WITH professional forestry workers having to operate in all conditions, it is vitally important they utilise workwear that is a combination of good design, excellent fit, breathability, resistance and flexibility, to ensure they can complete jobs efficiently, whatever the weather.

Whether you’re looking for helmets, gloves, trousers, boots, or other personal protective equipment, we’ve got you covered.


Husqvarna Functional High Viz Rain Jacket (RRP £149.99) and Trousers (RRP £91.99)

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Designed for all-day forestry work in testing conditions, the Husqvarna Functional High Viz Rain Jacket and Trousers combine productivity and safety for all weather conditions, ensuring that outdoor enthusiasts can confidently conquer any storm. 

Husqvarna understands safety is key, so this High Viz Rain Jacket is designed with a high-visibility scheme for exceptional vision in low-light conditions and offers full-weatherproof performance to keep tree professionals and arborists dry even in the most torrential downpours. For those more demanding tasks, the jacket has a multitude of pockets to fit all essential tools and a practical two-way zip for ease of use.

To reduce the disruption to your daily tasks, the High Viz Rain Trousers are designed with zippers at the side of the leg to ensure swift and effortless access whenever needed and enable a seamless transition. 

With advanced ventilated technology, the Functional High Viz Rain Jacket and Trousers enable excess heat and moisture to escape while keeping shielded from extreme rain.

These Husqvarna Jacket and Trousers are available in sizes XS-L and are approved according to EN ISO 20471 Class 2–3 and EN343, so professionals know they are wearing the highest standard of personal protective equipment. 

Husqvarna Functional Rain Back Protector (RRP £75.99) 

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The Husqvarna Rain Back Protector Protect Jacket is the perfect addition to any professional’s winter wardrobe – boasting superior protection and functionality to make sure that users stay dry and comfortable during inclement weather.

Made from polyester knitting with a resilient one-sided PU coating and completed with welded seams, this durable jacket is a true testament to Husqvarna’s commitment to providing premium-grade personal protective equipment. Suitable for work that requires crouched positions, the jacket features an extended back with a rain lip, ensuring excellent drainage and keeping professionals focused on heavy-duty operations which involve a chainsaw.

Husqvarna Technical Vent Rain Jacket (RRP £239.00) and Trousers (RRP £123.99) 

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For tree professionals who require the very best reinforcements in exposed environments and wet conditions, the Husqvarna Technical Vent Rain Jacket and Trousers offer ultimate protection with their world-leading water-repellent and ventilated technology. 

With laminate and tape seams, the jacket is fully water-repellent yet breathable, making sure that professionals are comfortable whilst working in extreme weather. The adjustable hood not only guarantees optimal visibility and coverage, but the addition of laminate and reinforced zippers – including the open yoke at the back of the jacket – also ensures that users are dry and always focused on the job.

For more information on Husqvarna, visit 
www.husqvarna.com/uk or speak to your local authorised Husqvarna dealer.


Trekker Mountain 2.0

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Certified cut protection level 1
Your Trekker Mountain 2.0 meets the cut protection class Level 1. This means your feet are safe from chainsaw cuts at a running speed of up to 20 m/s.

Shockproof thanks to protective steel toecap
The integrity of your feet is essential. The Trekker Mountain 2.0 therefore features a protective cap made of shock-resistant steel. The protective steel toecap is anatomically shaped and meets the highest safety requirements.

Puncture-resistant thanks to protective sole (steel)
With your Trekker Mountain 2.0 you can walk safely over hill and dale, because the integrated steel sole offers even safer protection against sharp objects than textile soles.

Optional: GRIP + SPIKES
Get even more out of your Trekker Mountain 2.0 with the optional Grip + Spikes accessory.

Protector Pro 2.0

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Waterproof thanks to GORE-TEX
Your feet stay dry and you stay healthy because the Protector Pro 2.0 is permanently waterproof and extremely breathable. 

This is ensured by the three-layer GORE-TEX membrane throughout the lining of the Protector Pro 2.0.

Breathable with Climate System
In the Protector Pro 2.0 your foot can breathe, because a special foam system ensures that the air circulates in the shoe and moisture can escape. The Climate System works like an air-conditioning system in a shoe.

Precise fit thanks to special lasts
The right shoe for your feet. Thanks to specially designed lasts, your Protector Pro 2.0 fits perfectly and provides ultimate wearing comfort, the whole day long.



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ARIAT demonstrates its industry-leading technologies and fabrications with its Workwear collection. Designed for intense days spent heavy lifting, whether it be on a farm or forestry site,

Ariat’s range of specialist footwear and apparel offers outstanding quality and comfort. Breathable and lightweight materials are prioritised ready for autumn, with flexible garments offering maximum range of movement. The fabrication technology cleverly utilises protection against UV rays and prevents the build-up of sweat and odours.

Ariat’s Treadfast 6” boot is practical from ankle to toe, designed to offer outstanding safety and comfort thanks to Ariat’s plethora of design technologies. An all-day cushioning insole ensures endurance in any profession where safety is paramount, further enhanced by an ATS midsole to dissipate impact and absorb shock for heightened performance and stability. 

Designed for warmer months, the midsole features specially-placed air vents to regulate temperature and maximise breathability. A mesh lining is also present, keeping wearers cool and comfortable despite scorching temperatures or heavy-duty activities.

If a task calls for wet-weather attire, remain dry with Ariat’s waterproof PRO construction. 

Coupled with a full-grain leather fabrication, the boots are exceptionally durable, with an oil- and slip-resistant Duratread outsole giving ultimate stability. 

Ariat’s cement construction securely attaches the sole to the boot with flexibility and remains lightweight, an essential quality for long days on your feet. A lightly padded collar at the ankle prevents rubbing and ensures a moulded fit, with hard-wearing laces offering a perfect fit.

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Durability is further increased with Ariat’s protective guards, thoughtfully placed at the toe and heel for optimal wear resistance, safety and protection on tough or extreme jobs.

Available for both men and women, the specialist boots meet European safety standards for heat-resistant outsoles, capable of reaching 300 degrees for up to one minute.




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AS a professional in the forestry industry, you know how important it is to have the right gear.

When it comes to chainsaw trousers, you need something that will not only protect you from potential accidents but also provide comfort. That’s where the new Arbortec Forestwear Deep Forest Chainsaw trousers come in. 

These trousers have been designed with the professional forester and arborist in mind. They have been made with durable fabrics, such as Cordura and Kevlar, which are highly resistant to abrasions and tears. The chainsaw protective material is inside the trouser – it’s different from the reinforcement fabrics on knee and lower leg. The Deep Forest chainsaw trousers conform to BS EN ISO 11393-2:2019, with a Class 1 (20 m/s) rating. 

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Key features include:

  • Design A and C, available in colours lime, black and red, double stitching, Triostrand Gridlock Lite Chainsaw Blocking Fabric
  • Lightweight but heavy-duty, this fabric offers breathable protection, removable/replaceable gaiter
  • Some other great features of the Deep Forest chainsaw trousers are the adjustable waistband, which ensures a secure and comfortable fit, and multiple pockets that provide plenty of storage space for essentials. The ventilation system within the mesh lining on the back of the trousers provides breathability, while the zipped vents on the back of the thighs (only for Design A) allow for added airflow when you need it.


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STIHL’s range of workwear combines comfort and reliability for forestry professionals undertaking a variety of tasks in tough conditions. Designed with comfort at the forefront, Stihl’s workwear offers durability and functionality to make the daily lives of forestry professionals that bit easier. 

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Available in short- and long-sleeve versions, this Advance Base Layer shirt is available in sizes S–XXL and is ideal for outdoor work in the colder months. Seamless and stretchy knitted inserts ensure a comfortable fit, whilst working to maintain an optimum body temperature. The fabric’s fibres boast both moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties, thanks to the silver ion treatment. 

Perfect for winter wear given its fast-drying credentials and insulation, the Advance Base Layer T-shirt is also a top choice for breathability, ensuring that water vapour can escape, and fresh air is able to circulate freely. Thumb loops in the long-sleeve version also prevent the sleeves from riding up over the course of the day.

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This water-repellent jacket makes for a great choice for professionals facing wet weather conditions. Water-resistant zips and heat-sealed seams mean users can protect themselves from the cold and rain whilst out on demanding jobs. Adjustable long ventilation openings underneath the arms are ideal for breathability especially when taking on intensive work, giving the user the opportunity to control the temperature according to the type of job they’re on and what the conditions are like. 

Stihl takes safety seriously; therefore, the jacket has large areas of high-visibility material to ensure professionals can be seen in a variety of conditions, key for helping to prevent accidents on site. 

Designed for forestry professionals, these Stihl gloves are made from durable, full-grain leather with a textile backing and interior padding for optimum comfort. Ideal for periods of long wear, they come with elasticated cuffs and damping elements. 

Although these gloves are not chainsaw protective, they are designed for longevity and boast an excellent grip for work that requires steady hands. 

Velcro and reflective safety strips ensure additional safety, and a size range from S–XL means users have a range of choices to secure the correct fit.  

For more information on Stihl’s high-quality workwear and professional tools, please visit www.stihl.co.uk


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OREGON knows there is great pride in hard work. The dedication put into each job or project requires solutions crafted to demanding yet necessary standards.

Its personal protective equipment is designed for your all-day comfort while keeping you safe and secure on the job. With the Oregon chainsaw safety clothing kit, durability and comfort are kept front of mind with adjustable features that fit any user or job, not only keeping you protected, but also keeping you up to industry safety standards.

Oregon promises to stand by you with a dedication to safety.

The Oregon chainsaw safety kit contains chainsaw-protective trousers, gloves with extra chainsaw protection in the left hand, and a workwear helmet with a combination of safety features – all Class-1 and KWF certified.

TROUSERS: Made with five breathable layers of protection, Oregon’s chainsaw protective trousers are built to be lightweight and comfortable. The trousers are type-A safety rated and the abrasion- and heat-resistant material makes them durable and protective when taking on the toughest jobs. The protective trousers feature large pockets offering plenty of storage for various tools and equipment.

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GLOVES: Designed with protective, reinforced materials, Oregon’s leather chainsaw gloves provide enhanced cut resistance – including extra chainsaw protection in the left hand. Comfortable enough for all-day wear, the waterproof palms are constructed to the highest safety standards with extra gripping power. With the incorporation of hi-visibility material, these chainsaw gloves provide maximum comfort and protection.

HELMET: Oregon’s Yukon safety helmet is crafted to be impact-resistant, with six ventilation holes for high breathability. The helmet includes a wide and durable stainless steel mesh visor and ear-muff safety features, protecting from noise of up to 25 decibels. The adjustable six-point harness ensures there is a snug fit every time.

If you would like to learn more about standards for chainsaw protective gear such as trousers, gloves and safety helmets, or to find your local Oregon dealer, please visit www.oregonproducts.co.uk.


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SOLIDUR PPE for chainsaw users and others in the forestry and arboriculture industries is now available via appointed dealers Severnside Safety Supplies in Cheltenham.
The Solidur range includes protective trousers, jackets, boots, gloves and helmets.

CLIMB Chainsaw Trousers

  • Type A, Class 1 plus calf protection.
  • Lightweight, four-layer protection
  • Coolmax breathable wicking lining
  • Knee reinforcement in Armortex and Kevlar, right thigh in Cordura
  • Removable gaiters with fastening hook
  • RIRI button closure
  • Dirt- and water-repellent Teflon treated
  • One tool holder, one dressing pocket, two Italian pockets with zip, one ruler pocket and one patch pocket on the left leg with dust flap
  • Five pockets usable when wearing a harness
  • High back
  • Elasticated waistband
  • Loops for braces
  • Standards:  EN 381, EN 11393, Type A front protection, Class 1 chainsaw protection
  • CLIMB are top of the range, retailing at around £250.00 + VAT.

There is a wide range of trousers available from as little as around £70.00 + VAT.

LOGWOOD Class 3 Chainsaw Boots

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  • Perwanger waterproof leather upper
  • Waterproof, breathable EVENT® membrane
  • Leather gusset and Cordura upper
  • Multi-density Vibram sole
  • Ball-point lace loop
  • Aluminum toecap and composite sole
  • Side and back reinforcement
  • Standards EN 20345, EN 17249, S3 SRC HRO CI HI WR Class 3 chainsaw protection

Severnside Safety distributes to dealers throughout the country, and is now looking for more, especially “up North”. 

For more information see www.solidur.co.uk www.sevsafe.co.uk or contact Bruce Salisbury on 07779 413936 or brucejsalisbury@gmail.com.