How to Buy Thinsulate Boots
What Is Thinsulate?
What is Thinsulate? Basically, it's insulation for your work boot. Made up of a unique blend of microfibers, Thinsulate keeps your feet warm by blocking cold air molecules with its tiny threads. The synthetic fibers absorb less than one percent of its weight in water. That means your feet won't be weighed down in uncomfortable, wet work conditions. Thinsulate comes in different gram weights to provide the right warmth for your environment. We created some guidelines to help you find the perfect pair boots for your job.
How many grams of Thinsulate do you need?
- 200 grams: Recommended for cool conditions or high activity levels. It's ideal for putting in overtime during the cooler summer nights.
- 400 grams: Recommended for cold conditions or moderate activity levels. This amount is perfect for working outside in the fall.
- 600 grams: Recommended for very cold conditions. Once the first snow falls, this amount is great for keeping feet warm.
- 800 grams: Recommended for extremely cold conditions with light activity levels. We would suggest this amount for wintery conditions on the job.
- 1,000 grams: Recommended for extremely cold conditions with light to minimal activity level. It’s excellent for maneuvering through snow and ice.
Thinsulate vs. Ultra Thinsulate
To qualify as Ultra Thinsulate, there must be a minimum of 400 grams of Thinsulate throughout the boot. Ultra Thinsulate performs well in extremely cold conditions because its microfibers trap and hold body heat. We would recommend wearing Ultra Thinsulate during the winter because it is keeps feet dry and warm in deep snow. Thinsulate is typically less than 400 grams; it is ideal for cooler conditions because it's thinner and lighter than Ultra Thinsulate. The lightweight microfibers allow your feet to breathe while still keeping them warm in falling temps.
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