Professional Builder's Tibby Singh reviews Scruffs Pro Flex Plus Holster Trousers, Trade Flex Softshell, Trade Bodywarmer, Thermal Baselayers and LED Knitted Beanie
No matter what trade you’re in, the right workwear is vital. Although work clothes gets dirty, I think it’s important to look the part, so I was looking forward to seeing Scruffs latest workwear offering.
I first had a look at Scruffs Pro Flex Plus Holster Trousers to see if they lived up to their name and made me look and feel like a true pro. When it comes to trousers, I prefer slim fit, and these certainly fit the criteria. They feel extremely light in weight and, thanks to the four-way stretch fabric, stretch in all directions. They’re reinforced in all the right places, including CORDURA® at the knee pockets, and feature two-knee pad positions, which can be adjusted to your needs. The seams have also been triple-stitched.
On the subject of pockets these have it all, including holster, cargo, rule, mobile phone, secure and zipped. The manufacturer has even included a hammer loop, tool loops and D-ring for tool and accessory storage.
Another garment with flex appeal is the Scruffs Trade Flex Softshell. Again, the four-way flex fabric allows you to freely move in all directions. It’s water-resistant to help keep you dry, and the fleece-lined collar has a lovely soft touch that keeps you feeling warm and protects you from the wind. It has a couple of deep pockets inside, which is perfect for any longer items. I was also impressed with the size of the outer pockets, with one pocket almost feeling like three.
I do love my body warmers, so it was great to get into the Scruffs Trade Bodywarmer. It’s a slim fit and has stretch side panels, which makes it perfect for work. Sometimes having too many pockets can be a bad thing, but I always prefer to have more than less, so it’s good to know that this body warmer boasts a further six pockets: three outer zip pockets and three inner pockets.
When people say get wrapped up warm it usually means adding layers, but with this body warmer there’s no need as it has Insatherm® technology to protect you against the cold, whereas a multilayer approach can often feel more restrictive. In addition to keeping you warm from head to toe in the colder months, Scruffs offers some Thermal Baselayers with a technology that maintains the body temperature without making you feel suffocated.
The final piece is an LED Knitted Beanie, with the dual functionality of keeping you warm in winter as well as being able to see in these shorter and darker working days. Hats off to Scruffs workwear for providing an extensive range of thoughtful workwear with some bright technology!
You can find the review in the October Professional Builder magazine here