Shooting clothing

We advise you on what to wear shooting. (Photo courtesy Campbells of Beauly)

Getting your shooting clothing right isn’t just a case of looking the part. You also want to make sure that you’re protected against the elements – staying warm and dry in winter and cool in summer.

Walker & Hawes tweed cap

Should you wear a tweed cap?

Different clothes for different disciplines

Shooting etiquette demands different clothing for different disciplines. If you’re at a formal shoot then it’s going to be tweeds, or moleskins for less formal. If you’re stalking you might want to look at camouflage. What should you wear clayshooting? If it’s summer, maybe just a light gilet.

What’s best to wear on your feet and should you wear a cap? Read on and find out the answers.

Here’s the information you need on choosing the right kit for shooting.

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What to wear

John Field's Neal fleece gilet

Gilets and waistcoats

Shooting coat

Coats and jackets

Ladies' breeks

Breeks and trousers

Women's Balmoral wellingtons


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camouflage clothing


gloves for airgunners

Gloves for airgunners – what’s suitable?

Q: I’m struggling to find a pair 
of gloves that are suitable for airgun shooting. Like many airgun shooters, I like to set my trigger fairly light and that can make for tricky shooting with gloved hands. Is there anything that combines warmth with good trigger feel? Camouflage and comfort…

10 best wellies

10 of the best wellies for the field

Jack Pyke Ashcombe Part of Jack Pyke’s recently launched Ashcombe range, which includes neoprene topped and gusseted versions, this zipped boot features a 3mm neoprene lining and a high-grip rubber sole. Buy Jack Pyke Ashcombe now at Amazon £70   Seeland All Round Our tester said: “These boots from Seeland have…

what to wear clay pigeon shooting

What to wear clay pigeon shooting

Most serious clay shooters tend to wear the same garments each time they go out, so that everything feels familiar. There’s no official etiquette or dress code but wearing non-restrictive clothing that allows you to move is key. You should also make sure you dress for the weather – whether…

Mistamina clothing

Lady Melissa Percy on why shooting is her favourite fieldsport

How important is it to get more women involved in shooting? It is great that so many more women are getting involved in shooting. It promotes the sport and is slowly taking away preconceived ideas that it’s a man’s 
sport. I love shooting and while I am a competitive girl, it’s…

Bargain shooting kit

Bargain shooting kit you’ll want to snap up

Dubarry Leitrim women’s leather boots £149 WAS £279 Stylish and practical, these 3/4 height boots are made from Dubarry’s water resistant DryFast-DrySoft™ leathers, breathable and lined with GORE-TEX®. Dubarry Verney Carron Beauceron Vest £19.95 WAS £44.95 100% Cotton Hunting Vest from Verney Carron, France’s Premium Shooting Brand. Excellent quality and value…

Boots for shooting

8 of the best boots for shooting

Meindl Dovre Pro GTX boots A Gore-Tex linked flexible waxed leather boot offering a comfortable, waterproof fit. Available in two versions, with either a 26cm (wide) or 20cm (short collar). Short RRP £279.9 Wide. RRP £309.99 Bushwear   Le Chameau men’s LCX Condor Boot Better known for its leather-lined rubber…

best shooting kit

The best shooting kit

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

luxury British brand William Evans

The best British brands for a gentleman

✨ B A N K H O L I D A Y ! ✨ Bag up on your bank holiday! #bagoftheday #bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . #briefcase #savillerow #friday #tan #lock #menshealth #mensaccessories #mensfashion #accessoriesoftheday #bagsforsale #luxury #luggagebag #bankholiday #bankholidayvibes #bagup…

shooting kit

Top 10 pieces of essential shooting kit

  The cape At first glance, a cape may appear a slightly strange sartorial choice for a determined gun, but when the heavens open, you won’t just look like a superhero, you’ll feel like one, too. ‘Buy yourself a Purdey cape,’ advises James Horne, chairman of the famous English gunmaker.…

How shooting clothing has changed in 100 years

The shooting suit that we think of today — jacket, waistcoat and plus fours — has barely shifted with the times over the past century, says tailor Charlie Baker-Collingwood. “In photos you see from the 1920s and 1930s, everyone is wearing tweed suits and jackets, fitted nicely around the chest,…

bespoke shooting tweeds

Six prestigious tailors for bespoke shooting tweeds

Inheriting a pair of Purdeys or a grouse moor? That would certainly delight most keen Shots. But wearing great-grandfather’s old tweeds? Not so much. Moths will have done their worst, the state of the lining may leave much to be desired and in any case the whole effect will be…

wellies in mud

Boots or wellies for airgunning?

A: The snug fit of lace-ups does tend to mean that they lend themselves well to stalking, and I  sometimes appreciate the extra ankle support when covering long distances, but I don’t regard them as essential. Rubber boots have come a long way over recent years, and fit tends to be good if you opt for…

what to wear game shooting

The Novice Shooter’s new clothes

It is evident that clothing is a significant expense when you take up shooting. It is vitally important to choose the right stuff, as no outdoor sport is fun in inappropriate attire. One advantage of the lengthy shotgun certificate application time was that I was able to buy the associated shooting…