A useful selection to be considering

What are clay shooters looking for in the best clay shooting vests? (Here’s our advice on what to wear clay shooting.)

Clay shooter and Sporting Gun contributor Rhys Plum advises: “The vest is a piece of uniform that unites all us clay shooters. But it is also a great way to express yourself, whether that be through a traditional material or through neon colour schemes. There is also a selection of materials and designs that can be chosen according to personal preference and how warm you want the vest to be.” (You’ll find our selection of the best clay shooting jackets here.)

We’ve picked out a selection of the best clay shooting vests around in different price points. (Take a look here if you’re searching for the best shooting vests for driven or walked up shooting.)

Best clay shooting vests

1. Seeland Men’s Skeet Vest £53.47

Seeland Skeet vest

Best for design

  • Material: Polyester
  • Colours: Duffel green, black
  • Sizes: S-3XL

+ Optimum freedom of movement

+ Flexible shoulders

This vest has been developed after close consultation with shooting professionals and so has a host of features you will appreciate. The vest is light and airy on the hottest days thanks to the mesh material employed. There are pockets for gel pads on the inside of the shoulders, a large open rabbit pocket and spacious double cartridge pockets.

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2. BERETTA GT083 Trap Shooting Vest Black £84.95

Beretta Trap shooting vest

Best for popularity

  • Colours: As shown
  • Sizes: M-XXXL
  • Available for left and right handed guns

+ Split with elastic for perfect fit on shoulders

+ Beretta logo patch on back yoke

This popular trap shooting vest has a slim fit cut so if you’re interested you should order a size larger than you normally take. It has cartridge pockets, a back pocket, internal security pocket and is suitable for both men and women, both right and left-handers.

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3. Musto clay shooting vest £135

musto clay shooting vest

Best for colder weather

  • Material:  65% polyester, 35% cotton outer
  • Colours: Navy
  • Sizes: S-XL
  • Washable: Yes
  • Available for left and right handed guns

+ Clarino™ shoulder panels for stable gun mount

+ Rubber rivets protect from gunstock damage

Layering up on a chill day isn’t a problem when you’re wearing this clay shooting vest because it’s designed with a front expansion panel. Cartridges are easily accessible from the bellow pockets and there is an internal zipped pocket for valuables. Recoil is minimised thanks to a pocket facility for D3O® impact protection.

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4. Musto competition skeet vest £94.50

competition skeet vest musto

Best for competitive skeet shooting

  • Material: 100% polyester mesh outer; 65% polyester, 35% cotton trim
  • Colours: Vineyard, navy
  • Sizes: S-XXL
  • Weight:
  • Waterproof:
  • Washable: Yes
  • Available for left and right handed guns

+ Clarino™ shoulder panels for stable gun mount

+ Rubber rivets protect from gunstock damage

Designed from lightweight mesh for breathability and movement. Large easy access cartridge bellows pockets reinforced with a suede trim hold ammunition securely.

Best for bright colours

  • Material: 100% polyester mesh outer; 65% polyester, 35% cotton inserts
  • Colours: Navy, black, red
  • Sizes: M-3XL

+ Padded shooting shoulder pads

+ Side adjustment straps

There are pockets galore on this keenly priced skeet vest. A large rear pocket and four large pockets for cartridges, so you’re unlikely to run out in a hurry.

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6. Allen Ace Shooting Vest with Moveable Shoulder Pad   £66.63

Allen Ace clay vest

Best for value

  • Material: Blended
  • Colours: As shown
  • Sizes: M-XXL

+ Fits right and left-handed shooters

+ Movable shoulder/recoil pads

This is a good choice for warmer days out on the clay ground thanks to the mesh body. It has adjustable side straps and roomy shell and hull pockets.

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