Shooting gear for ladies

With the number of female shooters on the rise, Gun Trade News shares a range of gear tailored for women.


Merkel Base Fleece Jacket

The Merkel Base Fleece Jacket for women is a high-quality and lightweight fleece jacket for all kinds of outdoor activities. Noteworthy is the excellent price/performance ratio of this new wardrobe favourite.

Made of 170g/m² high-density, non-pilling olive-coloured fleece, the Base Fleece jacket is cut in a slightly tailored fit and is slightly longer at the back. The sleeves are tight-fitting and double pre-shaped at the elbows.

The hem is width-adjustable by means of sturdy elastic. The base jacket also has a reinforced storm flap, subtle logo embroidery and YKK zip fastenings.

SRP: £135.09

Viking Arms

01423 780810

vikingshoot.com


Parcours 2 Vario 

Handcrafted in France by Aigle’s Master Rubber Craftsmen, the Parcours 2 Vario combines traditional techniques passed down through the generations with pioneering technology.

Primarily made from natural rubber, the boot features a triple density rubber sole with an anti-fatigue cushion in the heel, with high grip lugs modelled on a mountain goat to increase stability on all terrain and allowing the user to walk further in greater comfort. Blending heritage, style and function – this is the ultimate countryside wellington.

SRP: £135

Aigle 

02076 601576 

aigle.com 


Hidden Comfort Recoil Shield

A great choice for range and clay shooters, Caldwell’s recoil shield reduces felt recoil whilst remaining discreet. Constructed with a comfortable cotton-blend cover, the recoil shield easily attaches to a bra strap without the need to remove the blouse or shirt.

Easy to attach, the hidden shooting shield secures with hook and loop closure system and has been designed for ambidextrous use. Energy absorbtion is privded by ¼” thick, energy-absorbing pad, providing appoximately 30 cubic inches of coverage.

SRP: £22.99

Sportsman Gun Centre 

01392 354870

sportsmanguncentre.com 


Farlows Dartmoor Tweed Shooting Vest

The Farlows Dartmoor Tweed Shooting Vest is the practical and elegant solution for days in the field. Made in England, the vest has a ‘half belt’ back to enable adjustments to fit.

The look is completed with Alcantara shooting patches and trim and generously sized cartridge pockets. Available in a Mustard Windowpane design, the Dartmoor Tweed ranges from size 8 to 16. 

SRP: £395 

Farlows 

01544 322311 

farlows.co.uk 


Lady Mary Range 

The Lady Mary series is named after the Danish Crown Princess Mary, and offers outstanding comfort and fit. Deerhunter has drawn inspiration from its best-selling Muflon series, which has adapted for female hunters.

The Lady Mary jacket has a 3M Thinsulate for outstanding comfort and fit and a Deer-Tex membrane. The trousers are pre-shaped and stretchable, with Deer-Tex membrane, 3M Thinsulate insulation, pre-shaped knees as waterproof stitching at the trouser leg ends. A good choice for the stylish and practical huntress. 

Deerhunter 

+45 7422 3520 

deerhunter.eu


Ariat Berwick Gore-Tex Insulated Boot

Taking style and performance to the next level, the Berwick GTX insulated boots are designed for comfort during the most temperamental of weather.

Crafted from a premium full-grain leather, the boots are fully waterproof and also offer a breathable Gore-Tex membrane construction and a shock absorbing EVA midsole for sure footing and protection.

SRP: £360

Ariat

03332 527111

ariat.com/gb/en


Amber Cartridges 

The Amber Cartridge from Eley Hawk is specifically designed for for female shooters and comes in 12 and 20-gauge sizes. The load in each is 21 grams, shot size 8 with a plastic wad. 

Eley said it is designed as a combination of speed, power and performance, with superior low recoil characteristics in a beautiful looking cartridge.

Eley Hawk 

01213 523277 

eleyhawkltd.com


Ladies Leather & Tweed Waterproof Boot

A great all-round boot whether shooting or dog walking, this waterproof and breathable boot features a cosy wool lining.

Crafted in classic country olive leather, with a striking tweed panel at the top, the boot has a durable inject molded bi- compound rubber sole, an innovative 3-layer insole including a thermal foil lining to protect feet from the cold, and additional cushion padding in-between the lining and outer sole to provide underfoot comfort.

A striking red detail is added to the outer edge of the sole and a tonal Alan Paine crest is embroidered on the tongue.

Size range 36 to 42.

SRP: £179.95

Alan Paine

01623 415760

alanpaine.co.uk


Classic Canes ladies’ Hazel Thumbstick

Walking stick specialists Classic Canes produce hazel thumbsticks scaled down to suit women’s requirements. Managing director Charlotte Gillan comments, “A woman’s walking stick is not just a man’s one cut down to size. 

“They need to be kept in proportion otherwise you end up with a short, heavy stick that is cumbersome to use.  When we are harvesting hazel, ash and blackthorn walking sticks, we particularly look out for slenderer, shorter ones which will make ideal ladies’ sticks.

“They make popular presents and can be used outside the shooting season for hiking and dog walks.”

SRP: £39.95

Classic Canes

01460 75686


Foxy Sports Lady Gilet 

Flattering, fitted and fun, The Foxy Gilet is one of the latest garments for women from Maude & Fox.  Made from 100 per cent British tweed and lined with a soft anti-pile fleece, the gilet also sports a full length zip giving it that stylish edge.  

The ultimate trans-seasonal garment, The Foxy can be worn under a jacket on cold days or shown off over a shirt or jumper when it is warmer. As with all Maude & Fox’s clothes, each gilet is hand-cut and made exclusively by one of the Maude & Fox team. This natty number is perfect for country escapades or cosmopolitan pursuits. 

SRP: £165 

Maude & Fox

01258 489628

maudeandfox.com


Hull Comp X 21gm 

Hull Cartridge are sponsoring ladies shooting day and will be provide the cartridges to all the grounds. The ladies will be shooting Comp X 21gm 7 ½. A previous winner of Clay Cartridge of the Year. 21gm version is a lightening load that produces substantial breaks.

Working as an ideal club or training load, the Comp X is hard hitting but with modest recoil. A choice of plastic wad with cushioning compression stage or environmentally friendly biodegradable fibre wad.

Also available in 28gm, the  21gm version produces same great kills but lighter feel. The fibre version is a great choice for simulated game days.

Hull Cartridge

01482 342756

hullcartridge.co.uk

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