Roses forum: Thorn resistant clothing

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Aug 3, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Does anyone know of a clothing type that resists thorn punctures and tears? Denim works fairly well in the cooler months but what works in the hot ones?

Thanks for your help.
Name: Cindi
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Aug 3, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Carhartt clothing line, sold in the farm stores, is pretty good. The ranchers wear it year round. I need leather chaps for my arms! They are always scratched up!
Not trying to hijack your excellent question, but if someone knows of a fabric that resists thorns and "stick-tight" weed seeds, I would love to hear about it.
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Aug 3, 2016 11:25 AM CST
I like the Wrangler canvas shirts for thorn and bur resistance; they are a little stiff and loose-fitting and very tough. I also find them cooler than the average long-sleeved shirt.

Aug 4, 2016 6:27 AM CST
Thanks for your suggestions - both look great!

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