Ber­wick shoot­ing waist­coat By alan Paine

Shooting Gazette - - The Review -

£124.95

alan­paine.co.uk

Choos­ing shoot­ing vests, waist­coats and gilets can be a bit of a mine­field. For many new guns nowa­days their first taste of the gar­ment is an ill-fit­ting, dusty and sun bleached num­ber from the shoot­ing ground, one which catches the toe and heel of the butt and is any­thing other than com­fort­able.

No such prob­lems with this gilet, and Alan Paine has cer­tainly done its home­work. The clas­sic fit means you’re not drown­ing in ma­te­rial or hav­ing to worry about your move­ment be­ing re­stricted. The 45, 35 and 20 per cent split be­tween cot­ton, polyester and ny­lon makes this a light­weight and breath­able gilet that should serve you well dur­ing the early au­tumn when you’re still in shirt­sleeves.

You’ll be able to slip an­other layer un­der­neath if you need to, and given our Octobers are in­creas­ingly un­pre­dictable, this gilet is a use­ful gar­ment to have to hand, es­pe­cially if you’re caught in a light shower mid­drive. Per­haps the only lin­ger­ing thought we have is how well the suede chest patches will fare af­ter a few thou­sand rounds of car­tridges have gone through our shot­guns. That aside, this smart, well-con­structed gar­ment is worthy of your at­ten­tion – the in­clu­sion of an Alan Paine pin badge is a lovely touch, too.

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