To some insulated coveralls are necessities of life. Construction workers, hunters, fisherman, farmers and more all require protection from the elements on a day to day basis. Without warm dry clothes it would be all but impossible for these people to work and perform their jobs. There is a large variety of insulated coveralls available from a dozen or more companies some are better than others and some are more expensive than others. This article will attempt to describe some of the best and warmest brands of insulated coveralls out there, some you may have never heard of others are household names. You will also learn where you can buy the different brands and the prices you can expect to pay for them. At the end you can be the judge on which to buy but rest assured you will be a more informed buyer and your next pair of coveralls will be the best you have ever owned.
Best Dickies Insulated Coveralls
Dickies brand of coveralls definitely fall in the household name category. They have a huge selection of coveralls everything from short sleeve cotton to high visibility but there only three types of insulated coveralls for men which are duck, sanded and twill. The duck style TV239 is the typical brown coveralls made form high performance duck fabric which are very common. They are water resistant, have double knees for durability, bi-swing back with elastic waist inserts, and zip to the waist plus they have Dickies Scuffgard protection. Available is three colors brown, blue and black and range in size from small regular to 4X. Some other features include heavy duty brass zipper with large pull, side entry chest pockets, one hidden inside pocket and a left back pocket all of which zip close. The inside lining is 100% Nylon with six ounces of polyester fill quilted to nylon taffeta. Dickies Twill TV261 insulated coveralls are identical to the duck other than the poly/cotton blended exterior. Both of these Dickies insulated coveralls are available at Walmart and Kohl's but can be found cheaper online at Amazon.com. Prices range from as cheap as fifty five dollars to over a hundred depending on the size and where you choose to buy them so a little price shopping can definitely save you some money.
Dickies TV245 sanded duck insulated coveralls are a lot like the regular duck style but warmer made with a 12 oz. 100% cotton sanded duck exterior, 100% polyester brushed tricot quilted to eight ounces of polyester fill for warmth in the harshest conditions. It has triple needle felled seams, zip to waist leg zippers with storm flaps and pockets at the chest, waist and double back. It also has a loop for hanging your hammer and tape measure. It comes in three colors rinsed brown, rinsed timber and rinsed black. At the time of this writing the cheapest place you will find these Dickies sanded duck coveralls is for sixty dollars at GandLClothing.com.
Best Carhartt Insulated Coveralls
Like Dickies, Carhartt insulated coveralls are some of the most popular coveralls around but one things for sure you are going to pay to where this name brand. Some swear they are the best insulated coveralls available some not so much, you can be the judge. Also like the Dickies the Carhartt's have three different kinds of insulated coveralls the Men's X01 Duck Coverall Quilt Lined, the Men's X02 Duck Arctic Quilt Lined and the Men's X06 Extremes Coverall Arctic Quilt Lined. All three have basic similarities like being made of 12 oz. 100% ring spun cotton duck, having a split back with bi swing, triple stitched on the main seams, and ankle to waist, two way leg zippers designed with wind flaps that snap tight to keep wind from penetrating. They have multi-tool utility pockets including a pencil holder on the left sleeve, hammer loop and corduroy collar with snaps for a detachable hood that is sold separately.
Here are the features that make each pair of Carhartt insulated coveralls different from the others. The regular Men's X01 has a 100% nylon quilted liner making it the most basic of the three. The Men's X02 Arctic Quilt Lined have 100% nylon quilted to an arctic weight polyester lining and double knees that are designed to accommodate knee pads. And then there's the Men's Extremes which are Carhartt's top of the line insulated coveralls. Designed for exactly what the name implies, extreme temperatures and weather. They are made with 1000 denier Cordura making them not only water repelling but also the most durable coveralls made by Carhartt. Lined with their warmest arctic weight polyester these coveralls are made to keep you warm and dry. On a side note even though the name say's men's the range of sizes make these coveralls sized right for women and bigger kids too. Carhartt insulated coveralls can be purchased at more places than can be mentioned here but for the best price your best bet is Amazon they carry each of the three different models and have the best prices around. The X01Duck and the X02 Arctic are virtually the same price right at ninety five dollars and the X06 Extremes are one hundred and fifty dollars. If you choose to purchase them some where else do some price shopping first, you can easily spend fifty to seventy five dollars more for no reason.
Best Walls Insulated Coveralls
Like the other brands mentioned Walls has a wide variety of insulated coveralls but what makes the Walls brand stand out is the fire resistant specialty coveralls they have available. In all Walls have eight different styles of insulated coveralls the Insulated Duck, Two different Premium Weight Insulated, Polar 10 Freezer Suit, Classic Insulated Hip-Zip, Insulated Waist-Zip, and Walls FR Insulated Coverall. With this large of a selection it would be difficult to list the features of each of the different models so we are only going to outline the features of two of their best the fire resistant model and the Polar 10 Freezer Suit.
The Walls Flame Resistant (FR) Insulated coveralls provide protection not only from the elements but also hazardous work environments. They are designed to be NFPA 2112 compliant. They have two piece sleeves with adjustable sleeve tabs. Bi-swing back with elastic waist inserts for comfort and two way front zipper, one way ankle to knee zippers for convenience. Triple needle seams with bar tacks at all stress points insure durability. Available in sizes from extra small to 6X so there should be no problems finding a size for just about any body size or type. Colors options include red, orange, navy and grey. For more information FR specifications and material care visit Walls.com. If you plan to purchase this particle item plan on spending in the neighborhood of two hundred and fifty dollars but considering the protection they provide it is well worth the cost. One place that carries the FR insulated coveralls is embroidered-uniforms-corporate-apparel.com but occasionally they can be found on other sites like eBay for a considerably discounted price.
Walls Polar 10 Freezer Suit is all about keeping you warm with its 420 Denier nylon exterior, heavy weight polyester hollow fill insulation and nylon Taffeta lining. It also has and attached drawstring hood with pile lining, knit around the face and Raglan sleeves with exterior knit cuffs. When wearing the Polar 10 getting wet isn't a worry because of its water resistant coating. Zippers on the front are two-way, along with thigh high leg zippers both having storm flaps to keep wind from penetrating. And for durability the Walls added 1000 denier nylon to all wear points, triple needle stitching and rivets at all stress point. For one hundred and forty six dollars at Walls.com this is one of the best and warmest insulated coveralls available.
Other Insulated Coveralls
This is quit a list of great insulated coveralls but if there is something you don't see that you would like to know more about you can check out the web site for each of the brands mentioned. Plus many of the models mentioned here can be found on site like Bass Pro and Cabela's that have insulated coveralls in popular camo patterns. There are also many other brands of coveralls available that may be of interest for example Red Kap, Bulwark, Big Mac, Liberty and Duluth. These lesser known brands can be some what cheaper being that they are not highly marketed items.