Sailing Protective Clothing

For maximum protection

Waxed clothing is to wear as a third layer on the first and second layer in case of bad weather or if you practice a sport navigation and very close to the water. Oilskins have evolved over time and became more comfortable and more efficient. A wide choice is offered to you and whatever your budget.

For the maintenance of your clothes, wash systematically out to fresh water, avoid storing them where the sun in a place where temperatures exceed 30 degrees (like the trunk of your car in the summer). Remember to wash occasionally machine at 30 degrees without fabric softener. Dry cleaning and dryer are to be avoided.

The essential:

Can be distinguished in the category waxed garment: the quarter coats, jackets, slickers, overalls or pants.

The choice of model will depend on your type of navigation that is to say from the comfort and protection you need. You will not have the same expectations when navigating offshore cruising or regatta. The tech synthetic fabrics and materials has progressed well and you can either opt for a fabric assembly said layers 2, 3 or 4 layers (not to be confused with the principle of the 3 layers of clothes stacked)

Breathability and comfort in movement has nothing to do with the models that were mariners 80s, today most polished breathable. On conventional coated materials, seams are bonded and covered with a waterproof film. On materials having a membrane, they are heat-welded (heat-bonding pieces of cloth).

For ocean navigation:

The clothes you need to protect you in all weather conditions are a quarter of a jacket associated with a type of pants or overalls an offshore dry suit (complete with slippers combination) .The jackets are rather intended for racing or coastal navigation but also adapt to the open sea, they are very tight with their elasticated waist.

Prefer coating to the technical membrane fabric. The seal seams and closures played a lot in the overall impermeability of the garment. Take a size in which you feel comfortable in your movements because imagine the high seas, especially at night, you add layers inside your waxed the hours.

Choose the most waterproof clothing as possible to wind and water: with neoprene or latex sleeves to the wrists, waist and lower legs, elastic or adjustable neoprene collar or adjustable latex, amount and hood for perfect visibility when ‘it’s closed.

For overalls take a model amount in the back and adjustable size. The offshore clothes are generally breathable. The technical fabric is 3 to 4 layers of materials assembled sandwich. You can opt for a full body suit, the ultimate in the field, often floating well, but it is not a survival suit either.

For coastal navigation:

You can opt for a model membrane (3 layers preferably), the selection criteria are substantially the same as an offshore jacket. You can switch to the jacket + overalls if you mainly sail in summer.

For sports:

Wear a jacket with pants amount ramp or overalls. While the coating layer 3. The jackets are now available with a collar, please select those models that will isolate you from the wind. Regatta held to be absolutely breathable because if you have perspired you may catch cold very quickly if water vapor’re not evacuated. Check INTERNETAGES for vintage style sportswear for sailing.

Additional equipment:

A first breathable layer in contact with the skin and a second breathable and heating layer. Boots or deck shoes, hats and gloves are essential on board while navigating in the Mediterranean during the hot season.

Interview:

For the maintenance of your clothes, wash systematically out to fresh water, avoid storing them where the sun in a place where temperatures exceed 30 degrees (like the trunk of your car in the summer). Remember to wash occasionally machine at 30 degrees without fabric softener. Dry cleaning and dryer are to be avoided.

Cold is one of the elements favoring the appearance of seasickness, with hunger and stress. Do not overlook this fact even if you feel good sea legs (= accustomed, accustomed to the sea).

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