Clothing Guide for Cold Temperatures 

Working in the cold can be tough but choosing the right gear shouldn’t be. Wearing too little insulation or too much insulation in cold environments can be hazardous to your health. To prevent chill or overheating (which could lead to chill from perspiration), you must get the insulation and layering just right. But how do you know which gear to pick from the countless options available? Well, that depends on the working conditions and the working level, but below is a quick guide to point you in the right direction. 

Clothing Temperature Guide Graphic

Cooler and Refrigeration 

Temperatures that are cold but not quite frozen are typically described as coolers or refrigerators. Cooler and refrigeration temperatures as low as -10°F call for clothing that is warm and lightweight that still allows mobility. The Epik Cooler Wear Collection is the perfect match for cooler and refrigeration conditions because everything is lightweight, breathable, and has 120 GSM (grams per square meter) of insulation. 

Freezer, Blast Freeze, and Deep Freeze 

Freezer conditions are even colder than Refrigeration, they can include regular Freezers or Blast Freezers and Deep Freezers. These conditions are as cold as they can get. Freezer conditions are typically defined as temperatures ranging from -10°F to -50°F and call for heavier insulation than working in coolers. Staying warm and safe at sub-zero temperatures is crucial to not just performance, but for personal health and safety. The Epik Freezer Wear Collection has increased insulation at 300 GSM (grams per square meter) of insulation but still allows for mobility, layering, and temperature venting to get the job done. 


These are just our recommendations from our years of experience in the field. No two jobs are the same and that goes for the user as well. For the best results, experiment with layers and insulation to find out what works best for your individual needs. Change things up based on temperature and activity level to get the comfort level just right.