Our Best Breathable Workwear 2022

Tuesday, 21 June 2022  |  Seth

Here at Workwear.co.uk we're not just about safety. We understand that when the weather changes, so must your wardrobe. We've put this guide together to showcase a range of Our Best Breathable Workwear to guarantee you stay cool no matter how hard you work during the hot summer months.

Our Number One Lightweight and Breathable T-Shirt

Portwest PW310 Hi-Vis Yellow and Black V-Neck T-Shirt

A few affordable and interchangeable breathable T-shirts are the staple of any summer workwear wardrobe. Portwest PW310 Hi-Vis Yellow and Black V-Neck T-Shirt can be worn underneath a jacket or as a sole top-layer depending on your preference. With a cool mesh panel and a fashionable design, this Portwest V-Neck is a no brainer in our eyes. 

What We Love:

  • Comes complete with a breathable mesh panel that promotes cool airflow
  • Moisture wicking design encourages perspiration to exit the garment naturally
  • Affordable price tag with a contemporary, fashionable design
  • Available in a whopping six different sizes and an alternative orange colour scheme

Our Verdict: A must have staple for any workwear wardrobe this summer

Some Other Favourites

Leo Workwear T03 Larkstone Coolvis Plus Hi-Vis Yellow T-Shirt

Leo Workwear T03 Larkstone Coolvis Plus Hi-Vis Yellow T-Shirt

£14.16 (Ex. VAT)
In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days  In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days
Portwest B195 Navy Cotton Work T-Shirt

Portwest B195 Navy Cotton Work T-Shirt

£4.66 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days
Portwest PW311 Hi-Vis Black and Yellow T-Shirt

Portwest PW311 Hi-Vis Black and Yellow T-Shirt

£10.65 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days


Our Favourite Breathable Summer Shorts

Portwest TX14 Black Texo Contrast Shorts

It's a given that shorts are a go-to summer garment. Unfortunately, not all shorts are created equal. Portwest TX14 Black Texo Contrast Shorts are manufactured with a premium cotton foundation fabric that is unbelievably breathable. This allows warm air and perspiration to not only exit through the spacious thigh area, but out through the fabric itself as you work.

What We Love:

  • Spacious design promotes healthy airflow
  • Available in a range of different colours depending on preference
  • Incredible seven different pockets for ample storage opportunity
  • Storage is ideal for roofers, builders, carpenters and electricians

Our Verdict: Highly breathable work shorts that maximise storage opportunity

Some Other Favourites

NEW
DeWalt Hamden Pro-Stretch Cargo Work Shorts

DeWalt Hamden Pro-Stretch Cargo Work Shorts

£29.13 (Ex. VAT)
In stock now  In stock now
Portwest S889 Black Action Shorts

Portwest S889 Black Action Shorts

£11.24 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days
Portwest TX14 Grey Texo Contrast Shorts

Portwest TX14 Grey Texo Contrast Shorts

£10.99 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days


Our Breathable Summer Polo Shirt Pick

Portwest B210 Green Work Polo Shirt

For the style conscious workers amongst you, we present the Portwest B210 Green Work Polo Shirt. Manufactured in the style of a traditional polo-shirt, the Portwest B210 features a three button placket opening for maximum warm air release and a pique polycotton foundation fabric that allows moisture and sweat to evaporate naturally.

What We Love:

  • Three button placket opening maximises ventilation
  • Pique polycotton fabric encourages cold air into the garment
  • Twin stitched seams are highly durable and flexible
  • Professional looking choice for workers and foreman alike

Our Verdict: This stylish on-site option is both traditional and unassuming

Some Other Favourites

Portwest AS21 White Anti-Static ESD Polo Shirt

Portwest AS21 White Anti-Static ESD Polo Shirt

£14.99 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days
Portwest B210 Black Work Polo Shirt

Portwest B210 Black Work Polo Shirt

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£5.82 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days
Portwest T720 WX3 Polo Shirt

Portwest T720 WX3 Polo Shirt

£8.99 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days


The Number One Pick for Rain

Leo Workwear A06 Torridge Breathable Waterproof Orange Hi-Vis AnorakUnfortunately, summer in the UK doesn't always guarantee sun. For those humid, rainy days on-site, we love the Leo Workwear A06 Torridge Breathable Waterproof Anorak. Thanks to a breathable 150D PU lining, perspiration exits the jacket naturally to prevent sweat lingering on the inside of the jacket.

What We Love:

  • Breathable liner allows sweat and perspiration to exit seamlessly
  • Complete with storm flap and cuffs to guard against savage weather conditions
  • Class 3 high visibility and railway-safe certified under EN 20471 and RIS-3279-TOM
  • Neck to waist design maximises coverage in the face of harsh conditions

Our Verdict: A reliably crafted anorak for those hot and humid wet work days

Leo Workwear A04 Clovelly Breathable Waterproof Hi-Vis Yellow Anorak

Leo Workwear A04 Clovelly Breathable Waterproof Hi-Vis Yellow Anorak

£58.32 (Ex. VAT)
In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days  In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days
Portwest F440 Iona Rain Jacket

Portwest F440 Iona Rain Jacket

£10.49 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days
Portwest S433 Iona Lite Jacket

Portwest S433 Iona Lite Jacket

£24.99 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days

Some Other Favourites


The Best Breathable Work Trousers

Leo Workwear L01 Instow Hi-Vis Breathable Orange Overtrousers

Certain applications and on-site environments require workers to wear an entire high-visibility outfit regardless of the weather. Leo Workwear L01 Instow Hi-Vis Breathable Orange Overtrousers offer a nifty solution to overheating and sweat build-up thanks to their moisture-wicking LTEC two-layer laminated polyester lining.

What We Love:

  • Manufactured with LTEC 10,000 2-layer laminated polyester for optimal sweat release
  • Lightweight design protects in the rain and allows moisture to exit seamlessly
  • Thin fabric makes them ideal for use as a pair of over-trousers
  • Ideal trousers for pairing with Leo A06 Torridge Anorak

Our Verdict: Their 2-layer polyester foundation fabric is the lightest option available

Some Other Favourites

Leo Workwear JT01 Hawkridge EcoViz Hi-Vis Yellow Joggers

Leo Workwear JT01 Hawkridge EcoViz Hi-Vis Yellow Joggers

£44.99 (Ex. VAT)
In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days  In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days
Leo Workwear L02 Instow Hi-Vis Breathable Yellow Overtrousers

Leo Workwear L02 Instow Hi-Vis Breathable Yellow Overtrousers

£28.32 (Ex. VAT)
In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days  In Stock, Usually Dispatched in 3 - 5 Days
Portwest PW304 PW3 Black Lightweight Stretch Trousers

Portwest PW304 PW3 Black Lightweight Stretch Trousers

£21.99 (Ex. VAT)
Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days  Dispatched in 1 - 5 working days


If you haven't found what you're looking for in this blog, take a look at a few our of summer workwear pages listed below:

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