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April 22, 2021

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Workwear Reviews & Safety Equipment

They say the clothes make the man. On the jobsite, our workwear reviews aim to reveal which work clothing is most comfortable, durable, and well-equipped. Our reviews cover everything from safety glasses, work boots, workwear, and clothing. We also tackle hearing protection, Bluetooth-equipped hearing products and other safety equipment for the job site. Workwear Reviews & Safety Equipment for Tradesmen When we review Blaklader Bantam Utility Pocket Pants or Dickies Performance workwear, comfort leads the way. Durability must quickly follow, however, and we also look for features. If carpenters pants, does the hammer loop come well-stitched and reinforced? When we look at products like Radians safety glasses, do they match manufacturer claims? How comfortable do they feel? We also tend to drop them to see how easily they break or scratch. Other workwear reviews include products like Redbacks knee pads or other PPE safety equipment. One of our favorite workwear categories includes work boots. Look for in-depth reviews of many of the top brands as well.

Pyramex RVZT44B Heavy-Duty Utility Vest

Pyramex Utility Vest Highlights Safety Day In and Day Out All utility vests have been created equal, right? Not necessarily. Some are definitely better than others. Case in point: the Pyramex RVZT44B Heavy Utility Vest Series. These vests have the sort of functionality that covers all of your in-the-field safety needs. And, in addition to […]

Kodiak Quest Bound Hiker Work Boots

New Kodiak Work Boots are Trail Inspired, Worksite Ready So many people wear sneakers and hiking boots to the jobsite that shoemakers have started to capitalize on the trend. Kodiak is one of those shoemakers. It pairs an aesthetic beauty inspired by hikers with the build-quality needed to protect your feet. Overall, the Kodiak Quest […]

United by Dickies United by Inspiration

United By Dickies, United By Inspiration

Embracing Maker culture in the Spring 2021 season, United By Dickies, United By Inspiration is a combination of a deeper look at the culture and an update to several popular workwear lines. On the United By Dickies side, the FLEX, Temp-iQ, and DuraTech lines are getting a refresh. There are also two new lines launching […]

hazardous location

What is a Hazardous Location? Know the Classification System

Any jobsite is a potentially hazardous location, but some locations have invisible dangers that present additional risks. OSHA officially classifies and labels these jobsites hazardous locations. They possess the presence—or potential presence—of flammable gases, vapors, liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers and flyings. In the most potentially volatile work areas, it’s critical that equipment is […]

Carhartt Crowley Jacket Comfort Fit

Carhartt Company Gear Crowley Jacket

Carhartt Jacket Wards Off Elements While Proudly Displaying Your Company Logo Carhartt products tend to emphasize rugged flexibility, and the Crowley Jacket isn’t going to break from tradition. It features heavyweight softshell construction that fights off the wind, cold, and rain. And, with Carhartt’s new embroidery service, you can brand your team’s jackets with your […]

Milwaukee Safety Vests | We Break Down the Options

Expanded Safety Vest Offerings Safety vests function as an integral part of construction PPE. Milwaukee safety vests now include a lineup with Surveyor’s Safety Vests and Mesh Safety Vests. They even have additional offerings in their High Visibility Safety Vests line. They’ve designed the ANSI-compliant vests to keep users safe without adding additional weight or […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
ISOtunes Link Bluetooth Earmuffs

ISOtunes Link Bluetooth Earmuffs Review

We’ve covered quite a few ISOtunes earphones throughout the years. They include many corded and cordless in-ear headphones that specialize in reducing ambient noise for those working in landscaping and/or construction. More recently, the company introduced several Bluetooth earphones that let you stream audio wirelessly while working safely. Most of their models also follow OSHA […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protection Review

3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protection Review

3M WorkTunes Connect hearing protectors are incredibly popular thanks to their built-in audio connection and certified 24dB noise reduction rating. Popularity is one thing, but I wanted to see how well they work. Pros Single-button controls for playback and calls Less expensive than most Bluetooth hearing protection Plenty of vertical adjustment for the earpieces Decent […]

Milwaukee Safety Glasses

Milwaukee Safety Glasses and Lenses Explained

Milwaukee has a pretty deep lineup of Safety Glasses available, all of which are designed to keep you safe and productive on the jobsite. They fall under the Milwaukee PPE line of personal protection products which includes vests, Milwaukee lighting, safety gloves, banded earplugs, and more. Milwaukee safety glasses include models with anti-scratch lenses, fog-free […]

Milwaukee Banded Ear Plugs

Milwaukee Banded Ear Plugs | Foam and Flanged Tips

Banded Ear Plugs Protect with All-Day Comfort in Mind Many times it seems obvious when you need hearing protection—like when you’re at the gun range. Other times, the need for hearing protection sneaks up on you—like when you work just a bit too long and the noise levels are only slightly above the limits. When […]