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

Aigle wellies

Why Aigle wellies are in step with fieldsports lovers

Aigle wellies may not be quite as mainstream as some other well-known brands but once you’re a fan, you’re a fan. I’ve had a pair for around five years that have faithfully followed me up hill, down dale, through mud and river and they’re still as waterproof and comfortable as…

camouflage jackets

6 of the best camouflage jackets

The last thing you want when hunting is to be conspicuous or you will risk scaring your intended quarry before you take your first shot. You can give yourself an edge by getting kitted out in a camouflage jacket that will help to keep you unseen, quiet and comfortable. Here…

waterproof shooting jackets

Six of the best waterproof shooting jackets

It is safe to say that the warmest days of the year are behind us and everyone heading out into the field is looking to take something with them that will keep them protected from the wet weather and the chill in the air. Well, tweed might be the traditional…

Gamekeeper and stalker in Scotland

Stalking gear for women – we test out Harkila’s Freja range

In Norse mythology, Freja was a warrior goddess. By naming its new woman’s stalking jacket and trousers after such a character, Härkila is making a very positive statement. Stalking kit designed for the female form isn’t always easy to find, so I was keen to review the latest Härkila offering.…

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…