Ladies & mens shooting clothing & accessories: Game shooting essentials

Participating in game bird shooting can be an exciting outdoor experience, but to fully enjoy the adventure you must be kitted out in the best shooting gear possible, ensuring optimal comfort and durability.

From shooting jackets, vests and layered clothing to waterproofs and the best shooting accessories available, we stock one of the widest ranges of shooting clothing and accessories here at John Norris. Out bestselling brands include Barbour, Schoffel, Jack Pyke, Hoggs of Fife and Harkila.

Here is a rundown of our game shooting essentials at John Norris…

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1. Shooting jackets & vests

A durable jacket or vest is essential for a successful shooting experience – it not only protects you from harsh weather but also helps to maintain body warmth, especially important during the colder seasons.

Look for a jacket that is both waterproof and breathable, ensuring you stay dry without overheating during active periods. A shooting vest or jacket with ample pockets is perfect for carrying cartridges, essential accessories, and small personal items. Look for designs with padded shoulders to reduce the recoil impact when shooting.

2.   Shooting trousers

Opt for durable and comfortable trousers that allow for ease of movement while also keeping your legs protected. Some shooting trousers come equipped with reinforced knees and water-resistant coatings, enhancing their functionality and longevity.

Here at John Norris, you can choose from a huge selection of the best shooting trouser brands on the market such as - Barbour, Harkila, Jack Pyke, Schoffel, Hoggs of Fife and Seeland.

If you’re interested in classic shooting gear, we also stock a range of breeks, made from the finest tweed materials that encompass true British shooting traditions.

3.   Hunting boots

Investing in high-quality, waterproof and durable boots is a must – although some hunting boots may be at the top of your budget, they are a great investment and won’t be something you should repurchase frequently, but with that being said, there are plenty of boots that are budget-friendly and great quality.

Hunting boots should have ankle support and be lined with waterproof materials so that when you encounter uneven terrain, you won’t risk being injured or loosing balance. A strong pair of boots should be fine regardless of adverse weather conditions.

4.   Shooting accessories

There are various shooting accessories that you can opt for to get the best experience possible when shooting, from gloves to hats, caps and ear protection to shooting glasses that protect your eyes from glaring UV rays when shooting in clear skies.

Gloves can provide extra grip and dexterity, allowing you to handle equipment, reload and shoot with precision – some gloves are specifically designed for shooting, featuring trigger finger openings.

Additionally, wearing a hat with a brim or a cap can help shield your eyes from the sun and provide some protection from rain, an excellent accessory to complete your shooting ensemble. While not clothing per se, ear protection is essential. Earplugs or earmuffs will safeguard your hearing from the loud shotgun blasts and ensure your comfort throughout the day.

5.   Waterproof overtrousers

In wet or muddy conditions, gaiters or waterproof overtrousers can be a lifesaver. They help keep your lower legs and trousers clean and dry, allowing you to focus on the shooting experience.

Perfect for adverse weather conditions, keeping a pair of waterproof overtrousers in your shooting clothing bag is a great way of being prepared for everything.

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A successful day in the field picking up game birds requires more than just a shotgun and enthusiasm - the right clothing is crucial for comfort, safety, and optimal performance. From waterproof jackets and sturdy boots to shooting vests and layered clothing, each item plays a role in ensuring you're well-prepared for the challenges of the shoot.

By investing in these essential shooting clothing items, you'll enhance your overall shooting experience and make memories that last a lifetime.

If you’re after the best shooting gear on the market, browse our full collection here, or visit us in our Penrith store to try the clothing on.