Milwaukee’s New Work Gear Products for 2019

Milwaukee Tools Offers New Additons and Improved Versions of Work Gear Products Line

A preview of Milwaukee’s new work gear from NPS19. Milwaukee is not just an innovator in the tools we use, but also in the gear we wear to make ourselves more comfortable on the job site. NPS19 brought us some exciting new additions and welcomed updates to Milwaukee’s line of cold and wet weather work gear.

Milwaukee M12 Heated AXIS Layering System

Milwaukee Axis System

Milwaukee’s New M12 Heated Axis Layering System

Even though summer is just getting started, it is never too early to check out some awesome new cold and wet weather working gear. At Tool Box Buzz we are BIG fans of the Milwaukee M12 AXIS heated work wear lineup. Milwaukee has now stepped up their game with the introduction of a cold and wet weather layering system to keep you warm and dry even in the worst weather.

The system revolves around the currently available M12 AXIS heated jacket platform. By using an M12 AXIS a mid/insulating layer, you can control your comfort level at the flip of switch. Milwaukee will now offer two different outer shell jackets to pair with the M12 AXIS to best suit your needs.

Milwaukee HYRDROBREAK Waterproof Shell

The Milwaukee HYDROBREAK waterproof shell jacket is an outer layer designed to keep you dry on the rainiest work day of the year. It features 100% waterproof protection, rugged ripstop polyester construction, polyurethane laminate to seal out water, and a grid material liner that helps your body breathe while wearing it. The hood is adjustable, the tail is extended to cover your rear end, and all the pockets feature Velcro closure to keep whatever you are carrying secure and dry.

Milwaukee GRIDIRON Work Shell

For colder weather use where you aren’t getting dumped on with rain, Milwaukee will offer the GRIDIRON Work Shell coat that is also designed to be worn with the M12 AXIS jacket. The GRIDIRON outer shell offers 3x the durability with 25% less bulk compared to a traditional duck jacket. It will feature 60G insulation on the body portion and 40G on the sleeves. When paired with the M12 AXIS, the GRIDIRON offers pass through pocket access to the AXIS control system to offer on the fly temperature adjustments. I am feeling cozy just looking at this thing!

Both the Milwaukee HYDROBREAK and GRIDIRON outer shells can be worn on their own without the M12 AXIS system. When you combine these products you are building a clothing system that will provide you with all day comfort regardless of how miserable your job site is. Up here in the Northeast we greatly appreciate that! Both the HYDROBREAK and the GRIDIRON will be available in August.

Re-Launch of The Women’s Cut M12 Heated Softshell Jacket

Milwaukee did not forget about all of the Tradie-Ladies out there either! In August they will be rolling out a new and improved version of the M12 Women’s Softshell jacket. The M12 Softshell jacket distributes heat throughout the back, collar, and front hand pockets. The jacket’s quilted design includes high-loft insulation for warmth. This is a great all around cold weather option for our blue collar sisters out there. It will block wind and stand up to some light rain and snow.

New Color Offerings for The M12 AXIS and TOUGHSHELL

The M12 AXIS line will now feature an olive green color option for both the jackets and vests. The proven and reliable M12 TOUGHSHELL heated jacket will be offered in a solid Gray color to compliment the current lineup. Both of these new offerings will be available in August. Hey it’s important to liven things up now and then!


About the author

Wes Bartosik

Wes Bartosik is a Connecticut native with strong family ties to the construction world. Wes’ father and grandfather both were builders and developers and taught Wes the values of doing things right from an early age and getting hands on experience with every facet of the construction industry. Wes apprenticed with a carpenter throughout high school and would later attend Central Connecticut State University earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management all while working for a large excavation contractor throughout. Wes would go on to work for a local heavy-highway construction company and gain further experience with all the skilled trades associated with large civil engineering and utility projects. Though working as a manager now, Wes’ true passion is working in the field alongside the tradesman and laborers on site. Wes has been involved in community based service projects throughout his life as well as emergency services. In his spare time he takes on serious DIY projects for himself, friends and family. He is a firm believer that with a quality tool in your hands and some grit, you can accomplish anything.

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