Lucy King picks the best shooting kit to suit all budgets including shooting coats, shooting breeks, shooting shirts and fleece gilets

You don’t always need to spend a lot on the best shooting kit to get something that will do the job and look the part. It largely depends on what job you’re asking the kit to do. Some lower-end items might be heavier, less breathable, less durable and have less functionality than their more expensive counterparts, but if your kit is only going to be used a handful of times a season you might not need all the bells and whistles, so there’s no need to blow the budget.

If you’re looking for something sturdier, and are happy to spend a bit more, make sure you’re not just paying for the brand name. There’s plenty of shooting kit around for mid- and higher-level budgets that can really work for you in the field and help you make the most of your shooting.

Game fairs and country shows are still the best places to bag serious bargains, but thanks to the Internet there are now plenty of deals to be had all year-round.

The best shooting coats

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best shooting shirts

The best shooting shirts

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