Chicago Wins Coldest City Award during Arctic Freeze Fest

Chicago Wins Coldest City Award during Arctic Freeze Fest

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Arctic Chill 2014; Coldest Days in U.S. History: Fighting the Polar Vortex with Layered Clothing

Have you been dealing with the arctic chill of 2014, otherwise known as the Polar Vortex?   Chicago took the coldest city in America award last week, albeit with some damage done. Food and energy supplies were threatened, Chicago schools shut down and a death count at 10 was attributed by the extreme cold. Even the Chicago Polar Bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo had to be moved inside during last week’s treacherous freeze.  

How to fight off the sting of the sub-zero temperatures? Even travelling to and from indoor environments, you must layer properly to avoid suffering frostbite, hypothermia or other effects the extreme cold can cause to the human body.  

Lead Apparel is a Chicago based custom apparel company, providing logo clothing to company and organizations. We offer the type of clothing made for extreme conditions, something everyone should have when navigating through the winter season.  


Carhartt Coats & Jackets

carhartt jacket 100108

Carhartt is a name that known to insulate even the toughest of men. Whether it be jackets, thermal wear or pants.

Their sherpa-lined Carhartt ripstop jacket 100108 is a durable and warm choice for cold days. Made with cotton cotton ripstop for the external layer, it also comes with an insulated nylon lining quilted with polyester insulation with an attached midweight quilt-lined hood with a drawcord for closure.  

First Ascent

Inspired by the most extreme mountaineers, First Ascent was made to thrive in harsh environments as we are experiencing in the Winter Chill of 2014. This is the true design and technical attention to protect against extreme conditions without the bulk of heavy fabrics. The First Ascent FA810 Heyburn Jacket exemplifies the thought and craftsmanship into the First Ascent line. US Mountaineer legend John Whittaker was the first American to reach the Mt. Everest summit in 1963. A true patriot, he planted the US Flag atop the notorious mountain peak. He relied on First Ascent for his legendary climbs.  

Eddie Bauer Fleece Jackets

Fleece jackets will keep you warm through the worst type of cold. Having one from Eddie Bauer makes it even better considering the excellent materials they use in their fleece coats. Try some of the wind-resistant Eddie Bauer coats we sell. That's for when Chi-Beria winds become a little too much to take without the massive shield of fleece as the top layer or in the middle.  



Weatherproof Jackets and Sweaters

Weatherproof might not be a household name however it is second to none for quality and design. The brand also focuses on cold weather items and is known for their winter jackets. The Weatherproof 3-In-1 Systems Jacket is built for all seasons and extra warm when all 3 layers are in place. Has a PVC Shell with quilted lining, a removable inner polar fleece jacket and a removable hood. Weatherproof also provides outstanding fleece jackets and sweatshirts including the popular Hockey Blended Sweatshirt with a unique lace hockey placket with heavy draw-cord.  

All of these items are available for custom embroidery. You can add a company logo, individual names or custom text. In addition to keeping employees warm, a company gets the added benefit of brand awareness.   Let the thaw-out begin…  


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