A top-notch jumper is an essential piece of sporting kit and a gun's best friend: an extra layer that keeps the cold out but it is smart enough to stand alone at shoot lunches or worn with a gilet on milder days. Find yours in our guide to the best shooting jumpers

Here, The Field celebrates the best shooting jumpers: an often overlooked piece of essential kit. They can be a gun’s best friend: a versatile extra layer that keeps out the cold but is smart enough to stand alone at shoot lunches or warn with a gilet to shot on milder days. The jury is very much out on the merits of a crew neck over a V-neck. While the latter may look smarter with a tie, a crew neck offers added warmth when foreshore wildfowling, for example. 

Once you’ve enjoyed our guide to the best shooting jumpers, don’t forget to read our other lowdowns on sporting kit including the best shooting gilets, the best shooting socks and the best shooting coats.

A classic v-neck in a multitude of colours

A classic v-neck for shooting

The Streetly comes in many hues; this is ‘Nebula’

Alan Paine’s Streetly V-neck is a classic shooting jumper (£99.95). Made from hand-spun,  super-soft lambswool, it is made for comfort and comes in a wide variety of colours. it is machine washable to boot.

Best shooting jumper for sheer luxury

A beige-coloured zip-up jumper from Purdey

A luxurious zip-up shooting jumper from Purdey

This Purdey quarter zip sweater is a timeless design made from soft cashmere (£995); you’ll be wearing this for seasons to come. What’s more, the leather frame around the zip adds further style ensuring you’ll cut a dash – while staying cosy – in the line.

Good for mid-winter sport

A blue crew neck sweater - best shooting for shooting in really cold weather

An ideal shooting jumper for really cold days

When the mercury starts to drop, Barbour’s Horseford Crew Jumper (£99.95) is the shooting sweater to reach for. It is made from 100% soft lambswool in a two-colour twist yard, with raglan sleeves. Chunky but more than smart enough for lunch and available in a healthy choice of hues.

A show-stopping windstopper

Best shooting jumper for windy days - the Dubarry feeney, here in navy blue, has a zip-up neck

This smart sweater is also available in dusky green

One for chaps who spent a lot of time outdoors: Dubarry’s Feeney Zip Neck Sweater (£199) has a windproof lining but is made from breathable but durable blend of wool, nylon and rayon. However, for all its hardy credentials, the drape is soft – ensuring it still looks smart inside.

For those who appreciate the finer things in life

A zip-neck cable-knit jumper in green

A beautifully made, versatile zip-neck

Westley Richards’ Cannock Cable jumper (£595) is made in Scotland from the soft and supple cashmere. It’s a classic that will take you anywhere: the shooting line to supper with friends; even on safari if you opt for the version in ‘light clay’.

A timeless shooting jumper

Schoffel's moss green v-neck jumper is a shooting classic

You can’t go far wrong with a V-neck green jumper

There’s always room in a gun’s wardrobe for a failsafe V-neck shooting jumper in green. This lambswool V-Neck from Schoffel (£119.95) is not only soft and warm but has a ribbed hem and cuffs. Perfectly suited for layering when the temperature can vary. Handily, it is also machine washable.

The best shooting jumper for guns who prefer not to wear a coat

A dark green zip-up shooting jumper from Harkila

Packed with technical features – Harkila’s Annaboda shooting jumper

The Annaboda Pullover from Harkila (£339) is made from breathable, naturally temperature regulating wool but with a Harkila Storm Pro HSP® membrane, meaning many guns choose to wear it as an outer layer. The Field understands it is Vinnie Jones’s go-to piece of kit. Other technical features include a zipped chest pocket, reinforced elbows and ribbed cuffs and hems.

A faithful friend

Cordings' V-neck jumper in moss green

No country wardrobe is complete without a trusty V-neck jumper

Cordings’ lambswool V-neck jumper (£99) is spun in Scotland. It is soft, warm, feels light to wear and comes in more than a rainbow’s worth of different colours. Unquestionably, it is the ultimate faithful and trusty friend of country gents across the land.

Want more help in finding the best country kit?

Now you’ve read our guide to the best shooting jumpers, make sure to check out our guides to the best gumboots, the best ear defenders for shooting, the best shooting socks, the best cartridge bags and much, much more on The Field‘s website.

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