This man knows about working hard. Ten years in the front row for the All Blacks, Gary Knight had his fair share of tests, rucks and knocks, along with a flour bomb to the head in the 1981 Springbok tour. A strapping, formidable man, Gary also represented New Zealand in wrestling, fetching a medal in the 1974 Commonwealth Games. But it’s as a dairy farmer in the mighty Manawatu where Gary really battles the elements. Day in day out and in all conditions, this is where the tough show up. When you work hard, you need gear that works as hard as you do. For Gary, it’s Betacraft and nothing else.
So what’s the advantage? Betacraft PU products are 100% waterproof and some of our top sellers. Nylon gear, like our iSO940 range cost a little more, and here’s why:
iSO940 garments last longer than Techniflex. Constructed with a rip-stop nylon fabric, this range is abrasion resistant and can handle rough farm conditions for longer periods.
iSO940 garments breathe, allowing you to work longer hours in the elements. The fabric technology in this gear wicks moisture from your body to eliminate sweat build up.
Enjoy the luxury of an internal cellphone pocket, shaped hood, chinsulator and drop tail – all features that allow you to do your job faster more efficiently while staying dry.
“For years I struggled to find the right jacket and leggings. I always sweated in them or they would simply not hold the water out! Since discovering iSO940 I’ve had nothing but hassle free wearing of my parka and leggings. I love the bib overalls most as I can milk my cows in them and also walk out of the shed into the rain without worrying to put my leggings on!”
Frank, Dairy Farm Manager
1. Hang it up. Hang up your wet weather gear when it’s not in use. Always. Wet or dry, just hang it up!
2. Handle with care. Never put overtrousers on over your boots. If you put too much pressure on the inside lining, you could damage the waterproof taping.
3. Hose it down. If you’re covered in mud at the end of a day, a simple hose down will stop the mud and muck from rotting the fabric.
4. Wash it. Occasionally. Every two to three months, give your gear a cool machine wash with no detergent. Detergent can damage the glue used to hold the sealing tape down.
Our number one focus is keeping you outside for longer
We’ve been doing it since 1952 so we know a fair bit about making gear that weathers the elements. Our gear is designed by farmers, for farmers and made to work as hard as you do.
We know that great service makes a big difference
That’s why we offer free repairs and hassle free returns.
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