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Regatta Dover Plus Jacket

Regatta Dover Plus Jacket

OK, So we never saw that one coming……. Regatta have done the unthinkable, Improved the top selling, Regatta Dover Jacket. How? By adding the Regatta Dover Plus Jacket to the range!

So, what is it that makes the difference between the Regatta Dover Jacket and the new Regatta Dover Plus Jacket?:

Regatta Dover Plus

The new Regatta Dover Plus Jacket

Fabric: The Dover Plus jacket features the Regatta Isotex® 10000 four way stretch polyester outer shell which is both waterproof & breathable.

Waterproof: The Regatta Dover Plus jacket features

  • Waterproof with taped seams.
  • Windproof and breathable.
  • Concealed, detachable hood with adjusters.
  • Drawcord collar adjuster.
  • Full length front zip with inner storm flap and chin guard.

Warmth: The Dover Plus features

  • 210 series anti-pill Symmetry® fleece lined body and collar.
  • Thermo-Guard® insulation in sleeves.

Features: The Dover Plus features

  • One right chest zip pocket.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • One tear release internal pocket.
  • Adjustable cuffs.
  • Part elasticated hem

Size Range: Available in adult sizes from small (37-38″ chest) up to 3xl (49/51″ chest)

Colours: Currently available in Black, Navy & Oxford blue.

Price: With a standard price of just £59 including embroidery of logo to the jacket breast it’s a step up from the original Dover Jacket,

So there it is! How you improve the perfect jacket!

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Introducing The Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

New for 2017 The Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket, available in both a unisex & ladies specific fit, is an ideal solution for the cold & wet days of Winter.

The water repellent outer shell is backed up with a waterproof & wind resistant inner membrane backed with a micro fleece layer affording protection from both the weather & the cold.

Specification:

Three layer woven soft shell XPT has a 96% polyester/4% elastane outer, and comes with an impressive range of features:

  • ATL durable water repellent finish.
  • Waterproof and wind resistant membrane.
  • Breathable.
  • Polyester fleece backed.
  • Full length zip with inner storm flap.
  • Panel detail on right chest.
  • Right chest zip pocket.
  • Two front zip pockets.
  • Open cuffs.
  • Adjustable hem.
  • Branding on back neck and zip pulls.

Colours:

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Regatta Octagon ladies jacket

black (black inner),

navy (seal grey inner),

Oxford blue (black inner),

Seal grey (black inner)

classic red (black inner).

Sizes:

Regatta Octagon soft shell jacket

Regatta Octagon jacket

Unisex sizes, small, mrdium, large, extra large, 2xl, 3xl & 4xl available in all colours across the range.

Ladies sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and size 20, again, available in all colours across the range

 

 

 

 

Guide Prices:

Typically £35 (inc VAT) including left breast embroidery, Contact us to discuss your requirements

To view our wider range of soft shell jackets & body warmers please visit our online brochure section of our website.

Your Logo – it has power ……. It says a lot about you!

Why do we put logo’s on our work clothing? It doesn’t sound like a difficult question to answer, in fact there are numerous answers! But lets just take a while to consider just a few, why you’re doing it and how to get the best result from it:

Identification: Probably one of the most important reasons for putting your logo on your staff uniform or workwear. You’re people need to be identified when they’re at work, from customers knowing who works in the shop (they’re not always behind a counter) to identifying Which company that tradesman is working for on site, Identification is a major issue nowadays.

logo jacket

Your logo identifies you at work

Lets get right to one of the biggest issues here; You want to stand out! Think about where you’re staff are going to be seen & how to get exposure for your business brand.

Face to face? That’s easy, logo on the breast so it’s in front of people approaching you & talking to you.

Mobile around an area? Be it a waitress, a shop floor worker or a window cleaner (one of my favourite examples) consider which parts of you are going to be seen; A window cleaner usually has his back to everyone so it’s a great idea to have a logo there, where it will be seen. 

Visibility: If you’re doing a trade show or event it makes sense to get as much exposure as you can, With the increase in visibility comes a return on your investment and it’s crucial you get the best return on your money.

Advertising; Now the press won’t like this one too much, but traditional advertising is a game of diminishing returns. Higher costs, falling audiences & consumers who are jaded by being bombarded with papers, emails, text, flyers. You need to keep the fact you’re in business out there but you don’t want to alienate potential customers.

Rugby shirt logo'd

Rugby shirt with logo

Every time you, or a member of your staff, walks past someone in the street your business identity passes before their eyes; take a walk, wearing your uniform, down your High Street & keep an eye on how many people glance at what’s embroidered on your shirt – you’ll be surprised!

Think about what your customers can do for you. We all know word of mouth recommendations are the best advertising you can get. You don’t pay for it and no matter how much you tell people what a great job you’re doing, if it comes from an independent source someone knows it’ll carry a lot more weight.

We do a lot of garments as promotional gifts for our customers, Jackets, fleeces, Beanie hats, all the stuff people will wear because who doesn’t love a freebie? If you’ve a hundred customers wearing a hat with your company name on there they’re advertising for you every time they wear it that’s a colossal reach, at very little cost, and it’ll still be working for you one, two, three years down the line.

Image: If you think I’m going to let a plumber, builder, electrician etc. loose in my house who’s got holes in his pants & mastic all over his clothes you’ve got another thing coming! The image you present to customers sets the tone for the work you’re going to complete for them. So get off on the right foot by presenting a clean, smart professional image for your business. There’s hundreds of competitors out there and as the saying goes “You only get one chance to make a first impression”

Health & Safety: Probably one of the first reasons that comes to mind, but considering the above, not necessarily the best reason for that business expenditure. Yes, people need to be protected, kept clean & safe, but before begrudging the expenditure in providing staff uniforms or workwear consider the benefits to your business.

 

So we’ve got a little bit about why you do it, next we’ll talk about how to do it………

Our Recommendations for Work Jackets for this Winter

Staring out of the window, watching the rain pelt down then get blown in sheets across the road & pavement ……. It’s a natural part of life throughout the UK. In Cumbria it’s a reality as well as a necessity; It’s pretty hard to have a Lake District without a bit of rain ………

Thankfully man didn’t just discover fire …… We invented the jacket too!

As you can see from browsing through our online brochure we have a massive range of work jackets & coats suitable for the full range of UK weather. But who wants to trawl through 200 different types of jacket in the hope of finding the one you like, that will keep you dry & warm? So here’s some recommendations!

Russell 510f softshell work jacket in grey - women's version

Russel 510F Softshell Jacket

Light weight shell jacket: We’re real fans of the Russell 510 as a softshell work jacket. It comes in both unisex & ladies fits as well as a childrens version in a range of colours. It has a great range of features & accessories including a fold away hood. If you’re looking for a great quality lightweight work jacket you can’t go wrong with the 510 series.

Our other recommendation in this range would be the Result RS111 range. Again available in both unisex & ladies fit the RS111 has a similar range of great features including availability in moss coloured finish which is ideal for those working in a countryside environment.

Both the 510 & RS111 ranges come in at under £50 including embroidery so as well as being stylish & practical they’re not breaking the bank.

Result 122F ladies softshell work jacket for Cumbria businesses

Result 122F ladies softshell work jacket

Soft Shell Jacket: The range in soft shell jackets just keeps growing & growing. The mix of the weatherproof polyester outers with weatherproof membranes & micro fleece lining proves to be a winner where customers want to be warm & dry without the associated bulk of full fleece lined or wadding filled jackets.

It’s pretty hard to spot massive differences in the quality of the soft shell range, but for us the Result range has the edge in feel, look & most definitely price. Coming in at £35 including embroidery The RS121 comes in unisex, ladies fitted & kids versions, features decorative yokes as well as a zipped chest pocket. The smart business look is ideal for a whole range of industries & adds a real professional look to a workwear jacket for your staff uniform line.

Regatta RG045 Dover jacket: perfect softshell for workwear in Cumbria & Borders

Regatta Dover men’s softshell workwear jacket in blue

Mid-Weight Jacket: This one has a sure fire winner.  Of all the hooded softshell jackets, the Regatta Dover jacket is the solution when a waterproof work jacket, insulated by a fleece lined body is needed. It has an integrated fold-away hood & comes in a range of 7 colourways to match almost anyone’s requirement. Elasticated cuffs & a full front storm flap boosts the waterproof integrity of a high range, sensible priced (Just £30 – honestly!) jacket which features both a phone pocket as well as an internal security pocket.

As well as these recommendations we have a full range of lightweight shower proof jackets including a full range of sports training tops. Bodywarmers add an extra layer for those who feel the cold & if things get really cold this winter we’ve a wide range of 3-in-1 jackets to really keep you warm. And as you’s expect all of these jackets can be embroidered and personalised to give you the best looking work jackets on your rounds! If you’d like more information browse the website contact us  or give us a call

Beanie hats; Part of the perfect winter workwear package

Get ahead and get a hat!

When people think embroidered workwear hats, they tend to think of fast food places and baseball caps but, especially for the climate across the North of England, there’s a much better alternative and that’s the beanie hat.

contrast edged beanie hat in acrylic knitted with contrasting off white edge, worn by young woman.

A knitted acrylic contrast edged beanie hat

“We’ve been selling fleece and knitted beanie variations from the day we opened” says Richard Mattinson of Cumbria based Stitch & Print, “and they’re really popular.  We sold well over 5,000 of them last year and I anticipate even more demand this coming winter.  They’re a really simple addition to a workwear package, they’re practical and easy to carry around for when they’re needed and, more to the point, they’re warm!”

It always used to be said that people lost most heat through their heads in cold weather but recent research has shown that it’s a bit more complicated than that.

The Biology of the Beanie Hat and Heat Loss!

Young man wearing single colour, cuffed beanie hat, double knitted in acrylic. Navy blue.

Single colour, cuffed, double knitted, acrylic beanie in navy

In fact, we lose about 10% of our warmth through our heads – which is roughly what you’d expect given the surface area of our scalps.  But, before you throw away those woolly (or fleecy) hats, there’s still research to support the benefits of a beanie: when the head is allowed to get cold and the body is effectively insulated, the body’s core temperature drops a lot more rapidly than most people expect.  This is because the scalp contains lots of blood vessels and they’re close to the surface on your head.  So, even if you’re dressed warmly on a cold day, without a hat, the blood flowing around your head will cool and then return to the body, reducing your core temperature and making you feel cold.

beanie hat offer: Create stylish embroidered beanies for your staff to keep them warm.

promotional embroidered beanie hat offer

Last Thoughts on Winter Headwear

“Our beanies seem to be most popular with haulage firms, builders and agricultural merchants,” says Richard. “There’s an obvious use for outdoor workwear, but they also buy them as gifts and giveaways for their customers.  I’m not sure how much difference the amount of hair makes to heat loss but I can’t help thinking that our embroidered beanies make an even bigger difference when your staff or your customers need an extra bit of protection to the top of the head!” And with the proximity of the Lake District National Park – you can bet your beanie hat that plenty of heads will be bobbing around the Lakeland fells in winter wearing your brand!