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Savoy Equipment is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Pfanner products. We are proud to provide working Canadians with world-class work-wear.

Don't worry, there's still time... until December 11th!


Pfanner and Protos® products make excellent Christmas gifts! To guarantee delivery by Christmas, be sure to submit your order to by December 11th!

Better yet, visit one of our amazing dealers and avoid the hassle of deadlines. We have dealerships located in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. If there isn't a dealer near you, don't sweat. Nearly all our dealers are happy to handle remote orders and ship to you.

If you miss the deadline, contact us directly and we will see what we can do to get you your order on time. Results will vary based on timing and location.
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How to make your investment go the distance


We understand that our products are an investment for most people, and we are eager to help you get the most out of it. Adequate care of Chainsaw Protection products will not only increase the products lifespan, but it will also ensure optimal performance in the event of an accident. Please read and follow the instructions below to get the most out of your purchase.

Examinations have shown that contamination of the clothing can have a negative effect on the functionality of the cut-protection. In order to ensure the best possible protection, please observe the following rules for cleaning and care of the cut-protection.

Cut-protective clothing requires special care and should be cleaned regularly. If worn daily with average soiling, it should be cleaned every week. If severely soiled, wash immediately.

o Normal temperature (40°C)
o Washing powder recommended
o Iron at medium temperature
o Hang to dry
o Do not spin dry
o Do not put in dryer
o Do not dry-clean
o Do not bleach with chlorine

Tips for Quick Drying
o Hang dry during the day – the light and warmth from the daytime are more efficient
o Ensure that clothing is spaced from other items for optimal drying airflow
o Place your drying rack in the sunniest, driest/breeziest area of the house (or outside on a hot and dry day)
o Flip the clothing part way through the drying process
o Put a dehumidifier near the drying rack

Pfanner products are offered in a wide array of size options to accommodate a maximum number of people. As a general rule, garments should be selected so that they do not restrict movement in any way. At the same time, they should not be loose as to avoid the risk of catching on branches or other hazards.

Pfanner Canada has a very lenient return policy. If you do not feel like the size you ordered is correct for you, please get in touch ASAP. We would be happy to cover the exchange shipping for any new and unworn products.

Following the instructions above will ensure a maximum lifespan for your clothing. Dirt and grime make the garments more prone to general wear and tear. Lack of proper cleaning and care can be especially damaging to zippers.

The most effective thing users can do to make their clothing last is clean regularly and adequately. Please follow the cleaning instructions provided above vigilantly.

Choosing the right size is not only important to ensure safety, but it also helps optimize the lifespan of the clothing. If the clothing is too tight, it may add extra stress on the seams and zippers of the garment and negatively affect the longevity. Contrarily, garments that are too loose can incur damage from catching on surrounding hazards, such as branches.

On cut-protective clothing, only the outer layer may be repaired. Do not attempt to patch, modify, shorten, or sew through the cut protection lining.

If the outer material is in need of repair, please repair immediately to avoid further damage. Thermo-adhesive patches can be purchased from your local dealer or at

No cut-protection clothing can provide absolute protection against injuries by chainsaws. The degree of protection depends on numerous factors (ex. Chain-speed, engine torque, angle at which the bar contacts the fabric, working position, etc.). Cut-protection is not a replacement for safe working practices.
Please read the Chainsaw Protection Manual located in the bag with your purchase for all safety details and warnings.

If you have experienced damage to you garment that is an obvious manufacturer’s defect, please go to to submit your claim. You will need to provide the following information:

o Personal information
o Product information
o Invoice, Invoice #, or Order # of your purchase
o Name of retailer your product was purchased from
o Clear and detailed photographs of the damage

All claims will be considered and you will receive a response indicating whether your claim is approved for replacement, approved for repair, or not approved.

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Can Spending More $$$ Save You Money?

Can Spending More $$$ Save You Money?

How can spending MORE money possibly equal savings? Seems counter-productive, right? Not always. While I often recommend saving money in whatever areas possible, there are certain items that require us to look beyond the price tag to see its value.

Pfanner chainsaw pants – whether it be Gladiator Ventilation, Gladiator II, or any other model – are pricey. There is no doubt about that. But being pricey does not mean that they lack value. These pants – along with any other Pfanner product – take a lot more time, care, and development to manufacture. More importantly, they offer features that directly benefit you, the user.

1. Longevity
The most obvious benefit of purchasing the Pfanner pants is the lifespan of the product. Spending $400 on a pair of pants that lasts two years* is much more economic than spending $150 on a pair of pants that lasts six months (which becomes a $600 investment over the same timeframe).
Pfanner accomplishes this level of quality by using a number of patented materials and technology, along with a specific design that is unlike other pants. You can read about it here. Though there is more to the story than just longevity…

2. Comfort
For whatever reason, many industries have pushed the idea of “comfort” into the background and categorized it as a luxury. The truth is that a comfortable person is a productive person. People are more likely to wear the required safety gear if it is not an inconvenience to them. Likewise, they are LESS likely to become distracted and frustrated by the discomforts of low-quality gear. Being comfortable allows users to stay safe and focused on the job.

3. Employee Morale (for employers)
Crew management can be tough. Everyone has a different personality, perspective, and experience level. As any entrepreneur knows, successful navigation within your business can often rely heavily on having a happy and healthy team. Showing your employees that you care about both their safety and their comfort level is a great way to boose morale and ensure that they know that they are important to you. Of course, the high-quality will prove to be a wise investment as well.

If you’re still not ready to jump into your first pair of Pfanner pants, that’s okay. I’d encourage you NOT to simply take my word for it. Ask around. Ask other Pfanner users, look up reviews, and do as much research as you need to. It’s a big investment for a lot of people, so take your time. When you’re ready, we’ll be here.

Feel free to call with any questions, concerns, or comments. Or stop by one of our authorized dealers.

Ally Turner
Sales & Operations Manager
Pfanner Canada
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*Two years is an estimation based on customer feedback. Pfanner Canada cannot guarantee a specific lifespan.

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Protos® Integral now ANSI Approved!

Protos® Integral now ANSI Approved!

It's the moment we've all been waiting for...
The Protos® Integral is now ANSI approved! ANSI standard Z89.1 is recognized by nearly every Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Board across the country.

Provinces that accept ANSI Z89.1 include*:
• British Columbia (ANSI Z89.1 - 1986)
• Alberta (ANSI Z89.1 - 2003)
• Saskatchewan (ANSI Z89.1 - 1997)
• Manitoba (ANSI Z89.1 - 2003)
• Quebec (ANSI Z89.1 - 2003)
• New Brunswick (ANSI Z89.1 - 1997)
• Nova Scotia (ANSI Z89.1 - latest version)
• Yukon (ANSI Z89.1 - 2003)
• Northwest Territories**
• Nunavut**

For those who already own a Protos® Integral and would like to have it upgrated to an ANSI approved version, please fill out this form to have your kit sent to you and follow these instructions for proper installation. If you would like to avoid shipping costs and the hassle of doing it yourself, please visit your nearest dealer to have them upgrade it for you. 

Check out today to view our wide selection of Protos® Integral colours, configurations, and accessories. Remember that all orders over $300 ship for FREE across Canada and if it's not what you expected, returns and exchanges are on us.

For those requiring CSA approval, please be advised that it is a work in progress. We do not yet have an estimated timeline for completion, but another notification will be sent once the process is complete. For any other questions, concerns, or comments please feel free to contact me directly.

Ally Turner
Sales & Operations Manager
Pfanner Canada
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* Please also be aware of other standards that have been set by your specific industry and/or insurance policy. It is the customers' responsibility to ensure their equipment meets all requirements.

** No specific standard required in Northwest Territories or Nunavut

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What Makes Pfanner Pants So Special?

As many Pfanner users already know, the CS protection pants are a worth-while investment that ultimately pay for themselves. Most people don’t ask questions, and are happy to simply reap the benefits. But for those of you who want to know the “why” and “how” of it all, look no further. We break it down for you below.

Gladiator Material
The first feature is the patented Gladiator material on the front of the pants. It’s extremely tear-resistant, which protects against snags happening and/or running through the material. It is also water, dirt, and oil repellant.

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StretchAIR Material
In addition to the patented Gladiator material on the front, the back consists of patented StretchAir material. StretchAir is a 5-way stretch material designed to feel soft and comfortable, while accommodating your every movement so your pants stay put. It is also breathable, keeping you cool while you work.

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KlimaAIR Insulation
Yet another patented technology from Pfanner. The KlimaAIR fabric is a unique insulator that provides cooling in the warm months and warmth during the cold months.

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Seam Reinforcement
All seams on the Pfanner pants (as well as all other Pfanner products) are double stitched and reinforced. This equips the clothing to handle even the toughest circumstances.

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Gusseted Crotch
While it may seem taboo, it’s not a big secret that the first failing of most work-pants is in the crotch area. All the kneeling, bending, squatting, and stepping applies a lot of pressure to those seams, and eventually they blow out, often long before the rest of the pants have shown any wear. Pfanner has strategically addressed this problem by adding an additional piece of StretchAIR material in that spot. This takes the pressure off that area and prevents it from busting open.

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Other features of Pfanner Chainsaw protection pants include removable gaiters, zipper-vents in the back, and reinforcement around the knees and ankles.

Pfanner’s primary goal is always the safety and comfort of the customer. We encourage you to not simply take our word for it, but to ask around and see what other Pfanner customers are saying about the product. When you’re ready, we’ll be here.

If you're ready to buy, check out the top-selling Pfanner Gladiator Ventilation Pants or the Class 2 protection the Pfanner Gladiator II's to buy online OR contact us anytime:

Ally Turner
Sales & Operations Manager
Pfanner Canada
(250) 868-1010 ext 108
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Temporary Shipping Changes

Temporary Shipping Changes

Due to the conflict and impending strike between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Pfanner Canada will be temporarily changing its shipping methods.

All Pfanner Canada shipments will now be sent via FedEx Ground until further notice.

As always, Pfanner Canada will cover shipping for returns and exchanges on any products that are new and unworn. All shipping rates will remain the same.

$0-$99: $9.99 shipment charge
$100-299: $19.99 shipment charge
$300+: FREE shipping

Please go to to track future shipments..

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Only the BEST for the Timber Kings

By now, you've probably seen at least a few episodes of HGTV's Timber Kings. The guys over at Pioneer Log Homes are mastercraftsmen, and the best of the best in their trade. 

Check out some of the beautiful creations they've made around the world:

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World-class craftsmanship deserves world-class workwear, which is why the Timber Kings wear Pfanner clothing and the Protos® Integral.

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Timber Kings Helmets

The Timber Kings all wear the Protos® Integral, Gladiator Ventilation Chainsaw Protection Pants, and Cordura Reflex Jackets.

Check out these products and more out in our online store,

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More Stock Coming Soon

We apologize for the current low stock in the Pfanner Canada store.

We have recently received a very large influx in our orders and as a result are running low on some sizes and colours. The good news is that more stock is on the way! Please check back regularily.

 More Soon

If you'd like a more detailed estimate on when the product you are looking for will be available, please do not hesitate to contact our sales representative.

Ally Turner
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Slow-Motion Pfanner Chainsaw Protection

Slow-Motion Pfanner Chainsaw Protection

Have you ever wondered exactly how Pfanner's chainsaw protection works? Check out this awesome video demonstration.

Chainsaw Protection Demonstration

Check out this awesome demonstration of how the Pfanner chainsaw protective layer actually works.

Posted by Pfanner Canada on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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Pfanner Canada Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Pfanner Canada Holiday Gift Guide 2015

This Christmas, give the gift of quality, comfort, and safety. Pfanner has products for every working person, no matter the industry or conditions.



102220 16 Arboristjacke  101761 90 Ventilation Schnittschutzhose 
 Pfanner Arborist Jacket
Available in Red and Grey
 Pfanner Gladiator Ventilation CS Pants
Available in Red and Grey



804163 90 KlimaAIR Reflexjacke  263619209 
 Pfanner Cordura Reflex Jacket
Available in Grey and Hi-Vis
Pfanner Gladiator II CS Pants
Available in Red and Grey 



501030 14 StretchZone Canvas Hose 100001 StretchFlex Technic
Pfanner Stretch-Zone Functional Pants
Available in Grey
Pfanner Technic Work Gloves
Available in Grey/Black


Outdoor Enthusiast

102056 PolarTec Jacke 101760 92 Concept Outdoorhose2 
Pfanner Polartec Jacket
Available in Black, and Women's Black
 Pfanner Outdoor Concept Pants
Available in Grey



101206 59 Wooltec Janker  101318 90 Grizzly Jacke2 
 Pfanner Wooltec Jacket
Available in OliveGrey, or Women's Olive
Pfanner Grizzly Jacket
Available in Grey Jacket or Grey Pullover


Rainy Weather

102089 60 Ventura Regenjacke2  102184 Ventura Regenhose 
 Pfanner Ventura Rain Jacket
Available in Hi-Vis and Red, and Women's Red
Pfanner Ventura Rain Pants
Available in Black 


Cold Temperatures

101165 Merino Modal Thermohose  101211 36 Merino Modal Shirt langarm 
 Pfanner Merino Wool Underwear
Available in Black
Pfanner Merino Wool Long-Sleeve
Available in Black 


Warm Temperatures

101736 48 Merino Shirt kurzarm  501033 14 StretchZone Canvas Short2 
Pfanner Merino Wool Performance Shirt
Available in Green or Black 
 Pfanner Functional Work Shorts
Available in Grey/Black, Blue/Black, and Green/Black


Protos® Integral

205000 10 12 Protos Arborist rot gelb  203000 10 73 Protos Climber weiss grau2  204000 10 82 Protos Forest gruen gelb2  202000 10 63 Industry orange grau 
 Arborist  Climber Forestry   Industry

All Protos® Integral are available in a wide variety of colours. Base colours include Red, White, Green, Orange, Yellow, and Blue. Accent colours include grey or yellow. Check out our full line of Protos® Integral for all options.


Stocking Stuffers

100018 101181 Pfanner Guertel klein  100021 Pfanner Baseballcap  100186 Merino Strickmuetze Lana  100240 Gladiator Hosentraeger 
Pfanner Narrow Belt

Pfanner Ball Cap 

Pfanner Lana Knitted Cap

Pfanner Gladiator Suspenders

 100188 Merino Strickhaube Pfanner  804061 90 Funktions Short  101631 Pfanner Schluesselanhaenger  107023 90 Merino AirSoft Muetze
Pfanner Wool Cap Pfanner Functional Underwear Pfanner Keychain Pfanner Merino AirSoft Cap

Check out our website for even more gift ideas!

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The Wait is Finally Over. The New Pfanner Catalog Has Arrived!

The 2016-2017 Pfanner Catalog has finally arrived and it is everything a working person could hope for.

This new catalog includes classic favourites, modern innovations, and plenty of new options.

Check it out here!
Pfanner Catalog

Remember that we can special order anything from this catalog. Just give us a call!

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The American Savings Illusion

The American Savings Illusion

Traditionally, the US offers Canadians a wide variety of products that may or may not be available in our country. Additionally, it’s very common to see lower prices from American retailers. Let’s face it, saving money is appealing to everyone, but is buying American actually worth it right now?

With the weak Canadian dollar, many find themselves thinking twice about buying south of the border. At 77 cents on the dollar, it’s important to carefully consider your options.

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Stay cool during the heat wave

With this massive heat wave in Western Canada, staying cool and hydrated is more important than ever. Pfanner has specifically designed their products to regulate body temperature from the base-layer, all the way out.

Here are some of our summer favourites:

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Like us on Facebook!

Pfanner Canada is now of Facebook!

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Like our page to stay up to date with the Pfanner and Protos brands as well as what's new in the Pfanner Canada online store.

Click here to like us now.

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Up-Close and Personal with the Protos Integral Helmet

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The World's Most Innovative Protective Helmet is Now Available in Canada!

Pfanner Canada Savoy Equipment iare proud to announce that we are the exclusive Canadian distributor of Protos® Integral products. Protos® helmets have finally arrived and are ready to be sold in Canada.

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The Protos® Integral helmet is the first of its kind and has revolutionized protective helmets, as we know it. After 12 years of development, Pfanner has succeeded in manufacturing a protective helmet that fully integrates ear, eye, facial, neck, and chin protection with ventilation between the inner and outer shell. In addition to being a fully integrated product, this boasts 8x more safety and comfort than the competition.

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It’s finally here! is now open!

Pfanner designs and manufactures the world’s highest-quality work-wear, and it’s now available across the entire True North! Gone are the days dealing with limited selection, duty, exchange, customs, and expensive shipping to get your gear. offers the widest selection of Pfanner gear across North America, and has the ability to custom order products that are not in stock. With our Country’s vast and versatile landscape, it’s important to carry many different products in order to suit every climate and environment. From mountains, to tundra, to prairie, to cities, to forest… has what every working Canadian needs.

With our warehouse located right here on home-soil, customers avoid paying hidden costs such as exchange rates (currently $1.24 CAD per $1 USD) and duty charges. Most importantly, we offer FREE SHIPPING ACROSS CANADA on any orders over $300.

As Canadians, we believe in going above and beyond. Not only do we offer free shipping when you order over $300 off of our website, but returns are on us, too! If you are not 100% satisfied with your Pfanner order, we will pay for return shipping and refund or exchange your purchase. Now that’s truly Canadian.

Check out our selection today! If you have questions about any product, feel free to call or e-mail us. Your inquiry will be answered by a real person who is eager help you out.

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