Which tractor manufacturer produces the best overalls? To find out, James Rickard pulls no punches as he puts several pairs through the mill.
What to wear on the farm? It is not usually a massive decision-making process, but usually depends on the weather, the job and what clothes are to hand. As long as it is warm or waterproof, it will do the job.
Invariably, as with many farmers and workers, overalls will feature somewhere in the ensemble.
Often these will be a generic pair from the local farm supplies shop or a branded pair which came free with a recent tractor purchase.
But, given the choice, which make of these branded overalls are worth parting cash for, and are they up to the job?
To find out which manufacturer is putting its name to the best pair, we tested seven pairs of overalls to see if the material matches the metal. For fairness, so we could compare them, each manufacturer was supplied with the same chest and height sizes.
As with machinery, workwear can differ from brand to brand. To see if they were up to the rigours of agriculture, we put the overalls through their paces on a busy Lancashire dairy farm.