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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.