Jack Pyke Ashcombe Range
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- Last updated: 27/07/2018
Jack Pyke are known for their affordable outdoor clothing, which includes anything from full blown ghillie suits to a full range of camouflage and general outdoor apparel. They have recently released a new line called the Ashcombe range, which includes a jacket, flat cap, baseball cap, gilet and trousers.
First impressions were good! I like the design and the image that Jack Pyke have gone with and it comes across as multi-purpose outdoor wear. It is reasonably smart, so can be worn anywhere and for a broad spectrum of outdoor activities from shooting to walking. It does not shout about shooting like camouflage does, which comes with obvious advantages to some people! The colour is described as olive brown and it works well with the materials used.
All the items are manufactured out of new Nyco material that is bonded with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) membrane and has a waterproof rating of 5000mm and a breathability rating of 3000gm2, which makes it perfect for most people while outdoors. The problem with most waterproof clothing, is that it normally makes more noise when moving about, which is a consideration for the hunter. However, the materials used shows great improvement in this area.
The Jacket is well thought out, the outer is olive brown, whereas there is a partial tartan lining on the inside, which is a nice touch. There is a full-length double opening zip with press studded/zipped storm flap at the front, as well as two zipped handwarmer pockets. These include a studded link to keep the flaps of the large lower bellows pockets below them open for ease of access to shotgun cartridges etc. Upper pockets include an external zipped radio pocket, including a Velcro tab for securing an aerial and an internal zipped pocket. There is a removable/ concealable wired hood and adjustment all round with elasticated draw cords, waist and hem and Velcro adjustment on the hood and sleeves.
The trousers are slightly different in colour, being green up top and olive brown from just above the knees downwards and include a mesh lining. There are two upper zipped pockets, which are recessed and covered with a flap. One lower studded pocket on the leg and one rear zipped pocket, both on the right-hand side. There are belt loops and an extended height waist with shirt grip band. The waist is partially elasticated and secured with a stud fastening and fly zip.
Looking closely at the items, they are of a good quality and represent excellent value for money, especially considering their versatility. In the field, they performed 100%, offering great comfort, protection from the elements and when trying to get into various potions with the rifle they proved flexible whilst offering a good fit. Well worth consideration if you are looking for some new gear.