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Best Warehouse Work Wear Picks

No matter where you are working in the warehouse, from frozen to ambient and all of the areas in between, we have got you covered for affordable and durable workwear from top to toe not forgetting the all important accessories too. 

Shift working can leave little time for browsing the racks of your local shopping centre. Most of us now just want to click a link, check out and get on with enjoying the time off we have; so to take the hassle out of buying your workwear wardrobe, check out our top to toe warehouse clothing picks. 

Layer it up

The key to comfort while working in a warehouse is planning, preparation and layers! Layering up allows you the flexibility to add and remove layers as you move between frozen, chilled and ambient areas; so we avoid the big bulky coats and the extra thick, can’t walk properly trousers and opt for multiple layers of light weight garments instead. 

Full kit workwear set

For those who really do just want to grab what you need and go we found this full kit package by Flexitog that provides a 4 piece chiller clothing set to keep you snug while you work. It includes a jacket, trousers, gloves and hat. 

Fleece Jackets

A fleece jacket is a great option for layering when a coat is too much and a jumper is not quite enough. Fleece material makes it light weight, comfortable and warm. This fleece jacket by Gelert is a bargain at just £9.99 from Sport Direct. 

Jumpers

Sticking with fleece, this micro fleece jumper is a great extra layer that is not too bulky under the fleece jacket and is surprisingly warm on its own. 

Trousers

Made for extreme weather conditions these trousers by Helly Hansen are designed to keep you at a comfortable temperature regardless of your environment.  

If you are looking for something hardwearing and long lasting these trousers from Ace Workgear could be just what you are looking for. Built to withstand regular washing and with practical pockets these trousers are a great buy. 

Shoes

There is a whole post dedicated to looking after your feet here that also details some great workboots and shoes, so pop over there if you are interested in finding out how to care for your feet when you find yourself on them for long shifts. 

Our best pick if you are looking for steel toe cap safety boots has to be these Britainia leather workproof safety boots featuring thermal insulated lining, slip and wear resistant soles and comfort pads. They are available on Amazon at the bargain price of £22.75 reduced from an RRP of £75

If you don’t need steel toecaps check out these Fila shoes that feature a nice breathable texture upper, grippy soles for non slip safety and extra padding at the heel to keep you comfy. 

Socks 

Comfort and warmth in your feet has a great deal to do with the socks you wear. These thermal insulated socks work with your body to ensure your toes are toasty warm. 

If you are anything like us, you will go through socks at an alarming rate so this pack of 12 for £20 cotton work socks are a great buy. With reinforced heels and toes they are especially advised if you have chosen to wear steel toe cap boots. 

Headwear

These multiway warmers are great for staying warm but they are also ideal for keeping your hair out of your face. If you are looking for something fleecy try theseGrab a couple, if possible, so you can rotate while one is in the wash. 

Gloves

When we choose the best gloves the most important aspect is the range of mobility you have while wearing them, so you can still carry out your duties. Both the Super Grip 6 from Flexitog and the Portwest Dermaflex  are great choices that provide warmth, protection and a precision fit for dexterity. 

Also, check out our recent post about caring for your hands hereespecially for those of you who wear gloves all day long.

Backpack

Warehouses are rarely located close to home so it is likely you are doing a bit of commuting to get to work. This coupled with long shifts can mean lugging lunch, clothes and drinks around with you. Travelling with all the things you need can be a struggle unless you have a great bag to hold it all, that is comfortable to wear. 

This super lightweight daysack from Millets is a great option. It features a large main compartment that is big enough to hold a change of clothes, lunch and a drink comfortably. A nice touch is the thought that has gone into the comfort of the wearer, in the adjustable padded shoulder straps.

Lunchbox

Healthy eating is a must when you are on your feet all day in a job that requires so much walking, lifting, fetching and carrying. But unless you're happy with a Star Wars lunchbox from the back to school collection, finding a good, sturdy, insulated lunch box can be a little bit trial and error. 

This Lifewit lunchbox available from Amazon, ticks all the boxes for storage, capacity and insulation. The bit we love best is the dirt proof outer fabric because in a warehouse keeping anything clean and dust free is a task in itself. 

Drinks Bottle

We can’t stress enough how important it is to drink plenty of water but keeping track of how much you have consumed is usually a guessing game that we are all pretty bad at. This Thermos hydration bottle has a handy meter on the side so you can keep track of just how much you have guzzled in your day and you know when to up your game and get sipping. 

No one wants to drink luke warm water from a disposable plastic bottle kicking around in the bottom of their bag. So if you don’t have access to a fridge in the staff room, make sure you stay hydrated with an insulated bottle like this HYDRATE bottle on Amazon that will help to keep your drinks cold for the duration of your shift and beyond. 

If you have any recommendations for workwear or accessories we would love to hear from you, tried and tested reviews are always the best so get in touch if you have any top tips. 

Grab our handy workwear infographic free download here.

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