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

Footwear

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Socks

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Shirts

shooting gloves

Gloves

camouflage clothing

Camouflage

best socks for shooting

10 of the best socks for shooting

Best socks for shooting – some tips Whilst all the socks below are washable, make sure you look at the washing instructions carefully. If you wash and dry them too hot, they could well end up shrunken, tight and unwearable. When you’re buying socks, look for those which have a…

SHOOTING SHIRTS FOR WOMEN

Our pick of shooting shirts for women

Alba shirt A lightweight shirt with a cosy, warm, brushed cotton jersey lining for cooler days. In apple and cream, or cream and berry colourways. RRP £29.95 Hoggs of Fife  Country shirt in navy and green check If you want something traditional with a Tattersall check then this shirt is…

Gaiters for shooting

The best gaiters for walked-up shooting

Gaiters are a key part of your shooting kit, particularly if you’re roughshooting on moorland. If you’re wearing breeks and your smartest shooting socks, they’ll protect your lower legs from ticks, mud, heather scratches and allow you to splosh through streams without getting your feet wet. Never be tempted to…

Boots for shooting

9 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 Chameau-Lite LCX 10″ Stalking boot Better known for its…

tweed shooting coats

Six of the best tweed shooting coats

Who doesn’t love tweed shooting coats?   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Farlows (@farlowsuk) on Jan 18, 2018 at 9:33am PST Tweed is a quintessential fabric traditionally beloved of the fieldsports community. In days gone by no one wore anything but tweed, but it was…

what ladies should wear shooting

Ladies in the field – some advice on what to wear

Hicks & Brown was set up by designer sisters Alice and Rosie, who were brought up on a farm and have excellent fieldsports credentials. We asked them for their tips on what ladies should wear in the field  (and not wear) and what’s good to wear on a warm autumnal…

smocks for shooting and stalking

12 of the best smocks for shooting and stalking

There are times when only a smock will fit the bill. Here are twelve to consider, picked out by Sporting Gun, Shooting Gazette and Shooting Times. Prices correct at time of writing.   1. Hoggs of Fife Struther Waterproof Smock Field Jacket A waterproof and breathable 3/4 length field smock with…

gloves for shooting

Which are the most popular gloves for shooting?

Some Guns wear shooting gloves, others don’t. But they’re certainly useful in very cold weather and for protecting your hands against hot barrels. We asked around to see what people use for the different disciplines, from airgunning, clayshooting, gameshooting and stalking … Patrick Galbraith, Editor of Shooting Times replied: “I’m…

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…