Stay comfortable and productive in the baking sun this summer with our pick of the best warm weather work wear.

Now we’re entering the warmer months, it’s time to break out the summer clothes. We’ve scoured the shops for the very best cooling workwear to keep you as comfortable as possible as the mercury rises.

From cargo shorts and lightweight tactical pants to sun-shielding caps and anti-glare daytime driving glasses, we’ve got you covered…

Pro Cargo Shorts

Manufacturer: Regatta
Price: £35
Keep your cool on a warm summer’s day with these hard-wearing and practical work shorts from Regatta. Made from a polycotton blend for comfort and durability, they come in black or navy fabrics and have a part-elasticated waist for easier movement. There are also plenty of pockets, with two front, two rear and one button-down side cargo pouch for holding all your bits and bobs.

V30 Nemesis

KleenGuard V30 Nemesis Safety Glasses

Manufacturer: Jackson Safety
Price: £10.14 (inc VAT)
Safety glasses are a must when working on a dusty site, but staying protected doesn’t mean you have to take a hit in the looks department. These lightweight stylish glasses from Jackson Safety have a sporty look and feature smoked mirror polycarbonate lenses to keep the sun and UV rays out of your eyes. A patented FLEX-DRY nosepiece with integrated ridges also divert sweat to keep your vision blur-free at all times. The lenses are also hard-coated for scratch resistance.

RC69X Legionnaires Cap

Price: From 3.75
Peaked caps are fine for cutting down on glare, but they’re not so hot at keeping the sun off exposed skin. To avoid burning your bonce and scorching the back of your neck, try this legionnaires cap with built-in neck and ear protection. The five-panel cap has a pre-curved peak, no centre seam, shockcord size adjuster and a lined crown. You can also have them customised and decorated via embroidery and transfer print for an extra fee.

Safety sandal

Guttorm S1P ESD Safety Sandals

Manufacturer: Cofra
Price: £53.95
When it’s too warm for work boots, there’s no need to compromise on foot protection if you slip into these safety sandals. Made from a weater-repellent full grain black leather upper with a Sany-Dry 100 per cent polyester inner lining, these sandals are anti-shock, slip resistant and boast a non-metallic APT plate toe cap for peace of mind.

High-Vis T-Shirt

Manufacturer: Snickers
Price: £27.41 (ex VAT)
Ditch and layer and stay a bit cooler this summer with a T-shirt that packs a real visible punch. Snickers’ garment has a high-visibility Class 2 (EN 20471) design with reflective strips that can be seen in low-light conditions, and is made of hard-wearing polyester fabric that’s also easy to wash and dry. Carefully positioned ‘dirt areas’ also help to hide mucky stains.
Propper tactical pants

Lightweight Tactical Pants

Manufacturer: Propper
Price: From £44
Tactical ‘pants’? Have we lost the plot and slipped into US military slang? Not quite. If you’re looking for the ultimate in hard-wearing, yet light and comfortable clothing, these are the real deal. Yes, they might more commonly be worn by US Marshalls or suchlike, but you can’t fault the specs. These trousers are fade-, shrink- and wrinkle-resistant; are Teflon-coated to repel stains and liquid, have a relaxed, loose fit for coolness; and are made from a blend of 65 per cent polyester and 35 per cent cotton. They also come in a range of colours.

Wraparound Driving Sunglasses

Manufacturer: Global Vision
Price: £11.98 (inc VAT)
While most people already own several sunglasses, chances are most pairs are not the best when it comes to driving. So step up these stylish wraparound shades from Global Vision, which are developed purely with daytime driving in mind. Their state-of-the-art copper tinted driving lenses offer 100 per cent UV protection, are shatter-proof and the wraparound build offers excellent peripheral vision.