By Kristi Ries
Chances are, you’ve been paying close attention to the weather lately—and it’s not just for your kids’ school closings. January has ushered in a new year, but the New Year has also brought with it an unusual cold snap to the entire U.S. Stretching from coast to coast—and from the Great Plains to as far south as the Florida Keys—this extreme weather gripping the nation has snow shovels and snow blowers flying off of store shelves.
Many folks who live in the Deep South or areas that traditionally experience mild winters may not own heavy-duty gloves for working outdoors. Don’t be caught unprepared, ladies! Before you break out the shovel and begin to toss rock salt all over your porch and steps, take stock of what’s protecting your digits.
That’s right—your hands will definitely take a beating as you endeavor to clear out that snowed-in driveway and icy sidewalk. So it’s critical to invest in high quality; choose long-lasting, durable gloves that will protect you while you’re out doing what needs to be done. Ironclad’s Tuff-Chix Gloves provide rugged protection while allowing for top performance. They’re made with women in mind; who else thought to build a glove with reinforced fingernail guards? Order a pair today, and do read the following helpful tips on snow shoveling.
How to prevent injury this winter:
- Warm up before shoveling snow. Start by warming up your muscles for 10 minutes with light exercise. Do include your leg muscles—heart attacks and similar injuries are sometimes the result of working the smaller muscles of your arms and back while not using the large muscle groups of the legs.
- Use a shovel that is comfortable for your height and strength. Do not use a shovel that is too heavy or too long for you. Space your hands on the tool grip to increase your leverage.
- Pace yourself. Take frequent breaks and be sure to drink enough water so as to prevent dehydration. If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath or other signs of a heart attack, seek emergency care immediately.
- Push the snow instead of lifting it. If you must lift, take small amounts and lift it with your legs: squat with your legs apart, knees bent and back straight. Lift by straightening your legs—avoid bending at the waist.
The weather might still be chilly in some parts of the country, but spring is on its way here. If you’re looking for a spring jacket that will give you the warmth you need and also the durability to stand up to your work or play, then the Carhartt women’s spring jackets available on Safety Girl’s website are a great option for you. Read on to find out more about a few of these fantastic styles.
The Women’s Carhartt Sandstone Active Jacket is a great jacket for chilly spring days. Made from 12-ounce, 100% cotton sandstone duck, this jacket provides you with all the durability you need, plus it has quilted and flannel linings to trap warmth against your body. The jacket also has rib-knit cuffs and an elastic bottom band to keep the cold air from getting in, and a three-piece hood to block cold wind. Extra deep pockets in the front keep your hands warm and also allow you to store anything you need. This awesome jacket is available in sizes extra small through double extra large in dark brown, dusty plum, french blue or merlot for just $89.99, a savings of over $15 off the list price.
The Carhartt Women’s Sherpa Lined Sierra Jacket is another great choice for a spring jacket. This jacket is also made from 12-ounce, 100% cotton sandstone duck material, and also features triple stitched seams for durability that will last for years. To keep you warm, the jacket has plush Sherpa lining through the torso and quilted nylon lining in the sleeves. The three-piece hood will keep your head and neck protected from cold winds. The jacket also is made to fit a woman’s body, featuring princess seams in the back and a drop tail for added coverage. This jacket is also available in great colors: black, blue dusk, merlot and tulip pink. Order yours today for just $89.99.
Safety Girl’s online store has an excellent selection of work wear that is made especially for women. Safety Girl’s selection of work clothes feature the best brands on the market, including Carhartt, one of the most trusted manufacturers of men’s and women’s work clothing. Check out these great thermal and waffle shirts, perfect for cold days on the job.
When you need to layer up for working in cold temperatures, nothing will keep you insulated like the Carhartt Women’s Work-Dry Thermal Top. This thermal top is midweight and features a 100% polyester Work-Dry fabric that keeps your body dry, even when you start to sweat, and has anti-odor technology for long-lasting wear. The shirt also features raglan sleeves for increased range of motion in the shoulders and princess seams that conform to a woman’s body. This shirt is available in sizes small through double extra large in black or light periwinkle for just $29.99, a savings of $8 off the list price.
The Carhartt Women’s C-Print Waffle T-Shirt is another great shirt for layering on cold days. This shirt is made from a comfortable and soft six-ounce cotton and polyester blend. The side-seamed construction of the shirt minimizes twisting and maximizes comfort. The shirt also features a longer length for additional coverage and a tag-less label. The Carhartt logo is sewn on the shirt’s hem, and the “C” logo is patterned on this baby waffle shirt for an overall great look. This versatile shirt is available in brown with white print at Safety Girl’s website for just $29.99.
Looking for more women’s work shirts from Carhartt? Visit Safety Girl’s online store for the complete selection.
Did you know that Safety Girl has an awesome selection of women’s work wear, in addition to having the best selection of women’s self-defense products. At Safety Girl’s online store you can find all types of work wear that is specifically designed for a woman–both in terms of durability and style–at unbeatable prices. Plus, with brands like Carhartt and Dickies you can’t go wrong. Check out a couple of the great women’s work shirts available from Carhartt at Safety Girl’s website.
As the weather is getting warmer, the Carhartt Women’s Short Sleeve Polo Work Shirt is the perfect staple for spring. This shirt is made from a slightly heavier seven-ounce material that is 97% cotton and 3% spandex for a versatile style that is just a little less casual. This pique polo shirt features four buttons on the front placket for a distinctly feminine style. The Carhartt women’s polo shirt is comfortable, too, with side vents, a twill-tape trim, and side-seamed construction to minimize twisting. This great shirt is available in sizes small through double extra large in four great colors: bright pink, butter, green tea, and midnight. Order one or more of these great shirts at Safety Girl’s website for just $29.99 each, a savings of over $5 off the list price.
The Carhartt Women’s Midweight Flannel Button-Front Shirt is perfect for those work days when it’s a little cooler and it’s also super comfortable. This crowd-pleasing flannel shirt is made from a super-soft 55% cotton and 45% polyester blend. The shirt also features two chest pockets with spade-shaped flaps and button closures on the pockets, front and cuffs. Three-button cuffs and princess seams give this shirt a distinctly feminine look. This shirt is available in sizes extra small through double extra large in six beautiful colors: black, blue topaz, dark brown, merlot, plaid and vine green. Order one of these great shirts today for just $36.99, a savings of over $3 off the list price.
When the weather is cold and you have to work outside, a Carhartt women’s hooded sweatshirt is the perfect item of clothing to have on hand. These sweatshirts are made from the most comfortable materials and are guaranteed to keep you feeling warm on the job. They’re also great for lounging around at home, too. Check two of the great styles available at Safety Girl’s website.
The Women’s Carhartt Hooded Full-Zip Sweatshirt is the perfect hooded sweatshirt to wear when you need to bundle up to get the job done. This heavy-weight sweatshirt is made from a 13-ounce 80% cotton and 20% polyester fleece blend to deliver the warmth, durability and comfort hard-working women need. This hooded sweatshirt features a three-piece hood for a good fit, raglan sleeves to make movement easy, roomy pockets for your hands and other necessities, and a longer length to provide extra coverage or accommodate moving and bending while you’re working. The full-zip design is convenient for easy on and off or to wear as a light jacket in warmer weather. This sweatshirt is available in black or gray for just $35.49, a savings of almost $10 off the list price.
The Carhartt Women’s Hooded Pullover Sweatshirt is a great option for women looking for a non-zippered design. This sweatshirt is just as warm as the full-zip model, featuring the same 13-ounce 80% cotton and 20% polyester fleece blend. The sweatshirt also features a three-piece hood for comfort and warmth, and raglan sleeves to allow for maximum range of motion. This sweatshirt features a longer length for additional coverage and to allow you to reach and bend on the job. A signature feature of pullover sweatshirts, this sweatshirt includes a roomy pouch pocket that will fit both of your hands and keep them warm. This great sweatshirt is available in Carhartt Brown or Navy for just $39.99, a savings of over $20 off the list price!