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post #24 of Old 10-13-2012
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Re: Foul Weather Gear

Has anyone mentioned that Practical Sailor reviewed mid-range foul weather gear from a half dozen or so companies a few years ago? I found it helpful in that it not only made specific recommendations (they liked Gill OS2), but it also told you what to look for when you evaluate the stuff in a store. They've done other reviews of individual brands' high-end gear, too, if I recall correctly.
Another thing--everything I've ever seen in print on the subject says that a visible color is important, so your wife can find you if you fall overboard because you're distracted by all the little sticky velcro tabs while you're relieving yourself over the side. So red, yellow or chartreuse. Not black or white.

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