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5 Things to Keep DIYers Warm While Working Outdoors

Once the weather turns cold, working outside can be uncomfortable. These items will help you stay warm and get your work done.

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Milwaukee Hoodie M12 12V Lithium-Ion Heated Jacket Kit

Instead of bulking up with many layers, stay warm with this battery-operated heated jacket by Milwaukee. It warms you up with heat zones in the front and back and uses the smaller 12-volt battery in Milwaukee’s line so you’re not hauling around a big battery. Get the kit for the cost of a nice winter jacket ($185) on Amazon.

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PEET boot dryer

Nothing puts a chill on your workday like putting on a pair of boots and discovering that they’re cold and damp from the day before. Instead, put your boots on a PEET Dryer overnight and ensure that your boots will be dry and warm the next day. Amazon sells a two-boot version for $40 and a four-boot version for about $90.

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KINCO 1927KW Lined Pigskin Gloves

As a carpenter in Minnesota, I needed gloves in the winter, but I hated trying to manipulate lumber and hardware while wearing bulky gloves. With these pigskin gloves, I have the dexterity to place lumber and fasteners right where I need them, and they come on and off easily. They cost just $20 a pair, so you can pick up a few pairs and keep a spare set your vehicle.

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Minus33 Merino Wool Expedition Balaclava

This balaclava will keep your head warm and protected from the wind during cold winter months. You can wear it as a face mask to cover your nose and mouth, pull it down to your chin, or put your head through the opening to wear it as a neck gaiter. Get one for $30 on Amazon.

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100% Merino Wool Thermal Base Layer Top and Bottom

Wool is great as a base layer because it wicks away moisture to keep you dry, and it’s odor resistant so you can wear it a few times without sending it through the wash. For about $75, you can get this LAPASA base layer top and bottom set. It comes in Men’s or Women’s c

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