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Practical Sailor recommended West Marine Explorer's a year or two ago. It might be worth going to their site and looking for the article to answer that question. I have a set of Patagonia's that have lasted forever and work great but they don't make them anymore. Not much help there.

I view foulies like mountain climbing ropes. When you REALLY NEED them you don't give a s__t what you paid for them.
That's funny and very true.

I also was a rock climber in a previous life. I remember once when I had to back off a climb where I was going to have to leave harware. I'd set a two point anchor and had put my full weight on the rope to rap off when I decided my tombstone would not read "He was too cheap to leave a third anchor". I reset the anchor with 3 chocks and got myself and my partner to the ground uneventfully. I never once thought about the cost of the equipment I was leaving as I swung out over the trees and boulders below on a free rappel.

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It also depends on where you're sailing, when you're sailing and what kind of boat you're on.

If you're sailing a J/24 in Boston, in October, proper foul weather gear is a necessity—otherwise, you're risking hypothermia and frostbite.

If you're sailing a 50' Lagoon catamaran, in August in the caribbean, then a bathing suit is probably the best gear to have.

The OP says it will be used for daysailing, but I know that in New England at least, day sailing can have some pretty variable conditions over the course of a day, and the weather forecasters are often wrong.
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But thanks. Anyone have specific source suggestions?
I use a $360 Banff Gore-Tex rain suit (jacket with long arms...great for rowing!...plus pants, with double sealed cuffs and zips and a visored hood), also suitable for bicycling in all weathers. I use it with a Lirikis harness and a SOSpenders PFD on board, and as I cycle from house to dock, it's convenient. The gear is warm by itself, but combine it with seaboots, a Helly Hansen bib overall I got for $90 at a boat show, and some fleece sweaters and neoprene gloves, and I'm good for "extended" sailing.

This covers me in Lake Ontario from April until November and now that I have a pilothouse and ambitions of year-round sailing, probably year-round.

That said, it's strictly "coastal": When I go offshore, I won't hesitate to get what the oil rig workers and fishermen use.

Or even the sailors, if I can buy wholesale...
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I've been disappointed with expensive stuff too. Now I own a set of Gill offshore gear, HH rubbers, and believe it or not, real oil skins. Depends on the weather. The Gill stuff beats the crap out of my old Henry Loyd's. MY gdrandfathers oil skins are still the favorite.
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It's funny, this thread had morped from what can I buy for my guests to what I wear. What a fashion concious world we live in. I have HH overalls and a West Marine Gortex lined jacked for the fall. Summertime, North Face Gortex Shell that I also use for hiking. I typically just go with lightweight shorts that dry out.
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Not if the hat is biodegradable materials... like cotton or hemp..
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Anyone familiar with this gear?

This looks like the same gear that is selling for $USD 500 on another website:

http://www.starmarinedepot.com/Foul+...re+Jacket.html

Cheers, Jim

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