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#1 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2015 - 09:53 PM

Hello everyone. So with summer upon us and my job requiring me to work outside in the heat im always looking for ways to stay cool. I seen an ad on tv for Duluth trading company. I was looking at their clothing line called armachillo and seen that being physically active in the heat its supposed to help keep you cool. I was also looking at their fire hose work pants. As i was browsing that section i seen that the pants were water resistant which is a great thing to have. They were also stretchy which is great for having freedom of movement and also help keep you cool. And having triple seamed stitches. So with all that being said, does anyone have experience with this company and would you recommend them? Im curious i know theyre a little on the expensive side but im looking for anything to help me work easier and more efficient. Thanks for your help!  :wave:


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Posted June 13, 2015 - 09:58 PM

I wear their cargo jeans, they are expensive but they last me well over a year or so, so it's cheaper in the long run. I do a lot of on my knees work and also work around a lot of fence and they don't tare easy and if they to get snagged they don't continue to tare.

I had their T-shirts and wasn't to impressed for what they cost. They just tor like all the others. But I highly recommend their pants!

 

Good luck, hope this helps!


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Posted June 13, 2015 - 10:02 PM

I used to get their catalogs and they do have unusual stuff. NOW see ads on TV once in awhile too. I would think Fire hose pants would be very good for wear, but heavy and surely not any cooler wouldn't think. I'm not familiar with the other cool clothes you mention. I do like there Ball Room Jeans idea and the longer T's and More room underwear and even the shirts with a little more give in arm pits and such. Lots of stuff for Big Guys. I'm NOT that, and haven't tried any of those items. I think they all look well made and are pricey, guess one would have to try them to see how they are.


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Posted June 13, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Never tried them, but trying to apply some logic to it.. if they dont let water in, they wont let water out. Once you start sweating, the humidity will soon get to 100%. Evaporative cooling works via the difference between the dry bulb and the wet bulb temp. With DB=WB, sweating will do you no good, not to mention no air flow. Not sure how the shirts work, but if the lower half is in Panama, I dont think the top half being in Canada will do you any good


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Posted June 13, 2015 - 10:20 PM

I've worked outside especially in summer for many years. I've come to prefer my old summer weight Army camis. They are light, loose, tough,a nd cool(temperature). It looks warm but seems to be a double evaporation( T shirt and then cami). It is also a great sun block and the best insect preventer. Shirts and trousers tend to run about $5 each at fleamarkets which makes them a great bargain. Push water and sports drinks that you keep cold too. A full brimmed hat or hard hat can help alot. It should be white and sit high. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 13, 2015 - 10:29 PM

For a shirt that's cool in the hot sun, try Under Armor.

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 08:43 AM

I have a couple pair of the fire hose pants. they are almost 5 years old this month as they were a fathers day gift from my daughter. I wear them working in the woods with the chain saw and winter mostly. I didn't find them to hot during the summer to work in either but felt I didn't need the heaviness when working the bees.

They are American made so that is part of the cost also. I have a nearly new pair of Wranglers that have a hole in the thigh on the right leg. My dog jumped up and her nail made the hole, really poor quality compared to the fire hose stuff.

 

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 09:02 AM

I was planning on trying there line too. good to know about the pants. I presently wear the lightweight carhart cotton duck pants and i am looking to replace them.  I was looking into the shirts too. I guess buying just one of each to try them out is in order. 


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 11:14 AM

I use the Fire Hose Overalls for several years & really like them. They do seem to outlast most other overalls. I still wear my first pair that have some patches on the front but they are at least 10 years old. The thing that got me started with Duluth Trading was the Bucket Boss items.

 

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Never tried them, but trying to apply some logic to it.. if they dont let water in, they wont let water out


I have a pair of water proof bibs from cabellas. They are amazing. Don't sweat in them at all. Some kind of breathable stuff that's still water proof.

Buddy has these sims waders that are the same way. Completely water proof but you don't sweat in them at all.

Magic fabric.
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 10:08 PM

I have a pair of water proof bibs from cabellas. They are amazing. Don't sweat in them at all. Some kind of breathable stuff that's still water proof.

Buddy has these sims waders that are the same way. Completely water proof but you don't sweat in them at all.

Magic fabric.

 

 

I put some water proofing stuff on my work boots once. My feet sweat so bad, I had to quit wearing them. Dont remember what it was, some kind of spray stuff. I buy water proof boots now and pitch them when they start leaking. They still dont get as hot as they did when I put the spray crap on them


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Posted June 15, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Thanks all for the input! Im think im gonna go out on a limb and maybe get one pair of pants and a shirt and try them out and go from there  :thumbs:


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Posted June 15, 2015 - 09:18 PM

Report back and let us know how they go

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Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Report back and let us know how they go

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