Don't let rain stop you

The best waterproof shooting jackets will keep you in the field all year round. No matter how heavy the rain, if you’re wearing one of these you’ll be able to get on with the job in hand.

If your jacket isn’t waterproof and you’re caught in a downpour it really is going to spoil your plans. Instead of being shrug off the weather you’ll get increasingly wet and bothered. During the winter, good waterproofing will make the difference between having a comfortable day out or heading home at the first opportunity because you are cold and chilled.

All the coats below will keep you dry. Whilst we are big fans of tweed (for the best tweed shooting coats see here) you’ll find plenty of less traditional offerings here designed with shooting in mind that look a bit more modern. (Find our list of the best shooting jackets here.)

And if you’re looking for waterproof boots, you’ll find our list of the best wellies here.

We asked a keen Shot what you should look for in waterproof shooting jackets. Jack Gregorie, Product Manager at Farlows said: “When choosing a good field coat, there are several important aspects to consider. First and foremost is going to be weather protection. Here in the UK, we aren’t always blessed with the best weather, so it’s important to choose one that’s fully waterproof, or that has a substantial amount of water-resistant properties. Other important points to consider are warmth for the colder days out in the field, durability of parts and outer fabric, and finally what space and movement the coat offers you when worn. The fit is really important, given you need to have sufficient room for extra layers underneath, but the coat still needs to allow your arms to move freely and with ease, for quick and effortless gun mounting.”

How to choose waterproof shooting jackets

Look out for:

  • Plenty of pockets
  • Waterproof lining
  • Silent material (essential for deer stalking)
  • Portability (useful if they can pack into a rucksack)
  • Quick drying
  • Windproof
  • Sturdy zips
  • Tearproof

1. Highland Gore-Tex Ultra Lite Jacket reduced to £219.95

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Musto Highland Gore-Tex Ultra Lite Jacket £325

Best for temperate, changeable weather

+ Washable

+ Exceptionally lightweight

+ Ease of movement


  • Size: S-XXXL
  • Colour: Dark moss
  • Fabric: 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric with 2 layer laminate

It might be light to wear but this Musto jacket is fully wind and waterproof, thanks to a two-layer Gore-Tex laminate. The coat is fully seam taped with a high polysuede-lined collar and Velcro-adjustable cuffs to help ensure heat retention. The jacket’s durable water repellent coating helps water run off for faster drying times, while the detachable hood has a stiffened peak to keep water away from your face. Features two bellow pockets with flap retainers, two chest handwarmer pockets and a zipped chest pocket.


There’s also a version cut for the female figure.



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2. Seeland Woodcock II Jacket Waterproof Windproof Breathable Shaded Olive Coat £114.95


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Seeland Woodcock II Jacket

Best for the shooting field

+ Updated version of a classic

+ Matching trousers available

– Plain styling

  • Size: 38-50
  • Colour: Shaded olive
  • Fabric: SEETEX® 2 layer membrane

This updated version of the already popular Woodcock shooting jacket is a multi-purpose and exceptionally lightweight coat made for long days outdoors in mind. Large cartridge pockets with a quick load function and a large rear game pocket with Oxford lining for storage make this a great pick when out game shooting. An optimised Seetex two-layer membrane makes this fully wind and waterproof, while retaining breathability and a detachable hood with a peaked visor and storm protection around the face keeps you covered up in severe weather conditions.


3. Harkila Mens Orton Packable Coat Jacket Willow Green – Waterproof Sprayproof £177-£204.41

Best for portability

+ Packs into own pocket

+ Quiet

  • Size: 38-46
  • Colour: Willow green as shown
  • Fabric: 100% Polyester full stretch

This innovative coat is designed to conveniently pack into itself so it can be easily put away when shooting in changeable conditions. This doesn’t detract from its wind and waterproofing, making it a popular choice for fieldsports enthusiasts. The jacket is mesh-lined to ensure freedom of movement and high moisture wicking on active days and the 100 per cent polyester material is quiet, which makes it a great choice for stalkers. The Orton comes with plenty of storage pockets, including large ones in the front with drain holes to keep your kit dry. There is also a two-way centre front zip, providing additional freedom of movement.


4. Fjallraven Men’s Brenner Pro Jacket M Sport Jacket £323- £342

Best for stalking

+ Generous cut allows for base layers

+ Good value

– Dry clean only

  • Size: S-3XL
  • Colour: Green as shown
  • Fabric: 65% Polyester, 35% Cotton

Created from robust but silent fabric this is an ideal waterproof jacket for hunting. It is also windproof. Zipped pockets allow secure storage for cartridges whilst large fleece-lined chest pockets keep your hands warm while on the move.


5. Beretta Mens Lite WP Jacket £164.95

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Beretta Mens Lite WP Jacket

Best for value

+ Versatile

+ Back game bag

– Short cut

A lightweight jacket with an emergency hood in the collar for an unexpected downpour and a radio pocket with an antenna hole. Taped seams keep the wind and damp out, it’s waterproof and made from a silent microfibre fabric.


6. Farlows Litchfield Loden waterproof field coat £695

Best for beautiful design and function

+ Soft and luxurious feel

+ Practical and hardwearing

– Dry clean only

  • Size: S-XXL
  • Colour: Loden green as shown
  • Fabric: Merino wool and Alpaca mix

This beautiful shooting coat from Farlows is fully waterproof thanks to the breathable drop liner which will keep you completely dry. It has a heavy duty, two-way zip and a full collar that can be worn up or down. There are two large cartridge pockets and silenced snaps that are rubberised to protect gun stocks from scratches.


Top tips for buying a waterproof shooting jacket

There is no escaping the weather when out on a shoot and those skies can be rather fickle at times, so you want to make sure you are fully covered when the sun vanishes and the rain begins to pour. A decent waxed jacket will keep you dry, but if you want something that will also keep the wind from your bones and ensure breathability then look for a coat made with one of the many specially developed membranes – such as Gore-Tex, Seetex or Musto’s BR1 and BR2. A detachable hood is also a bonus – it will keep your head dry when you need it and set aside when you don’t.

Discover our recommendations for the best wellies for shooting and the best waterproof boots for shooting.