As the days shorten and we count down to the clocks changing, some of our more organised followers will be starting to make Christmas lists. Others will be looking forward to spending a day in the field and are on the hunt for some smart new shooting kit to take with them. If either of those sound like you, this blog is the perfect way to spend five minutes of your day. That’s because we’re taking a closer look at some of the fantastic brands and products that we sell in the Thimbleby gunroom, from luxurious leather gun slips to clever waterproof gloves which still give you perfect trigger control. Let’s take a (virtual) look around…
Beautiful leather goods from Croots
If you’ve had the same tatty and worn-out gun slip for as long as you can remember, perhaps it’s time to upgrade it to something a little smarter? A handcrafted leather gun slip is such a smart addition to your shooting ensemble and with a matching leather cartridge bag, perhaps debossed with your initials, will certainly turn heads. We are proud to stock Croots leather shooting accessories in the gunroom, and all their products are handmade in England from the finest leathers and cotton canvas.
High quality outdoor kit from Harkila
We’re proud to stock clothing and accessories from the iconic Swedish shooting, hunting and outdoors brand Harkila. From sturdy boots to top-notch winter coats and waterproof trousers, there’s plenty to check out in the gunroom. The Harkila Pro Hunter range is a great choice for people looking to invest in shooting and hunting kit for the first time, so make sure you have a browse next time you visit.
Style and substance from Laksen Sporting
If you’re on the hunt for high quality clothing and accessories designed for shooting enthusiasts, then Danish brand Laksen Sporting will be right up your street. There are smart shirts and ties, as well as smart shooting waistcoats and outerwear crafted from heritage tweeds and clever technical fabrics. The perfect blend of style and substance!
Leather belts, dog collars and great Christmas gifts from Pampeano
Pampeano is the home of the classic Argentine leather polo belts, hand-woven with colourful yarns to create beautiful and iconic designs. We are delighted to stock a wide range of belt sizes and styles, as well as matching dog collars for the smartest countryside pooch, with everything handmade by South American craftspeople from the highest quality Argentine leather. The perfect brand for those on the hunt for gifts for countryside folk. We will also be stocking their key rings, purses and wallets, which make the ideal Christmas gifts.
British leather and canvas accessories from Parker-Hale
If you’re in the market for a new loader’s bag, cartridge bag, shotgun licence holder or gunslip then we recommend a closer look at the collection from Parker-Hale. Also known for producing a range of shotguns here in the UK, their accessories are handmade from English leather and high-quality canvas, ensuring they will last you for decades to come.
Dry hands guaranteed with Macwet Gloves
If you’ve ever been standing in the shooting field with cold winter rain pouring down or on the coldest winter days, then you’ll know the value of a good pair of shooting gloves. We’re delighted to stock Macwet Gloves here at Thimbleby which are the perfect choice for everyone from those new to clay shooting all the way through to loaders, beaters and the keenest driven game enthusiasts.
A local brand to finish – Coupland Leather Goods
Last but not least, we’re proud to stock leather shooting accessories from local brand Coupland Leather Goods. Based here in North Yorkshire, they craft wallets, shooting accessories and more, all handmade from soft, supple British leather. Every item is cut, dyed, stitched and finished by hand to ensure they are always of the highest quality and durability.
Our gunroom is open whenever the shooting ground is open, so make sure you carve out the time for a browse next time you’re visiting us to shoot. If you think that a loved one or friend would be delighted to get something from our gunroom for Christmas or an important birthday, but you’d like them to be able to choose sizes and colours themself, remember that we sell gift vouchers in a range of denominations.