The benefits of wearing waterproof clothing

We have all been in situations whereby our clothes have become damp due to adverse weather conditions such as heavy rain or snow. Perhaps you work on a boat and are regularly drenched by seawater and have to spend the next couple of hours working in damp clothing. Whatever the situation, the benefits of wearing waterproof clothing are there for all to see. There is a wide variety of rain gear for men on the market today so there has never been a better time to protect yourself form wet conditions.

Colds and illnesses

It is widely acknowledged that wearing damp clothes for an extended period of time can result in colds and illnesses. This is especially the case if our clothes become damp during times when there are cold temperatures. If our clothes become damp and are left against our skin we run the risk of reducing our internal body temperature to unsafe levels. In cold weather this can lead to pneumonia and hypothermia and even if the temperature is relatively high we face an uncomfortable few hours before we can change into dry, clean clothes once more. Waterproof clothing can protect you from the risk of contracting such illnesses by forming a barrier between the water and your skin thus keeping you dry for much longer. We all need to work and we all enjoy recreational activities that may put us into direct contact with water, most outdoor activities run this risk at some time or another, so it is vital that we wear suitable waterproof clothing to stop us contracting a cold or illness.

Comfort and practicality

It is certainly not a pleasant experience to be stuck in damp clothes for any extended period of time. We become irritable due to the dampness of our skin and the drop in our bodies core temperature. We can develop rashes and irritations due to the damp clothing rubbing against our skin and this makes for a very unpleasant time. By wearing waterproof material we are able to keep water away from our skin resulting in higher levels of comfort and happiness.

At other times it is simply not practical to go without waterproof clothing. We may be required to work in heavy rain whereby our clothes will be subjected to water at regular intervals. If this is the case waterproof clothing becomes a necessity. On construction sites and fishing vessels, rain gear for men working in those situations has become a vital aspect of their working day. It is far better to be dry and safe than wet and miserable.

Stormline is a specialist supplier of rain gear for men. For further information you can call them on +64 3 2187782 or visit the website: www.stormlinegear.com

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