A good shooting shirt should keep you warm (or cool), feel comfortable, look good when you're out in the field and be fit for the job. Here's a few that have caught our eye.

The best shooting shirts are cut for movement, so that you can swing through with the gun. They should also look the part, keep you warm (or cool) and be in colours that reflect your surroundings. (If you’re looking for a traditional checked kind of country shirt, take a look at our selection of the Tattersall checked shirts for shooting.)

We’ve picked out a selection of the best shooting shirts that fit the bill in different fabrics and for different disciplines – whether you’re on a formal driven shoot, out doing some roughshooting along the hedgerows or stalking on the hill. (Wondering whether you should wear a tie with your shooting shirt? Find out here and have a look at our list of best shooting ties.) New to shooting? You can read all about what to wear shooting here.

Best for warmth

  • Size: S, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Colour: Green
  • Fabric: 55% Cotton, 45% Polyester
  • Care: Machine washable

+ Two position cuffs

+ 100% Polyester Microfleece Lining

-Not suitable for wearing with tie

This shirt may look super traditional but it has a hidden secret in its warm fleece lining, which will keep you happy and comfortable on the bitterest of days. You might like to team it with some thermals but then again you might find it’s warm enough as it is. As all experienced shooters know, layers are everything in clothing.

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2.Seeland Mens Shooting Shirt £39.99

Seeland mens shooting shirt

Best for grouse moor

  • Size: Medium, Large, XL and XXL
  • Colour: Range green
  • Fabric: 96% cotton, 4% spandex in twill weave finish
  • Care: Machine washable

+ Stretch cotton fabric

+ Pleats at back

Your movement is unrestricted in this shirt thanks to the stretch cotton fabric. Dark colours are the thing on the grouse moor, so this shirt would be ideal.

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3.Orvis Wrinkle-Free Short-sleeved Shirt £75

orvis wrinkle free short sleeve shirt

Best for warm weather

  • Size: S, XL
  • Regular and tall fit options
  • Colour: Med blue tatt, blue/orange, blue/yellow, blue check, green/blue, basil, cherry, navy/plaid, amparo blue
  • Fabric: 97% cotton/3% elastane
  • Care: Wash and go, no ironing needed

+ Active fit cut shorter for untucked wear

+ Elastane for extra stretch

This is the ideal shirt for a warm day when you don’t want to be encumbered by shirt sleeves, but still look smart. It’s wrinkle free, so you won’t have to iron it, and it wicks away moisture to keep you cool.

4.NosiLife Pro IV Long Sleeved Shirt – Woodland Green £75

nosilife green shirt

Best for midge protection

  • Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colour: Green, steel blue, pebble
  • Fabric:  87% polyester, 13% elastane
  • Care: Machine washable

+ Anti-insect fabric

+ Zipped pockets

-Not suitable for wearing with tie

This has made our list of best shooting shirts because it has some excellent qualities you’ll appreciate out in the field. It’s cut to allow you to move freely, you can wash and wear it, it features odour and moisture controls and it has a UPF 40+ sun protection.

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5.Orvis Cotton/Merino Performance Long-sleeved Shirt £89

cotton:merino performance long-sleeved shirt

Best for lightweight warmth

  • Size: M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colour: Natural multi, pine check (shown above), brown plaid, charcoal
  • Fabric: 85% cotton/13% wool/2% elastane.
  • Care: Washable
  • Adjustable cuffs

+ Moisture wicking

+ Comfortable against the skin

If you haven’t yet discovered the superb qualities of merino wool then it’s time you should. Outdoorsy types appreciate the comfort it brings, bringing a touch of extra warmth to cotton whilst remaining soft. This shirt also has some stretch, so it will move with you when you swing the gun.

6. Schoffel Mens Newton Tailored Sporting Shirt £89.95

Schoffel mens newton tailored sporting shirt

Best for longer bodies

  • Size: 15-18½”
  • Colour: Lovat check, olive/brick check (shown above)
  • Fabric: 75% cotton 25% wool
  • Care: Machine washable

+ Classic cutaway collar

+ Tailored sporting fit

This shirt has slightly large armholes to give you greater freedom of movement. If you have a longer body it’s a good choice because it’s cut with increased length so that your shirt stays tucked in when you move around.

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7. Harkila Mens Pajala Shirt £74.99

harkila mens pajala shirt

Best for stalkers and rough shooters

  • Size: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL
  • Colour: Green Check, Mellow Brown Check
  • Fabric: Soft flannel cotton
  • Care: Machine washable

+ Two position cuffs

+ Microsuede reinforced key areas

-Not suitable for wearing with tie

Sometimes a cosy flannel shirt just hits the spot, when you’re looking for something warm and comforting to wear in icy winds (for example if you’re out on the foreshore or up on the hill.) Thanks to the press button closures on the front placket and cuffs you’ll have no problem doing up the shirt with icy fingers and the chest pockets have zips to keep your essentials safely stowed.

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8. Orvis Wrinkle-Free Long-Sleeved Shirt £89

orvis wrinkle free shirt

Best for travelling

  • Size: S(34-36), M(38-40), L(42-44), XL(46-48), XXL(50-52).
  • Colour: Blue, blue/white, navy, yellow, red/white/blue check, navy/white plaid, cream (shown above), blue grid, dark navy
  • Fabric:  97% cotton, 3% elastane
  • Care: Machine washable
  • Adjustable cuffs

+ Wrinkle-free

+ Hidden button down collar

-Not suitable for wearing with tie

This shirt feels like cotton but it will never need ironing. So you can pull it from your travel bag secure in the knowledge that it will be wrinkle-free and stay that way throughout the day. It has a soil-release finish so it resists spills and stains and a bit of stretch for comfort and movement.

9. Orvis Moleskin Shirt £129

orvis moleskin shirt

Best for wind and robust wear

  • Size: M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colour: Olive (shown above), navy, red
  • Fabric:  100% cotton
  • Care: Machine washable
  • Adjustable cuffs

+ Signature moleskin softness

+ Comfortable against the skin

-Not suitable for wearing with tie

This special shirt is perfect for moleskin fans and has a classic fit. It is brushed to a velvety softness but it is also abrasion-resistant and will keep the wind out. Woven at Brisbane Moss in Lancashire, UK, the premier supplier of moleskin.