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? 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.

Feel Dry Performance WearN1027204c

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.

S1000176Hand and Toe Heaters

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.

LLV Windshield and Mirror CoversN1023658g

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.

N1027192bSno Pro

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!

LLV Tire ChainsN1024736

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!

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Tips to Keep Warm this Winter


January is here and cold air has settled over parts of the country for days now. While letter carriers who live in areas that see harsher winters are generally prepared for the conditions, extended cold weather like this can catch even the prepared by surprise. Today we’re going to feature our own tips on keeping warm in this weather to make your routes more bearable.


  • Wear multiple layers of street clothes under your uniform. There are all sorts of clothing items designed for outdoor conditions. We recommend at least two layers of clothing under your uniform if you will be out on a route during a cold snap. This can include shirts, multiple pairs of pants, extra jackets, and more.


  • Wear overshoes to keep boots underneath warm and dry. This helps to prevent any snow or ice from getting to your feet while on the job. You can find our reimbursable overshoes HERE.


  • Be sure to wear a snug, warm hat to help protect you from the wind. You may go for something more traditional, or look into wearing a hat with a facemask for added protection. You can find all of our postal hats HERE.


  • Invest in some type of hand and toe heaters for additional warmth while working. These can be inserted into pockets or shoes and provide hours of warmth. Read about ours HERE.


  • Have high quality gloves. Letter carriers have to work with their hands a lot due to sorting mail. Your day will be miserable if your hands are cold. Check out our postal gloves HERE.


  • Keep moving. Motion is an old but effective antidote to the cold.


Delivering the mail is a very important job, and those people who do it often don’t get the credit they deserve. All of us at thank you for braving the elements to make sure we get our mail and packages. Stay warm out there!

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