What to Wear in the Great Outdoors
Author: Gracie Date Posted:30 March 2022
Feeling good about what you're wearing is key to having a great day, but what exactly do you need?
The Great Outdoors has endless possibilities, and Allingtons have you covered with a huge range of Country, Work, and Western Wear that'll have you sorted from head to toe!
From Iconic Akubras to Hard Hats & Baseball Caps
Hardhats provide protection if you’re going to be in an environment where there is the risk of an impact or a fall – whether you’re on the worksite, driving, riding, or rock climbing. But if you’re not working, or you’re just not that adventurous, you’ll still need something to keep the sun and the rain off.
For those out-back, the iconic Akubra is a popular Australian choice. Made from rabbit fur felt, these hats are ideal for those who want shelter from the sun and something that’s rain resistant. They’re a long-lasting choice, so although they cost more to start with, long term they're absolutely worth it. You can maximize the life of your hat and keep it water-resistant with a Felt Hat Care Kit. Akubra also make hemp braid hats in the same traditional style as straw hats, which are a lighter alternative.
If you prefer a cap, a straw or a paper hat, Allingtons have these available from great brands such as Ringers Western, Ariat, CAT, Wrangler, and more.
For the cooler seasons, beanies are the perfect solution! Some even offer extra practical features such as built-in torches for when you need to shed some light – or light some shed…
From Denim Jackets to Fashion Coats & Oilskin Dusters
Whether you need to rug up and stay dry, or just rug up, or just stay dry, there's bound to be something that'll work for you in the huge range at Allingtons.
We have Denim, Oilskin, Puffer, Western and Waterproof options that suit a wide range of activities in all seasons. So we've got your casual Winter Jacket sorted... and there's plenty of Hi-Vis options for work as well.
From Cruisin’ Shoes to Cowboy Boots & Safety for the Daily Grind
Allingtons have everything from casual cruisers to cowboy boots and steel-toe boots – and some that are both! How do you know which options will suit you?
Check out our quick summary to help you choose the best options for your feet.
Whether they are cruisers or boat shoes or another comfy slip-on, these are a great option for a casual day out and about. Characterized by their flat sole and comfort innersoles, they are closed in shoes, so they offer more protection than sandals or thongs.
Allingtons have a huge range of western boots. Cowboy boots, cowgirl boots, boot scootin’ boots, riding boots, country boots, roper boots and more. They come in ankle boots, short boots, tall boots, and knee-high boots. All of them offer great protection from the elements and look fantastic while they do it. Some are made for work; some are made for safety with steel toes. But all these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do, one of these days…. Sorry, that’s a song. Anyway…
Steel Toe work boots offer protection for your feet that meets all Australian safety standards. Steel toes are available in multiple styles, so take a look at the range here.
Constructed from man-made materials, Composite toe boots are more lightweight than steel-toe boots. Not all workplaces approve these, so check with your employer before you grab a pair if you want them for work. If you’re shopping for safety boots to wear around your home workshop or the farm, these are the ticket! (In my case I have them for the garden because I’m just plain clumsy.)
These are a popular choice for Police Officers, Emergency Services Personnel, and Security Guards. They’re lightweight and water & heat resistant, making them great for workers on the go.
If you don’t need to wear an actual safety boot, safety joggers offer the perfect balance of comfort and protection for most workplaces. If you’re doing more running around than stationary work, they’re great! Again, check with your employer if you’re wanting these for work.
Slip, Slop, Slap...?
When I was a kid it was easy. Slip, Slap, Slop. Right?
Well Sid the Seagull is now singing Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. Nothing gets easier, does it? Have fun outside but don't get fried. SLIP on a shirt. SLOP on sunscreen. SLAP on a hat. SEEK shade. SLIDE on sunnies.
You'll have to seek your own shade (apart from the shade of your Akubra) but we can help you with sunnies!
We have a great range of safety glasses that double as sunnies featuring UV protection! Pretty cool I reckon. So you're covered whether you're at work or play, no matter what you're getting up to in the great outdoors.
So there are your options! Get yourself kitted out with Allingtons range of products, and protect yourself no matter what the weather or worksite. There’s something for everyone at Allingtons.
My PurchasesBy: Brendan Hall on 28 August 2023I have purchased clothing boots and belts from Allingtons and combined with good service the items have been very good quality.I have no problems recommending Allingtons as a place for a good deal.