Sailing suits are built to withstand the elements and provide protection, comfort, and functionality in various weather conditions encountered at sea.
Sailing suits typically consist of two main components: a sailing jacket (sometimes referred to as a sailing smock) and sailing trousers. They are designed to be worn together as a complete set or can be worn individually depending on the weather and personal preferences.
The jacket in a sailing suit is typically made from a waterproof and breathable material such as nylon or polyester with a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating or membrane. It is designed to keep the wearer dry by preventing water from entering while allowing moisture and heat to escape. Men's and women's sailing jackets often feature a high collar, a hood that can be stowed away or adjusted, adjustable cuffs, and multiple pockets for storage.
Sailing trousers are also constructed from a waterproof and breathable material. They are designed to provide protection for the lower body and legs, typically extending up to the chest (known as sailing salopettes) or as separate trousers that can be worn with a jacket. Sailing trousers often have reinforced knees and seat areas for added durability and protection during active movements on the boat.
Sailing suits are specifically designed to offer a range of features that enhance performance and comfort while sailing. These features include adjustable hems, waistbands, and cuffs to achieve a secure fit and prevent water entry. Reflective elements or high-visibility accents are often incorporated for safety in low-light conditions. Some sailing suits may also have additional features such as integrated life jacket compatibility or attachment points for safety harnesses.
Sailing suits are available in different styles and designs to cater to various sailing conditions and preferences. The choice of a sailing suit depends on factors such as the climate, expected weather conditions, type of sailing, and personal preferences for fit and functionality. It's important to consider the specific needs and requirements before selecting a sailing suit to ensure the best possible protection and comfort while on the water.
Why shop with Pirates Cave Chandlery?
Sailing suits provide sailors with essential protection against wind, rain, and spray, allowing them to stay dry and comfortable while navigating the seas. With their waterproof and breathable materials, functional features, and durability, sailing suits are designed to enhance performance and ensure an enjoyable sailing experience even in challenging weather conditions. If you're unsure which sailing suit is most suitable for your requirements - do not hesitate to contact us. Reach out to our team on 01634 295 233, email [email protected], or visit our Rochester store, one of the largest chandlery stores in the UK!