Choosing the Ideal Ladies Farm Wear for Warmer Weather

Welcome to our guide on must-have summer farming clothes for women! Having extensive experience in women’s clothing, I understand the specific challenges of choosing the right attire for farming in hot summer conditions. Farming is tough, and wearing the right clothes can greatly enhance your comfort, efficiency, and safety.

When you’re out in the fields under the hot sun, you need clothing that not only keeps you cool but also protects you from the elements. The right gear can help prevent sunburn, keep insects at bay, and allow you to move freely without overheating. That’s why we’ve designed this essential guide to help you choose the best summer farming clothes. From breathable tops to waterproof trousers, we’ll cover everything you need to stay comfortable and protected while working hard.

So, whether you’re a seasoned farmer or a complete novice, read on to discover the must-have clothing items that will keep you cool, safe, and stylish all summer long.

Essential Criteria For Summer Farming Clothes

The heat, sun, and physical demands of farming require apparel that can withstand these conditions while keeping you comfortable and safe. Here are the essential criteria to consider when choosing your summer farming clothes:

Breathability and Comfort

Farming is a physically intensive activity, and in the summer heat, it’s vital to wear clothes that allow your skin to breathe. Look for lightweight, moisture-wicking fabrics like cotton, linen, or specially designed synthetic blends that keep sweat away from your body. These materials help maintain airflow, reducing the risk of overheating and ensuring you stay dry and comfortable throughout the day.

Durability and Protection

Your farming clothes need to be tough enough to withstand the rigours of daily agricultural work. Opt for garments made from durable materials that can resist wear and tear, such as canvas, or ripstop fabric. Besides general wear, these clothes should offer protection from potential hazards like sharp tools, thorny plants, and insect bites. Investing in high-quality, durable clothing will save you money in the long run and keep you safe.

Flexibility and Mobility

Farming requires a lot of bending, lifting, and moving around, so your clothing should not restrict your movement. Choose clothes with a bit of stretch or designed with flexibility in mind. Features like gusseted crotches in pants, articulated knees, and stretchy fabric blends can provide the necessary freedom of movement.

Sun Protection

Spending long hours outdoors means exposure to harmful UV rays. To protect your skin, look for clothing that offers built-in sun protection, such as UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rated fabrics. Long-sleeved shirts and wide-brimmed hats are excellent choices for shielding your arms, neck, and face from the sun. Additionally, consider lightweight scarves or bandanas to protect your neck and breathable gloves to safeguard your hands while working.

women wearing Ridgeline Monsoon jacket when out on the fields

Image: Ridgeline Ladies Monsoon Jacket

Top Farming Clothes for Women

Lightweight waterproof jacket

With the UK’s unpredictable weather, it’s always smart to keep a lightweight waterproof jacket to hand for those sudden showers. A summer farmer’s jacket should be waterproof, breathable, durable, and lightweight, ensuring it doesn’t hinder your daily tasks.

For the summer months, consider opting for a shorter style that pairs well with waterproof trousers when the rain begins.

The Ridgeline Ladies Monsoon Jacket is a popular choice among women farmers and is suitable for year-round wear. Highly waterproof, breathable, durable, and lightweight, making it perfect to keep in the back of the quad for any unexpected weather!

Alternatively, you might want to consider a waterproof smock. Check out our review video below of one of our popular women’s smocks – the Ladies Ridgeline Monsoon Smock.

For more information, check out our guide on what to look for when choosing a smock.

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Gilets and Waistcoats

womens farmer gilet

Model is wearing the Hoggs of Fife Stenton Fleece Gilet in Slate

Wearing a lightweight gilet for farming offers numerous benefits, including core warmth without restricting arm movement, making it ideal for physically demanding tasks. Its versatility allows for easy layering, adapting to changing temperatures, while its lightweight, wind-resistant, and quick-drying properties ensure comfort throughout the day.

Additionally, gilets often feature plenty of pockets for convenient storage and are crafted from durable materials that withstand rough conditions, blending style with practicality for any woman farmer.

The Game Penrith gilet is made from a soft polyester fleece fabric making it super comfortable and easy to wear. Plus it’s easy to wash and dry.

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womens farmer giletWide bush hats

Wearing a wide-brimmed bush hat offers several benefits for women farmers. It provides excellent sun protection, shielding the face, neck, and ears from harmful UV rays during long hours spent outdoors. The wide brim also helps to keep the sun out of the eyes, enhancing visibility and reducing glare. Additionally, bush hats are typically lightweight and breathable, allowing for airflow and keeping the head cool in hot weather.

They are versatile, suitable for various farming tasks and environments, and often come in durable materials that withstand rugged conditions.

The Boonie bucket hat is available in different sizes and features a chin strap to secure it during demanding tasks. Additionally, it includes two stud buttons on the brim, offering the option to fold up the sides when necessary.

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women wearing hoggs of fife green king trousers when farming

Image: Hoggs of Fife Green King II Waterproof Trousers

Waterproof trousers

Wearing waterproof trousers provides significant benefits for women farmers. They offer protection against moisture from wet fields, dewy mornings, or unexpected rain showers, keeping legs dry and comfortable throughout the workday. This waterproofing also extends the life of clothing underneath by preventing saturation and subsequent discomfort.

Additionally, waterproof trousers often come with features like reinforced knees and durable fabrics, offering resistance to abrasions and tears in rugged agricultural environments.

Consider the Hoggs of Fife Green King II Waterproof trousers. Made from a polyester ripstop fabric and they feature articulated and reinforced knees for better protection.

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Farmer shirt

women wearing a check shirt and tweed gilet on the farm

Model is wearing the Hoggs of Fife Eilidh Farmers Shirt with Hoggs of Fife Roslin Tweed Gilet

These farmer shirts are typically designed with durability and functionality in mind, using materials that are tough enough to withstand the rigours of farm work. They often feature practical elements such as reinforced stitching, sturdy buttons, and pockets for carrying essential tools or personal items.

Farmer shirts are also comfortable and breathable, allowing for ease of movement during various agricultural tasks. Additionally, they offer protection from the sun and elements while maintaining a professional appearance suitable for both outdoor work and interactions with customers or suppliers.

Opt for long-sleeve shirts for added coverage in hot weather. Opting for shirts made from 100% cotton also helps in preventing overheating.

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Our guide on must-have summer farming clothes for women aims to equip you with the ideal attire for tackling the challenges of agricultural work during hotter months. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer or new to this type of work, choosing the right clothing is essential for staying comfortable, efficient, and safe in the field.

From waterproof jackets to trousers, each piece is selected to ensure you can work effectively while being protected from the elements. With considerations like breathability, durability, sun protection, and flexibility in mind, our selection caters to the diverse needs of women farmers. Stay cool, safe, and stylish all summer long with these essential farm clothes for ladies.

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