Gamekeeper and deer manager David Whitby has been trialling the new Avail stalking suit from Seeland – and he’s impressed.
“It’s incredibly quiet to stalk in,” he says. “It’s fully waterproof, and a nice shade of green.” David adds that the suit is very versatile, “Perfect for stalking winter and summer really.”
He’s been wearing the jacket, trousers and cap for stalking summer roebucks. “At 4.30 in the morning it can be quite chilly, but you don’t want something that’s heavy and warm or you’ll regret it when it warms up in a few hours time. This is ideal. It’s light and waterproof, with the right amount of warmth for summer stalking. If you’re out in winter you just dress appropriately underneath it.”
“I’ve been using this for several weeks now and I can’t find anything bad to say about it – and I would be honest. It’s perfect, suits me down to the ground, and well priced too.”
Both jacket and trousers are made from a brushed, low-noise tricot fabric. They feature a two-layer, windproof and waterproof Seetex membrane, with a water column pressure of 10,000 mm.
The Avail stalking clothing is priced at £149.99 for the jacket, £109.99 for the trousers, and £29.99 for the cap.