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Re: Foul Weather Gear
Agree with layering
Polypropylene first layer
Fleece second layer - if needed. I also wear quick drying hiking pants as a second layer when I do not need the warmth.
Good quality foulies - HH offshore bib pants and Gill Atlantic jacket. I invested more in pants as a like a dry bum. I wear the pants more than I wear the jacket.
If it is warm I wear sandals (with enclosed toes) instead of shoes or boots. I treated myself to DuBarry Ultimas this year for warmth. I hate wet socks which is why I am gave up on shoes for wet conditions; I still wear shoes for coastal sailing.
For gloves: warm conditions sailing gloves. For cold and wet I wear cheap rubber work gloves for which I have two sets of HH inserts, one to wear while one dries out.
Two of my crew back from Maui had Musto's which they really liked.
Caring for your foulies is important. If you have to re-waterproof there are some good products out there. I use Grainger's for washing and spray.
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Last edited by jackdale; 10-12-2012 at 05:53 PM.