A selection for both women and men to browse through, in a variety of price ranges
Shooting vests are an essential part of your kit out in the field. If it’s too warm for a shooting jacket but too cool for just a shirt, then a vest adds an extra layer to keep you comfortable. The best shooting vests are breathable and waterproof, so you can deal with whatever the weather brings. Shoulder padding helps with gun mount and recoil and roomy pockets mean you have enough cartridges for the drive.
We’ve picked out a selection below in different fabrics, including tweed, moleskin, canvas and nubuck leather.
Very functional and versatile, this waistcoat is made from cotton and canvas and trimmed with micro suede. The chest is reinforced and there is an open game pocket. RRP £54.99
Reinforced panels help your gun mount and large cartridge pockets give easy access. Rubber rivets protect from gunstock damage and a pocket for a recoil pad helps protect you from impact. In vineyard or navy colour choices. RRP £150
Just sometimes a bit of moleskin is the thing. This one by Laksen is soft and makes a change from tweed. Made from 100% cotton with Teflon™ so you know it will wear well. The shoulder pads and pocket trim are reinforced with Amaretta ™ (a tear-resistant and durable fabric). RRP £155
Coming in five different colourways (the one shown here is Juniper) this is a reasonably priced vest made in 100% wool tweed, with a water repellant finish. The pockets are roomy for cartridges and have a contrasting lining and shoulder panels help with gun mount. RRP £169.95
Designed and made in the UK, this vest is individually cut for women with generous, slanted, front cartridge pockets, rear adjustable tabs and Alcantara shoulder patches. RRP £245
A resilient and durable vest made from warm wool, this is a new design from the London gunmaker that can be worn both out in the field or on the rifle range. With soft tan goatskin shoulder patches and leather trimmed scoop pockets. Subtly finished inside with the classic Rigby blue logo. RRP £299
This Musto tweed shooting waistcoat is lightweight, waterproof and machine washable. It is ideal to wear in mild to warm weather conditions.
In Cairngorm tweed with durable leather gun mount shoulder panels. There is also an internal shock guard pocket to protect against recoil. Decent sized cartridge pockets too. RRP £300
A shooting gilet was designed by a female Gun for a female Gun. Shown here in brown herringbone tweed with brown leather, it is also available in blue/purple tweed and green check. The tweed is Teflon coated with a full waterproof lining to ensure the wear stays dry out in the field.
A vest that makes a stylish change with a Nehru style collar to keep the elements out. Hand warmers and patch and flap pockets match the configuration of the co-ordinating field coat and you’ll get a drive’s worth of cartridges in the roomy pockets. RRP £479
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This vest is extremely warm and lined with an extra fine merino and alpaca Loden fabric. It’s also very hardwearing. RRP £785