How to Beat the Elements This Winter With Custom Outdoor Wear

Whether your company works outdoors or just has to brave an icy parking lot, custom outdoor gear is a great way to unite your team. Choosing outdoor apparel is a worthwhile investment that’ll keep your employees looking professional while shielding them from winter weather.

Here, we’ve laid out tips for selecting custom outdoor gear for your team, along with a wide array of stylish outdoor wear to get you started!

Custom Outdoor Wear: Keep Your SWAG Visible

When choosing outdoor gear for your team, consider customizing it with your company name or logo. Not only does customization create a sense of belonging among your employees, but it also helps to promote your brand. From high-quality embroidered hats to top-of-the-line weather-proof jackets, your team will wear these pieces with pride.

Layering vs Bundling Up

At Thread Logic, we know winter. After all, we’re located in the frozen tundra otherwise known as Minnesota. That means we’re experts on how to layer up for bitter cold temperatures.

Layering is all about limiting bulk while retaining body heat. The key to proper layering involves three main layers:

  • Under layer: The under layer should keep you free from sweat to help you avoid the risk of becoming colder. Having a long sleeve shirt made with a blend of cotton and a moisture-wicking fabric like polyester is ideal.
  • Middle layer: The middle layer is all about retaining body heat by wearing insulated garments over your under layer. Polyester fleece and insulated vests or jackets are effective at keeping you warm without weighing you down. 
  • Outer layer: Your outer layer helps encapsulate your body heat. These outdoor clothing items will act as a protective shield against the elements, such as rough winds and icy sleet.

Once your layers are in place, think of bundling up as one more step in your defense against the cold. Jackets, coats, scarves, hats and gloves can all be used to bundle up. These outdoor clothing items will guard your skin against harsh temperatures and help keep you insulated.  

Our Favorite Products for Layering

Port & Company Long Sleeve Core Blend Tee

The durable Port & Company Long Sleeve Core Blend Tee is perfect as an under layer this winter. Soft and comfortable, the breathable cotton and polyester blend will help keep your employees dry on their way to the office.

The shirt is size-friendly and comes in multiple colors, from ash grey to neon safety green. Its wide variety of colors allows you to easily coordinate this shirt with other company swag for a polished look.

The North Face Ridgewall Soft Shell Vest

The North Face Ridgewall Soft Shell Vest is a fantastic middle layer option due to its sleek design and warm fabric. Running true-to-size, you can enhance this handsome vest with a custom-embroidered company logo.

In addition to its premium appearance, it features a comfortable polyester fabric that’s also wind and water-resistant. That means you’ll stay dry and protected from winter weather without overheating.

Carhartt Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt

The Carhartt Midweight Hooded Sweatshirt is your company’s answer to outer layer wear. The soft cotton and polyester blend is breathable, durable and soft to the touch.

The semi-technical fabric can be washed and worn multiple times without shrinking or bagging, allowing your team members to get years of heavy use out of a single sweatshirt. Sporty and colorful, this sweatshirt offers a professional, streamlined look and comes in multiple sizes.

Our Favorite Products for Bundling Up

Port Authority Fleece Jacket

With its 100% polyester construction, you’ll never have to worry about the Port Authority Fleece Jacket shrinking or fading. Along with an adjustable drawcord, it features an effective chin guard to help keep your employees warm in blustery conditions.

The innovative design, which includes a twill-taped neck and an open hem, provides plenty of coverage and insulation without weighing you down. Plus, it comes in many vibrant colors for a clean and professional aesthetic.

The North Face Everyday Insulated Jacket

When bundling up, your team will need an insulated outdoor clothing item to shield them from brutal subzero temperatures. The North Face Everyday Insulated Jacket has a durable water-repellent finish and moisture-wicking lining to help keep you dry. The jacket also features a 100% recycled polyester taffeta shell, body, and lining for insulation.  

Clique Narvik Colorblock Softshell

Protect your employees from wind and rain with the Clique Narvik Colorblock Softshell, made from a waterproof blend of polyester and spandex. It also has a soft microfleece lining to keep everyone cozy during chilly weather. With color block piecing and zippered pockets, this jacket is both fashionable and practical for the winter season.

Our Favorite Winter Headwear

It’s important to keep your head warm in cold weather, which means you need quality outdoor headwear. Check out our top caps and hats to keep your team nice and snug this winter.

Port & Company Knit Cap

Affordable and stylish, the Port & Company Knit Cap is made with 100% acrylic yarn for a soft and cozy fit. You can embroider your company’s name or logo on the folding cuff, making it a perfect gift for your team members this season. With seven colors to choose from, you can easily coordinate this hat with your existing company apparel!

Sportsman Sherpa Lined 12” Knit

The Sportsman Sherpa Lined 12" Knit is our best-selling beanie for a reason. Durable and warm, it's insulated with a 100% polyester sherpa lining. You can customize this comfortable outdoor item with an embroidered logo on the cuff.

New Era Colorblock Cuffed Beanie

No outdoor wear is complete without a pom-pom hat. The New Era Colorblock Cuffed Beanie has a 100% polyester fleece lining for cozy comfort, along with a 100% acrylic shell. The thicker gauge cuff will keep this hat snug on your head during your team’s favorite outdoor activities.

Enjoy Custom Outdoor Clothing With Thread Logic

Living in cold climates means needing numerous items to keep you safe, dry and warm. At Thread Logic, we have quality winter apparel to keep your entire company looking professional. From cozy headwear to sleek jackets, you and your team can enjoy the season in stylish company merch!

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About Jeff Taxdahl

With over 20 years’ experience in embroidery and business ownership, Thread Logic owners Jeff and Wenda Taxdahl, and the Thread Logic team, know what it takes to make custom logo embroidered apparel that people are proud to wear.