Jack Pyke Countryman Clothing
- By Pete Moore
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- Last updated: 25/01/2017
Jack Pyke’s original Countryman Jacket and Trousers have been up-graded! The trousers are now manufactured from a heavier duty cotton canvas. Reinforced with 600D, fully waterproof, Oxford Cordura at the knees and seat, there are two front upper lined hand warmer pockets, two cargo pockets with cleverly designed one press stud fasten overflaps and a rear zipped pocket. These fasten at the forward section only and have a canvas tab for ease of opening. The flap is partially stitched at the rear to reduce the problem of items sliding out if you are sitting at an odd angle. The waist band is part elasticated at the sides, has a generous amount of belt loops with front button fastening and zip fly. They now feature superior adjustable Velcro ankle straps and closure is by a button and zip fly. Mesh-lined they are ideal to be worn alone or under over-trousers.
Complimenting these are new over-trousers! Manufactured from a ‘HARD SHELL’ (a 600D waterproof nylon), and lined with Breatha-tex - a durable high tech fabric designed to be completely water and windproof yet breathable. The design is unique as running up the entire outer side length of both legs are two, strong, double- ended zips with a full storm flap and Velcro fastening tabs to keep mud away from the zips.
At both sides of the waist at the point the zips end are two Velcro tab fasteners and two heavy-duty press studs. The waistband is elasticated and features strong belt loops for good measure. Security at the ankles is catered for by a 3-position strong press stud ankle adjuster. This makes them one of the best types of over-trouser for quick and easy ON/OFF in the field.
The Countryman Jacket is also manufactured from HARD SHELL material. Generously cut it has a full length double front zip and press studded storm flap. Up front are two 9 x 8” bellows pockets, with double press stud over-flaps and two open-topped, fleece-lined hand warmer slots set above with rain covers. The detachable hood has a wired peak and adjuster cord fastening. External Velcro straps allow it to be adjusted to fit your head too.
Wrists can be Velcro-closed and a draw cord is integral; to the hem. As with all garments in the range all seams are fully taped making the Countryman Jacket 100% waterproof. To compliment this attire is a jumper and for those who prefer traditional-style wellies.
The jumper, which is more a fleece jacket with its full-length zip is note-worthy due to its quality and reversible design. One side is manufactured from a knitted mix of 30% wool/70% Acrylic. Worn in this way it has suede shoulder and elbow pads, two zipped handwarmer pockets and two internal zipped pockets. Turn it inside out and the other side is made from a light green, 100% polyester non pil fleece. It shows the same pocket configuration and looks stylish due to the knitted wool mix collar and cuff. To make it even more practical a windproof membrane is integrated into the build.
If the weather isn’t that cold there are plenty of light to medium upper body clothing from the company that you can use to build a layer system for regulating temperature. There’s also a wide selection of headwear and just as many options of gloves that suit this traditional outdoor clothing.
PRICES: £85, £53.95, £68, £66.95 and £89.95 respectively, 1-year guarantee Hunter Green only
CONTACT: Thatchreed Limited, 01234 740327 www.jackpyke.co.uk