Men's Country Sport Jacket
- 90% Polyester 10% Nylon
- 8000mm x 5000mvp Waterproof & Breathable
- Waterproof and Breathable membrane
- Large inner detachable pocket with zip closure and handle so game can be carried with ease
- Upper hand warmer pockets
- Optional safety band
- Cartridge pockets
- Rear zipped game pocket
- Shaped action back sleeves
- Storm Cuffs
The men's Gadwall jacket has been a staple jacket for Sherwood Forest for many years now, and continues to be a favourite. Available in moss olive the Gadwall has some great features, including it's waterproof and breathable membrane, and optional safety band. For extra comfort and practicality the Gadwall jacket has a large detachable poachers pocket, upper hand warmer pockets and cartridge pockets. Also available in the range are Gadwall trousers & breeks.
I recently got the matching jacket and pair of trousers from Sherwood's Gadwall range. The Jacket has some fantastic features that really took me by surprise for a jacket in this price range. I have seen jackets costing two or three times the price of the Gadwall but with half of the features.
I am very particular about my jackets. A good jacket for me needs to blend durability, comfort, style and innovation. I love lots of pockets but most importantly I want a shooting jacket that looks like a shooting jacket. I loved the Gadwall straight out of the box before even trying it on. The Gadwall has some great features, including it's waterproof and breathable membrane, silent fabric and optional safety band (something I personally have not seen on other jackets).
For extra comfort and practicality the Gadwall jacket has a large detachable poachers pocket, upper hand warmer pockets and cartridge pockets. Another feature that I really like is the knitted inner storm cuff. The entire jacket just gives a very snug, warm feeling when out and about in the field. I wore this jacket with only a T-shirt underneath on a very cold, wet and windy day in October and I was surprised just how warm this jacket is whilst remaining lightweight and breathable.
The jacket has a very good finish to it and would be perfect out in the field and would fit equally well on even the nicest game days. After wearing this jacket I can tell you it keeps the warmth in and the cold out whilst remaining lightweight.
The hand warmer pockets have a lovely suede/ micro fibre lining that are really comfortable and are closed securely with zips. The jacket has a premium feel you would expect from a jacket costing double the price of the Gadwall.
When I first tried it on I spent the first five minutes finding more and more pockets on this thing. Underneath the right arm is another zip which opens a compartment with a safety band in it. There is also the poachers pocket on the inside lining which offers a detachable zip bag as well. Both are small features but give the Gadwall jacket the edge against other jackets I have looked at. This is a jacket for every eventuality.
The jacket fits very well and is extremely comfortable providing great ease of movement. The rear of the jacket has a very flexible cut to allow me to mount my gun with ease without putting strain on the sleeves or pulling on the jacket when I lift my arms.
I can already tell that this will be my go to shooting jacket in the autumn and winter months.
It is worth noting that the sizes are very large, where I am a size small or medium In most jackets, I am a size XS in this range and still have more than enough room for 3 or 4 extra layers.
Overall, really pleased with this product... Thanks Clothing for you and Sherwood!!!"