A round-up of the leading lines you should be stocking to supply for a successful day of stalking.
Swazi Tahr XP
For over 15 years the Tahr Anorak has built a repuation around the world as the world as the very height of excellence in wet weather jackets. Now Swazi have aimed to make it even better. The Tahr XP is 100 per cent water and windproof but still breathable.
Storm flap enclosure prevents water and wind access through the zip, and hand-warmer chest pockets offer essential storage. The coat is fashioned from Watershield Aegis 3 Layer Whisper but weighs just 1.2kg and can be rolled into its own hood for easy stowing.
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Ariat Catalyst Defiant 10” GTX
The Catalyst VX Defiant 10” GTX is made for the serious outdoorsman. These premium performance boots are constructed from the finest waterproof leather and feature a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane as well as temperature-managing X-Static layer for odour protection.
Ariat’s Cobalt VX technology protects, stabilises and supports while the 400g Thinsulate Ultra insulation provides exceptional warmth in extremely cold and damp conditions.
The Vibram outsole offers superior traction and durability, the protective rubber rand prevents scuffs and scratches, and the high rebound PU midsole dissipates impact.
Built on an anatomically contoured last for a true fit and featuring a moulded TPU heel cradle as well as a premium leather collar and tongue lining, these boots are the ultimate in comfort and performance.
Gateway1 Deer Stalker
The Gateway 1 Deer Stalker Boot is creating a wave or two in the shooting market. It’s constructed out of nubuck leather and 900D fabric and weighs in at only 400g – that’ll put a spring in any stalker’s step!
The G1 Stage-3 footbed will ensure all-day comfort, while wearers are fully waterproofed using Gateway1’s SypaTex liner. The lace lock will secure maximum heel fit and a double stitched rubber rand will give extra protection on long stalks.
An insulating EVA midsole is more than capable of keeping out the elements, protecting the wearer down to -15 degrees centigrade.
ShooterKing Digitex Softshell
The ShooterKing Digitex Softshell has been designed to feature a Digitex Camouflage with reversible brown lining and internal Shoottex membrane, which makes the design of the softshell jacket partially waterproof, completely windproof and highly breathable.
Other features include four YKK zip pockets, which are accessible from both sides, elasticated cuffs and an adjustable hem. The design is also lightweight and suitable for all seasons and is available in a women’s version.
SRP: £119.95 (Inc. VAT)
Decoy Hide Kit
If stationary vigils waiting out for deer are called for, a concealed shooting platform is a must. This hide kit includes everything needed to set up a basic hide for a whole range of types of shooting – from pigeons to pest control to deer.
The camo net is large enough for multiple shooters at 1.5x4m and the four hide poles are perfect for setting up multiple configurations. The poles are height adjustable and feature a ground spike and hook for quick and easy set up.
The whole kit is light and compact when stowed, which makes it very portable, and the fluidity of poles and a mesh net make it possible to set up the hide in virtually any location, on almost any terrain.
Sportsman Gun Centre
Rigby Highland Stalker Hunting Coat
Made in Great Britain, this 100 per cent waterproof coat is made from a half-and-half cotton and polyester material and is ideal for any outdoor activities when the weather conditions are harsh.
It features four pockets: two large front pockets and two smaller fleece-lined side pockets to keep the hands warm on those cold mornings. There are two further large zip up pockets inside.
The hood is fully detachable, wire reinforced and weighted to stop it blowing off in windy conditions.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
John Rigby & Co