It is important to choose the right materials for your workwear, so you get the very best workwear that is exactly right for you and your work situation. Take a closer look at the different materials and get inspiration for what you should go for when it comes to workwear.
MASCOT has developed its own textile brands to be able to offer you the best products. Below, you will find information about the brands’ features and benefits, so you know what to look for.
Stay warm with CLIMASCOT®-lining
Benefit from a lining of the brand CLIMASCOT® Lightweight Insulation. Besides having a high insulating power, CLIMASCOT® gives you a breathable lightweight material that takes up very little room when compressed. Recycled polyester is used in CLIMASCOT® in order to protect our environment and to reuse as many resources as possible. The CLIMASCOT® lining is thus made from 35% recycled polyester.
CLIMASCOT® Lightweight Insulation is an advanced, lightweight lining with excellent insulation properties. The lining is used in many of MASCOT's winter and thermal jackets. It makes sure your whole body stays warm throughout all of the varying environments that many of us encounter over the course of a working day.
CLIMASCOT® is breathable and quick-drying. On an active working day in cold surroundings, CLIMASCOT® lining will help your body to get rid of any excess heat and keep you from getting cold and wet. This ensures a high level of comfort for the user.
Polyester provides stability and a thermal effect
The lining is made from polyester which is an extremely stable material. The polyester fibres create a mesh-like structure which holds a large number of small air pockets between the fibres. It is precisely these air pockets which create the lining's thermal effect. The air is warmed by excess heat from the body and the polyester fibres trap the warm air molecules.
A huge advantage of using polyester is that it gives the lining a high degree of stability both when being used and when being washed, with the air pockets reforming all on their own after being squashed together.
CLIMASCOT® takes up very little space when compressed which means you can easily fold up your thermal jacket and tuck it into your bag when on the go. Moreover, its low weight and density mean that the lining won't restrict your movements during the working day.
35% recycled polyester
Recycled polyester is used in CLIMASCOT® in order to protect our environment and to reuse as many resources as possible. The CLIMASCOT® lining is thus made from 35% recycled polyester.
Dress in layers with CLIMASCOT®
MASCOT recommends opting for layers when putting together your outfit for the working day. Choose a moisture wicking product for your base layer, followed by a warm, insulating and breathable layer and then an outer layer that will protect you from the elements.
With their excellent insulating properties, products with CLIMASCOT® lining make for the perfect middle layer. You can often get away with just two layers in the milder seasons – a moisture wicking layer and an insulating layer.
Removal of moisture effectively
You give off a lot of heat and moisture when you move around. Preferably, moisture should be dissipated from the body so you don’t get the feeling of being soaked, as this can easily lead to you becoming cold. The right clothes will help you remain comfortable even with high activity levels, as they quickly lead moisture away from the body. MASCOT has clothing made from MASCODRY®, which can handle this for you so you can concentrate on work instead.
Durability in the cold.
Bearnylon® is water and stain resistant, extremely durable and is used primarily as an outer material in MASCOT’s winterwear. Bearnylon® gives products a long life and when combined with a lining, provides insulating properties.
Perfect protection against wind and water
On days with heavy rain you need workwear made from MASCOTEX®. MASCOTEX® is a fabric with a breathable laminate on the back that makes the material waterproof. It is certified to EN 343, the European norm for protection against rain. When MASCOT® makes workwear in MASCOTEX®, all seams are taped so your MASCOTEX® product is 100% waterproof. It is also breathable so you can work comfortably at a fast pace.
Protection against flames and embers
PyroPro® is MASCOT’s anti-static, acid resistant and flame retardant fabric used in the MASCOT® MULTISAFE range. The fabric gets its flame retardant properties from a chemical surface treatment. The fabric also protects against arcs and occasional welding. Products in this fabric are approved according to EN ISO 11612 (A1, B1, C1, E1), EN ISO 14116 (index 3/50x75° C), EN 1149-3, EN 1149-5, ENV 50354/EN 61482-1-2 (class 1), EN ISO 11611 and EN 13034.
Maximum protection against the cold
Thermax® is an insulating, triple layered material developed by MASCOT®. It is used primarily in our thermal underwear as the material is extremely insulating. The fabric is developed for use in very low temperatures and for low activity work in cold environments. It is designed so that the inner polyester layer channels moisture away from the body out to the cotton and modal fibres in the outer layer, so your skin always feels dry. The outer layer of the fabric is also insulating and helps to keep the heat in.
MASCOLAYER® nail protection
MASCOLAYER® nail protection is a textile midsole that guarantees protection against nails and sharp objects underneath the footwear. This type of nail protection is extremely flexible, soft and light. Some of the benefits of MASCOLAYER® nail protection include making the footwear more flexible. This in turn provides excellent protection against cold and heat and increases comfort for the user. As MASCOLAYER® nail protection is a textile nail protection, you can get a shoe that is 100% metal free and therefore conducts neither heat nor cold.
MASCOT carefully selects the textile brands used in the workwear. Each textile brand is selected based on its unique properties in order to offer you the absolute best quality. You can read more about the different brands and their advantages and properties below.
Stronger than steel
Some situations demand extraordinary durability. By using Dyneema® in the kneepad pocket material, MASCOT combines properties such as stretch and extreme durability with low weight. The ultra-strong and very durable fibre Dyneema® helps increase the kneepad pocket’s durability while maintaining the comfort when working in kneeling situations.
Dyneema® is an incredibly strong fibre used in multiple industries that demand extreme strength. Now MASCOT’s newly developed kneepad pockets are added to the list of products that have extraordinary durability with Dyneema®.
Dyneema®, a fibre stronger than steel
Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fibre™, is lightweight and highly durable. Properties that are important in workwear, where comfort is paramount and durable workwear is a matter of course.
Everything is natural with Dyneema®
Dyneema® is an ultra strong and lightweight fibre, available in both white and black. The black colour is integrated in the fibre and not simply added as a coating on the surface, where it is most exposed to wear. Materials developed in the black Dyneema® fibre will retain their colour, even after many hours of use.
A special combination provides extreme durability
Properties such as stretch, high wear resistance and low weight are particularly important in workwear. Products developed in a fibre that increases freedom of movement while maintaining extraordinarily high durability are preferable in workwear that is used for many hours day after day. The users must be able to trust that their workwear will hold up to their demands. The freedom of movement must not be limited, the material and the functions should not annoy the user, and the product should be able to withstand many hours of work, including kneeling work.
Fabric for everday wear and tear
High durability is crucial when you are working at a fast pace. Holster pockets and ruler pockets have to stand the pressure when tools, nails and screws are taken in and out of the pockets countless times during the day. MASCOT ensures durability by using lots of CORDURA® fabric on all the exposed places, such as kneepad pockets, holster pockets and ruler pockets. CORDURA® fabric is in fact seven times stronger than cotton. We use both 1000D CORDURA® (quality 11) and the lighter 500D CORDURA® (quality 12).
MASCOT mainly uses CORDURA® in particularly exposed areas. These include knee pad pockets, rule pockets and holster pockets, which are all exposed to high wear levels and regular use. CORDURA® makes such workwear as trousers even more hard-wearing.
Ten times stronger than cotton
Three times stronger than standard polyester
Twice as strong as standard nylon
It is very important that MASCOT’s workwear lasts a long time, so that purchasing MASCOT’s workwear is good business for workwear wearers and employers. One of the ways of ensuring really hard-wearing clothing is to use CORDURA® reinforcement. CORDURA® is one of the principle reasons why the wear resistance of MASCOT's work trousers, workwear jackets and other workwear is in a class of its own. CORDURA® is much stronger than other fabrics, and MASCOT uses it as reinforcement is places where the clothing regularly comes into contact with hands, tools or the floor. For example this includes on the hems of pockets, on the knees and at the bottom of pockets. By choosing products with CORDURA® you ensure that your work trousers and jackets will last longer.
For CORDURA® durability is nothing new, it has always been part of its DNA. This is another reason why MASCOT uses the fabric. Even when exposed to extreme wear, MASCOT workwear made with CORDURA® will last a very long time. Hard-wearing workwear with high wear resistance does not have to be replaced as often, and that is good for the environment because it reduces waste. CORDURA® is always trying to increase its areas of use and the durability of its textiles, keeping users and environment firmly in its sights.
Leading in moisture wicking
COOLMAX® is the market leader with regard to moisture dispersion. Use MASCOT COOLMAX® garments when choosing clothing that is worn close to the skin, i.e. underwear and socks. COOLMAX® quickly transports moisture away from the skin and disperses it through the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. With the help of COOLMAX®, your skin never feels damp and you avoid any undesirable cooling of the body. Choose products that combine COOLMAX® and wool (quality 871) for two functions in one: efficient moisture wicking and extra insulation. Products containing COOLMAX® are soft, easy to wash and quick-drying.
Teflon® is used in many of MASCOT’s fluorescent products. Teflon® is a protecting treatment that penetrates into the fibres and repels most water and oil based liquids. Fluorescent workwear that is dirt repellent is more visible in the surroundings. Since your visibility is crucial for safety at work, Teflon® is a great invention for those who work in or near traffic or machinery.
LYCRA® adds comfort, fit, shape retention, durability and freedom of movement. LYCRA ® can be stretched up to seven times its initial length before springing back to the original position once tension is released. LYCRA ® gives stability and holds the sock in place on the foot.
With MASCOT’s safety footwear, you are optimally protected if misfortune strikes. MASCOT has carefully selected the footwear brands that are part of the safety footwear assortment to offer you the best footwear. Take a closer look at the various brands and get inspiration for what to choose.
BOA® Fit System
The BOA® Fit System gives footwear an excellent fit and a solid foothold. BOA® consists of an adjustable dial, strong lightweight laces and friction-free guides.
The BOA® Fit System gives footwear an excellent fit and a solid foothold. BOA® consists of an adjustable dial, strong lightweight laces and friction-free guides. MASCOT's footwear assortment includes safety shoes, safety boots and safety sandals with BOA® Fit System.
BOA® is your guarantee of an optimum and stable fit - all day long. The footwear is adjusted using a dial; one gentle lift of the dial instantly releases the laces again. The BOA® Fit System improves blood circulation in the feet by eliminating pressure points in the footwear. This ensures optimum comfort and efficiency at work.
Benefits of the BOA® Fit System
BOA® is made from very durable materials, which are tested under extreme conditions, guaranteeing a high performance in all environments. For this reason, both the dial and laces in the BOA® Fit System are under guarantee for the lifetime of the product they are integrated in. The guarantee is only valid if the footwear is in full working order.
BOA® Fit System – fast and effortless precision fit
1. Press the dial
to activate the system.
2. Turn the dial to lace the footwear until the perfect fit is achieved. The dial tightens the laces as you turn.
3. Lift the dial to instantly loosen the laces.
The combination of BOA® and MASCOT’s design gives you the best conditions for safety footwear, which fits perfectly and lasts a long time.
XL EXTRALIGHT® is an extraordinarily lightweight and very durable foam material used in soles. The foam material is strong, flexible and shock-absorbing, providing unparalleled comfort in every step. Soles made with XL EXTRALIGHT® offer optimal cushioning and a sole profile with excellent surface grip, keeping your feet steady and reducing your risk of slipping.
XL EXTRALIGHT® is an innovative sole material, which is particularly lightweight, flexible and shock-absorbing for optimum comfort in every step. MASCOT offers both safety footwear and safety sandals with XL EXTRALIGHT® soles.
With XL EXTRALIGHT®, your feet are guaranteed to enjoy optimum comfort throughout the entire working day. This innovative sole material sets itself apart with its low weight and excellent shock-absorbing qualities. It protects the back and legs from strain and impact during the working day. XL EXTRALIGHT® is three times lighter than any other material with the same physical and mechanical properties. It also provides a better surface grip than standard EVA soles, keeping your feet steady on the ground and reducing your risk of slipping.
XL EXTRALIGHT® Industrial Plus
MASCOT's XL EXTRALIGHT® soles are developed using XL EXTRALIGHT® Industrial Plus. Thanks to this technology, it has been possible to design a product that meets the highest of safety standards without compromising the material's exceptionally low weight. In addition, the sole is oil resistant, anti-static and exceptionally shock-absorbing. With its unique combination of special properties, safety components and wear resistance, XL EXTRALIGHT® Industrial Plus is particularly well suited to industry and construction.
Benefits of XL EXTRALIGHT® Industrial Plus:
Oil and petrol resistant
High wear resistance
Chemical and bacteria resistant
Free from phthalates, heavy metals and latex
Easy to clean
SympaTex® upper material provides breathable and waterproof footwear by means of a membrane in the material. To comply with the norm for waterproof footwear, the footwear must be able to resist water for at least 12 hours. SympaTex® complies with this norm.
Thinsulate™ Insulation is an insulating inner liner which is moisture resistant, breathable and keeps your feet warm.