This post about outdoor shop gear is sponsored by The Home Depot. Do you work outdoors in the elements or in a shed workshop space? If the answer is yes then you know the importance of outdoor shop gear to keep you warm and comfortable while working in less than ideal weather conditions. I’m sharing details on the outdoor gear I wear while working in my shed shop space.
A tool review of the gear I wear in my outdoor shed workshop including the Ridgid heated jacket and Firm Grip Flex Impact gloves. Keep warm and functional.
Don’t let old man winter stop you from working outside. With the right gear you can work comfortably outdoors even as the temperatures dip. We’re approaching winter in New York so it’s time to gear up with this heated jacket and work gloves.
Today I’m sharing details on this outdoor gear:
First up is the Ridgid 18V heated jacket. Simply insert a battery into the housing piece and then plug in the jacket to the housing.
Heated Jacket Features:
- 3 heating zones in chest and back area
- power button on interior collar with 3 temperature settings
- removable hood
- 4 pockets plus cell phone pocket
- USB power source for on board charging
This Ridgid jacket is a cordless heated jacket that runs off the same Ridgid battery that you use for their power tools. The battery lives in an exterior pocket on the back left side. I highly recommend using the smallest battery you have in order to reduce the weight and bulk on your hip. It’s not obtrusive but you definitely know it’s there.
The power button is conveniently located on the interior collar where you can change the temperature as you like. There are three settings: red is high, orange is warm and white is low. You do have to depress the button and hold it to engage / disengage the heating system.
Another feature I absolutely love is the removable hood but I can almost guarantee I will never remove the hood. Being that my shop is out in the backyard I walk back and forth to the basement space often. Also I work outside on the shed porch area often so having a hood is a lifesaver!
As you can see above the battery pack does protrude a bit on the side. Also note this jacket is only available in men’s sizes. You can see the fit is a bit straight through the hips. I am wearing a men’s small and I am typically a size 8 or medium in women’s clothes. Overall a great jacket and you can bet I will be wearing this all winter long.
The Ridgid 18V heated jacket is available at The Home Depot here and includes:
- Men’s 18-Volt Black Heated Jacket
- Portable Power Source
- 18-Volt 1.5 Ah Battery
- 18-Volt Charger
Moving on to the second piece of outdoor gear which is my Firm Grip work gloves.
Firm Grip Gloves:
Check out that stretch and flexibility! All the while protecting your hands on the grip side and on the exterior where the knuckles tend to take the brunt of the impact.
Flex Impact Gloves Features:
- customized performance fit at wrist
- maximum dexterity
- breathable impact zone
- protection down to fingertips
- touchscreen compatible index finger
Firm Grip has a huge line of work gloves (see them all here) including a few options for outdoor winter work. These Pro-Fit Impact gloves are made for maximum dexterity while still providing protection for one of you most valuable tools – your hands.
I’m wearing a medium and the adjustable neoprene cuff with velcro closure makes for a perfect fit.
Need to check your phone but don’t want to remove your gloves? No worries the index finger on these gloves is touchscreen compatible so you can use your phone without removing your glove.
These Firm Grip PRO-Fit Flex Impact gloves are available at The Home Depot here.
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