Free pair of Powder socks with every gilet purchase! (26 April 2019 to 29th April 2019)

If you purchase a gilet (fleece or quilted) from us from 26th April 2019 to 29th April 2019, then you get a free pair of fabulous Powder socks!

We have stags, pheasants, acorns and sausage dogs just waiting to brighten up your shooting outfit (and your sock drawer).

Our gilets come from Alan Paine, Baleno, Harkila, Seeland and Laksen – so much choice of colours, styles, fit and features.

Just add the socks to your basket and the cost of them will be deducted at checkout.

Happy shopping!

Ladies Shooting Jackets 2018/19 Season

There are so many wonderful ladies shooting jackets on the market at the moment – here is a quick run-down of the best on the market.

These are technical jackets… for a blog post on tweed jackets, have a look here!  Most of these jackets also have matching ladies shooting trousers available too.

Harkila Pro Hunter Lady X
Extremely hard-wearing hunting jacket for women with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® membrane and reinforcements in CORDURA®.  Smart enough to wear on the shooting field – has matching trousers available too.

Fitting Notes:
This jacket appears to be true to size with the sleeves and body both being a good length.  There is room to get a couple of layers underneath this, but it’s well-lined so you shouldn’t need too many.  Drawstrings on the waist, bottom hem and hood allow the fit to be tailored.  This is a really smart jacket but will stand up to the worst weather.

 

Fortis Ladies Field Smock
This waterproof Field Smock provides a lighter weight over-the-head waterproof jacket and is made from the same durable Ripstop fabric as the Falkland coat with a waterproof Proline inner. This versatile lightweight, water and windproof smock is great for days in the field, working gundogs or country walks in the rain.

Fitting Notes:
I would say that these are true to size in the small – I love the length in the body and the sleeves (but if you’re on the shorter side, it may be too much! It isn’t too bulky at the bottom hem either, which helps keep the silhouette neat. It has side zips at the hem which make getting it on and off easier too.

Seeland Woodcock Ladies Jacket 
Ladies jacket in traditional English shooting style. With its stylish look and spacious cartridge pockets it is well suited for game shooting and bird shooting. Underneath its traditional outer, the jacket features the SEETEX® membrane which protects you from water and wind.

Fitting Notes:
This jacket is true to size at a 12- it’s long enough to cover your bottom, and the sleeves are a good length too (aided by the storm cuffs). One of our testers has this jacket and loves it – which is why we’re stocking it!

 

Laksen Lady Dalness Ladies Shooting Jacket
The Lady Dalness Jacket is a really lightweight jacket – ideal for the Autumn shooting season. It has a double layer reinforcement which is treated with DWR (Durable Water Resistant) and CTX Membrane – making the jacket waterproof, windproof and breathable. It has two cartridge pockets, hand warmer pockets, 2 inside pockets and a gamepocket.

Fitting Notes:
The Lady Dalness is generous enough to get a fleece under so buy your usual size. It’s designed to be a longer-line jacket, so doesn’t look out of place whatever your height. If you’re going to look at the trousers in the same range too, then they do seem to be a bit smaller, so buy a size bigger than normal.

Harkila Dagny Ladies Jacket
Lightweight shooting and leisure jacket ideal for the dog handler or for less formal shooting days. Made from a hard-wearing blend of cotton and polyester and treated with water-repellent Wax Finish. Really smart looking jacket that does the job too. Matching trousers available.

Fitting Notes:
Nice long jacket to keep your bottom dry – even if you sit down. Good length sleeves and room enough to put layers underneath too. The hood is permanently attached, but isn’t bulky and is adjustable. Quite roomy at a size 14, so if you’re in between sizes (or don’t want to put layers underneath) then maybe drop a size from normal.

Fortis Falkland Ladies Jacket
This dual-layered heavy-duty waterproof coat is was designed with the military in mind and was developed to meet all the requirements of Special Forces around the world. It comprises a waterproof rugged outer jacket and a detachable fleece inner jacket.  It’s crammed with features too – including a fold-down seat pad!

Fitting Notes:
I tried the jacket on with a thick jumper on underneath and a Small fitted true to size at a 12-14 – and still with enough room to pick up dogs / fight your way through undergrowth. The sleeve length is good, and the jacket comes down to just under your bottom (I’m 5’10). The jacket feels quite heavy when you first pick it up, but I didn’t notice this when I was wearing it – it is really comfortable with the fleece liner and I’m confident that I could wear this in the worst of Winter weather and I would be warm and dry.

Alan Paine Berwick Ladies Shooting Jacket
Technical suit for shooting days which has matching breeks. It would be good for picking-up if you wanted something smarter to wear. This is a super looking jacket, but was lighter than I expected, so would be suit Autumn or Spring, or need a few layers under for Winter weather.

Fitting Notes:
This jacket seems true to size at a 12, and has a good length in the body of the jacket. I could wear an extra layer under it too. I’m tall (5’10) so could have perhaps done with a touch more length in the sleeves, but nothing serious.

 

Fortis Ladies Stormshield
Fortis has created the ultimate ultra lightweight pack-away waterproof jacket with pockets! The Stormshield is designed for wet and windy conditions and it is so lightweight that you can tuck it into your training vest or emergency box in your car, until it’s needed. The four pockets and integral hood combine a military jacket and countryside waterproof to make for a perfect lightweight, durable weather jacket.

Fitting Notes:
This jacket fits true to size – assuming that it is going over the top of a fleece or jumper. It has a decent length to the body (just what you need if it’s pouring!) and the hood does up around your chin/mouth without feeling too tight.

 

Seeland Winster Waterproof Clay Jacket
Classic-design hunting jacket with large cartridge pockets, shoulder reinforcements and the new SEETEX® membrane, with notably improved waterproofing and breathability. The Winster Lady jacket has shaped arms, is form-fitting and is made from a stretch fabric for optimum comfort and complete freedom of movement.

Fitting Notes:
The length on this is good and it is a flattering fit. It appears to be true to size at a 10 and allowed adjustment on the waist with press studs and elastic.

Ladies Tweed Jackets 2018/19 Season

There are some gorgeous ladies tweed jackets out there for shooting, beating or picking-up – and they are versatile and smart enough to wear to the pub afterward too.

If you want to look at our blog post on technical ladies shooting jackets, have a look here.

To see our whole range of ladies’ shooting jackets, have a look here.

Laksen Temple Ladies Field Jacket for Shooting
This is a feminine, stylish shooting coat with two large cartridge pockets, two hand warmer pockets, two inner pockets and adjustable back. The buttoned storm-flap on the front of the jacket gives it a slightly different look to other jackets and the adjustable back is also buttoned, adding a nice feature.

There is a field jacket, breeks and shooting vest to match in this range.  Temple tweed has moss green, bilberry, burgundy and thistle colours running through it – pick your socks and scarf to match!

Fitting Notes:
This is a super field coat and at a 12 is roomy enough to be able to shoot in comfortably with a couple of layers underneath it. It’s a touch longer than most jackets, which gives a really flattering outline, as well as keeping your bottom warm in dry and dreadful weather!

 

Alan Paine Rutland Ladies Tweed Coat
This tweed jacket is lined but unquilted; the tweed feels like it will cope with heavy wear – so idea for beaters and ladies picking-up. A really useful jacket to add to your collection.  This has burgundy / brown running through the tweed – perfectly matched to the House of Cheviot Lady Angus burgundy socks.

Fitting Notes:
This jacket fits true to size at a 12. It has good length in the body and sleeves (not quite as long as the Colmbrook in the body).

 

Alan Paine Combrook Ladies Field Coat
Tweed field coat in Juniper to match the breeks, shooting vest and caps. Beautifullyf itted and lined and heavy-weight coat – feels like it will keep you warm and dry in the worst of the weather.  This tweed has blue and pink running through – plenty of options for matching to the new Clare Shaw (Clare Haggas) Just Haring Around scarf range in baby pink and light blue, or turquoise!

Fitting Notes:
This jacket fits true at a 12, with good length in the body and sleeves. The jacket is slightly fitted to the waist which was flattering.

Seeland Ragley Ladies Tweed Field Jacket
The Ragley Lady jacket has a classic jacket which features a lined high collar to protect against the wind. The jacket also has large cartridge pockets with drain holes.

Ragley is a range of classic shooting garments in tweed – look out for the cap, blazer and breeks too.  The tweed has burgundy and a lighter green running through it – ideally matched to the House of Cheviot Lady Rannoch socks in moss, or the Lady Angus socks in burgundy.

The tweed is Scotchgard DWR-treated, so it is dirt-repellent and doesn’t absorb water and become heavy when the obligatory downpours arrive. Ragley also features the new, improved SEETEX® membrane, which is windproof and waterproof.

Fitting Notes:
This jacket is true to size and has good length in the body and sleeves. The elasticated drawstring round the waist is a nice touch to give the jacket a bit more shape.

 

Ladies Shooting Vests 2018/19 Season

Want to compare the best of ladies shooting vests? Look no further!  We have plenty to choose from – tweed, moleskin, clay or skeet vests from a range of brands: Laksen, Seeland, Alan Paine and more to come.

Seeland Skeet II Shooting Vest (Waistcoat)

Skeet II Lady is a well-designed shooting waistcoat with an ergonomic fit, created in collaboration with professional skeet shooters. Skeet II Lady ensures optimum freedom of movement, excellent breathability and easy access to your cartridges and accessories.

Fitting Notes:

This fits true to size at a 12 – the elastic pulls it in at the waist, giving a nice shape – I was really impressed with the flattering fit.

Laksen Temple Tweed Ladies Shooting Vest

This stylish shooting vest has two large side pockets and one inner pocket. It is adjustable at the back with button detailing, has contrast trim on the cartridge pockets that matches the shoulder patches.  There is also a discreet glasses loop on the front of the vest.

There is a field jacket, breeks and shooting vest to match in this range.  Temple tweed has moss green, bilberry, burgundy and thistle colours running through it – pick your socks to match!
Fitting Notes:
This vest seems to true to size at a 12, but if you would normally buy a larger pair of trousers to top, then it may be a touch tight on the bottom hem.  The length is good and it feels lovely on – beautifully cut.
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Alan Paine Ladies Combrook Shooting Vest

Tweed shooting vest in juniper with a blue/pink check and a patterned lining to match.  Cartridge pockets and an inside security pocket for cards/phone, plus an adjustable back for a better fit.  Don’t forget the matching breeks and field jacket!

Lightweight moleskin shooting vest with large cartridge pockets and an inner security pocket for your phone/cards.  With contrasting bilateral shoulder patches and pocket trim, this vest is a flattering addition to your shooting wardrobe.  Don’t forget the matching breeks!
Fitting Notes:
This vest fits true to size at a 12 – it is snug around the bottom of the long-line vest (as it is meant to be), so if you would normally buy larger trousers than top, you could either leave the bottom couple of buttons undone or look at a different style.  It’s a really nicely cut vest, and still allows plenty of room for cartridges (which after all is the important bit!)
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Ladies tweed padded waistcoat in lichen – super for shooting days, or out picking up in Autumn.  The upright collar is fastened by a buckle and the zip stops just short of this (perfect if you don’t like to feel zips against your face).  This gilet feels like it will be hard-wearing and will cope with beating or picking up, while still allowing you to look the part.  Don’t forget the matching field jacket!
Fitting Notes:
This tweed gilet is lovely and long (I tried a 12 on) – great if you’re tall, but if you’re shorter, you may find it too much.  It appears to be true to size in terms of fitting.
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Shooting gilet with well-designed shaping for optimum freedom of movement. The Skeet Lady waistcoat has flexible shoulders, large cartridge pockets and many other details that let you just focus on your clays. The waistcoat’s large mesh panels make it lightweight and ventilated, and there is room for shock-absorbing gel pads in the shoulders.
Fitting Notes:
This vest feels really light and there is plenty of room in it to move.  Below the elasticated waist, the sides of the vest are split, so it is accommodating if you normally buy a larger size in bottoms than tops.
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Classic-design hunting jacket with large cartridge pockets, shoulder reinforcements and the new SEETEX® membrane, with notably improved waterproofing and breathability. The Winster Lady jacket has shaped arms, is form-fitting and is made from a stretch fabric for optimum comfort and complete freedom of movement.
Fitting Notes:
The length on this is good and it is a flattering fit. It appears to be true to size at a 10 and allowed adjustment on the waist with press studs and elastic.
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Classic-design shooting vest with large cartridge pockets, shoulder reinforcements and the new SEETEX® membrane, with notably improved waterproofing and breathability. The Winster Lady vest is form-fitting, has an adjustable back and is made from a stretch fabric for optimum comfort and complete freedom of movement.
Fitting Notes:
The length on this is good and it is a flattering fit. It appears to be true to size at a 10 and allowed adjustment on the waist with press studs and elastic.
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The Cheltenham quilted vest is a lightweight shooting vest, made from soft and comfortable Italian fabric, with two large cartridge pockets, an inner security pocket and Amaretta shoulder reinforcements in a contrasting colour.
Fitting Notes:
This vest is fitted right to the bottom edge – if you normally buy a larger size of trousers than top, you may need to unzip at the bottom a touch to give more room.  It is beautifully comfortable, and looks really smart too.
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OOTD – Luxurious Leggings for Ladies!

If you’re after a staple for your clay-shooting wardrobe, these Laksen lambskin leggings are the place to start.

Fabulously luxurious, comfortable leggings that are as at home on a shoot day as partaking in apres-ski.  They’re available in moss (shown) or savanna (brown) and are generously sized.

Seen here with House of Cheviot Lady Angus socks in dark olive and a Harkila Lilja Lady Cardigan in shadow brown melange (also available in beetroot).

  

The links for the leggings are here:

OOTD – How to change up an outfit with tempting teal

Changing up your outfit with tempting teal

The cheapest and easiest way to keep an outfit fresh is to change your accessories – in the world of shooting, this means scarves and socks!  Have a look at these two options below:

Teal House of Cheviot shooting socks and Teal Clare Shaw scarf

Links to the pieces:

OOTD – Tough tweed!

Beatering, pinking up – or on walked-up days?  This is the tweed for you! 

It’s hardy and is lined (ie unquilted) so isn’t too hot when you’re on the go.  I love this jacket – it’s definitely one of my favourites of this season for it’s sheer usefulness as well as looking good.

Alan Paine Rutland Field Coat – tweed

Also available from the same range:

Alan Paine Rutland Tweed Ladies Waistcoat in lichen