Aside from safety, comfort is typically the top priority for most arborists when shopping for workwear. And for good reason – as anyone who does it will know, there is precious little shelter when you’re working out in the forest, so keeping warm, dry and comfortable just has to be a top priority.
Waterproof, warm clothing has a number of benefits. Firstly, the more comfortable you are on the job, the easier it is to focus on the task at hand. This means you’re less likely to make mistakes and more likely to work efficiently – a win-win. Plus, keeping warm and dry helps minimise the risk of illness. If you’re self-employed, illness can drastically impact earnings if it leads to time off work.
WIth all of the above in mind, we’re delving deeper into tree surgeon clothing that’s designed to keep you warm and dry all year round. Built specifically for arborists, the clothing we manufacture is available in a range of sizes and colours, including hi-vis options. Read on to learn more about what it offers.
A breathable, waterproof jacket
A waterproof jacket is a must for any arborist, but many waterproof garments are awkward to wear, restrictive and only waterproof for a short while or in light rain. They’re usually not that breathable, either, making it easy to work up a sweat.
The great news is that none of this applies to Harkie Global! Our arborist jackets have been developed to offer the ultimate in both water resistance and breathability, giving you the best of both worlds. They comply with ISO EN 343 and ISO EN 11092 Class 4 for water resistance and breathability respectively – the highest level it is possible to certify to.
Complete with sawdust skirts, harness friendly zips for climbers and an extended back to help keep the wearer dry, Harkie arborist jackets are packed with features, making them the ideal choice for arborists.
Waterproof, hi-vis trousers
No arborist’s wardrobe is complete without some waterproof hi-vis trousers. Just like our jackets, the Harkie range of waterproof trousers has been designed specifically for arborists and will give you good reason to be out singing in the rain.
Hi-vis yellow and orange trousers are available in sizes ranging from S to 3XL. They’re made from the same Class 4 technical RainBlok® fabric as our jackets, keeping you dry and comfortable in all weathers. A zipped gusset on each leg assists in pulling the trousers over your chainsaw boots and a generous cargo pocket allows storage for keys, a phone or that cookie you grabbed on the way out.
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