Berwick shooting waistcoat By alan Paine
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.