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Review: Ariat launches industrial women’s workwear

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Women who work out in the field realize the importance of having durable, yet lightweight clothing options. For many years, our options were boxy shirts in the men’s section or just rebranding men’s shirts with the shrink it, pink it mentality. While I have zero issue with shopping in the men’s section if the quality is good, I do like the idea of companies finally realizing the potential of producing clothing for women in the workforce with durability in mind. 

When I found out that Ariat launched a workwear line that was made specifically for women working in harsh conditions, I knew I wanted to test the materials. While I previously knew Ariat for their innovation in the equine industry, I was excited to see what they would do with women’s clothing. 

“Ariat started as a brand built for the outdoors — for people riding horses, those working the land, and even those who love and identify with an outdoor, rugged lifestyle,” said Beth Cross, Ariat’s CEO and Founder. “We’re intentional about the categories we grow into, and are dedicated to bringing the innovation and durability of our products to the world’s essential workers in the most demanding jobs and trades.”

Ariat has adapted their state of the art technology for a fit designed specifically for women both at work and for lifestyle wear. I decided to review three separate items: Durastretch Riveter Jeans, Duracanvas Insulated Jacket, and the Maroon Rebar Pom Beanie. 

Durastretch Riveter Jeans

I was intrigued by the new jeans when they first came in. I like to move around and not be held back by denim, so I was really going to put the jeans to the test. What better way to do that than climbing up the grain bin?

One of my favorite things about the jeans is the side pocket that I used to hold my phone. I have an iPhone X, and it was the perfect fit. Even though I got the jeans to fit a bit loose on me, they were a great fit while still giving me a bit of a figure. Here are some of the details about the jeans:

  • Durastretch denim — lightweight, breathable, flexible and 2 times more durable than traditional denim
  • Mid Rise, boot cut
  • Dark wash with light hand sanding and whiskers
  • Knife & utility pocket on the right leg
  • 72 percent cotton, 27 percent poly, 1 percent spandex


Duracanvas Insulated Jacket

The jacket is a new favorite of mine. Not too bulky, but warm; not too thin, but still lightweight — a perfect combination for the farm. I could easily layer it over sweaters, but it was just perfect over a T-shirt for the weather we have been having. One of my favorite things about the jacket was the quilted inside of the jacket and the warmth of the lined pockets since I didn’t have gloves on.

Some perks of the jacket include: 

  • Greater Arm Mobility seam construction for maximum range of motion
  • ToughMax flexible stretch canvas provides the ultimate in comfort and 2X more durability
  • Elastic fibers woven into fabric for maximum flex
  • Water repellent and wind resistant
  • Abrasion-resistant fabrication helps prevent wear
  • Stain-release technology for easy washing
  • Triple needle stitched for added durability
  • Stretch nylon lining with 180g insulation
  • Stretch sherpa-lined hood
  • Ribbed cuffs and hem
  • Durable zippered hand and chest pockets 
  • 68 percent cotton, 30 percent poly, 2 percent spandex


Maroon Rebar Pom Beanie

I love fun accessories — especially when they are practical. This beanie kept my ears warm and had a fun pompom on the top. When I was driving in the tractor and didn’t need it, the beanie fit perfectly in the pocket of the jacket.

Details for the beanie include: 

  • Engineered with 3M Thinsulate Insulation for lightweight warmth and durability
  • Elastic fibers woven into fabric for maximum flex
  • 100 percent acrylic

Overall, I loved every item. You could tell that each item had been tested for comfort, durability, and breathability. However, there is so much more that Ariat released. You can check out the new Rebar workwear line here

 

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