The Risks and Costs of Hot Chainsaw Pants and Chaps

Arborists are expected to work in environments which experience extremities of weather. In fact, some arborists consider pushing themselves in extreme conditions as proof of their toughness and ability. Wearing hot chainsaw pants and chaps historically has been part of the challenge.

However, during the summer months, the temperatures experienced may present a clear and present danger to the arborist.

Even in the colder seasons, in locations not normally associated with high average temperatures, the effect of heat can be both significant and pronounced.

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The Clogger Guide to Global Chainsaw Protection Standards

There is a lot of confusion about the chainsaw protection standards and how they vary around the world.

Type C, Class 1, chainsaw fabric layers, chainspeed, test methods ….

Understanding the global chainsaw protection standards is becoming increasing important as arborists explore work opportunities in different countries and as arborist retailers start shipping outside their home country.

We thought that it was time to put a comprehensive guide to chainsaw protection standards together.

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25 Years of Innovation in Chainsaw Protection + 500,000 Products Made

It’s Clogger’s birthday!

25 years ago, the first Clogger chainsaw protection product was produced.

And just to top it off, we recently made our 500,000th product – a pair of Zero chainsaw pants!

Starting with simple products made from basic materials, Clogger has evolved into highly technical apparel platform with one of the largest range of chainsaw protection products globally.

We thought that this was an excellent time for a bit of a review of Clogger including key milestones and a little of the Clogger back story. We’ll also give you a hint as to what the future might hold.

Of course, you are welcome to visit us anytime in Invercargill, New Zealand and see Clogger live in action!

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Announcing Limited Edition Pink Zeros (and Something Special!)

A while back, we did some Pink Zeros samples. They caused quite a bit of buzz.

“@Matt Lee if these are released and u don’t buy me them, I quit”

“Are you guys still able to make the Zero’s women in pink? Finally got some pink carabiners and what the pants to match”

“Yes please I stole my wife’s zeros for my worker so I need to replace her zeros. These would be great”

We decided that it was time to do a production run but thought that we should do something special as well.

So, the good news.
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The Clogger Guide to Choosing the Best Chainsaw Safety Gear

Your chainsaw safety gear is important. Really important. Continuing cases of chainsaw injuries show that there is a real need to educate chainsaw operators on the correct selection and use of chainsaw safety gear.

This guide examines the different styles and options of chainsaw PPE available to the user and how to choose the best chainsaw protection for your unique situation.

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How To Take Care of Your Chainsaw Pants and Chaps – The Ultimate Guide

For most of our clothes, cleaning it after each use is a common practice (Or maybe two uses. Or maybe three for the most adventurous).

Mum and Dad used to do it, so this is how we do it.

For some clothes, we make an exception such as jeans, coats or the ones made with natural fibers like merino.

But what about your chainsaw pants and chaps?

Will washing increase, decrease or have no effect on the protection you will have from your chainsaw pants and chaps?

How should you wash and dry them?

How to take care of your chainsaw pants and chaps?

No worries, we have all your answers here. And if there isn’t, just leave a comment below and we will get back to you!
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The Gen 2 Zero Chainsaw Pants – What’s new?

The Gen 2 Zero Chainsaw Pants are now available for purchase.

And we’re all pretty excited about this launch at Clogger.

We’ve been working on the Zero Gen 2 for months. Getting all the feedback we could on the first generation of the Zero chainsaw pants and thinking how we could improve them. We tested multiple fabrics to make sure this model would be more durable and sent the new Zero to some Arborists to trial.

The main objective was to make them tougher and more durable. We’ve made the changes and to put them to the test under real-life work pressure. The Gen 2 Zeros passed every test that we could think of. And voilà. The Gen 2 Zero is now on the shelf!

But, before getting it, you might wonder: what’s new about the Gen 2 Zero Chainsaw Pants?

Here’s the quick summary.

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5 Unexpected Reasons You Must Wear Fully Fire-Resistant Chainsaw Gear

Safety awareness in the tree industry is increasing. Governments are step by step reinforcing PPE regulations and workshops are being organized all around the world. Yet, not all crew are wearing chainsaw protection adapted to their needs.

But sometimes, we just don’t know what we truly need. With an increasing number of e-commerce websites, the choice is larger than ever and it is easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of information available. Continue reading “5 Unexpected Reasons You Must Wear Fully Fire-Resistant Chainsaw Gear”