With record heat in parts of the country this summer, it’s hard to believe that cold weather is just a few months away. Now is the time to gear up with warm jackets, caps, scarves and gloves—all with your professionally embroidered logo. When the weather turns, these cold-weather giveaways will help your brand stay on their minds.
We chatted with Sara, one of our apparel experts in merchandising, about some of the latest cold-weather promotional apparel, including bonded-fleece jackets, packable outerwear, interactive outerwear and accessories.
Three-season protection: Bonded-fleece jackets combine softness with extra warmth
One of the most popular designs is the bonded-fleece jacket, which combines the softness and comfort of traditional fleece bonded to an inner lining, Sara said. “The multilayer fabric has the effect of a single layer, but with added performance features. Bonded fleece helps block wind and adds warmth or water resistance, all without feeling bulky. They are a great promotional apparel option when transitioning from fall to winter, or on cool, blustery days,” she explained.
Promotional bonded-fleece jackets, like the Performance Tek Bonded Microfleece Jacket or the Trek Bonded Fleece Vest or Jacket, are great examples of this fresh design.
Packable outerwear: Lightweight, travel-friendly gear tucks away easily
Space and weight are always at a premium when traveling, especially when flying or backpacking. “Sometimes you need to fit your jacket or vest into a small space for easy travel. Our packable outerwear options provide multiple solutions, depending on the weather you may encounter,” Sara said. “We have lightweight, water-resistant options as well as insulated puffers that will keep the chill out. Some can even be used as a small pillow when packed up.”
Our own stylish Crossland® Packable Puffer Vest and Jacket are warm, affordable and easy to stuff into a suitcase, overnight bag or backpack. The water- and wind-resistant Cutter & Buck® WeatherTec Panoramic Packable Jacket offers lightweight protection with a stow-away hood.
Ready for anything: 3-in-1 interactive jackets offer maximum versatility
Versatile 3-in-1 jackets are made up of two outerwear pieces that can be worn separately or combined for maximum brisk-weather protection. “Interactive outerwear allows you to add or remove layers to adapt to current conditions,” Sara explained. You can either buy the 3-in-1 jackets, where both layers are sold together, or you can buy some outerwear items separately and combine them to make one jacket.
“In either case, one jacket is a liner and one is an outer shell. The inside liner acts as an insulator, while the outside layer shields against the elements,” she said. For all-in-one options, look at the Arlington 3-in-1 Jacket or Caprice 3-in-1 Jacket System. If you prefer to purchase the shell and liner separately, take a look at the Dry Tech Liner System Jacket that zips into the Dry Tech Shell System Jacket.
Cozy accessories: Cold-weather giveaways help keep their hands, heads and faces warm
For a practical fall or winter business gift they’ll love and use, hand out low-cost beanies, gaiters, scarves, mittens or gloves, all imprinted with your logo. Mix and match separate items or buy a set of accessories that includes everything they need. Various textures and colour options make it easy to find accessories that will pair nicely with your logo or special promotion.
Be sure to check out the Roots73® Redcliff Knit Texting Gloves (with touch-screen friendly index fingers and thumbs), a versatile Keyes Microfleece-Lined Snood (use it as a hat, a hood, a face covering or even a handwarmer), the Crossland® Cuff Toque or the Roots73® Ravenlake Scarf.
Warm heads, hands and hearts with cold weather giveaways
With multiple options for cold weather giveaways—from bonded-fleece jackets to embroidered scarves—you’ll be sure to warm the hearts of your clients and employees this winter and beyond.