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Thread: The best all weather shooting jacket/suit

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    The best all weather shooting jacket/suit

    I am in the market to change my shooting/beating jacket and trousers and have had Jahti Jakt trousers and jackets the last 2 times as they were well made and hard wearing, the only complaint I have with them is the waterproofing isn't great - especially is kneeling in snow when shooting geese/stalking etc.

    What are the thoughts on the current top products? I want the waterproof trousers and Jacket, currently the best reviews seem to go to Harkila pro-hunter so I am leaning towards this but am open to opinions, so what are your thoughts?

    I have seen the Swazi ones mentioned on here but have no experience of these, and have a few friends with the seeland keeper suits.

    Regards,

    Gixer

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    You won't go wrong with Harkila Pro-Hunter. They are as robust as anything else I've had, they have Gore-Tex, so they're as waterproof and breathable as can be these days and are smart enough to be used on a pheasant day, as well as being excellent rough shooting and wildfowling kit. The only drawback is the price, but hey, you can't take it with you when you go.

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    I have been trying out the Swazi coat over the past month. It has just passed the test in Scotland for three weeks on Red and Sika Stags. And since then I have used it every day in West Sussex on the Fallow and Roe.

    I am impressed with its design and water proof qualities, I especially like the larger hood which has plenty of room and the high collar to keep the wind and rain out. It has just been through its first wash in the washing machine and looks as good as new.

    I have used several different suits of out door clothing over the years and only time will tell if this holds up. Mt longest set was Runninkop from Sweden, that lasted 3 years......just! And since January this year up to this January coming I will have done 203 days stalking.
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    I'll second harkila pro hunter jacket and trousers. I've tried lots of different coats and this seems to be the best so far.

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    Avoid Ridgeline, it's not breathable despite what the adverts say! I'll second Harkila though. I have a kodiak jacket that is 6 yrs old and it is still waterproof. I'm on my second pair of Kodiak trousers (the first pair are still waterproof but the leather is all torn up from brambles & gorse) and I've just bought some pro-hunter trousers.

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    I have have had my Pro Hunter for co Jung up to 6 years now. Faultless and still waterproof after 120 days of use. It's been washed 3 times. I bought the Prohunter Short 2 yeRs ago which equally as good.

    Re the Swazi smock, a friend who has one rates it highly but only downside is that it is not breathable.

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    I have the pro hunter suit and yes it's very good but I do find myself back in the army surplus DPM Gortex from time to time.... Pro hunter jacket and trousers were - 's DPM Gortex - 30 -40...... We've got to be mad arn't we???

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    I have just got a prohunter (yesterday) and have not given it a proper test, but after a couple of dog walks so far a very big thumbs up. Comfortable, warm, windproop etc etc.

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    "I have seen the Swazi ones mentioned on here but have no experience of these, and have a few friends with the seeland keeper suits."

    If I had the cash I would have bought the Pro-hunter !
    The "Keeper suit " Is pretty good though,lasted three seasons so far and apart from a few bramble pulls on the knees is still holding up. Not the warmest jacket ? but a very practical work suit as long as you are moving about .

    Value for money at todays prices,fairly good.

    Pro-hunter========= cost more than your Vitara!
    Keeper suit========= cost less!!!

    You choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2434me View Post
    "I have seen the Swazi ones mentioned on here but have no experience of these, and have a few friends with the seeland keeper suits."

    If I had the cash I would have bought the Pro-hunter !
    The "Keeper suit " Is pretty good though,lasted three seasons so far and apart from a few bramble pulls on the knees is still holding up. Not the warmest jacket ? but a very practical work suit as long as you are moving about .

    Value for money at todays prices,fairly good.

    Pro-hunter========= cost more than your Vitara!
    Keeper suit========= cost less!!!

    You choose.

    Your suits aren't really tested though as you get some other poor souls to walk through all the bad bits....

    Thanks so far folks, I guess seeland is off the list then....

    and Pro hunter is looking like the favorite, are the pro hunter trousers good for over and in the boots or just in?

    Regards,
    Gixer

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