- Footwear & Holdalls
What to wear sailing?
In our opinion the three layer system is the starting point for all your marine sailing clothing requirements. Adapting it to suit the individual requirments, such as when, where and type of sailing. For example we would recommend a base layer, such as a Gill i2 tech or the Helly Hansen Lifa, which will transport body moisture away from the skin, keeping you warm, comfortable and dry. Then you'd look to add a mid layer, Gill, Henri Lloyd and Musto all do good fleece salopettes and jackets. They're inexpensive and an extremely effective insulating layer.
Finally the protection layer, namely the 'foulies', such as the OS2 range from Gill, the MPX from Musto, the Fjord from Helly Hansen and the Explorer from Henri Lloyd, all offer laminate, breathable fabrics, with all the necassasry technical detail to protect you day or night, come rain or shine.
Then you can look to footwear, we stock a wide range of boat shoes like the classic leather deck shoe from the likes of Sebago and Dubarry boots, the sailing trainer from top brands such as Henri Lloyd and Harken, and the performance deck shoe from Musto, plus the ever popular waterproof boots. We also stock the top rated sailing boots, the Dubarry Ultima boot, especially popular with hardcore sailors, and the similar cheaper alternatives from Quayside.
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