If you're looking to transition seamlessly between the seasons, then you need to consider the superlative sleeveless style of an outdoor gilet, waistcoat or vest. When winter begins to melt into spring and summer fades into autumn, the last thing you want is a bulky jacket or a thick coat weighing you down. So it's time to consider a garment that provides you with the right amount of warmth and the perfect level of extremity-cooling movement.

Keeping your core warm and your arms free to move - gilets, waistcoats and vests are exceptionally versatile for all outdoor activities. From hiking, gardening and dog walking to agricultural work and day-to-day farming jobs, these sleeveless essentials can either be worn as a primary piece or layered up with warmer garments to suit almost any weather eventuality.

However, they're far more than a mere functional necessity. Gilets come in a range of enticing styles and fashionable designs to suit your lifestyle and personal preferences. So if you're looking for the heritage appeal of classic British countryside style or the sleek, ultra-modern characteristics of a core-heating bodywarmer gilet, then you need to seek out your next investment piece.

In our latest blog, Waterman's Country Supplies will guide you through some of our most popular, best-selling and highest-rated gilets, waistcoats, vests and bodywarmers to suit your next adventure, outdoor excursion, farming task or simple trip into town.

Hoggs of Fife Kincraig Field Waistcoat

Unmistakably classic yet functional. The Hoggs of Fife Kincraig Field Waistcoat is a versatile, comfy and durable garment for any outdoor activity. Featuring a water repellent coating and two handwarmer pockets, this waistcoat is simply made for the transitional seasons.

Hoggs Helmsdale Tweed Waistcoat

A British tweed classic. The Hoggs Helmsdale Tweed Waistcoat is not only soaked in classic countryside heritage style, it's also durable, comfortable and great for layering, featuring a Teflon coating for rain and stain resistance during shooting excursions, country sports and walks.

Hoggs Tummel Tweed Shoulder Reinforced Field Waistcoat

This rugged and stylish country waistcoat comes with eye-catching diamond stitched faux suede shoulder to chest panel reinforcements, studded bellows pockets, waist adjustment tabs and a tough Teflon coated construction. The perfect balance of traditional style and practicality in one sleeveless garment.

Hoggs Struther Waterproof Shooting Vest

Perfect for country pursuits and featuring a range of benefits designed around outdoor living, the Hoggs Struther Waterproof Shooting Vest comes with a light yet tough and waterproof fabric, an array of pockets and a traditional country-inspired design that's great for clay shooting and even layering for dog walking and other activities.

Caterpillar Essentials Bodywarmer Gilet

This ultra-modern and stylish bodywarmer gilet not only looks fantastic, it keeps your core temperature up and comes with cosy handwarmer pockets, a contrast yellow chest pocket and zip pull detail. Perfect for tradesmen, professionals and outer workers.

Baleno Harvey Sherpa Fleece Gilet

A luxurious layer for in-between weather and colder days. The Baleno Harvey Sherpa Fleece Gilet is soft and very warm thanks to the high-quality anti-pilling Sherpa fleece construction, finished off with toned Alcantara ‘leather’ trim. The noiseless design also makes it a great choice for shooting and stalking.

Castle 223 Fort Carlton Bodywarmer

An all-round adaptable outdoor layering essential. The Carlton is perfect for wearing on its own in the spring and summer or underneath a coat as a cosy, air-trapping winter layer. The simple design is topped off with a zipped chest pocket and two practical side-entry pockets.

Post By Ed Mason