacket, available in a unisex design. Features include a polyester fleece inner lining for added comfort, four-way stretch for ease of movement, hemmed cuffs, a stand-up collar, and front pockets with zipper closure.

When the temperatures drop even further, our rental Team and Lined Hip Jackets get the job done with quilted linings, lower pockets, and a utility pocket on the sleeve. The Team Jacket also features a rib-knit collar, cuffs and waistband to keep out drafts. A quilted vest with front patch pockets and a rib-knit collar can be worn solo or layered with a jacket for extra warmth.

Corporate Apparel Catalog Provides Additional Winter Options

Our Corporate Apparel catalog offers a large assortment of additional cold weather options for direct purchase. From brands like Eddie Bauer, Ogio, Port Authority and more, you will find a wide array of style and feature options from sports jackets to parkas, to three-in-one styles.

Rugged Carhartt and Cornerstone jackets and coats will keep your employees warm in the toughest work environments.

And as always, all of our outerwear, both rental and direct purchase, can be personalized with high-quality embroidery of your company name or logo.

Contact us today to speak with one of our apparel specialists about your winter workwear needs.

Contact us to learn more about our work uniform rental services