The Glorious Twelfth is almost upon us.
We start the shooting season with a look at the new range of technical wear from Schoffel and Musto.
It can be hard to make the right choices when choosing shooting wear. Performance is critical but if one green shooting jacket looks much like another how do you know which is the best for you?
A good shooting jacket is a significant investment so it’s worth taking time to find out which is right for you. Our guide to this seasons shooting wear from Schoffel and Musto will help you find the right technical wear for you.
There can be little variation in shooting jackets from one season to the next but the Ptarmigan Ultralight Coat is truly an innovation.
In shape and cut it remains true to other styles in the highly regarded Ptarmigan range. It has all the critical features you would expect including micro fleece hand warming pockets, bellow cartridge pockets with drainage holes and retainer straps, inside zip pockets, storm cuffs and hood. But Schoffel have dropped the standard GORE-TEX® lining for innovative Venturi® an equally high performing fabric, with proven 100% waterproof and windproof ability. The result is a ground breaking jacket that is warm, ultra light, breathable and unbeatable value for money with no compromise.
Another truly new and innovative shooting coat is the Storm Jacket from Musto.
The intense outer GORE-TEX® layer with 2 layer laminate keeps wearers dry on even the wettest days. But like the Ptarmigan Ultralight the Storm Jacket is incredibly light, cleverly designed to retain essential and added features without adding weight: action back, drawcord on outer collar, handwarmer pockets with security zips and cartridge pocket flap retainers, inner zip pocket, adjustable outer cuffs and lycra inner cuffs with DWR finish. Looks wise it’s a more contemporary take on the shooting jacket and sits at the high end of the shooting jacket spectrum. A must for those who appreciate tech and a break with tradition.
New for 2014 season, the Ptarmigan Jacket in Blenheim Tweed is the choice for traditionalists and adherents of quality. Schoffel’s English milled Tweed is a combination of 100% pure new lambswool for luxurious softness and Worsted wool for strength, durability, water repulsion and lightness. It stands up well to weather thanks to the GORE-TEX® Z-liner, plus it benefits from an effective moisture and stain resistant Teflon® finish, keeping wearers warm and dry. It’s also sport cut for ultimate lift when shooting and features hand warming pockets, bellow cartridge pockets with drainage holes and retainer straps, inside zip pockets, storm cuffs and cotton canvas trim.
Fleeces and Gilets
A new design in the Schoffel fleece range the Berkley made from Polartec Thermal Pro 200 weight Fleece has a more streamlined fit and will sit neatly under any jacket. The quarter zip minimizes multiple zip fuss and keeps wearers warm. It also features 2 zip side pockets, durable Alcantara trim and Adjustable Draw Cord Hem. Available in 4 colours.
The tried and trusted Oakham gilet is the ultimate mid layer. Slim and lightweight, it’s barely noticeable to wearers but it’s Polartec Thermal Pro 200 weight fleece does the job and this year Schoffel have introduced more colours in the range. It also features 2 zip side pockets, durable Alcantara trim and Adjustable Draw Cord Hem. Available in 7 colours.
Trousers and Breeks
Schoffel launches it’s latest Plus 2’s using GORE-TEX® two layer laminate for extreme weather protection, comfort and ultimate performance.100% waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. Adjustable elasticated buckle fastening below the knee. Secure back zip pockets with storm flaps.
New super lightweight trousers in strong, durable Meryl fabric with GORE-TEX® Z-liner. 100% Waterproof, Windproof and highly Breathable. Side leg zip opening to allow for easy access over boots and false pockets with zip to access trouser beneath Adjustable waist and hem with poppers.
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