From essential items to treats, these bits of kit are sure to give you the edge this season
Otterbox phone case
Keep your phone safe from bumps, scrapes and dirt while out in the great outdoors. If your phone case isn’t living up to your lifestyle, the Defender phone case from Otterbox could be the answer. With a three-way protective system, featuring a silicone outer to protect against knocks, screen protector for scratch resistance and silicone plugs for the ports, to prevent dirt corrupting the connections. Available in sizes compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5S and Samsung S3. The patterns available are: Realtree Max 4, Xtra, Xtra Green and AP Pink camo, plus free belt-clip holster.
Team Wild Outfitters: 01889 563236; www.teamwildoutfitters.com
Alan Paine Ripon Ties
This range of pure silk ties, with branded satin lining, are the ultimate luxury on a driven shoot or for a special occasion. Choose which pattern most takes your fancy: flying pheasant (pictured), sitting pheasant, duck or bird and dog designs. Each pattern is available in a range of bright colours, and can come in a stylish presentation box, perfect as a gift or kept all to yourself.
Alan Paine: 44 (0)1623 522570; www.alanpaine.co.uk
Guardian Cartridge Bags
A game shoot essential, each Guardian bag can hold up to 125 cartridges and comes in an individual material. Choose from chestnut leather (Canterbury), a leather and canvas mix, (Heritage Elite) or an all-canvas option (Heritage), these bags are designed for a variety of looks and budgets. With a speed-loading flap as standard on all models, plus a soft felt lining. Canterbury cases and slips are also available for a matching set.
RRP: £40- £67
Sportsman Gun Centre: 01392 354854; www.sportsmanguncentre.com
MacWet Climatech gloves
MacWet boasts an ingenious technology that allows their gloves to maintain excellent grip, regardless of wet or dry conditions. When wet, the unique Aquatec fabric provides undiminished tactile grip as moisture is wicked away from the skin to the glove’s outer and used to increase grip. The Climatech gloves are breathable but also retain heat, a warm option that in no way compromises performance or comfort. The thin material also prevents discomfort, allowing quarry shooters trigger access without compromising their accuracy. If the gloves get wet, they naturally dry out within 5-10 minutes. Available in six different colours, and in two cuff lengths.
MacWet: +44 (0) 845 6039075; www.macwet.com