Kiwi Workhorse Vest

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The Kiwi Workhorse Vest Features:

  • Hand warmer welt pockets
  • Thick, comfy sherpa lining
  • Chunky nylon zip + snap placket closure
  • Built from heavy-duty water-repellent & abrasion-resistant Microwax canvas
  • Adjustable waist tabs
  • Imported


When the frost bites and the wind howls, you need a vest that's as tough as a saltwater croc and as warm as a campfire at night. Say g'day to the Kiwi Workhorse Vest—your ultimate sidekick for taking on the chilly outback mornings with a skip in your step.

Crafted from tightly-woven Australian Oilskin canvas, this vest laughs in the face of thorns, brush, and abrasions. It's practically impenetrable, tougher than a sheep’s skull. The oil finish doesn't just give it that rugged look, it also tells water and mud to hit the road. And let's not forget the sherpa lining—thicker than a Kiwi’s accent—keeping you snug as a bug. 

This vest isn't just about toughness; it's got smarts too. The adjustable tabs cinch the waist in tighter than a whip crack, and the stand-up collar shields your neck from those sneaky drafts. 

You want pockets? We've got you sorted, mate. The Kiwi Workhorse Vest comes with hand warmer welt pockets—because frozen fingers are no fun. And as if that's not enough, there are security pockets on the inside, because we know you like to keep the good stuff to yourself. And let's not forget the Kiwi Workhorse Vest's pièce de résistance: the heavy-duty water-repellent and abrasion-resistant Microwax canvas. It's tougher than an All Black forward and as dependable as a kitchen hand on a station.

The Kiwi Workhorse is not just a vest, it's your ticket to conquering cold weather with a grin. Because remember, lads, chilly mornings may be tough, but you're tougher!

Style #: 4V30

Material & Care


Heavy-duty cotton canvas impregnated with oils and waxes which is wind and water resistant yet breathable. It is durable and ideal for outdoor use, with a distinctive rugged texture that ages beautifully over time

  • Do not wash or dry clean – brush or wipe clean with a damp rag or a spray with a hose if it's really dirty.
  • Rewax as needed to maintain maximum water resistance.
  • To prevent the transfer of oils, avoid prolonged contact between oilskin goods and light-colored fabrics, especially in warm weather.
  • When not in use for prolonged periods, store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to preserve the fabric’s quality and functionality.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews

I am a bit disappointed with the kiwi vest as it is a lot thicker than the one I originally ordered can you tell me when the other vest is available please thank you

Love it!

It's warm and looks great. Fits per sizing instructions which meant I got to order a size down and it fits awesome. The sherpa texture is lovely too. No complaints from me, just looking forward to my next shop with Kakadu, so pleased to be supporting aussie brands


I love this jacket, its warm and great value for money, for me it has the right amount of pockets, well made and versatile - I do the gardening in it, easy to clean clean, just wipe it down with a damp cloth, I wear it everywhere

Kakadu vest

Great service arrived in the blink of an eye. Perfect work vest.

All Good Bro

Yep it’s doing the job I bought it for here in the lucky country. Not quite as good as the one I have at home on the big island to the east. My one there has wider shoulder tops and a bigger bum flat but all things considered it will do.