Wandering through the Woods with Dickies – review and £50 giveaway

We do love to get outdoors as much as we can and with winter approaching it’s important to remember that the grown ups in the household need to be as suitably attired as Monkey always is.  We’ve had a number of adventures over the last few weeks including  an afternoon spent at Westonbirt Arboretum wandering through the Woods with Dickies.

Who are Dickies?  Well Dickies are a clothing company who special is quality clothing, and Daddy P and I decided to put them to the test.

Wandering through the Woods with Dickies

I’ve been looking for some new boots suitable for our woodland walks for a while, and the Dickies Donegal Safety Boots seemed to fit the bill perfectly.

Wandering through the Woods with Dickies

I knew these would be perfect for wandering through the Woods, with their thick tread they’d stop me falling over on slippery surfaces too!

With the thicker soles, my notoriously cold feet have kept that little bit warmer. I did struggle with the cuffs of the boots rubbing my legs the first time I wore these boots, but I now wear them with my longer walking socks and haven’t had a problem since.  These particular boots are priced at £37.95, and Dickies have a wide selection available.

Daddy P opted to go wandering through the Woods with Dickies, and one of their jackets. The Dickies 3 in 1 jacket offers him the versatility he likes.

Wandering through the Woods with Dickies

The jacket consists of an inner detachable fleece and outer shower-proof jacket.  The collar conceals an adjustable hood and the jacket also has a chin guard, reflective elements and an adjustable hem.

At the moment Daddy P is wearing the jacket with the fleece lining, but I know come Spring when it starts warming up again, he’ll remove the fleece and will have two separate jackets for the price of one.

Whether we’ve been wandering through the woods or flying a kite in freezing conditions last weekend, Daddy P has put this jacket to the test and given it his seal of approval. Priced at £59.95, you can find a really comprehensive range of coats and jackets on the Dickies website, with something to suit everyone.

We’ve both been really rather impressed with Dickies and I’m sure my boots and Daddy P’s jacket will be accompanying us on many adventures in the months ahead.

disclosure:  we were sent the items mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with Dickies to offer one lucky reader a £50 gift card to spend with them online.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!


Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 14th December 2016  at midnight.  There is no cash alternative available and the £50 gift card is non transferable and can only be used on the Dickies website.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

£50 gift card to spend with Dickies

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

290 thoughts on “Wandering through the Woods with Dickies – review and £50 giveaway

  1. I’d buy some decent walking shoes for when we go walking over on the Isle of Arran where it is often wet under foot!

  2. I would love a new jacket/coat for taking my mums doggy for walks in the cold mornings. Something like the Abbot 3 in 1 jacket in the lovely blue shade would definitely be my sort of thing.

  3. I enter lots of competitions to try to win stuff to donate to charity, to go to Romania so would get some warm clothes for them.

  4. My hubby and I grew up in the 90s so we love Dickies clothes. Despite actually being “workwear” they were really big on the skate/alternative scene and I’m only mildly embarrassed to say that I never really outgrew the love of that look. I would get my husband the Portland shirt for Christmas and I might even treat myself to a little something with the change, probably the Jansen sweatshirt.

  5. My walking boots are sadly leaking rain in them, so if I won I’d buy the Dickies Severn Fur Lined Boot (Sizes 3-14) thanks.

  6. I’d gift it to my dad as he loves having Dickies clothing and footwear for work! I think he’d probably get a new fleece or jacket with it though for the winter!

  7. Well living in The Yorkshire Moors/Dales the weather can be a beast so comfort & warmth is very important for us so I think I may spend it towards a pair of walking boots & I’ve taken a liking to these Dickies Medway Safety Hiker boots

  8. I would get one of their fleeces for me and I would get my son some of their thermal socks, as he goes through socks at a rate of knots so could do with some warm, hard-wearing ones.

  9. I’d get some thermal gear, especially socks! My Dickies thermal socks have outlasted any others I’ve bought but I only have 2 pairs!

  10. I would give this to my daughter’s partner if I won. He works outdoors roofing. So he would buy suitable outdoor wear for the weather. He would probably get trousers and some boots

  11. I would buy a Dickies Tshirt and give it to my friend. She had one growing up but I don’t remember what happened to it, so I think she would love a new one 🙂

  12. I need boots for walking the dog, so i’d love to buy the same boots as you! No doubt my husband would want a pair too 🙂

  13. I would let my partner pick something from the website for work he would pick a hoody or something from the thermal range

  14. I would love to buy my husband some work boots as the ones his work provides break so easily and he has to wait a long time for a new pair 🙁

  15. I would buy some new walking boots for my mum 🙂 she’s just worn her old ones out and I know she’s not happy with the replacement pair she got!

  16. i would get safety boots for my fella , he works so hard and always has issues with his feet , he could do with a decent pair 🙂

  17. I’d spend it on a pair of walking boots! I’m always going on long countryside walks and need some nice comfy boots to wear

  18. Some good boots as my wellies have holes in and i’m sick of getting wet feet all the time. Been wearing plastic bags for socks lol.

  19. MY OH needs waterproof jacket and fleece so it would be something like this but everything is so reasonable on the Dickies website 🙂

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