Shooterking Highland jacket and Trousers
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- Last updated: 27/04/2018
The selection of proper outdoor clothing is a serious business. Yes, there’s a plethora of options available, but when the going gets tough, products that are made down to a price will invariably be found wanting. Shooter King produce a wide selection of outdoor clothing. On test; their Highland Jacket and Trousers
The Highland Jacket is 100% waterproof, which is essential in a quality garment. It is also windproof and breathable, since its constructed from highly durable and weatherresistant materials, such as Super Canvas and Cordura Nylon. The former is a tightly spun material repellent to water, whilst the latter keeps it resistant to tears, scuffs and abrasions. A Shootex membrane helps to prevent water ingress, whilst keeping the wearer warm and comfortable.
Multiple pockets are always a welcome feature in a jacket like this. There are two large internal pockets, which zip up for safe storage. Two front outer cargo-types with ammunition loops and pocket fasteners, two high small ones with waterproof coated zips, two hand warmers that also zip down. In addition, the design sees a large rear pocket, which with zip access on both sides, can also act as a ventilation point, still covered, but where air can be allowed through the thick outer shell. Twin side zip slits are also fitted, just to allow for more flexibility if necessary, when sitting for example. But the adjustable nature of the Highland doesn’t end there, as there are pull cords and Velcro straps throughout, to slacken or gather in the waist and hem.
The Highland features a heavy duty, zip-on/off, removable, adjustable hood. The sleeves feature inner elasticated cuffs with finger pull on slits and adjustable pop down buttons. At the front, a quality YKK zip and storm flap combine to complete the thorough spec. It seems quite weighty, yet wear it, and it just feels totally reassuring. Supremely cosy, courtesy of that sumptuous lining, and highly efficient given the features and detail on offer.
The trousers are constructed from identical material, so the same properties. Cleverly, there’s silicon around the elasticated waist and ankles, to prevent slipping, and there are pre-shaped knee sections to allow for the necessary flexibility in position. Other features include a high-backed waist, wide belt loops, a D-ring on the waist, a knife pocket on the right leg, two rear zip-up pockets, two deep hip pockets with weatherproof coated zips, two cargo pockets, and pleated fronts on each leg. Manoeuvrability comes with those large zip-up expander sections. Just open them, to make getting the trousers on and off easier, or vary the opening for extra flexibility. It’s all very neat and offers top quality, super comfortable gear from Shooter King, that will really take some beating.
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