Looking for a smock for stalking, wildfowling or airgunning? We've picked out a selection of the best in different price ranges from £69 to £579.
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 large front packet to store your maps, binoculars etc.
2. Seeland Feral Smock
Part of Seeland’s GP Camo range, this smock was developed specifically for summer stalking. It has been shaped to follow body movement and is both hard-wearing and silent for when the slightest sound could make or break a day.
3. Jack Pyke Galbraith Smock
Sporting Gun asked reviewer Mat Manning to try it out. He said: “Lightweight, quiet and stylish, it’s a great-all rounder that lends itself particularly well to those days when the weather could go either way… when it comes to keeping out the elements, the Galbraith delivers.”
4. Ridgeline Cyclone Smock
Says Shooting Gazette: “This shooting smock was designed for the rigours of outdoor life and is as comfortable as it is practical. It is hardwearing, warm, waterproof and windproof.”
5. Deerhunter Avanti Smock
Quite simply a superb hunting and shooting jacket. Waterproof, windproof and breathable. What more could you want? Available in camo or plain versions.
6. Swazi Rifleman Smock
Made from Swazi’s Aegis Strata fabric, the Rifleman is light enough to carry all day for hunters who want to climb high and fast, but still performs in wet weather.
7. Monsoon Elite II Smock
Sporting Gun’s airgunning expert Mat Manning put this revamped smock through its paces. He said: “A light and versatile smock that does an admirable job sealing out wind, rain and snow.”
8. Swazi Apparel Kagoule Smock
Shooting Times says: ” This new technical jacket for hunters is lightweight – only 880g – with a roomy upper body and a chest pocket that allows easy access for a radio antenna. It features a high periphery vision hood, extra-large handwarmer pockets and riveted flaps.”
9. Swazi Tahr XP Smock
Winner of the best new clothing product in the Shooting Industry Awards 2017. The judges said: “The benchmark in practical wet weather gear. It’s 100 per cent waterproof, 100 per cent windproof, yet remarkably light and very breathable.”
10. Harkila Pro Hunter Move
Newly launched in July 2018, this is a cross between a jacket and a smock, offering the advantages of both. Lined with the new GORE-TEX® Spider Liner, it is breathable and lightweight.
11. Harkila Atle Waterproof Smock
A long hunting smock primarily designed for stalking with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® membrane and a brushed DWR-treated surface. Soft to touch, silent and fully windproof.
Jack Pyke Ashcombe Part of Jack Pyke’s recently launched Ashcombe range, which includes neoprene topped and gusseted versions, this zipped…
12. Laksen Ainsley Anorak
A shooting smock designed for stalking, using traditional wool tweed combined with modern technical features.