TreeDeep camo clothing
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- Last updated: 06/03/2017
Based in Ireland, LR Active Ltd has developed their own brand of products in their own camo pattern called TreeDeep™. Designed by Brian Connaughton (MD) he says this: “it has been designed using the natural flora found in the woods and hedgerows of the countryside, so the camo is designed to work in all 4 seasons.”
Though unique in its own way it none the less follows the photo-realistic principle we are now familiar with. The overall look is of a medium grey base with overlays of green and brown branches and leaves. What really draws the eye is some of the red/brown accents on the leaves, which do give it a depth. The look, as with most modern patterns, is three dimensional and viewed critically it appears to be a useful and effective camo design for a wide selection of terrain. TreeDeep is offered in the Wicklow jacket and Exmoor trousers and also as a cartridge bag, game bag, ammo belt and a gun slip.
The fabric of the clothing is a brushed 600Denier that is tough, durable and silent in use. They’re lined with 300g of anti-piling polar fleece, which is light but provides the wearer with a high degree of insulation. A waterproof membrane called Breathex is used in both garments making them both waterproof & breathable for the more active hunter.
The jacket has a fully detachable hood with a peak and can be cinched around the face for full protection using the drawstring and has a high neck, lower face storm flap with double strips of Velcro fastening for security.
On the outside the jacket has two large and roomy press-studded cargo pockets with zip close hand warmer slots positioned above. The main ones have pull-out cartridge loops that hold five, 12-bore shells each. Useful as it keeps your ammo to hand and ready to go, when you need a quick reload. At the rear is a large game pocket. To prevent soiling and soaking it has an inner 100% waterproof lining so it can easily be washed after use.
Internally the Whicklow boasts two large zip fastened pockets on both sides and a large open topped one upper right. Lower left there’s a handy mobile phone pouch with Velcro closure. A two-position press-stud and strap fastener allow the jacket to be cinched tight around the wrists and it fastens up the front by a large, all-weather, double zip and has a generous press-stud fasten down storm flap.
The Exmoor trousers are of the six-pocket, combat-style but padded so making them more substantial and comfortable. Carriage is as expected, with the two cargo pockets on the legs offering good capacity. The ankles have draw cords, which I prefer for trousers such as this. The elasticated waist has belt loops and secures by a traditional zip fly and button closure. The knees are reinforced for extra strength and the cut is tailored for a high level of freedom and movement.
Speaking with Brian he stressed the ethos behind this clothing was: “to offer very high quality garments at reasonable prices, and ones packed with features.” In my opinion I reckon he has certainly achieved that and more.
It seems LR Active has thought of it all and as the suit leans heavily towards the shotgunner, the accessories available reflect this. They’re all well built and the game bag in particular holds some clever secrets by way of features. All show a high quality 600D construction and are very useful additions to your kit.
Firstly the cartridge belt and shell bag. The former is well padded but pretty much standard fare, holding 25 X 12-bore shells and the adjustable waistband has a synthetic, QD buckle. Similarly the latter is unfussy but useful and though it’s size might be deceiving it easily holds four boxes of cartridges and is leather lined should you prefer to have your shells out of boxes. It fastens securely with a leather strap and has an adjustable canvas shoulder strap.
The gun slip is 52” long and like the other accessories is tough and waterproof. Fleece-lined with 1” thick foam padding, it includes a strong, adjustable/detachable shoulder strap and has integral carry handles. A useful feature is the exterior, zip fastened choke pouch.
The game bag has an adjustable shoulder strap, two large front pockets and a big game net pouch. Inside there are four, open topped pockets of varying sizes suited to holding multi-tool or secateurs to larger items such as medium size binos. The inner is PVC lined for ease of cleaning.
What can I say; yet again superb clothing and accessories and all at very reasonable prices. I must stress that the Wicklow Jacket and Exmoor Trousers are superb quality. Built to last for many years they definitely rate high in relation to value for money with the added bonus of being fully featured and available in a camo pattern that suits a wide variety of terrain. The company has a pair of rather nifty field boots of which I’m currently testing so expect a review of those in the future.
Name: TreeDeep™ Wicklow Jacket size S – 4XL and Exmoor Trousers 30” – 46” waist.
Price: £95 and £44 respectively.
Accessories: Gun Belt, Gun Slip, Leather Lined Cartridge Bag and Game bag.
Price: £12, £23, £23, and £23 respectively
• Good and new camo pattern
• Well made clothing and accessories
• Practical designs throughout