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Best clothes for gardeners – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine

Best clothes for gardeners

Our pick of the best clothes to keep you comfortable when gardening.

When you’re working outside, whether pruning, weeding or digging it’s important you’re dressed for the job, not only to keep you protected but to help you stay outside, working comfortably and warm for as long as you need to.

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Gloves are essential for keeping your hands dry and protected, while the right pair of shoes or boots will stop you worrying about wet feet or ruining your good shoes. Other kit such as a hat will help you stay warm through the winter and keep the sun off your head in sumer while a a gardening apron is invaluable for keeping the tools you need most close at hand.

We’ve come up with a list of the top clothing kit every gardener needs to get the job done.

For more glove ideas see our round up of 10 of the best gardening gloves and individual glove reviews  and for inspiration on the best boots for gardening see our guide to the best wellington boots.

For other essential gardening kit ideas take a look at out essential gardening tools for new gardeners.


The best clothes for gardeners

From boots, shoes and socks to gloves, aprons and coats, browse our pick of the best clothes for gardeners, below.

1

Hunter Original Tall Wellington Boots

Hunter Original Tall Wellington Boots - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Hunter Original Tall Wellington Boots

These classic boots are strong and sturdy, with helpful foot support and an adjustable calf for a good fit. Awarded a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy in our wellington boot review they’re available for both men and women and come in a range of colours from black to pink.

Price: £100

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2

Gold Leaf The Dry Touch Gloves

Gold Leaf The Dry Touch – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
Gold Leaf The Dry Touch

Made from soft, water repellent leather with a cosy lining these comfortable gloves are also tough to help keep hands  warm and dry, whatever the job. Winners of a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy in our review they’re available in two sizes, Ladies and Gents.

Price: £20.95

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3

Kneelo Memory Foam Kneeling Pads

Kneelo Memory Foam Kneeling Pads
Kneelo Memory Foam Kneeling Pads

These wearable knee pads strap on easily and comfortably with velcro so there’s no need to scrabble for a kneeler every time you bend down. Made from neoprene and memory foam they’ll keep knees protected and dry.

Price: £14.68

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4

Panama Hat

Panama Hat - BBC Gardeners' World
Panama Hat

Keep the sun off your head in style, with this Toquillo straw hat. With a wide brim, it’s soft and flexible and can be rolled and slipped in the pocket when not in use.

Price: £58

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5

Birkenstock Super-Birki

Birkenstock Super-Birki gardening shoes
Birkenstock Super-Birki gardening shoes

Just the thing to slip on before you nip out to the garden, these unisex clogs have a non slip sole that’s oil and grease resistant and are easy to keep clean – they can even be washed at up to 80 degrees. A cork latex footbed fits the foot and they come in nine bright colours.

Price: £50

Buy Birkenstock Super-Birki from Birkenstock


6

Wellington Socks

HJ Wellington Boot Socks – BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine
HJ Wellington Boot Socks

Fully cushioned through both the foot and the leg these wool blend socks are water repellent to keep your feet warm and dry. They have a six month guarantee and come in sizes 4-11

Price: £10.00

Buy wellington socks from H J Hall


7

North Face Thermoball Eco Hooded Jacket

North Face Thermoball Eco Hooded Jacket
North Face Thermoball Eco Hooded Jacket

Made from recycled fabric this insulated jacket has a fitted hood and quilt pattern that minimises cold spots to help keep you warm and dry all day long. Plus, it compacts down to fit into a pocket if the sun comes out.

Price: £180

Buy the North Face Thermoball Eco Hooded Jacket from John Lewis and Partners


8

Kent and Stowe Luxury Full Length Apron

Kent and Stow Luxury Full Length Apron - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Kent and Stow Luxury Full Length Apron

Made from durable cotton canvas with a waterproof PVC coating this full length apron also has a central, faux suede pocket for all your essential kit. Ideal for keeping your clothes clean and your tools close at hand.

Price:£10.95

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9

John Lewis and Partners Waxed Trapper Hat

John Lewis waxed trapper hat
John Lewis waxed trapper hat

This cosy, navy waxed hat has a warm fleecy lining and trapper flaps, which can be buttoned up or left down to protect your ears from the cold wind.

Price :£35

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