Garden coveralls for women

Rosies Coveralls--online-only product review!
William Zuback

Garden coveralls for women
Rosies Coveralls
460 Poa Place Ste. A
San Luis Obispo CA 93401
Web site:
Price: $59.95

One-piece jumpsuit coveralls made of 100% denim cotton, Velcro closure, machine washable; includes removable knee pads and red kerchief

Pros: Protects clothing, lots of pockets, easy to wash/care for
Cons: Could be uncomfortable to wear in warm weather, knee pads are not designed for heavy use
William Zuback
Do you need to spend an afternoon in the garden and don't want to stain your clothing? Have a model you need to paint but don't want to get splatters on yet another shirt? Rosie's Coveralls could be what you're looking for.

This manufacturer has come out with a line of multi-purpose, one-piece jumpsuits for women, available in multiple sizes and colors. Our review sample was blue denim. Other colors are also availble. The coveralls have a Velcro closure and five pockets. Being female and owning many pieces of clothing that have no pockets, having extra pockets is a nice feature.

The coveralls were easy to put on. I wore shorts and a t-shirt under mine, but if the weather is cooler, there is ample space for a long-sleeve shirt and a pair of thinner pants. The sizing seemed generous. I'm an average height and had to slightly roll up the pant legs. If you're petite, the manufacturer does offer petite sizes.

The included knee pads fit into pockets located just above the knees, and are made of a lightweight foam material. Since the pads are quite thin, I'm not sure how well they will hold up. If you are on your knees a lot in the garden, I'd suggest using a more durable set of knee pads.

The manufacturer also includes a red, polka-dot kerchief to wear (I assume) as a head piece, though there is no mention of this anywhere on their web site, nor are any of the models wearing them in their promotional photos. If you like to wear kerchiefs, this will work great for you. I prefer wearing a straw hat in the garden, but the kerchief might come in use as a handkerchief or multi-purpose cloth.

One possible concern, and one I'm not able to test now as it's winter in Wisconsin, is if these coveralls will be uncomfortable in very warm or humid weather. Since they are cotton, they will breathe, but it's something to think about if you're sensitive to heat. The manufacturer also offers capri-length coveralls which could be worn during the summer instead.

Overall, I think these coveralls are a good idea. They are easy to use, will protect your clothing, and easily washed and cared for.


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