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New Work Gear From Big Red

New Work Gear From Big Red

Milwaukee Improves Durability, Mobility, and Performance of Work Gear for the Trades with New Jackets, Bibs, and Sweatshirt
 
MILWAUKEE, WI – In Fall 2017, Milwaukee Tool will launch a full line of Work Gear designed to outperform and outlast traditional workwear in demanding jobsite environments and extreme weather. Utilizing GRIDIRON Ripstop Polyester to deliver superior durability without the bulk of cotton duck, the GRIDIRON Hooded Jacket, GRIDIRON Traditional Jacket, and GRIDIRON Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls redefine expectations of jobsite tough, insulated work wear. The NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt combines weather resistance with comfort to improve upon the most common layering piece used by tradesmen.
 
“At Milwaukee, we always start with extensive jobsite research to become experts on the trades. After years of working with tradesmen in cold weather, we saw multiple reoccurring issues and expanded our research focus to understand dress patterns, layering trends, and the most common pieces of apparel on the jobsite. The insights gathered from this research are the defining factors of the ground-up product designs we’re launching in 2017,” said Patrick Lueck, Senior Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The introduction of our Work Gear lineup reflects Milwaukee’s continued focus on providing trade-focused solutions. For decades, tradesmen have been forced to choose between durability and mobility. Milwaukee is committed to delivering products that outlast traditional work gear and make it easy for tradesmen to move and stay comfortable while working.”
 
GRIDIRON Hooded Jacket and Traditional Jacket
 
The Milwaukee GRIDIRON Hooded Jacket and Traditional Jacket are built for tradesmen who need insulated Work Gear that survives the jobsite without adding bulk and restricting their ability to work. GRIDIRON Ripstop Polyester reinforces high-wear areas and is 3X more durable than 12oz cotton duck against abrasion and tearing while accounting for 25% less bulk. Large riveted and reinforced utility pockets and a tarnish-resistant metal zipper provide additional durable enhancements to prevent common product failures. Engineered to maximize productivity, the jackets are made to move with FREEFLEX Stretch Panels across the back, articulated elbows, and lighter materials in areas that require mobility. NO DAYS OFF Weather Protection provides wind and water resistance, and combines with high loft insulation to combat the most extreme weather conditions.
 
GRIDIRON Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls
 
Like the jackets, the new Milwaukee GRIDIRON Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls focus on improving durability to extend product life, maximizing mobility, and providing warmth and weather protection without the bulk of cotton duck work wear. GRIDIRON Ripstop Polyester reinforces knee panels, cuffs, and pockets to protect the most common places where bibs rip and tear. Additionally, durable metal buckles and zippers stand up to daily abuse in jobsite conditions. A FREEFLEX Stretch Zone across the inner legs combined with lighter, more durable materials maximize mobility and reduce bulk to improve comfort and productivity. An adjustable waist provides up to 2” of flexibility for more comfortable layering on cold days. For added utility, a chest pocket gives users quick access to commonly used items and secure zipper storage for electronic devices and valuables.
 
NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt
 
Redefining the most common layering item on the jobsite, the NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt combines wind and water resistance with a comfortable fleece lining to provide all season versatility. The addition of a fitted hood designed to be worn under a hard hat, extended collar to protect the neck, and interior storm flap provide enhanced protection from the elements. Durable polyester body material and double layer reinforcement of pocket edges and forearms extend product life when used in demanding jobsite environments. Built for all conditions, the NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt fights the rain when worn as an outer shell, and provides wind protection and warmth when used as a versatile layer in extreme cold. 
 
In addition to these products, Milwaukee will also introduce a new line of Fleece-Lined Knit Hats in black, gray and red. These hats feature a fleece band around the ears to block wind and provide extra warmth. Their beanie-style construction allows for easy use under a hard hat and durable 98% polyester and 2% spandex construction resists snagging and manages moisture to help prevent sweating and overheating.
 
Completing a trade-focused layering system, Milwaukee will re-launch its WORKSKIN Mid-Weight Base Layer to manage body temperature and sweat when worn next-to-skin.
 
Whether on or off the jobsite, Milwaukee’s Work Gear provides users the durability and comfort they need without sacrificing jobsite productivity.
 
Milwaukee Work Gear Expansion
1. Milwaukee GRIDIRON Hooded Jacket (254B): Sizes S-3X
2. Milwaukee GRIDIRON Traditional Jacket (253B): Sizes S-3X
3. Milwaukee GRIDIRON Zip-to-Thigh Bib Overalls (261B): Sizes S-3X
4. Milwaukee NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt (311B): Sizes S-3X
5. WORKSKIN Mid-Weight Base Layer (401G): Sizes S-3X
6. Fleece Lined Knit Hat (502B, 502G, 502R): Available in Black, Gray, and Red
Wednesday, July 12, 2017