Top Picks for Winter Specialties

Winter is still in full swing. By now we’re sure most of you have stocked up on winter uniform items, but do you have specialty items to make your job easier in winter? MyPostalUniforms.com has a great selection of non-reimbursable winter specialty items for letter carriers! These products help you to deal with the cold, snow, ice, and more.

Below we’ve picked our absolute favorite specialty items. Take a look and consider investing a bit of extra money to make your job a little bit easier.

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While working all day, you want to be comfortable and dry. This product will help you achieve that. The microfiber polyester fabric will pull the sweat away from your body to the surface of the fabric. Here it evaporates, which will leave your skin cool and dry. It also acts as an ideal base layer on cold days. We have options for both upper body and lower body protection.

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Sometimes socks and gloves just aren’t enough for cold winter weather. Heaters can be placed in pockets or shoes for extra warmth. They’re sold in pairs and are guaranteed to provide you with five hours of warmth or more. These heaters can get very warm, giving you relief from the bitter winter cold and winds. We cannot recommend them enough! A little extra warmth really goes a long way.

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Keep snow and ice off your vehicle with this high quality product. Nobody enjoys scraping windows and cleaning off vehicles. By investing in covers, you can avoid the headache and save yourself time. Use covers for the windows of your vehicle and even your mirrors. If your truck is parked outside overnight, this is perfect for you.

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If you don’t want to invest in a windshield cover, you’re going to have to clean off your vehicle yourself. Something that many people tend to forget is that snow gathers on more than just the windshields. The Sno Pro allows you to clean the entire body of a vehicle without fear of damaging the paint. The handle extends to 48” so you can easily reach the top of your vehicle as well!

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Being safe in winter weather is extremely important. Letter carriers spend the majority of their shifts walking around outside, but they also are required to do a lot of driving. These tire chains will improve your traction on snow and ice. Turn corners and brake more safely by driving with these high quality chains.

 

These are just a few of the many non-reimbursable specialty items we have that will make winter easier on you. You can find the rest here. Take care of yourself out there!

Favorite Fall Finds

We’re right in the middle of fall. It will be some time before the cold winter temperatures reach us, but the warm summer air is long gone by now. That’s why today we want to feature some of our favorite uniform items for the fall! Each of the items we will be describing today are great choices for the cooling fall temperatures without being too warm to wear on routes, behind the counter, or while handling mail!

 

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The first item we’ve chosen to share with you are the letter carrier sweaters. All of our sweaters are sure to keep you warm as the temperatures fall. We have two different options for letter carriers to choose from. The first is our jersey knit carrier sweater. This union made sweater has a zippered front along with two pockets for your convenience. Our bulky knit carrier sweater is a great item to wear when the seasons are changing. It features a bulky knit and also has a zipper as well as two pockets. Both of these sweaters are sure to provide you with some extra warmth this fall. They transition well into the winter season as well! You can browse all these sweater options via this link.

 

 

One of our favorite items that we’d like to take some time to talk N1026555babout is the postal jacket with zip-out liner. It works well for all seasons, so this versatile uniform item can serve you year round! The jacket has an elastic waist band and pockets, and features reflective material on the pockets and back. This makes it easier to see, giving extra safety for anyone wearing it. Need something a bit warmer? All you have to do is zip the insulted liner in when you need it to make the jacket warmer! This is a great choice for those unpredictable fall temperatures. You can find more details about this jacket here.

 

 

 

You can use this next item to get some protection from the bitter fallN1026554b winds. Our postal windbreaker will help keep both the wind and rain at bay! Made in the USA, you can be sure this quality item gives you the protection you need. It features a light but durable Supplex® Nylon shell. This will help with the wind, while the water resistant material keeps the cold rain off you while you work. The two large pockets have side compartments and reflective material to provide extra safety. The USPS insignia is sewed into the chest so you can show off your postal pride! Check it out here.

 

 

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Stay snug and comfortable with our next item, the women’s retail clerk polo shirt! These long sleeved shirts are 60% cotton and 40% polyester, so you can be sure they will be comfortable. The three-button placket allows you a bit more temperature control, and the eyelets allow for a name badge to be easily attached. This shirt will allow you to be comfortable and warm at the same time! Follow this link to get all the details about this union made product! And don’t worry men, because there’s an option for you as well on our website.

 

 

We’ve got another great fall item for window clerks to show off! Our N1026561bwindow clerk sweaters are sure to keep you toasty as the temperatures get closer and closer to freezing. Again, we have two types of sweaters we want to feature. The first is our window clerk cardigan sweaters. These unisex sweaters have a button down front so they can fit over other shirts easily. It also features eyelets on the front panels so you may easily place a name badge there. The jacquard knit is designed to keep you warm while you work, and this item is made here in the USA. Our window clerk sweater vest is also made here in the USA. It is also made with jacquard knit to keep the owner warm. It is sleeveless and pocketless, with eyelets for name badges. It offers a very classic look that we’re sure you will love. You can find both here.

 

The last item we want to show off today is our postal work N1026540sweatshirts. These sweatshirts are both union made and made in the USA! They are both durable so you can get your work done, and warm so you can get it done comfortably! They feature a zipper front as well as two pockets. The hood will protect your ears and face from the brisk fall winds. This sweatshirt is a great alternative to outerwear for those chilly but not too cold fall days. Follow this link to order yours, today!

 

 

 

That does it for our featured fall items! We hope you love them as much as we do!

New 2015-2016 Postal Uniform

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The brand new 2015-2016 uniform catalog is now available! We put out this catalog every year to make it easy for you to browse and purchase the uniform items you need. This year we’ve expanded our catalog to feature more of the products you love. In addition to categories such as letter carrier, retail operations, and work clothes, we now have categories for non-reimbursable items, stamps, and more!

We wanted to give you a quick rundown on some of the main categories in this year’s catalog.

Under our letter carrier/ motor vehicle operators category, you will find a variety of uniform options for all types of conditions. Shirts, belts, shorts, trousers, and hats are all included in this category. In this category you will also find quality outerwear that is perfect for whatever season you need, complete with a weather chart to make it even easier to browse. This category ensures you will have all the items you need while out on your route, whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Our stamps page in our catalog is meant to convey information about a service we believe is often overlooked. This page of our catalog shows that we have a large selection of stamps available on eBuy2. Whether you want something more standard such as a counter stamp or you’re looking for a custom stamp, we can help!

While browsing our retail operations category, you will find great uniform items to suit your needs. Browse shirts, maternity shirts, pants, polos, and additional accessories! We also have a great selection of work clothes such as t-shirts, denim shirts, and more! When checking out the footwear category, browse by your favorite brands! Do the same thing when it comes to gloves!

The largest new section in this year’s catalog is our non-reimbursable items. These products are not reimbursable with the USPS uniform allowance card. However, these items are sure to make your job easier. This category covers items for letter carriers, rural carriers, and more! Here’s some examples of items that fall into this category: disposable ponchos, cooling towel, bottle clip, sew-on patches, key rings, route vests, carrier safety strobe, hand and toe warmers, dog repellent, postal rings, and much more!

Our catalog also has handy extras such as size charts. There’s tons to enjoy with this great 2015-2016 uniform catalog. You can view our catalog digitally, or request a free print copy, today!

USA and Union Made

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Here at MyPostalUniforms.com, we believe it is important that we provide items that are manufactured right here in the USA. That is why we strive to sell products that are both USA made as well as Union made. We are very proud that the majority of our products are made here in the United States of America, and that we also carry a large amount of items made by union members.

While it makes sense that USPS uniforms should be manufactured in the USA, some people may wonder if it matters if the other products they consume should be as well. We’re strong supporters of USA made items, and in case you aren’t sure why, we’ve got some pretty compelling reasons to share with you.

Of course, the most obvious reason is that if you are purchasing American-made products, you are purchasing goods from other Americans. Americans who have jobs. Unemployment is a big problem that needs to be tackled, and USA-made items create American jobs. Many items that we consume are now manufactured overseas, which is why it is important to buy American goods whenever we can. Factories often lay off employees or close down, but if we keeping shopping for products made in the USA, we may be able to prevent that.

Another compelling reason to buy items that are made in the USA is that working conditions in other countries are often poor. Many workplaces in the countries we buy from have less or even no work regulations. In the USA, we place great value on our workplace standards and labor requirements. When you buy products not made in the USA, you are supporting an industry that often has dreadful work conditions, very long work days, and employs young children.

The environment is another big factor concerning this issue. This issue is also multi-faceted. One of the major concerns is that when we buy products that are manufactured in other countries, we are often buying products from countries with few or no environmental regulations. China, for example, has some of the worst pollution in the world. In many areas of China the air is not considered safe enough to breathe. Air pollution in China is indirectly responsible for the death of many Chinese citizens every year. It’s not only the air that is polluted either. The water and soil is also not safe. Not only that, but the coN1030361BIGst of importing these items is great as well. This includes in terms of money, and in terms of the emissions going into the environment when items are transported.

We were inspired to create this informative post after promoting our new USPS work t-shirts, which are exclusively made in the USA. These union made quality shirts are a great choice for our customers. If you’re interested, you can take a look at them here.

We hope you’re as big a fan of USA made products as we are. We will continue to offer quality USA made products on our website to meet all your USPS needs.

Top Picks for Summer Hats

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There’s only one day left to get on MyPostalUniforms.com and order our summer postal baseball cap for $7.75! After that, it will go back to its regular price. We love this cap. They protect letter carriers from the sun while on their routes and have a great design that letter carriers love. The mesh back provides ventilation to help keep employees cool while they work. This is a great product that is perfect for summer.

So that got us thinking…what other postal hats do we love for the summer months? Hats are an important part of the letter carrier uniform, whether it’s summer and you need protection from the sun or winter and you need them to keep warm. So in this blog we’ll be featuring some of our favorite hats for summer!

 

Our favorite summer postal hat when it comes to sun protection is our sun helmet! This classic design has been around for many years because it is effective for keeping sun away from eyes and necks. Our sun helmet has ventilation holes to help keep you cool, as well as an elastic chin strap to keep the hat firmly on your head. This quality item is made right here in the USA.

 

Another one of our favorite hat products for summer is the postal sun hat, approved by the USPS! This hat is made with a breathable nylon fabric which is not only good for keeping you cool, but offers UPF 50 sun protection! What we love about this hat is it offers the protection of a sun helmet, but it is lightweight and easy to wash. This hat comes with a USPS patch so you can show off your employee pride while you work.

 

The last summer hat we really want to feature is the postal carrier sun visor. We love this product. It provides protection from the sun, but has an open top for plenty of ventilation from the summer heat. These union-made visors have an adjustable back, allowing them to be one size fits all. Show off your postal pride with the USPS insignia patch on the front!

 

We hope you love these postal summer hats as much as we do. They make great additions to your uniform and offer great protection from the sun.

It’s National Postal Worker Day

Today is National Postal Worker Day, and MyPostalUniforms.com wants to celebrate all the hardworking women and men that comprise the USPS.

The USPS has been around, in one state or another, about as long as the USA has. It provides postal service to the entire country, with no direct taxpayer dollars. There are many different positions that can be held within the USPS. Every single employee plays an important role in getting mail and packages across the country. Mail handlers and processors prepare the mail. Clerks handle customer service, as well as a myriad of other duties. There are non-career USPS employees who are hired to fill in the gaps, while maintenance and custodian employees oversee the operation and cleaning of USPS facilities. There is of course management, and who can forget about letter carriers, who brave all sorts of weather conditions on a daily basis to deliver the mail to the people of America?

Today is the day to express gratitude to all the employees of the USPS. Even in the age of the internet, there are still millions of pieces of mail that are processed every year. The last reported figure was 155.4 billion. That amount of mail means a lot of work, and we want to honor that today.

The USPS is historic, and as the 4th of July approaches now is the time to remember that more than ever.

As we mentioned earlier, we want to celebrate this important day. N1028636N1029150To do so, we have a special sale that all USPS employees can benefit from. For a limited time, buy 3 pairs of Wrightsocks, get 1 free! We have many varieties, all of which can be found HERE. These socks feature double layer technology which moves moisture away from the foot. These socks will keep your feet in the healthiest environment possible. They’re a great choice for all sorts of working conditions, making it a great sale item for this particular day of recognition.

 

This sale is only valid through July 2nd, 2015, but it has been going on all week! To stay updated about our newest sales, products, and more, sign up for our weekly email newsletter! That way you won’t ever miss out on a sale! You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter for additional updates.

So if you are an employee of the USPS, we want to take this moment to thank you. If you are not, take the time today to show your appreciation for your local USPS employees. They do a lot for you on a daily basis.

In the spirit of history, we would also like to wish all our readers a Happy 4th of July! As previously mentioned, some form of the USPS has been around since we declared independence. It is an important time in US history. We hope everyone takes some time to celebrate this great holiday.

Beat the Heat

As a USPS employee, you are subject to working in many difficult types of weather. So what do you do when you’re on your route, the temperatures have risen into ridiculous digits, and the humidity and dew point have made it feel like you live in the tropics? We’ve got some tips for you!

 

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1. The most important thing to do to keep you cool is dress appropriately. Lightweight postal shirts and shorts are a must for hot days. We have a wide selection of summer postal uniforms, which you can find HERE.

 
2. You should also be sure to protect your head and face from the summer sun. Invest in a summer postal hat to do that. You can go with a simple postal hat to help hide from the sun, or a more proactive item such as sun hats or sun helmets.

 
3. You may also consider investing in some non-reimbursable summer accessories. We offer some great items to help you stay cool while you are on the job. For example, this neck cooling wrap can be soaked in water or chilled to give you up to 72 hours of comfort. Or you could try our cooling vest, which is worn under clothing. The vest has pockets for cooling inserts that will help you out all day long.

 
N10270544. When possible, keep to shaded areas. Park mail trucks under trees to keep the inside of the car from heating up as much as possible.

 
5. Be sure you know the signs of heat stress. The heat can make you very sick very quickly, and you need to recognize the signs that something is wrong. Things to look out for include: headache, hot/dry skin, weakness, muscle cramps, confusion, dizziness, profuse sweating, and nausea. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you need to get somewhere cool and get hydrated. If symptoms are bad enough, you’ll need to take a trip to the hospital.

 
6. And speaking of getting hydrated, don’t forget to drink plenty of water while out in the heat. It’s an obvious tip, but one many people forget.

 

 
These tips are sure to make your day more bearable. Don’t let the heat get you down. The most important thing to remember while working in the summer sun is that safety comes first. Never ignore heat related symptoms. If you believe the heat is having a negative effect on your health, get the help you need.

 
That’s all for now. Stay cool this summer!

Spring Uniforms

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Spring is finally here, and that means it is time to stock up on spring postal uniform items! MyPostalUniforms.com carries a large variety of items to help you with the warming temperatures and the increasing rain.

We carry rainwear that will keep the water off you while you do your job. We have a large variety of items in this category including coats, parkas, trousers, capes, leggings, and hoods. Our rainwear features a reflective postal ribbon for added safety while you deliver the mail. Our new hoods make great additions to your uniforms to keep the rain off your head while you work. All these items are available in both women’s and men’s sizes!

But what about your feet? We have you covered there as well, with our rubber overshoes and boots. Our overshoes will fit easily over work shoes. These are great items to have on-hand for when an unexpected shower pops up. They offer 100% waterproof protection and are slip resistant!

We realize it can be difficult to choose what to wear in spring, with the changing temperatures and the threat of rain. Our postal windbreakers are a great solution to that problem! They are made right here in the USA and are made with water resistant fabric. This item is great protection against the rain and a good heaviness for those changing temperatures.

That’s only a sampling of the many spring postal uniforms we have to offer! Check out the category for a full list of our waterproof items, outerwear, shoes, socks, and more! We want you to be as prepared as you can for the unpredictable spring weather!

Free Hemming

We have a very special sale coming to you this week. Now through April 3rd, 2015, receive free hemming on all postal pants ordered online!

This March Madness sale will only be available for a limited time. To receive this sale, add the part number “HEMMING”, to your order. Be sure to specify your inseams so you can get the correct fit!

Need help measuring for pants? It’s very simple. To find a waist measurement, simply measure around your natural waist line. Be sure not to measure over your waistband or belt. For hip/seat measurements, measure around the fullest part of your hip/seat (which is about 7” from your waist line), with your heels together. Finally, for inseam, measure from the crotch seam down to the desired length. Be sure you are standing when you do this!

You can also use the charts below to determine what size of pants you need. Remember that any postal pants that are altered cannot be returned or exchanged!

We hope you take advantage of this great, free hemming offer!

 

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Featured Gloves

Some parts of the country have decent temperatures, and other parts of the country are fighting arctic temperatures. No matter where in the country you are, MyPostalUniforms.com has gloves that will help you out!

We carry gloves meant for harsh winter conditions and gloves for everyday tasks! Below we’ve selected four different types of gloves to show off our wide selection.

 

N1026838Thinsulate Black Leather Gloves:

These work gloves will protect your hands and keep them warm at the same time. The warm, soft insulation provides excellent flexibility. Constructed from Grade A cowhide leather.

 

 

 

N1030332Waterproof Winter Gloves:

These gloves are specifically designed for cold, winter conditions. They are 100% waterproof and windproof with an insulating micro-fleece liner for extra warmth. These gloves are perfect for the toughest winter terrain.

 

 

 

N1027494Ultra Thin Duty Leather Gloves:

These 100% sheepskin leather gloves are soft but durable. Get comfort and control with these gloves that help to reduce hand fatigue. These are ideal for everyday functions such as driving.

 

 

 

N1030342Touch Screen Work Gloves:

Protect your hands while still being able to use your technology. These gloves feature capacitive material on the thumb, index finger, and middle finger. This will allow you to use your touchscreen devices.

 

 

That is just a very small sample of the many gloves we have to offer. Check out our site for all our options!




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