Shooting, whether clay pigeon or for game, is an outdoor pursuit requiring a range of specific clothing. The main function of shooting clothing should be to form a comfortable protection from weather conditions meaning you can get on with enjoying your sport and honing your skills.
Taking the example of the shooting jacket, an extensive range of shooting jackets are available to accommodate all shooting disciplines, using various materials such as tweed, wool and fleece. What is most suitable for you will depend on weather conditions and your own specific requirements and preferences. Shooting coats all have fundamental features such as large cartridge pockets and room for movement. This makes them practical and warm jackets, perfect for a day out shooting. In warmer conditions a shooting vest may be worn, giving you the necessary storage features, without all the warmth.
Another example is the range of gloves available specifically for different types of shooting in varying weather conditions. For example trigger finger gloves, mitts, cuffs and wool gloves to keep you warm on chilly days out shooting. Shooting caps are available with narrow edges to accommodate ear defenders and with extended peaks to keep the rain off your face. And of course they are available in a wide variety of tweeds to suit all shooting outfits.
Due to the seasonal nature of some shooting, it is likely that yalla shoot you will be out in some unpleasantly cold conditions, making thermal undergarments important for any shooters’ wardrobe. Icebreaker thermals are the perfect undergarment for extra warmth on chilly days out. They use materials that help trap heat in making sure you stay warm and cosy so you needn’t worry about the cold weather interfering with your day out. And if it’s rain that’s a problem, a range of waterproof items are available, including durable and waterproof over trousers and a massive range of hard wearing and stylish boots designed to be waterproof, breathable and warm in a variety of designs and colours.
There are various online specialists in this area who stock a vast range of clothing suitable for a shooters needs, offering a variety of both mens and ladies fashions. From staples such as shooting jackets and vests, to essential accessories such as gloves, socks and caps, they have it all.
Major brands in shooting clothing include Musto, Laksen, Beretta and Seeland. Shooting specialists such as William Evans also stock their own developed brands.
So if you’re new to shooting there’s a lot to think about regarding the specific clothing you may need and when you’ll need it. Or if you’re looking to refresh or expand your shooting wardrobe, there’s a wide range of shooting clothing available online, allowing you to browse and find exactly what it is that you need to create your perfect shooting clothing collection.