Jack Pyke Clothing Range
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- Last updated: 31/07/2017
Jack Pyke has carved out quite a niche for themselves over the years, as they offer quality clothing at an affordable price. Long gone are the days of having to buy really expensive gear from ‘prestigious’ names, or getting kitted out from the local arm surplus store. I’ve been wearing their products for years, so know how good the clothing is, so when a package arrived a while ago, I was keen to try it.
It’s sometimes important to look the part and a traditional style of country shirt is almost mandatory in certain circles. The Countryman Shirt is Jack Pyke’s version and it looks great no matter what the situation; town or country.
The material is an easycare blend of 60% cotton and 40% polyester, so doesn’t crease as badly as some other materials and looks good when other materials would look worse for wearliterally!
There’s a button collar, which always look good in my book and a breast pocket on the left side. Available in Green, Burgundy and Brown Check and in sizes from S-XXXL at £24.95.
Next up, is the Fieldman Fleece Jacket. Made from 300g Polyester fleece it’s warm on its own, or is excellent as part of a layering system. It’s surprisingly warm and kept me cosy one night up at the farm after foxes when I’d forgotten my usual shooting jacket; the collar can be zipped right up to keep the draughts at bay too. Being made in the effective English Oak camo, it also let me blend into the background whilst shooting. A full-length zip lets you get it on easily and it can obviously be used to control body temperature. There are two pockets on the front and the zips stop stuff getting lost whilst out shooting, even when prone. The cuffs are elasticated and there is a draw string adjuster around the back to cinch the bottom tighter if required. Available in sizes S-XXXL, the Fieldman Fleece Jacket is £34.95.
Next, we have the Rannock waterproof jacket that’s made from a breathable material that also silent to wear, so won’t signal to your quarry that you’re on your way! The jacket has a full-length, double opening zip for ease of access and an-built hood with a drawstring to keep the elements at bay. There are two large pockets on the lower, front part of the jacket, with Velcro fastening flaps and the cuffs can be adjusted easily with Velcro fastened tabs. The lining is 100% brushed Polyester and the laminated membrane keeps rain out but still allows perspiration to escape. I’ve worn the jacket quite a bit lately whilst shooting, often combined with the Fieldman Fleece and I was toasty all night. The Rannock is available in Jack Pyke’s Forest Green and Forest Brown, so you can choose which one best suit your area and terrain; however, at the fantastic price of £58.95, buying both for the changing seasons and leaf colour isn’t too daunting! Once again, the jacket is available in sizes S-XXXL.
Last up is the stylish Countryman Fleece Gilet. Made from 300gram Thermal Fleece, it’s lovely and warm, worn either over a shirt when the sun goes down to ward off chills, or under a jacket as part of a layering system when you don’t want too much bulk around the arms. Nubuck piping finishes the edges of the fleece material nicely and looks good to boot. There are two large pockets on the front with vertical zips for security. The main, double opening zip can be zipped right to the top of the collar for added warmth if needed. Available in Burgundy, Navy and Light Olive, the Countryman Fleece Gilet is only £29.95 and yes, you guessed it, is available in sizes S-XXL!
As with all clothing reviews, I always wear the products as much as I can, to get a real feel for the products and I can safely say that I’ve not found any of the items wanting in any way, so thumbs up all round!