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Frequently Asked Product Queries

What is the best brand for waterproof coats and jackets?


We highly recommend Rab coats and jackets. Waterproof and breathable, Rab prides itself on manufacturing its jackets using high quality materials that have been designed to be strong as well as weather resistant. They call themselves The Mountain People with good reason! Buying Rab products also means you'll be supporting a company that values ethically produced and sourced goods.


What is the best waxed jacket on the market?


The Barbour Beaufort is the ultimate field sports jacket, with a timeless design that ensures it is not only durable but stylish enough to wear anytime.


Which walking boots should I buy?


This depends very much on the terrain you're heading out to and it is highly recommended that you take advantage of our instore fitting service to ensure that perfect fit and suitability for your needs. From Meindl and Scarpa to Merrell and Grisport, there are many different heights, styles, weights and widths to consider before making your final choice. Fit is crucial!


Which walking boot socks should I buy?


We highly recommend 1000 Mile socks with choices available for hiking and trekking that offer comfort and protection during the hottest summer months to the coldest winter, helping you stay active all year round. Walking boot socks cushion areas of your feet that are more susceptible to rubbing, and provide additional support in the arch and ankle areas.


Is a full length walking boot available?


Dubarry of Ireland produce knee high full leather boots which are recommended for general walking, ie nice long dog walks. Stick to walking boots for longer walks on tricky terrain.


Who makes the best leather wellington boots?


Dubarry of Ireland have been making their fully waterproof leather wellies for many years and have the tried and tested experience to take this top spot. All Dubarry boots have a Gore-tex lining to ensure year round comfort - they keep your feet dry in the wettest of environments, and wick away moisture on warmer days. We sell a good range of Dubarry boots and our staff are on hand to ensure you choose the style that feets your fit and needs perfectly.


What is the best wellington boot?


Without doubt, Aigle wellies take this position. Great design, fabulous quality and consistently voted the most reliable boot. For dog walking, shooting or general every day use, these boots are tough and durable.


Why buy a Tilley Hat?


Where do we start? Apart from being guaranteed for life, Tilley hats are tough, versatile and comfortable. They can float, repel rain, protect from the sun with UPF 50 plus, or feature an adjustable wind cord to keep that hat firmly in place. Whatever your requirement, Tilley will have the hat for you.


Why buy an an Alan Paine fleece gilet?


Because we think it's the best on the market! Alan Paine use a premium fleece and the price point is unbeatable without affecting quality and style.


Why wear tweed for shooting?


Because it is a versatile and durable fabric with natural insulating properties making it perfect for keeping you warm. Top quality tweeds ensure that rain droplets bead on the surface and many combine a waterproof liner. Apart from all that, you're going to look the part!


Can you recommend a tweed shooting jacket?


Alan Paine do a great range of shooting clothing, and we keep the best of it in our store. Shooting coats are not just for the field, but are a durable and comfortable coat that can be worn on long walks or even a visit to the pub!








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