Jack Pyke 

Probably the most worn camo in the UK and still a firm favourite. Comes in a good variety of patterns including English oak and woodland and blends in rather well. Jack Pyke gear is very comfortable and comes in large sizes and their gear is soft touch and very quiet. It is resistant to scuffs and does feel very cosy indeed. Their Breatha-Tex material says it is windproof and waterproof but our field tests say it is not. I guess it all depends on your on your definition but we found wearing it in the rain it did let a lot of water through and and that was on a new set. As for breathable our feedback from  users is that it usually ends up "minging" and more than one person had to wring out their boxer shorts. We still love a bit of Jack Pyke though and we use it a lot.

Ian Beer's genius snow camo.  White trainers for when there is snow on the ground. That's his excuse anyway.

 Fortis Clothing

UK based manufacturers of what the call "Peak performance" clothing and you will see them at many game fairs.  They aren't cheap and we have tested their SAS smock (£235) and matching trousers for over a year in all sorts of conditions.

The smock and trousers are very warm indeed and have loads of pockets to keep your gear. The hood is big and very well designed and has a wire inlay to shape it. The zips are big and chunky and the fabric is fairly breathable. Superb for cold weather.  The gear is let down by the fact that the pockets let water in immediately and anything you have in them gets soaked. Not much good if you use the pockets to store things which is what they are for. Fantastic for keeping warm though.

Davie "Barndoor"Scott's Fortis gear. Not camo but super warm and as you can see it comes in all sizes. We think he still has room on that airgun for a coffee maker. he has everything else on it.

Davie "Barndoor"Scott's Fortis gear. Not camo but super warm and as you can see it comes in all sizes. We think he still has room on that airgun for a coffee maker. he has everything else on it.

Flecktarn Camo

Our pick of the bunch and our highest rating. Most Flecktarn gear is second hand as it is ex German army stock and the parka comes in on ebay at around just £15-£20 and the trousers are around £10-£15.There can be minor imperfections or repairs so it is a bit of  pot luck.

This kit is lightweight and totally waterproof due to the fact that it is lined with genuine Goretex.  We know £20 for a Goretex jacket sounds too good to be true but we tested it and it is genuinely fantastic. The gear is a bit noisy and because it is light it can tear if you don't look after it but at that price it doesn't matter all that much.

Genuinely breathable and very light and easy to roll up and put in a backpack and very warm if you have the correct layers underneath.