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EN 342 Cold Weather Clothing Explained

 

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For working in cold, low temperature environments it is important the your work apparel can provide you with the thermal efficiency needed in order to keep the cold at arms length, as well as keep you warm and insulated. EN 342:2004 is the standard related to cold weather clothing designed to offer excellent protection in hazardous, cold environments under 5°C.

The EN 342 standard is determined by four parameters:

a – Thermal insulation properties with motion
b – Thermal insulation properties without motion (optional)
c – Air permeability
d – Waterproof penetration properties (optional)

Requirements for effective thermal insulation of clothing in relation to ambient temperature conditions for heat balance at different durations of human exposure to cold according to PN EN 342 [source]

Effective thermal insulation Icle [m2∙K/W] User standing activity [75 W/m2]
8 h 1 h
0.31 11 -2
0.39 7 -10
0.47 3 -17
0.54 -3 -25
0.62 -7 -32

Requirements for resultant effective thermal insulation of clothing in relation to ambient temperature conditions for heat balance at different activity levels and duration of exposure to cold acc. to EN 342 [source]

Resultant effective thermal insulation Icler [m2 K/W] Light wearer activity

115 W/m2

Medium wearer activity

170 W/m2

8 h 1 h 8 h 1 h
0.31 -1 -15 -19 -32
0.39 -8 -25 -28 -45
0.47 -15 -35 -38 -58
0.54 -22 -44 -40 -70
0.62 -29 -54 -60 -83

EN 342 Cold Weather Clothing Products

Baselayers

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HH Workwear Kastrup Baselayer Pants
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Regatta
Thermal Socks
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Snickers XTR Body
Engineered Thermal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tops

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Dassy Canvas Reinforced Canvas Hoodie
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Portwest Short Sleeve Thermal T-Shirt
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Dickies Portland
Padded Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trousers

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Blaklader 1885 Winter
Hi Vis Trousers
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Cofra Grado Cold Store Trousers
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Snickers Power Winter Trousers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackets

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Dassy Tignes Two-Tone Beaver Winter Jacket
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Helly Hansen Quilted Kiruna Parka Jacket
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Snickers Quilted Flame Retardant Winter Jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overalls

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Blaklader 6785 Winter Overall
Orange HH Workwear Waterproof Ludvika Suit
HH Workwear Waterproof Ludvika Suit
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Portwest
Winter Coverall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Footwear

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Amblers FS994
Winter Safety Boots
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Dickies Thermolite
Safety Boot
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HH Workwear Aker Winterboot

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessories

Blaklader 2016 Polar Cap
Blaklader
Polar Cap
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Castle Thinsulate Shooters Mitts
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Portwest Winter
Helmet Liner

 

 

 

 

 

 

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