Spring weather can all at once be wet, windy, sunny and if you’re in the northern counties or the peaks, snowy too! If, like many other farm owners and employees, you’re busy prepping everything for the year ahead, you’ll need the right clothing to keep you warm, dry and comfortable.
Here’s a look at the 5 best farm clothing picks for spring:
Best Farming Waterproof Jacket:
A waterproof jacket is essential and although most of the leading clothing brands offer suitable outerwear, our pick goes to Hoggs of Fife.
Their Green King Jacket is waterproof, windproof and incredibly lightweight, making it ideal for layering with t-shirts, shirts or fleeces and keeping you comfortable in any weather.
– Breathable mesh liner
– Reinforced elbows
– Storm flap coverings on zip and cargo pockets
– Elasticated fleece cuffs
– Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets and secure internal pocket
– Adjustable and detachable hood stored in the collar
Best Farming Top:
For manual tasks, any regular t-shirt paired with quality outerwear will suffice, but for everything else a comfortable, smart shirt is in order and this top pick goes to Barbour.
The Barbour Bank Shirt is, as you might expect, exceptionally good quality.
Made from 100% brushed cotton it’s super-soft yet durable, breathable and absorbent.
With long sleeves and back pleats, this shirt has a tailored yet flexible fit and is complete with smart button fastenings on the body, cuffs and collar.
Best Farming Trousers:
Although Alan Paine provide a range of superior quality tweed trousers and breeks for outdoor activities, spring trousers really need to be robust, durable, lightweight, flexible and comfortable and for that reason, Dickies take our top pick.
Dickies’ Reaper Trousers are constructed for hard work and feature:
– Olive Green or Navy Blue options in waist sizes 30” to 48” and leg lengths 30” to 34”
– Nylon zip with additional button and bar fastening
– Shirt gripper waistband
– Wide belt loops
– Two hip pockets and one rear pocket with button fastening
Best Farming Footwear:
When it comes to piecing together a spring farming wardrobe, it’s easy to combine high-end and high-street brands, but if there’s one thing you should never compromise quality on, it’s footwear.
Hunter wellies have undoubtedly been one of the most popular brands for the last few years but our top pick this spring goes to Grubs.
– Natural, lightweight 2mm rubber shell for waterproofing
– Ankle-height for comfortable movement
– 5.0 TECH stretch lining to wick moisture away from your feet
– TRAX sole for maximum surface grip and stability, even in deep mud
– Removable 6mm foot-bed cushion
– Under foot chassis for comfort and support
Best Farming Gloves and Hats:
Your hands work hard so it makes sense to take care of them with a solid pair of gloves and Dickies come up trumps again.
Available with or without lining, Dickies leather gloves feature an elasticated wristband and keystone thumb for comfort and movement.
Better yet, because they’re made from leather, they will soften and mould to your hands to provide maximum, lasting comfort for this spring and many more that follow.
Hats are readily available everywhere but our pick for variety and a little touch of glamour goes to Jack Murphy.
With a comprehensive range of peaked caps and waxed hats, Jack Murphy supply something for everyone, but we especially like their range of faux fur ear muffs and headbands.
Faux fur may not instantly seem that practical for farm work, but unlike full hats, ear muffs and headbands enable you to keep warm without trapping excessive heat against your head.
You can find all of our top 5 farm clothing picks, as well as many more lines from leading, quality brands, online from agricultural and equestrian retailer, Chelford Farm Supplies.