best shooting kit

Shooting kit

Lucy King picks the best shooting kit to suit all budgets including shooting coats, shooting breeks, shooting shirts and fleece gilets

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The best British brands for a gentleman

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How shooting clothing has changed in 100 years

The shooting suit that we think of today — jacket, waistcoat and plus fours — has barely shifted with the times over the past century, says tailor Charlie Baker-Collingwood. “In photos you see from the 1920s and 1930s, everyone is wearing tweed suits and jackets, fitted nicely around the chest,…

wellies in mud

Boots or wellies for airgunning?

A: The snug fit of lace-ups does tend to mean that they lend themselves well to stalking, and I  sometimes appreciate the extra ankle support when covering long distances, but I don’t regard them as essential. Rubber boots have come a long way over recent years, and fit tends to be good if you opt for…

what to wear game shooting

The Novice Shooter’s new clothes

It is evident that clothing is a significant expense when you take up shooting. It is vitally important to choose the right stuff, as no outdoor sport is fun in inappropriate attire. One advantage of the lengthy shotgun certificate application time was that I was able to buy the associated shooting…

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Dressing for a shoot

Lord it was wet at the start of the season! On two consecutive Saturdays in early November the biggest risk to both Guns and pheasants was drowning. On the first of those weekends I made the huge mistake of wearing an old coat that I had just reproofed using silicone spray. I…

harris tweed being woven

Harris Tweed

“It’s not all old. Brand new in 1970,” Donald John Mackay replied when I asked him whether his loom is an old one. “This’ll be it for me. I bought it in 1984, but I won’t need another.” Coincidentally, 1970 is when Donald started weaving. “My aunty set me up…

SealSkinz shooting gloves

SealSkinz shooting gloves: I’ve worn the older version of these gloves for a couple of years now and, apart from not keeping my hands that warm, they’ve been excellent.

MacWet gloves

MacWet gloves are the ‘all grip, no slip’ technologically advanced gloves.

Sealskinz Shooting Gloves

Waterproof with a breathable membrane, these gloves also feature a supple leather palm for comfort and feel, with a removable trigger finger.