High tech functionality and customization
With more than 22 years experience and design expertise, highly functional sailing clothing is one of the core competencies of Marinepool. Before and during production, no detail is omitted and only the best materials and state of the art production technologies are utilized to ensure every product is optimized before it reaches the market.Yet another strength of the brand are special productions for events, event series and teams where Marinepool - due to a vertically integrated organization from design to production and distribution - is able to offer aservice second to none. Specially developed collections for the Extreme Sailing Series.
Foul Weather Gear
Foul weather gear has the challenging task of protecting active boaters from rain, spray and rogue waves. But, if these were the only requirements, we’d all be wearing simple slickers. In addition to external water protection, foul weather gear must also offer a wide latitude of ventilation options due to varying exertion levels, must offer freedom of movement for active wearers, must be able to withstand the marine environment (including rough nonskid surfaces, chemicals and salt), and should be comfortable to live in for extended periods of time.
Matching gear to your needs.
We classify foul weather gear into five major categories: Offshore, Coastal, Lightweight, Fishing & Rain, Dinghy. So, which type of gear is best for your needs?
Offshore gear is designed for consecutive days or weeks of extended use in extreme climates. This is gear that you live in and depend on, the gear they wear on the Volvo Ocean Race. Fabrics (such as the most advanced GORE-TEX®) are heavyweight and highly breathable as well as durable, and this gear provides the most protection along with top-quality detailing. The hoods, storm flaps, collars and seals are the best available to keep water from penetrating through any opening. Reinforcements are the most extensive, guarding against abrasion from winches and deck gear. If you plan to engage in long distance racing or cruising—or if your local conditions tend to be nasty, invest in a top-quality suit, like the FORTUNA.
This style of gear includes:
* Heavy-duty fabrics for durability, breathability and longevity in harsh conditions.
* Noncorroding, heavy duty zippers with storm flaps; Reflective tape for maximum visibility; Tall, adjustable collars with protective, adjustable hoods.
Coastal gear is designed for several days of continuous use in rough conditions, for all but the longest passages. Competent hood and collar systems, multiple pockets and unlined, multi-layer construction make coastal gear comfortable and protective. Look at our Marinepool HOBART collection, as the world’s most popular foulies offer the best value in the class.
Coastal foul weather gear includes:
* Medium-weight fabrics for durability—all waterproof; some are also breathable.
* Reinforced seats and knees, noncorroding, heavy-duty zippers with storm flaps, reflective tape for maximum visibility, fleece-lined hand warmer pockets and collar.
Tip: For all but the longest passages, coastal-class gear, especially the breathable styles, are very appropriate and substantially less expensive than offshore gear.