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 £599.
There are times when only a smock will fit the bill. Here are ten to consider, picked out by Sporting Gun, Shooting Gazette and Shooting Times. Prices correct at time of writing.
A waterproof and breathable 3/4 length field smock with large front packet to store your maps, binoculars etc.
This tweed smock is waterproof, windproof and fleece-lined, with an adjustable hood.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
Shooting Times says: ” This 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.”
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.”
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.
A shooting smock designed for stalking, using traditional wool tweed combined with modern technical features.