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5 Things to Keep DIYers Warm While Working Outdoors
Once the weather turns cold, working outside can be uncomfortable. These items will help you stay warm and get your work done.
Milwaukee Hoodie M12 12V Lithium-Ion Heated Jacket Kit
Instead of bulking up with many layers, stay warm with this battery-operated heated jacket by Milwaukee. It warms you up with heat zones in the front and back and uses the smaller 12-volt battery in Milwaukee’s line so you’re not hauling around a big battery. Get the kit for the cost of a nice winter jacket ($185) on Amazon.
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PEET boot dryer
Nothing puts a chill on your workday like putting on a pair of boots and discovering that they’re cold and damp from the day before. Instead, put your boots on a PEET Dryer overnight and ensure that your boots will be dry and warm the next day. Amazon sells a two-boot version for $40 and a four-boot version for about $90.
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KINCO 1927KW Lined Pigskin Gloves
As a carpenter in Minnesota, I needed gloves in the winter, but I hated trying to manipulate lumber and hardware while wearing bulky gloves. With these pigskin gloves, I have the dexterity to place lumber and fasteners right where I need them, and they come on and off easily. They cost just $20 a pair, so you can pick up a few pairs and keep a spare set your vehicle.
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Minus33 Merino Wool Expedition Balaclava
This balaclava will keep your head warm and protected from the wind during cold winter months. You can wear it as a face mask to cover your nose and mouth, pull it down to your chin, or put your head through the opening to wear it as a neck gaiter. Get one for $30 on Amazon.
100% Merino Wool Thermal Base Layer Top and Bottom
Wool is great as a base layer because it wicks away moisture to keep you dry, and it’s odor resistant so you can wear it a few times without sending it through the wash. For about $75, you can get this LAPASA base layer top and bottom set. It comes in Men’s or Women’s c
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