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How to Choose the Right Ladies Shooting Clothing!

Posted by Bethan on Jul 20, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Ladies Shooting Gear!

Are you a woman who loves the thrill of shooting sports? Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out game or clay shooting, having the right gear is crucial to your success and comfort on the range. In this ultimate guide, we will take you through the ins and outs of our range of ladies shooting clothing, helping you choose the right gear that not only looks great but also performs exceptionally well. From specialised high quality shooting jackets and shooting shirts to durable trousers and footwear, we'll cover it all. 

Our expert tips and recommendations will ensure that you're dressed to impress and ready to hit your target with confidence. 

So, whether you're a competitive shooter or simply enjoy spending time at the range, this guide is your go-to resource for all things ladies shooting clothing. Get ready to elevate your shooting experience with the perfect gear that combines style, functionality, and comfort.

Importance of Choosing the Right Shooting Clothing

Shooting sports require a lot of physical and mental stamina, so it's essential to choose the right country clothing that not only looks great but also performs well. The right shooting clothing can provide you with the comfort and flexibility you need to move freely and aim accurately. It can also protect you from the elements and prevent injuries while shooting.

Moreover, the right shooting clothing can enhance your performance on the range. For instance, specialised shooting jackets and vests can provide you with a stable shooting platform, while shooting boots can offer better grip and durability. Therefore, taking the time to choose the right shooting clothing can make a huge difference in your shooting experience.

Types of Ladies Shooting Clothing

When it comes to ladies shooting clothing, there are various options to choose from. Here are some of our most popular types of shooting clothing items for women:

Shooting Jackets

Shooting jackets are specially designed to provide you with a stable shooting platform. They come with features such as large front pockets to hold cartridges, hand warmer pockets and storm cuffs. Our collection of ladies shooting coats are made of lightweight and breathable fabrics that allow you to move freely and stay cool even in hot weather.

Our Top Picks:

Verney Carron Ladies Falcon Jacket

Verney Carron Ladies Falcon Jacket

The  Verney Carron Ladies Falcon Jacket is the perfect choice for female shooters. Crafted with exceptional care and functionality in mind, this shooting jacket is constructed out of an ultra stretch, flexible, and silent fabric. This fabric is waterproof and breathable, keeping you dry and comfortable in all sorts of weather. It also features a range of pockets for storing essential items. 

This women's shooting jacket is sure to elevate your shooting experience, keeping you warm and comfortable while providing style and functionality.

Key features: Ultra-stretch flexible and silent fabric

Verney Carron Ladies Falcon Jacket


Game Ladies Derby Tweed Jacket

Game Ladies Derby Tweed Jacket

This  Game Derby tweed ladies jacket has been crafted with a durable wool and mixed fibres fabric and is of superior quality. It contains a waterproof and windproof membrane and various pockets, with a Teflon coating to ward off rain and stain damage. For additional warmth, it has concealed knitted inner storm cuffs, a soft suede collar, two hand warmer pockets, two cartridge pockets with retaining straps, an interior zip pocket, and a map pocket. The adjustable stud closing waist straps add to the snug fit and it has been manufactured in England.

Key features: Waterproof and breathable membrane

Game Derby Tweed Jacket for Ladies


Ridgeline Ladies Monsoon II Arctic Jacket

Ridgeline Ladies Monsoon II Arctic Smock

This ladies  Monsoon II Arctic jacket from Ridgeline is ideal for a range of activities, from shooting and farming to dog-walking. It's constructed with a waterproof, breathable 3 layer laminated shell and features a large hood for extra protection from the elements. The RL-TEX Pro fabric provides extreme weather protection, while remaining durable and hard-wearing. This stylish and practical jacket is further enhanced by its removable faux fur hood and collar, zipped pockets, waist clinch and a quiet fabric. Furthermore, its long fitted style with a scooped hem makes it perfect for layering up.

Key features: Waterproof and breathable 3 layer laminated shell

Ridgeline Ladies Monsoon Arctic Smock


Shooting Trousers

Shooting pants are designed to offer better grip and durability while shooting. They come with reinforced knees and seat areas to prevent wear and tear, and they also have adjustable waistbands for a better fit. Our range of ladies shooting trousers are made of lightweight and stretchy fabrics that allow you to move freely and stay comfortable.

Our Top Picks:

Hoggs of Fife Ladies Struther Trousers

Hoggs of Fife Ladies Struther Trousers

The  ladies Struther trousers made by Hoggs of Fife offer a premium level of quality that is sure to make them a favourite. With a waterproof and breathable membrane, they keep you dry and comfortable for longer. Constructed with soft rip-stop fabric, they look great and feel great too. These trousers feature zips at the fly and on one side pocket, as well as stylish detailing on both. Perfect for a variety of outdoor activities like countrysports and dog walking, the Hoggs of Fife Struther trousers for ladies come with a range of great features.

Key features: Waterproof & breathable rip-stop fabric

Hoggs of Fife Ladies Struther Trousers


Percussion Ladies Stronger Trousers

Percussion Ladies Stronger Trousers

These marvellous women's trousers are crafted to keep you dry during any outdoor activity! The breathability and waterproof material make them a pleasure to wear, regardless of the weather conditions. With six pockets, taped seams, an elastic waistband, and zipped ankles, you can be sure you've made the correct selection when you buy these! The heavy duty fabric makes them perfect to wear if walking through rough grounds.

Key features: Strong and durable fabric

Percussion Ladies Stronger Trousers


Hoggs of Fife Rannoch Field Trousers

Hoggs of Fife Ladies Rannoch Field Trousers

The  Hoggs of Fife ladies Rannoch field trousers offer full waterproof, breathable and windproof protection, plus taped seams for extra security. Comfort and warmth are at the core of their design with a part elasticated waistband and a polyester lining. These trousers are built with articulated knee panels and velcro ankle closures for enhanced mobility.

Key features: Waterproof and breathable soft peach fabric

Hoggs of Fife Ladies Rannoch Trousers


Shooting Shirts

Shooting shirts for women are made of lightweight and breathable fabrics that wick away sweat and moisture. Our range of ladies shooting shirts are available in various styles and colours, so you can choose one that fits your style and preferences.

Women's shooting shirt

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Shooting Gloves

Shooting gloves are designed to protect your hands from the recoil of the gun. They come with padded palms and fingers to absorb shock and prevent injuries. Shooting gloves are made of lightweight and breathable fabrics that allow you to grip the gun firmly and move your fingers freely.

Click here to view our range of  womens shooting gloves.

Shooting Footwear

Shooting footwear is designed to provide you with better traction and stability while shooting. They come with features such as slip-resistant soles, ankle support, and waterproof membranes to keep your feet dry and comfortable. Shooting footwear is made of lightweight and breathable materials that allow you to move freely and stay comfortable.

Our Top Picks:

Grisport Gamekeeper Boots

Grisport Gamekeeper Boots

The  Grisport Gamekeeper Boot is an ideal choice for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as shooting, hunting, and walking with their dogs. The boot's design incorporates an anti-scuff rand at the base to defend against scratches and scuffs. Additionally, a waterproof and breathable membrane, along with a stitched bellowed tongue, keeps out rain and debris. Available in sizes EU40-EU47 (UK6.5 - 12)

Key features: Heel locking system with waterproof and breathable membrane

Grisport Gamekeeper Field Boots


Jack Pyke Hunter Boots

Jack Pyke Hunter Boots

The  Jack Pyke Hunters boot is an ideal choice for outdoor activities. It is constructed with full-grain leather and a rubber rand around the toe and heel areas which helps to keep the leather free from scuffs. The boot also features a waterproof and breathable membrane, a Thinsulate lining for warmth and a Vibram sole unit for great grip. It is a high leg boot with 8 eyelets for quick lacing, a padded ankle collar for added comfort and a bellowed tongue for complete waterproofness. This boot is suitable for walking, shooting, beating and other outdoor pursuits. Available in sizes UK6-12

Key features: Full-grain leather with rubber rand for added protection

Jack Pyke Hunter Boots


Percussion Sologne Wellington Boots

Percussion Sologne Wellington Boots

The  Percussion Sologne wellington boot offers a combination of comfort, style, and protection at an economical price. Its construction features a 100% waterproof natural rubber and a 4mm neoprene lining for extra warmth. This boot is robust with an anti-slip sole unit and an anti-twisting steel reinforcement for stability when worn. It also includes a cushioned, removable insole for added comfort. These wellies are suitable for shooting, beating and dog walking. Available in sizes EU37-47 (UK4.5-12)

Key features: Natural rubber with 4mm neoprene lining

Percussion Sologne Wellington Boots


Factors to Consider When Choosing Shooting Clothing

Choosing the right shooting clothing items can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to shooting sports. Here are some factors to consider when choosing shooting clothing:

Purpose

The first thing to consider is your purpose for shooting. Are you a competitive shooter or do you enjoy clay shooting? Your purpose will determine the type of shooting clothing you need.

Weather Conditions

Weather conditions can affect your shooting experience, so it's essential to choose shooting clothing that is suitable for the weather. For instance, shooting jackets and vests are ideal for cold weather, while shooting shirts and pants are suitable for warm weather. Plus consider layering up rather than wearing heavy garments. As the day gets warmer, you can remove a layer and still stay comfortable.

Range Rules

Some shooting ranges have specific rules and regulations regarding clothing. It's essential to check with your range before purchasing shooting clothing to ensure that it meets their requirements. For example, a shooting range may prefer that a ladies shooting jacket is of a certain colour or style such as tweed.

Comfort

Comfort is crucial when it comes to shooting clothing. You need clothing that allows you to move freely and stay comfortable for extended periods. Choose shooting clothing that fits well and is made of breathable and stretchy fabrics.

Style

Shooting clothing comes in various styles and colours. Choose a style that fits your preferences and complements your shooting gear.

Choosing the Right Fabric for Shooting Clothing

The type of fabric you choose for your shooting clothing can affect your performance. Here are some fabrics to consider when choosing shooting clothing:

Cotton

Cotton is a popular fabric for shooting clothing because it's lightweight, breathable, and comfortable. It's also easy to maintain and durable. However, 100% cotton is not very water-resistant, so it's not suitable for rainy weather.

Polyester

Polyester is a synthetic fabric that is lightweight, durable, and water-resistant. It's also easy to maintain and dries quickly. However, polyester is not as breathable as cotton, so it's not suitable for hot weather.

Nylon

Nylon is a synthetic fabric that is lightweight, durable, and water-resistant. It's also breathable and dries quickly. However, nylon is not as comfortable as cotton, so it's not suitable for extended wear.

Gore-Tex

Gore-Tex is a waterproof and breathable fabric that is ideal for shooting clothing. It's also lightweight and durable. However, Gore-Tex is more expensive than other fabrics, so it's not suitable for everyone's budget.

With many different shooting clothing brands now to choose from, there are plenty of choices in style and colours.  Hoggs of Fife clothing, Stoney Creek, Percussion and Ridgeline are just some of the brands that offer quality shooting clothing for women.


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The Importance of Layering in Shooting Clothing

Layering is essential when it comes to shooting clothing. Layering allows you to adjust your clothing according to the weather and your activity level. Here are some tips for layering your shooting clothing:

Base Layer

The base layer is the layer closest to your skin. It should be made of a moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you dry and comfortable.

Mid Layer

The mid layer provides insulation and warmth. It should be made of a lightweight and breathable fabric that traps heat without adding bulk.

Outer Layer

The outer layer protects you from the elements and provides durability. It should be made of a water-resistant and breathable fabric that allows you to move freely. Consider investing in a good quality shooting or hunting jacket.

Sizing and Fit Considerations for Shooting Clothing

Choosing the right size and fit is crucial when it comes to shooting clothing. Here are some tips for getting the right size and fit:

Measure Yourself

Use a tape to measure your chest, waist, hips, and inside leg. Use these measurements to determine your size. If our garments don’t give you the necessary measurements, please get in contact with us and we'll be happy to help with additional measurements.

Check the Sizing Chart

Check the sizing chart of the brand you're interested in buying. Sizing charts can vary from brand to brand, so it's essential to check the chart before purchasing.

Try It On

If possible, try on the shooting clothing before purchasing. This will give you an idea of how it fits and feels.

Consider the Layering

When choosing shooting clothing, consider the layering you will be wearing. You may need to size up to accommodate the base and mid layers.

Accessories for Ladies Shooting Clothing

Womens shooting accessories

Accessories can enhance your shooting experience and provide you with extra comfort and convenience. Here are some accessories to consider for ladies shooting clothing:

Shooting Glasses

Shooting glasses protect your eyes from debris and recoil. They come with features such as anti-fog and scratch-resistant coatings.

Ear Protection

Ear protection is essential when shooting. It protects your ears from the loud noise of the gun. You can choose from earplugs or earmuffs.

Cartridge Bags

Cartridge bags are designed to carry your shooting gear and accessories. They come with features such as padded compartments and multiple pockets.

We have a great range of accessories suitable for shooting including, shooting themed braces, shooting sticks and seat sticks. Check out our full range of accessories here.

Conclusion

Choosing the right shooting clothing is crucial to your success and comfort. The right shooting clothing can provide you with the flexibility, durability, and protection you need to perform well. Consider the factors we've discussed in this guide, and choose shooting clothing that fits your purpose, style, and budget. With the right shooting clothing, you'll be ready to hit your target with confidence and style. Browse our  shooting clothing for women collection today.


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