Major differences between ski gear and marine gear are:
- Retroreflective tape on the gear so that if you go overboard, there's a better chance you'll be spotted.
- Inner cuffs seal tightly to the wrists to prevent water from going down the sleeve when reaching up to adjust something...
- Usually not insulated, and requires you to layer beneath... yes, you can get pretty hot working on a sailboat.
- Pockets often have drains in them so that water doesn't get trapped in the jacket pockets
- Most have a hood, which a lot of skiing gear does not.
- Collar is often higher than that of ski gear, and usually fleece lined so that it doesn't irritate the skin.
- Marine gear is often better vented, since the average temps are higher.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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