What Makes a Harkie Arborist Jacket so Durable?

February 06, 2023

A Harkie arborist jacket is built with materials designed for optimum durability. This means you’re not only protected against the elements, but you’re also purchasing a reliable jacket that’s made to last. In this guide, we’re breaking down the different features that work together to create a truly hard-wearing jacket.

When you’re working outdoors and with equipment, you want to know that you’re protected and comfortable.

It’s your uniform. You want it to work with you.

Offering market-leading durability, we’re dedicated to not just creating outdoor wear, but placing our focus on jackets that are built for forestry professionals. Our whole ethos is built around our tagline: “Outlast. Outperform. Outdoors.”

When you buy one of our jackets, it will continue to perform well, look smart, and offer exceptional waterproofness for years to come. It’s a high-value jacket that you can rely on.

Class 4 waterproof Rainblok fabric

Built with our Rainblok fabric, you’ll enjoy Class 4 waterproofness. This ensures adverse weather conditions won’t impact your levels of comfort or impact the jacket.

Lightweight but tough

Don’t let our jackets’ lightweight nature deceive you – they are hardwearing and tough. Being lightweight makes them easy to move around in, an essential for tree climbers.

Quality construction

We know that what you don’t see is every bit as important as what you do. Harkie smocks and jackets are made to last, and every garment is made tough from the inside out, giving many years of use even in the harsh environment of arboriculture.

Super tough reinforced elbow patches

Reinforced elbow patches on our Defiance range prevent wear and offer exceptional ruggedness.

Heat-applied chevron reflective tape

The reflective tape enhances your visibility. On the Defiance range, we’ve incorporated heat-applied tape bonds to the knitted fabric rather than the traditional sewn-on reflective banding. The Chevron cut allows the fabric to flex in its natural way. This high-quality technique ensures the reflective tape can’t come unstitched.

At Harkie, we’re dedicated to making outer workwear that’s truly designed with durability in mind. So, if you’re looking for tough, built-to-last workwear that’s made for arborists and chainsaw users, look no further than our arborist smock and jacket collection.