All job sites present any number of challenges to workers whether they are working at height or around heavy machinery. The job of an arborist is no different, posing many potential hazards to those in this line of work. Specialising in tree care, arborists spend much of their day suspended at a height pruning trees and undertaking emergency tree care with the use of a chainsaw. In order to undertake this highly complex work, wearing the correct safety gear is an essential aspect to keeping safe and being seen.
Therefore, we are delighted to be introducing Arbortec to our online shop, a company dedicated to creating the best protective footwear, clothing and accessories for those working in the arboriculture and forestry industries.
Established in 1990, back when stiff and heavy chainsaw boots were the norm, Arbortec set about challenging the status quo by creating a range of lightweight, comfortable and waterproof footwear. Fast forward to 2010 and following the success of their footwear, the company, now with greater knowledge and experience began to create a range of chainsaw apparel.
We have added a number of Arbortec’s most popular apparel items to our online shop. Many of these items are constructed from the sturdiest of materials including Dyneema and woven Kevlar fibres which protect against rough tree edges and debris. Furthermore, equipped with excellent ventilation capabilities along with waterproof properties, Arbortec clothing is ideal for any season.
Below is a selection of the Arbortec range on offer:
This Hi-Vis Storm Skin is fully waterproof and can be worn as a stand-alone hi-visibility trouser or attached to an Arborflex base layer to give a fully certified chainsaw trouser. This skin includes reinforced seams at high tension areas, an elasticated boot lace fastener as well as downward facing pocket zips for compatibility when wearing a climbing harness. Conforming to EN ISO 20471 and RIS-3279-TOM for rail this skin provides ultimate protection and safety to the wearer.
Made with strong and lightweight Dyneema, the Breatheflex Pro Trousers ensure the wearer is well protected while still allowing the flexibility needed to manoeuvre around the job site and canopy of a tree with ease. These trousers also feature an incredibly resilient and abrasion resistant panel on the front and ankle of the trousers woven from Kevlar fibres which prevent against bashings and scrapes on trees and debris. The Breatheflex Pro are also EN381-5 Class 1 (20m/s) Type C (saw protection to the front and back of the legs only) certified.
The Caiman Breathedry Softshell Jacket comes with a ventilation system and a removable hood. The hood is completely water-resistant and can be stowed in a large rear pocket on the jacket when not in use. The jacket also includes a number of large rear zippers to provide extra ventilation with further zippered ventilation ports in the armpits. With waterproof and ventilation properties, this jacket is ideal whatever the weather.
To shop the full range of Arbortec apparel and avail of our introductory sale price on all products, visit MTN SHOP today.