Best clothing for the cold shooting season

As the seasons inexorably turn, and with the long-range weather forecasters predicting a cold snap in December this year, it’s time to think about staying warm in the outdoors.

Combrook Men’s Field Coat

Combrook Men’s Field Coat

This classic Men’s field coat is woolly and waterproof, and won’t look out of place on the smartest of shoots. It features cartridge-friendly breast pockets, sensibly provided with eyelets to allow any accumulating moisture to escape before it dampens your powder, huge flappy hand-warmer pockets to bury them in during gaps in the action, and an ‘action pleat’ in the back to make sure you don’t tear the coat in half when you twist right round to snag a straggler. Everything you could need in a top layer at a sensible price.

Sizes S to 5XL in Elm and Sage (pictured)
RRP £374.95 
Alan Paine 
01623 415765
www.alanpaine.co.uk

Bisley Thinsulate Mitts

Bisley Thinsulate Mitts

A perennial favourite, these cleverly designed mitts double up as a full glove for when you want that extra warmth and a mitten glove for when you want your fingers free.

A large cap of thinsulate materials sits unobtrusively on the back of the mittens ready to be rolled forward over the gingers as and when required. A great example of simple design that is effective, and the thinsulate material is excellent at keeping the warmth in and the cold out.

RRP £8.99
John Rothery Wholesale
023 9224 5350

sales@bisley-uk.com

Seeland Out There Hat

On a frosty February morning, out and about before the sun is fully up, there’s really only one option to keep your head right. The Seeland Out There Hat is all the warmth you could want, and those generous ear flaps are so much more than that—they’re cheek flaps, they’re jowl flaps, they reach all the way down to where your scarf starts, so that no part of your neck remains uncovered.

Available in Pine Green, RRP £28 and Realtree Xtra (pictured) RRP £39.99
Countryman Sports 01452 751100
www.countrymansports.co.uk

AriatTEK Alpaca Performance Socks 

AriatTEK Alpaca Performance Socks 

Wool is wool right? Wrong again. Alpaca wool is superior to sheep wool in almost every regard. It is warmer, which is our principal concern here. It is more waterproof, which is also good to know.

It is more fire resistant (what you get up to in your socks is your own business), and it is free from lanolin and thus hypoallergenic. Combining these pretty properties into a high-tec boot sock, means that these socks are simply gorgeous, soft and warm while wearing well.

RRP £20 (men), £18 (women)
Ariat 
01367 242818 
enquiries@purdey.com

Fernley Men’s Waterproof Jacket

Fernley Men’s Waterproof Jacket

Part of the new ultra-lightweight collection from Alan Paine, this coat should easily keep the showers out. The washable water-repellent coated waterproof material is backed up by a waterproof drip strip, taped waterproof seams and Velcro adjustable storm cuffs. 

Sensibly designed with the hunter in mind, there are angled chest pockets ideal for ammo, snap-fastened bellow pockets with eyelet drainage holes for your larger items, and a smart inner zipped wallet pocket so your cash stays usable when you get back to the pub.

Reinforced shoulders mean the thing won’t rip when you’re lugging something, and there’s an adjustable hood and back sports hem to make sure you’re as snug as you possibly can be while lying in a ditch in the rain.

Sizes S to 5XL, Woodland (pictured) and Navy
RRP £249.95 
Alan Paine 01623 415765
www.alanpaine.co.uk

Whitby Warmer

Whitby Warmer

An absolute classic, the Whitby Warmer is an ingenious little warmer with a straightforward, sensible design that sits in a pocket burning lighter fuel without a flame. Each burn lasts up to 12 hours, so no matter how long the hunt as long as you’re going, your warmer is too. Each burner will last up to 90 hours before it needs replacing. It’s simple, so it’s infallible.

RRP £20 
John Rothery Wholesale
023 9224 5350

sales@bisley-uk.com

Harkila Thermos Flask

Harkila Thermos Flask

A thermos flask is a thermos flask, right? Wrong. This hunter’s thermos has all the standard double-walled insulation to keep your beverage on the welcomingly warm side, but also comes snugly wrapped in leather for another layer of insulation, and the removal of any betraying clinks when imbibing, and a close look at the burnished steel surfaces will show you that they have been tempered so as not too reflect too much light and give your position awy to your prey. Clever, eh?

RRP £54
Harkila
01844 237944
gb.harkila.com

Deerhunter RAM Winter Trousers

Deerhunter RAM Winter Trousers

A highly technical pair of men’s reinforced winter hunting trousers designed to withstand the most extreme conditions with all the features and functionality required for a successful outing.

These well designed men’s trousers are stretchable and reinforced across the hard wearing zones with fully waterproof membrane taped seams and a cosy warm insulation that’s lightweight without unnecessary weight or bulk.

The waistband is raised at the back for added coverage and comfort in cold conditions. There is plenty of accessible zipped storage and fully adjustable removable braces for secure fit with total freedom of movement. The trousers can be worn for all types of hunting and outdoor activity you enjoy and the membrane comes with a five year warranty for peace of mind.

Available in colour Elmwood in EU sizes 48 – 64
RRP £189.99
Deerhunter
0045 74 22 35 20
info@deerhunter

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