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A decent smock and a good shooting shirt are essential bits of kit for any gamekeeper, beater or picker-up. Read on for your chance to win two great items from the good people at Seeland!
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Whether you’re running the beating line, doing the daily rounds of the pens or carrying out essential predator control, you need to be warm and dry – and a smock is the ideal garment. Robust and no-nonsense, with extra coverage where you need it most. Likewise no gamekeeper, Gun, beater or picker-up would be without a classic shooting shirt – it’s an absolute country wardrobe staple.
We’ve teamed up with Seeland to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic Avail Smock and Shooting Shirt, which together are worth over £245!
To enter, simply fill in the form below! Closing date is May 1st 2023.
The Avail smock is a straightforward, highly functional, but no-frills hunting smock. It is low-noise, features Seeland’s SEETEX membrane, and provides more protection around the lumbar region than a standard hunting jacket. Simply put, just what you need for hunting or cold mornings feeding the birds.
The Avail smock is made from a brushed, low-noise tricot fabric in a subdued, dark-green colour, allowing it to blend in with most of the surroundings where you typically hunt. The smock also features the windproof and waterproof SEETEX two-layer membrane, with a hydrostatic head of 10,000/10,000 mm, to keep you dry out in the field, even if you are caught in a passing heavy downpour. The smock has a two-way zip in the side for easy on and off. On the chest is a large kangaroo pocket, which is ideal for protecting your binoculars or storing walkie talkies, with handwarmer pockets behind. The hood unzips if not needed, and there are adjustments around the wrists, waist and lower hem, for a snug fit that keeps the cold out.
This is a classic shirt for shooting with optimal range of motion. The Shooting shirt is perfect for shooting in company, where classic garb is a requirement, and it also works well for everyday use. It has an action back to ensure good freedom of movement. The shirt is slightly stretchy, which makes it comfortable to wear. It features a chest pocket and adjustable cuffs.
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