Shooting Jackets Guide

Shooting Jackets at John Norris are always a big seller, and it's easy to see why. Here's what you need to know before you buy your next shooting jacket from John Norris. 1. Brand You might already have a few brands in mind, or perhaps you don't know what to look for or which brands could be right for you. Here at John Norris, we stock Barbour, Seeland, Musto, Schoffel, Le Chameau, Dubarry and more, so you're bound to find what you need. 2. Style Choose a style that is going to be suitable for a day out shooting. You may be wearing the shooting jacket for long periods of time so you want to be sure you pick one that gives you freedom of movement and fits well. 3. Quiet Shooting jackets need to be quiet in operation, and so you'll need to make sure that you can move about, and walk around, without making too much noise. 4. Warm You'll want to stay warm when you're out shooting, and so choosing a good quality shooting jacket makes sense. Although you'll be wearing other layers underneath, you won't want to restrict your arms. 5. Comfortable Being comfortable when out shooting is important, and so you'll need to make sure that your new shooting jacket doesn't rub, or make you itch, or isn't too heavy. 6. Good fit Getting a good fitting shooting jacket will mean that you can concentrate on what you're doing, and not have to worry about your clothes. 7. Waterproof As the weather is so unpredictable in the UK, you'll want your shooting jacket with you at all times, because what starts off as a warm dry day can soon become a cold, windy and rainy day. Staying dry will be important and will help you to stay warm and focussed too. 8. Long Lasting When you invest in a shooting jacket, you'll want it to last. You'll be wearing it in all weathers and in all sorts of terrain, and so you won't expect it to fall apart after a few days out shooting. 9. Budget Your budget might mean that you can't have the high performance technical jacket that you want, but there's no reason to settle for something that's not right. If you're going to wear your new shooting jacket a lot, then it makes sense to spend enough to get the right one. If you're only going to wear it a few times a year, then you won't want to spend a fortune on it. 10. Value for money Getting value for money is essential, and so the cheapest shooting jacket might not be suitable for you at all. It could be that a shooting jacket from one of the premium brands is exactly what you need. By wearing the right