When looking for a smock, we want something that's going to be hard-wearing and tough enough to protect you against the great British weather and any woodland obstructions that you may encounter.
In addition, it should feel durable and offer full coverage, as well as being breathable and completely waterproof.
We thought we would take away the stress of trying to find the perfect smock and put together a few of our favourites that tick every box.
The Hoggs of Fife Struther smock is a keen favourite with our customers and a country classic.
The smock is made from a tough, nylon-reinforced canvas material for durable performance, ideal for hunting, shooting, and outdoor enthusiasts!
Its 100% waterproof and has a polyester mesh lining for breathability.
It has a large, zip-fastened front pocket with a cover flap that provides a secure place to store your compass, binoculars, or other essential hunting items. It is also worth mentioning that this product comes with matching waterproof trousers to give you maximum protection. You can also have your little helper matching with the Junior Struther Smock.
Although the Harkila Mountain Hunter smock is at the more premium end of the price scale, there's no doubt why. It's fully waterproof, windproof, and breathable. The 3-Layer fabric GORE-TEX membrane provides the highest degree of wet weather protection to ensure that you stay dry and comfortable all day long.
Its part of Harkila's premium quality Mountain Hunter collection that features some of their toughest, most waterproof designs-the perfect choice for active hunting on difficult, mountainous terrain.
It pulls on over the head and has a full double zip on either side to make it easier to take on and off. It's also worth mentioning that it has multiple chest pockets for all your accessory needs. The chest pocket is even large enough to fit your trusty binoculars in.
Don't worry about the sizing with this product. We would suggest your usual size as it has adjustable cuffs and waist if you do wish to have a more fitted look.
A well-known brand, Deerhunter, didn't disappoint with their newest overhead smock. This design ticks many of the practical features that you should be looking for when searching for the perfect smock. It has a waterproof fabric which is specially designed with their Deer-Tex Performance shell membrane to ensure you stay dry and comfortable while on the move. It is fully windproof, breathable and made from an extra strong thorn proof fabric, so the jacket is able to deal with scrub, bush and thorns.
It comes in three attractive designs, which are branded throughout. All feature a drawcord adjustable waist, armpit vents, and a removable hood. Overall, a great unisex all-rounder that even includes a 5-year warranty!
Subtle, yet smart, the Musto Keepers smock features Mustos own fabric technology that ensures full protection from the great British country weather. With its 2-layer showerproof, breathable, and silent fabric, it's perfect for any hunter or fisherman that wants to stay dry but under the radar.
With an impressive 10,000mm waterproof rating, it can work great on its own or as an extra layer over a cosy fleece.
A keen favourite with our customers, the smock also includes a YKK two-way zip, which adds a premium finishing touch to an already stylish and practical jacket.
A modern twist on the traditional smock, the Didriksons Slaghoken doesn't just look the part, but has a high water column test level of 10,000.
The smock is adjustable at either side with a drawstring tie, which tucks nicely under the jacket. It also has a large hood which securely fits over the head, with added protection from a peaked front.
This stylish, modern smock is constructed of a lightweight fabric. It's super soft, easy to move in, and ideal for those who don't want to sacrifice comfort for style.
Didriksons Slaghoken is available for both men and women and its modern vibrant look makes it suitable for all ages.
So, whether you're after a jacket to provide protection from the natural elements or from sharp brambles, the smock is the ideal functional outerwear piece for hunting and shooting in the country.
It couldn't be easier to get on and off, which enhances your freedom of movement.
Though sizing can be a worry when it comes to smocks, feel reassured that we're happy to exchange sizes free of charge!
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