From suits to sticks, cartridges to cameras – we’ve got everything you need to survive stalks and have happy hunts throughout the season, here is part 1.
Lars Fält knife
A sturdy bushcraft knife from Casström developed with renowned wilderness and survival expert Lars Fält. The blade is made from thick Böhler K720 tool steel with high carbon content to make the knife durable even with hard use.
The steel quality coupled with the Scandinavian grind make the blade robust but still easy to handle and easy to grind. The knife has a fulltang construction, and even if the handle is damaged in any way, it can still be used without problems. A sturdy and deep sheath in vegetable tanned leather and a leather strap for the handle is included.
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 for use in just about any season in the UK.
Price: Jacket £515, trousers £240
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.
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 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 totally 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: £489.99, trousers: £339.99
0203 936 2526
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.
Part of Beretta’s stunning new 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.
The Gerber Kettlebell FE folding knife is a versatile tool that benefits from its rugged design with its stainless-steel 7Cr17MoV 2.5in blade and sturdy frame lock. The Kettlebell has a dual finger choil as well as an anodised aluminium textured handle, offering a secure grip.
This knife can also be clipped to your pocket for quickaccess. With a slim profile, it can be carried about your person for any outdoor task without getting in the way.
Ogden’s roe sack
Ogden’s has recently updated its best-selling roe and sika sacks with an upgrade of the twin front pocket design. Gone are the studs and straps – they now boast water-proof zips with inter-locking pullers.
The interior of the pockets has been sectioned off into multiple storage compartments so everything is at hand – there’s even a snap hook for your keys. Made from military-spec British Cordura, with double-stitched seams and a whole host of other features, this is one roe sack that will last and last.
Price: £115 (roe sack)
Ogden’s Shooting Supplies
0161 620 2190
Allen Glenwood Rifle Sling
Finished in Mossy Oak camo, this sling will keep your rifle supported and add stability to shooting positions without risking giving you away to quarry.
The design incorporates lightweight foam padding that gives great support with minimal weight. To prevent slipping off the shoulder, the surface against the body is textured, providing extra grip. The sling is fitted with Allen Magnum swivels, the strongest production swivel in the USA.
0845 099 0252
Think all rifle slings are the same? Check out the 3HGR and think again. It’s a super-versatile item that can adapt to the improvised shooting positions stalking often requires.
As well as allowing you to carry your rifle, it can wrap around use trees, poles, beams and other vertical objects, turning them into a shooting rest. Not only that, it’s built to distribute the weight of the rifle across both shoulders, making carrying it a lot more balanced and comfortable.
Price: From £36