The Only Downside of fortis is that there is quite a long lead time if you order something at a show. However I have bought quite a few items off the peg so to speak and the quality is stupendous. I have bought winter water proofs and they are amazing. I have also bought a lightweight waterproof coat and again it is wonderful. I have just taken delivery of a long drover type coat and it is superb quality. It may have taken some get the coat but boy is it worth the wait. 👍👍👍👍👍👍
Took a few weeks deliver my trousers but well worth the wait. The overtrousers I bought have stood up to everything I have thrown at them and have exceeded my expectations at every turn. I will be buying more from Fortis in the future, just have to order in good time.
Fast, friendly professional service. Something vital when you require the garments for a small business. Quality of the garments is excellent and the design very well thought out. Definitely recommend and I will be back
Absolutely delighted with my new trousers from Fortis. Finally a British company that is manufacturing outdoor clothing which is strong, well made , durable and uniquely will fit a petite size woman. Every pair of shooting trousers I've tried from other manufacturers are designed to fit Amazonian women or men . Well done �- I shall be recommending you to all my gundog friends �.
Over the years I've had numerous trousers and jackets from CC and Fortis - all of which are still in use. It took almost 10 years of steady use before the trousers needed reproofing- you just can't fault the quality.
I bought a falkland coat at the west of England game fair last year. Probably the best coat I've got. I've worn it shooting a few times smashing through the rough stuff, there's no tears or pulls, it's come through unscathed. Well worth the money.
I have had 2 pairs of waterproof trousers from Fortis now and both have been returned due to leaking. Unfortunately to add insult to injury I returned the trousers 5 weeks ago now, have I have heard nothing. No response to my emails enquiring as to the whereabouts of the replacement pair I was promised. Hardly what you would call a stellar service.
I bought my Falklands coat about 4 years ago now. It was a little slow in arriving, by a few weeks but that was probably due to buying at a game fair discount over the phone and the order going into the wrong pile. Small company, so likely to happen. Fortis cared, apologised and it arrived eventually. "There is no such thing as bad weather, just wrong clothes" couldn't be truer with this jacket. I positively look forward to winter so I can wear it. It's like putting on a coat of armour, and makes you feel like you can take on anything the elements have in store from you. Sitting in a high seat in the depths of winter? Bring it on! Horizontal rain on the hillside? Easy!
I took my wife's falklands jacket to them for repair on 9th August , as it was no longer waterproof. We were told it would be 6 week and would then be posted to us. It is now the 8th of December four months later and no sign. I was told it would be posted at the end of last week. But you can't be leave anything you are told. I've tried ringing them again today and no one is answering. Just need to know how to get my wife's coat back, it is the time of year when you need it the most.
I ordered my Falkland Coat at the Midland Game Fair, advised it would be 6 weeks to arrive as they were so busy. Update at 4 weeks, order on track and then arrived on the dot as promised. Fantastic bit of kit very happy and very honest company, happy to recommend .
For a number of years I put off buying a Falkland jacket due to the cost. Then two stalking friends who had owned Fortis jackets for a long time persuaded me to part with the cash. Best money I have ever spent, I've now had the jacket for 3 years and cannot fault it, or find a way to improve the design. A first class product in every way. To the few people who complain about waiting for goods all I can say is its well worth the wait. What's a couple of weeks when compared to years of faultless service
I ordered a smock in large, which I was told would take 4 weeks to be made.6 weeks later it arrived and was too big for me despite trying in a friend's which was a good fit and In the large that I wanted.Sent it back, no apology, then waited more weeks for a smock that leaks.Very disappointed with the customer service and product.
Bought XL gaiters recently. Superb purchase, not cheap, but if what they have already been through is any indication, they'll last years and years! Very pleased withe product and the service. Maddie (?) couldn't hve been more helpful on the phone.
I had a bad experience with fortis. To cut a long story short I ordered a coat at the Game keepers Fair on April 17th. It was to be made with a longer back and shortened sleeves,I paid the £extra for this. I was told delivery would be about a month. On May 24 I emailed the office to find out status of the coat, I had no reply so on June 3rd I rang the office was told I would be updated but again I was not contacted so I re sent the original email enquiry. NO REPLY. There were other communications from me but no response from fortis. I went to their stand at the Game Fair and spoke to the owner of the business Mo Oliver Massey Birch and left their stand under the lmpression the coat would be another two weeks. Time went on NO COAT. I wrote a letter on August 2nd giving them the option to refund me. NO REPLY. There was another date given for the coat to be made but that time came and went. So then I emailed asking for a refund. NO REPLY. ON 15 Sept. I emailed and advised them I would apply to the small claims court to get my money back as I was advised by citizens advice that they were in breach of contract. ONLY THEN did I get a very apologetic reply saying the coat would be three weeks or I could have a refund, also I was told the order had been taken wrongly(by Oliver's mother!) and that it was almost impossible to make. Hardly Needs saying I opted for a refund. Sorry I cannot say anything positive it was a nightmare
I have the Field jacket it's one of the most practical jackets I have owned, light weight and comfortable but very capable in the worst weather. Well worth the money and the service you get from Fortis is second to none.
I looked at the Falkland jacket about 7 -8 years ago... At first the price seemed high but when i chatted and they pointed out the 4 year warrantee and i looked more, i said sod it and bought one.7-8 years on am i glad i did- yesThe quality is good, it looks almost as good now despite being out in mud and goo on the foreshore about 40 times per season - i abuse my kit and expect it to last!Last year i had to pop a couple of stitches in a pocket lining ... Thats the only thing to have gone wrongCost? - cheaper than a couple of my mates who have to buy a new jacket every 18 months at 150-250 a time!
Fortis are a company with fantastic products that can be used with confidence it the very worst conditions. They are a group of people who care about what they produce and the people they supply. Their service is exceptional something that most other companys have forgoten. In the days of mass production it is unusual to find an company that is so good and produces kit with the quality they do.
I have an Arctis jacket at work, and I was so impressed I bought an SAS Smock Parka and a pair of Falkland trousers. Really impressed with them in the woodland, but so far I'd never been caught in the rain. In Scotland last week was out on the hill in sleet and rain, which included a spell of lying on top of melting snow - dry throughout. Not even a feeling of cold or damp. Seriously impressed.
Just a very big thank you to you all for getting my bespoke trousers sent up to me today , they have arrived . I am over the moon with them ,they will be getting used this afternoon as away for my weekends outdoor course . I have purchased a lot of your gear and it has never failed me yet top quality and at a good price too . Customer service is a point I like to say is outstanding could not do any better very polite and helped me with my order over the phone .
After Royal mail losing my smock at the sorting office... Fortis sent another one out right away.The smock its self is brillant... sat out for nearly 4 hours on the solway waiting for the moon show itself.. never leaked a drop.. i actually fell asleep in it for a while as its that warm and comfy.Will definitly be ordering from Fortis Clothing again.... great service and a great product... british manufacturing at its finest!!!
Very pleased with my grizzly smock, and impressed with your service - as you didn't have the colour I wanted, thanks for the free upgrade to Cordura in the desired colour. Picking up on Exmoor will never be so cold or wet again.
My girlfriend and i have a range of there equipment 2 jackets, 2x overtrousers, 2 x breches, gaiters, leggings, waistcoat. All are fantastic bought at the game fair 3 years ago and last summer. Wearing 3 days a week beating, and daily dog walking. And can't recommend them highly enough, as clothing and company.
I've owned a Grizzly smock for the past 2 years and it's took an utter hammering. It's still going strong. Worth every penny. Recently purchased the breeks -so far so good. Lovely people to deal with too ☺
Best jacket I have owned, it has never let me down in nearly 10yrs of hunting, shooting and stalking in adverse conditions. Still going strong, it has worn well and if I am honest I haven't been overly kind to it with regard care. Thanks Fortis
Decided to order as the items were cheaper than other places, was a mistake, trousers weren't as described (Not waterproof) ,customer service is awful, website terrible, they don't pick up the phone. Never Again!The Arktis stuff, and customer service is SOOO much better and I'm pretty sure I heard from numerous people that Fortis just rip off Arktis's designs anyway. (Ordered 4pm, came next day, were helpful on sizing. ect) Go with Arktis instead....
Bought one of the lightest weight coats earlier in year to wear under tweed gilet on shoot days if it was wet it hasnt let me down in some of the worst conditions and has remained dry and warm i have recommended it to everyone and anyone who has asked they are brilliant best coats on the market
After nearly 40 yrs stalking in Scotland, my Fortis smock is by far the best waterproof shell i have owned. It's tough, rugged and puts up with untold abuse, after 3yrs it's still waterproof. Fortis is my one stop shop now!
Can't wait to get out and try my new Fortis stalking smock and matching waterproof trousers, along with my waterproof rainshield jacket. Great and friendly service from the family team at Fortis. Thank you.
As I get older and heavier(!) I am constantly on the look out for lightweight, breathable and waterproof clothing which will allow me to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and with the reassurance that in inclement weather I can pursue my shooting, dog training and hill walking without being damp either from the outside or inside. At the Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle I purchased a suit from Fortis and was looking forward to trying it out in the most inclement weather I could find. We found it on Sunday when we were sponsoring a terrier, lurcher and whippet charity show. The forecast was for brisk winds and heavy rain all day and the forecaster had it just right - well not just heavy rain but torrential rain. On normally what I would call a '2 coat day' I faced nearly 5 hours of rain and the envy of friends who sought refuge in their cars. The result - totally comfort and bone dry - the only negative was that it was still raining heavily when we were leaving and I didn't take off the jacket before getting into the car. The coat was so waterproof that the raindrops ran off my coat in to the seat - a shake would have sorted this. I can now look forward with confidence to enjoying wearing it in any weather in the shooting season - a truly quality product.
Obviously i would rate our company 5 star because i get to see the work, effort and team work done in the factory to design, cut and make the garments and get the feedback from the customers. As we grow our learning does as well and i am very lucky to be apart of this awesome British company. Thank you to everyone that continues to support us, it means far more than you may think.
I use the Falkland trousers for most of my work, find they keep me dry for all but the very worst that the highlands can throw at you, also nice cut for freedom of movement and breath-ability is excellent.
Owned several pairs of Falkland trousers, didn't last long before they let water in, good design and cut though. Also two smocks, fantastic - dancam and swedcam, brilliant. One let water in and was repaired on warranty. Very good!
i have the Falkland coat and that does everything it should however I bought the new Smock and even though it was meant to be same size the arms are too short by far . sadly I wore it before discovering this so cant return . I think products are good in many ways but will certainly be considering other makes before I buy another country covers product as im very disappointed
I work daylight hours through the year as a falconer, and I also shoot as part of my job in pest control ( against gulls, yes I am licensed ). I have Falklands jacket, trousers, and a Cambridge coat.I have lived in my Falklands coat for five years now, it sees so much work that I generally wash it every 2 weeks. Yet, amazingly it is still thoroughly water proof, and the same goes for the trousers. Quality costs, but with such a long a complete warranty, Country Covers make a product well worth the money. NOTHING I have tried before stands the test of time so well. If you are just going to use their products recreationally, they will last you a lifetime.
I have there trousers with extra protection on the seat and knees, I also have smock.I like others have spent £100's of pounds trying to keep dry, now into year four with my set up now, as a keeper I wear them every day in the winter for work and beating, I have never got wet yet and long may it continue. Well done country covers.
I have the Falkland trousers and they are well made. I use mine for stalking and beating three to four times a week. I also like them as withe their adjustable waist band they can be worn over my trousers when its cold. Makes for a quick getaway as I have my clean trousers on ready to drive home.