2 Days Ago
A challenge for people is a "cold start". If you're warm and dry when you start work, you're going to be wet from sweat, too soon.
Strip down, then raingear up. Keep moving. Try not to get hot enough to sweat. Thermoregulate with gloves/ no gloves, hat/ no hat, zipped up/ unzipped.
In his later years Paul Petzoldt, a famous mountaineer said, "Let your breath determine your pace, not your pace determine your breath". He would out climb young people well into his years.
He climbed the Grand Teton at 16 (youngest at that time), in cowboy boots and denim jeans. "If hypothermia had been in the dictionary, we would have had it".
Keeping your temperature and dryness/ wetness in check can help.
If you're going to bust ass, warm the truck cab up 10 minutes before you're going to leave. You're going to be sweaty.