This year, a large number of new yachting equipment has been tested on the racing tracks. So much the better for us - ordinary yachtsmen! We saw live what this or that thing is capable of. In this article, let's talk about the latest fashionable delights of the yachting industry!
This year the Gill company decided to renew the lineup OS3... The company reinforced its already well-proven two-layer fabric and began producing eco-friendly jackets.
The fabric itself is famous for its water-repellent properties and the fact that it “breathes”. This is possible due to the fact that the jacket has 60% breathability. That is, the use of environmentally friendly fabric will improve the already reliable and durable jackets. This fabric replaced the classic DWR fluoropolymer. It was previously used by many companies but is being phased out.
What do you hear from Zhik?
Australian brand Zhik has had a busy year. He will present a new line of offshore apparel this fall. OFS800... The model was developed in collaboration with the Volvo Ocean Race teams Akzonobel and Dongfeng.
For example, Drew Kerr, Design and Manufacturing Manager at Zhik says: “We're thrilled to see this new series come to life! It is the culmination of years of research and development, design, laboratory and real-world testing.
This series showcases Zhik's contemporary design and our thoughtful, innovative approach to clothing. Extensive user testing plays an important role in every collection we create. New line OFS800 will be a vivid confirmation of this. "
Zhik also released a women's version of the jacket. OFS700made of 2-layer Apex fabric. In addition, the company released a jacket INS200.
Musto: ahead of the rest
Musto showed several new lines of clothing in 2021 and is not going to lag behind in 2022. But new items are in store for the second quarter of this year. While the team is finalizing and improving the models of the past year.
A few months ago, we talked about the super-light jackets of the series LPX... Originally intended for athletes and offshore racing, the jacket has gained an unenviable popularity among non-sport people.
Musto decided to modernize this line. Now the jackets LPX one third lighter thanks to the latest fabric Infinium from Gore-Tex. It is not waterproof, but excellent wind and splash resistance.
LPX also offers a jacket with an extra layer for the coldest regions. It is as flexible and comfortable as the main series. But it has Primaloft insulation to keep the heat in.
Musto will not leave us without T-shirts. Sunblock Dynamic was especially distinguished. Suddenly, coffee beans appeared at the base of her fabric! This production technology is designed to eliminate any hint of unpleasant odor, and also helps to cool the surface of the wearer's skin to 3 degrees.
Helly Hansen update
Helly Hansen refines its best raincoat Aegirby creating a new modular version. By and large, the company has made a mid-length jacket, but to which you can attach a hood and a lower part.
This was done at the suggestion of the racer Thomas Covill. He wanted to have a short jacket, which, with a slight movement of the hand, turns into a raincoat. Thus, the modification was born Aegir.
Despite some "shortness" of the set, all the main advantages were retained. Waterproof zippers are still waterproof, four-layer fabric HellyTech still protects well from water and cold.
Summer 2022 ruler HP Foil Pro from the same Helly Hensen will expand. The range will be replenished with light, tight-fitting, elastic and waterproof tops, T-shirts and shorts.
What will Baltic offer?
Meanwhile, a new line of technical clothing from the Swedish company Baltic, the company best known for its lifejackets, has emerged. Jacket and Pants Pacific from Baltic are a three-layer system that provides flexibility, waterproofness and breathability.
Fleece Ulven made of polyester is an excellent middle layer, just like a top Ymsen from merino wool. There is also a merino wool top and long sleeve as a base layer.
From the world of wetsuits
Hammond, a wetsuit company, has released its own outerwear that won't stick to the skin. Made from matte polyester, CoreTek Base Stretchy enough to serve as a comfortable backing layer in cold conditions or as a stand-alone garment.
What about shoes?
New shoes Offshore Boot from Gill hit store shelves! “Initially, we wanted to create lightweight and flexible boots. In this case, water resistance was an important condition! It seems to us that we have coped with this task! " Says Matt Clarke, head of product development at Gill.
Brand name Wuzzos this year he moved on to more technical solutions with the release of leather boots with cushioning soles. Simply put, rubber ribs on the outsole Corinthian pro mitigate sudden shocks to preserve your joints. And to eliminate the unpleasant odor, antimicrobial treatment is provided.
All major brands update their collections annually. And on sales, you can find many great deals! But there are also small start-ups gearing up for the summer of 2022.
One of our best options - Bateaux Designswho has released a collection of T-shirts and sweatshirts with witty slogans. Series "Whatever Floats Your Boat" Made from organic cotton, printed in the UK and completely sustainable.
A few words about DWR
There is a so-called processing Durable Water Resistantwhich causes water to drain from the outer layer of the garment. This is usually still a form of fluorocarbon. Unfortunately, its problem is over-long degradability. It is because of this that companies are slowly abandoning it.
By the way, already mentioned Gill experimenting with plant-based DWR. A Musto uses PC3 in its non-Gore fabrics. Meanwhile, the company Zhik is set to unveil a garment collection this fall and next that uses non-perfluorinated DWR and recycled polyester. Musto is also addressing these issues through its collaboration with Eleventh Hour Racing and will launch a new lineup later this year. Both Musto and Zhik have also removed tons of plastic packaging from their garments.
Helly Hansen has a comprehensive environmental policy, but it is unclear how much of this has been achieved in the production of sailing equipment. The company says most of its fleece and insulation is now made from recycled plastic.
New collection Aquatech from Dubarry has been designed as a crew garment that can be used for a wide variety of maritime activities.
The collection consists of clothing and footwear, and the clothing has various protective properties, ranging from sun protection UPF, wind and water resistance and finishing with high breathability.
Gloves for all occasions
Gill is the market leader in marine gloves. The company offers a wide range of products for various types of sailing. From gloves Championship with short fingers down to gloves Pro - This year they have been redesigned to improve fit and durability.
“Analysis of wear patterns and fracture locations allows us to strengthen the main contact areas. Bend points need to be developed to improve performance and comfort, ”says the everlasting Matt Clark, director of product development at Gill. “In the latest collection, by the way, our most radical change was the rejection of the elongated cuffs with Velcro. It can be uncomfortable, restrict movement, and interfere with clothing. Our new adjustment on the back of the hand makes it easy to put on and take off gloves, even with cold and / or damp fingers. ”
All gloves use the same high quality fabrics and ergonomic shape, including offset finger seams to reduce pressure points and reinforce Dura-Grip on the palms and fingers. Durable gloves Pro, available in long and short toe versions, have material toes Proton-Ultra HDthat provides incredible protection yet remains very soft to the touch. Gloves 3 Seasons have a touchscreen compatible fingertip and gloves Helmsman have Thinsulate insulation.
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