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Best External Metatarsal Guard Work Boots
Although there are two types of met guards, we are concentrating on external metatarsal guards in this review. We researched and tested in high-risk work environments to save you time.
4 Best Wide Toe Box Work Boots
Ever buy a great pair of work boots only to discover that the toe box was uncomfortable and squeezed your toes? For tradesmen with wide feet, this can be a nightmare. Discover the best ones!
5 Best Boots for Trail Work
Professions that involve trail work, ecology, or even conservation mean lots of trekking in the elements and lots of uneven terrains. Appropriate work boots will be an essential part of your work gear and your safety.
Clothes See all reviews
Difference between Flannel and Flannelette
Flannel is mostly a wool base material or wool/cotton blend, flannelette is made from cotton giving a softer look and feel. Flannelette imitates flannel by raising or brushing the fibres in the weft. 
How High Should Chinos Be?
If you tried wearing chinos yourself but didn't like the look of them and blamed your height (too long or too short) for the haphazard look, then it wasn't the chinos at fault - it was your choice of the size.
4 Best Jeans for Work Boots
We went right into the field to ask numerous tradesmen which jeans were the most comfortable, rugged, and best when paired with their work boots. Check out the results!
Safety Vest See all reviews
4 Best Safety Vest for Hot Weather
While there are many quality safety vests available, not all will be comfortable when worn in hot weather or warmer climates. So, we went to work to find the best safety vests specifically to wear in hot weather.
Why Do Construction Workers Wear Orange?
One of the main reasons why construction workers wear safety vests in orange color is because of visibility. It is crucial for the safety of a worker to be clearly visible while at work!
4 Best Safety Vest for Construction
We tested numerous safety vests, even having heavy machinery operators rate visibility for us from high up or from behind the wheel of incredibly large machinery. This is what we found...
Hard Hat See all reviews
4 Best Hard Hats for Small Heads
So, you need a hard hat for work, but you have a smaller-sized head and perhaps the hard hat your employer gives sits just a little too big for you to feel protected. Discover right hard hat for small heads!
5 Best Full Brim Hard Hat
Full brim hard hats offer as complete protection as you can hope when selecting a hard hat. The full brim style offers added protection because the brim surrounds the entire hard hat as opposed to a small brim limited only to the front.
7 Best Hard Hat Suspension to Protect Your Head
We have chosen several examples with all three types of suspension point systems: four, six, or eight to give you an idea of what is available.
Gloves See all reviews
What are Neoprene Gloves Made Of?
Neoprene is made of chloroprene (a type of lab-synthesized rubber). Various chemical reactions result in the formation of neoprene gloves with the help of the free radical polymerization process.
Are all Nitrile Gloves the Same?
It's a very prevalent knowledge that nitrile gloves are most preferred for the medical sector and the food industry. What's a lesser-known fact (but very important) is that all nitrile gloves are not the same. 
Is Powder-free the Same as Latex free Glove?
No, powder-free and latex-free aren't necessarily the same thing. However, that's not always the case. This in-depth article sheds light on the subject, the difference between powder-free and latex-free gloves.
Safety Glasses See all reviews
Why Do We Wear Safety Glasses for Woodwork?
You never know when and how dust, debris, or even chunks of wood fly around while woodworking. It can have hazardous effects in contact with your eyes. So it’s a must to wear safety glasses for woodwork.
What Happens When You Don't Wear Safety Glasses?
If you don't wear safety glasses, it can cause permanent loss of vision, eye injuries that might leave you unfit to carry out your work anymore, and hefty medical bills!
5 Best Safety Glasses For Metal Work
We decided it was time for an update and set out to find the best pair of safety glasses for metal work at a reasonable price. So we got the pros to work researching and testing glasses for you.  
Hearing Protection See all reviews
Will Headphones Make You Bald?
When you wear such a headphone that fits extremely tight to your head, the rubber cushioning can heat up that certain area of the head and cause sweating, which is one of the causes of hair loss.
5 Best Hearing Protection for Woodworking
We invited a group of seasoned professionals to discuss with us their views on hearing protection and test several products while on the job to help us select the best ones for your consideration.
5 Best Ear Protection for Blacksmithing
We got in touch with a number of professional blacksmiths and professionals who work daily with metals, to listen to their specific needs and ideas about hearing protection while on the job. 
Dust Mask See all reviews
6 Best Reusable Dust Mask
A basic dust mask’s filtering ability can decrease with faster breathing. However, there is a new generation of dust masks conceived for very active people in cities with high levels of pollution.
4 Best Dust Masks for Construction Workers
We asked a group of construction site professionals, both managers, and workers to help us research and test the best dust masks for construction workers to help you find good respiratory protection on job.
Should You Wear a Mask When Mixing Concrete?
It is quintessential to wear a mask while mixing cement since, without one, you'll be inhaling harmful cement dust that contains silica. Not any ordinary mask, but only a NIOSH-certified respirator N95 mask.
Jackets See all reviews
Do Leather Jackets Need To Be Waterproofed?
Yes! A leather jacket needs to be waterproofed if you want to wear it in a humid climate. Let’s now find out the reasons and ways for waterproofing a leather jacket. 
6 Best Lightweight Work Jackets
Many of the professionals we talked to reiterated that a lightweight jacket is a priority for them to work comfortably while involved in specific physical tasks that require agility and flexibility.
Do I Need a Jacket for 16 Degrees?
How you should dress up for 16 degrees does not merely depend on that temperature but would also be influenced a lot by your health, the climatic conditions in which you have lived, your culture, etc.