Get back to hunting in comfort – we have a dozen technical stalking jackets ideal for summer stalks.
Blaser Hybrid clothing
The Hybrid set-up 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 tonnes of features including removable storm hood, Aquaguard pocket zips, adjustable cuffs, and multi-use pockets. Added to the waterproof trousers, this gives you a robust stalking suit.
Price: Jacket £515, trousers £240
Blaser Sporting, 01483 917412
Caber Feidh smock
Possibly the ultimate hill stalking smock, with a zip-in anti-midge veil for uninterrupted vision but total protection that zips into place on the front of the hood or rolls up under a studded flap. Other features include binocular pocket, interior pocket, further pockets for drag ropes, deep side hand pockets, zipped side vents and long back. The smock is silent, waterproof, windproof and breathable.
Nomad, 07736 255100
This smock is made for deer stalking. A slightly longer length, one-piece garment, it offers increased waterproof protection. The integral hood is held in place by an internal rim, ensuring clear vision at all times, even as you move your head around. Specially designed articulated shoulders provide improved movement. Pockets for binoculars and kit give you the storage you need.
GMK, 01489 579999
This jacket is can be used all year round either as a functional mid layer or on its own as a hybrid. The jacket has a lined hood which adjusts around the face, and there is a four way stretch finish at the top of the arms/back and also on the cuffs which have thumbholes. The jacket also has an adjuster around the bottom hem. Available in Charcoal and Dark Olive from sizes XS to 3XL
Pro Hunter Move Suit
Made for active stalkers with a lot of ground to cover. This Gore-Tex waterproof jacket and trousers is lightweight, durable and designed with lots of ventilation so you won’t overheat. The Gore-tex membrane keeps you totally dry and protected in all weathers and comes with a five-year warranty. Cut on the bias for freedom of movement with all the style and functionality of a traditional shooting suit.
Jacket RRP: £490 Trousers RRP: £340
Harkila, 0203 936 2526
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
Deerhunter, 07766 323683
Swazi Rifleman Gen II
Made from SWAZI’s proprietary AEGIS Strata fabric, the Rifleman is light enough to carry all day and for you to 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
This lightweight silicone infused waterproof and breathable cotton smock is designed for all-weather performance. Features include reinforced double-fabric shoulders, 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, and velcro adjustable cuffs.
Alan Paine, 01623 415765
Ascent Soft Shell Jacket
Everything the modern stealth hunter needs for success in the field. Offering superb water resistance to 5,000 H2O hydrostatic head, advanced moisture wicking to 5,000 MVT, coupled with quiet, hard-wearing performance fabric and host of additional features. With a generous fixed hood and large chest and arm pockets, the Ascent is made from grid-backed softshell fabric in Field Olive and all-new DIRT Camo disruption pattern.
Highland Outdoors, 0345 099 0252
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.
Thomas Jacks, 01789 264100
Courtal 3-in-1 jacket
This modern jacket is perfect for all types of weather and hunting. 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 plackets to keep the lower pockets open.
Aigle 02076 601576
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, combined with a removable, insulating, fleece inner. As a result, this one jacket offers many different ways of adapting to season and terrain.
Seeland, 0203 936 2526
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