However, these clothes must also be comfortable to facilitate the gardener’s movements and movements. In general, it is necessary to wear three layers of clothing and some accessories to complete the whole thing.
The 3 layers of clothing to wear
For the first layer, you must wear light clothing such as a polo shirt or a T-shirt made of 100% cotton or preferably technical fibres. Polyester and polypropylene provide more comfort by expelling perspiration while cotton only absorbs moisture. It, therefore, sticks to the skin. Also, fibres provide better protection against both cold and heat.
The second layer protects the body from the cold. These clothes consist of two pieces with pants and a jacket or jacket. They are made of abrasion-resistant fabrics. They are comfortable and ergonomic, generally made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester. For added comfort, the pants should have knee pads, a high waist belt and large side pockets. The jacket or jacket must have removable warm liners to protect you from extreme cold below 15° to 0°C. You can add a sleeveless vest to the jacket to keep you warm.
To work in case of rain, a third waterproof layer must be applied. It is a light and waterproof or microporous garment. Choose polyester clothing coated with polyurethane to better expel moisture from the outside. Finally, gloves should be worn to protect hands from bad weather and sharp objects. Finally, you should wear safety shoes or garden boots to ensure your safety on slippery and unequalled floors. These shoes also protect the feet from shocks and sharp objects.
What about the safety of your clothes?
The gardener’s work clothes are subject to normative obligations. Observe the standards in force when choosing your work clothes, such as EN 342 against heat and cold and EN 343 against rain. You must wear protective pruning clothing with EN 361 for specific clothing. Then, you must wear high-visibility protective clothing following EN 471 when working near a public road or when working in a place that lacks lighting. For all accessories used to protect the whole body, note that there are phytosanitary products that concern many standards on the market. These include EN 166 for eye protection, EN 140/141 for respiratory protection and EN 374 for hand protection. In addition to the standards for work clothing, there are category 3 type 4B, 5B and 6B for body protection.