Best technical jackets – our top picks

Get back to hunting in comfort! We have a dozen technical jackets ideal for summer stalks 

Caber Feidh smock 

Caber Feidh smock 

Possibly the ultimate hill stalking smock, with a zip-in anti-midge veil for uninterrupted vision, but total protection. The veil zips into place on the front of the hood, and rolls up under a studded flap when not in use.

Other features include binocular pocket, interior pocket, further pockets for drag ropes, deep side hand pockets, zipped side vents and long back. And of course, the smock is silent, waterproof, windproof and breathable. 

Price: £575 
Nomad  
07736 255100  
uk-nomad.myshopify.com

Rusky Silent jacket

Rusky Silent jacket

Deerhunter might style this as a winter stalking jacket, but we know conditions can take a turn for the worse at any time of year here in the UK, so we think it looks like a valuable addition to your kit all year round!

As the name suggests, it is built to be extremely quiet, so even during close-range encounters, it’ll keep your quarry unaware of your presence. Other features include a thick lining that’s both wind and waterproof, Deer-Tex membrane, and underarm ventilation.

Deerhunter  
07766 323683  
deerhunter.eu

Approach series 

Approach series 

Approach is available in the exclusive Realtree Adapt camouflage, which allows you to blend in completely with your surroundings. The set is extremely silent, and provides optimal opportunities for getting close to your quarry, making it especially suitable for all types of hunting.

Designed for the active hunter with focus on freedom of movement, high breathability and comfort, the trousers and jacket are equipped with the Deerhunter Stormliner membrane in strategically correct areas.

The entire series is impregnated with a high water repellent treatment. The series is also extremely breathable, which ensure the hunter stays comfortable during the hunt.

Deerhunter  
07766 323683  
deerhunter.eu

Blaser Hybrid clothing 

Approach series

The Hybrid setup comprises a three-in-one stalking outfit, with an outer jacket with wind and waterproof outer layer, and a removable thermal Primaloft jacket inside.

This multi-use jacket packs in tons of features, including a removable storm hood, Aquaguard pocket zips, adjustable cuffs, and multi-use pockets. Added to the waterproof trousers, this gives you a robust stalking suit for use in just about any season in the UK. 

Price: Jacket £515, trousers £240 
Blaser Sporting  
01483 917412  
blaser-sporting.com

Finnlight Smock 

Finnlight Smock 

Part of Beretta’s stunning collection, the Finnlight smock is made with deer stalking in mind. A slightly longer length, one-piece garment, it offers increased waterproof protection—perfect for dealing with the British weather.

The integral hood is held in place by an internal rim, ensuring clear vision at all times, even as you move your head around. Meanwhile, specially designed articulated shoulders provide improved movement when shooting. Pockets for binoculars and handwarmers give you the storage you need. 

Price: £199.95 
GMK  
01489 579999  
gmk.co.uk

Pro Hunter Move Suit 

Pro Hunter Move Suit 

Harkila Pro Hunter Move is, as the name suggests, made for active stalkers, with a lot of ground to cover. This technical Gore-Tex waterproof jacket and trousers set is lightweight, durable and designed with lots of ventilation, so you won’t overheat on a strenuous stalk.

The outer layer is made with Airtech, a comfortable and durable heavy polyamide canvas that is resistant to strong winds and water. The Gore-tex membrane keeps you dry and protected in all weathers, and comes with a five-year warranty. This jacket is cut on the bias for optimum freedom of movement, with all the style and functionality of a traditional shooting suit. 

Jacket RRP: £489.99  
Trousers RRP: £339.99 
Harkila  
0330 027 2410  
gb.harkila.com

Swazi Rifleman Gen II

Swazi Rifleman Gen II

Made from SWAZI’s proprietary AEGIS Strata fabric, the Rifleman
is light enough to carry all day and hardly notice it’s in your pack or on your back. Waterproof, windproof and breathable, it features a fully adjustable hood, water-resistant zips, and easy-to-use cord stoppers.

RRP from £309
Swazi 
www.swazi.co.nz

Evolution smock

Evolution smock

Launched in January 2020, the Ridgeline Evolution Smock is part of the brand new Performance range of gear from Ridgeline. The Evolution Smock is Ridgeline’s most advanced and feature-packed smock design to date, and includes all the technicalities desired by today’s modern hunter.

Ridgeline has developed the three-layer laminated shell jacket with the help of some of the most active hunters in the UK and Europe. The Evolution is available in heather brown and from sizes XS to 5XL

SRP: £279.99
Highland Outdoors  
0845 099 0252  
highlandoutdoors.co.uk

Shooter King Digitex Softshell 

Shooter King 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
Thomas Jacks 
01789 264100 
thomasjacks.co.uk

Courtal 3-in-1 jacket

Courtal 3-in-1 jacket

This modern jacket is perfect for all types of weather and hunting. Designed in a sturdy fabric with a membrane, it guarantees optimum protection, while numerous features make it highly practical.

Its versatility means it can be worn three different ways depending on the weather, combining the protective parka with Aigle’s lining. The Courtal jacket also features a removable hood, shoulder reinforcements, double flap over a two-way zip, adjustable inner and outer cuffs, and press-stud plackets to keep the lower pockets open. 

RRP: £260.00
Aigle 
02076 601576  
www.aigle.com

Chatbourne Smock 

Chatbourne Smock 

This lightweight silicone-infused waterproof and breathable cotton smock is designed for all-weather performance. Features include reinforced double-fabric shoulders, an elastic drawstring front and back hood with all-weather pullers, reinforced taped seams, a fleece-lined kangaroo patch pocket and concealed chest pocket, side opening with zipper, drop back sports hem and velcro adjustable cuffs for comfort
and protection. 

Available in size range S to 5XL in tobacco, navy & olive
RRP £219.95
Alan Paine 
01623 339002 
alanpaine.co.uk

Seeland North Jacket

Seeland North Jacket

North is a versatile jacket for all seasons. The North jacket is designed as a shell, made from a hardwearing, low-noise, non-reflective, outer fabric, with a breathable, windproof and waterproof SeeTex membrane.

This is combined with a removable, insulating, fleece inner jacket. As a result, this one jacket offers many different ways of adapting to the season, the terrain and your chosen quarry.

RRP: £249.99
Seeland 
0330 027 2410  
en.seeland.com

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