When you work a physically demanding job, you want gear that protects but also doesn’t get in the way of high performance. Protective gear for cold, harsh environments often feels bulky due to the insulation needed for adequate protection from cold temperatures.

So, what do you do when you feel your performance might be hindered by the gear you need to stay in these conditions for a 10+ hour shift? Often a decision needs to be made – do you sacrifice performance for total protection, or do you sacrifice protection for better performance?

Luckily, you don’t have to compromise. RefrigiWear insulated workwear with Performance-Flex gives you all the warmth and comfort you need, without compromising your performance.

What is Performance-Flex?

Performance-Flex is an expandable, accordion-style ribbed design that covers key flex points to allow more movement in RefrigiWear’s insulated work clothes.

Most protective cold weather clothing and insulated gloves are tightly fitted and that limits your movement. Performance-Flex makes reaching for objects, kneeling, bending your elbows, swinging your arms or even getting a good grip on a tool or box easier and more natural, while still protecting you from the cold. The result is more range of motion and better performance in a variety of frigid working conditions.

Plus, the rugged, ribbed design of Performance-Flex fabric makes it stretchy and durable, so you don’t have to worry about it wearing down with use. It stretches and expands as you work, then shrinks back to its original shape and size, maintaining a perfect fit.

Which cold weather clothing has Performance-Flex?

Performance-Flex is available on the most comfortable cold weather gear from RefrigiWear. You’ll find Performance-Flex panels at the shoulders and elbows of many of our insulated jackets and thermal sweatshirts for men and women. Performance-Flex panels are also placed at the knees and sides of our most popular work pants and insulated overalls.

Check out 54 Gold and PolarForce insulated workwear collections, as well as select gear from our Extreme and Frostline collections to find cold weather clothing with built-in Performance-Flex panels.

Which winter work gloves have Performance-Flex?

It’s hard to get a grip on your tools or handle bulky boxes if your insulated work gloves are so thick that you can barely bend your fingers. Several of the best winter work gloves from RefrigiWear have a pre-curved ergonomic fit in addition to a Performance-Flex panel across the knuckles. The combination of fit and flexibility puts peak performance in the palm of your hand.

Get Warmth & Comfort Without Compromising Performance

You don’t have to choose between staying warm and staying productive. You just need to choose the warmest and most comfortable cold weather gear with Performance-Flex from RefrigiWear.

Shopping for a team? If you need help selecting the best insulated workwear for your employees, please contact RefrigiWear Customer Service.