Why the Harkie Defiance Smock Is Our Best Yet

February 01, 2023

Arborists need clothing that’s as hard-working as they are. It’s got to be tough yet lightweight, waterproof yet breathable, and it has to be comfortable day in, day out – quite a tall order for any item of clothing.

The new Harkie DEFIANCE is, in essence, the ultimate arborist smock or jacket – both variations are available. A further development of our successful Innovation II range, the DEFIANCE incorporates all of the key Harkie features that you know and love… and adds a whole host more. In this article, we’re going to delve a little deeper into the new range and explore the fresh features that make it a cut above the competition.

Solid foundations

First and foremost, it’s important to mention that the DEFIANCE lineup utilises our Rainblok fabric – the same fabric that has made our clothing a hit with arborists across the UK. What makes it so great? Well, besides being tremendously strong and durable, it manages to meet the highest possible standard for both breathability and water resistance. 

Certified to the highest standards the industry has to offer, our Rainblok fabric is lightweight and comfortable to wear. There really is nothing else on the market quite like it. 

New features

Incorporating lessons learned from previous generations of Harkie workwear, the DEFIANCE range has a raft of new features that you’ll appreciate. 

  • The helmet-friendly hood can be neatly tucked away when it’s not being used, so it’s not going to get in your way or annoy you. When the heavens do open, you’ll have a hood you can rely on – even when you’re wearing your safety gear.
  • We’ve revised the cut of the smock, making it a little slimmer so that there’s less fabric to get in your way while you’re working…
  • …but don’t worry – DEFIANCE is suitable for everyone. It’s easy to get comfortable, with sizes ranging from XS to 3XL. Grey and orange colourways are available.
  • We added reinforced elbow patches, giving your smock a longer life than ever before.
  • Chevron reflective tape will ensure you remain visible and safe, no matter where and when you’re working.
  • The inside of the collar now has a soft-touch fabric, keeping you comfortable even when you’re working long hours.
  • The longer access zip makes it easier to get comfortable and regulate your temperature all year round. 
  • Want to apply company branding to your smock or jacket? It’s easier than ever before with the DEFIANCE range. We removed all embellishments from the left breast, providing the perfect opportunity for you to add a company logo. 

Order yours today!

With unprecedented levels of comfort, durability and safety, the Harkie DEFIANCE smocks and jackets truly represent the ultimate in arborist workwear. Don’t want to settle for anything less than the best? Treat yourself to our best ever arborist smock – we deliver across the UK.