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03-11-2008 02:02 AM
XTR My jacket is Lloyd, my bibs are Gill.
03-10-2008 10:48 PM
paulk Don't know much about the different brands, but have been surprised by the apparent idiocy of people who buy the trendy navy blue, black, or other dark-colored foul weather gear (especially with a white hood) that is out there for sale from most major companies. How do they expect to be seen if they go overboard? Even if they have their own personal GPS signaller, how will they be spotted on a dark night in the type of conditions that would put them overboard? I think of red as a possibility, and buy yellow.
03-10-2008 12:14 AM
NauticalFishwife I've had my Henri Lloyds for 9 years now and still love them. Nothing worse than getting wet and cold. Whatever you choose make sure it fits YOUR body well. Try it on and dance around a bit. Make sure you can layer under it, but buying too big and it's clumsy.Many times I've worn my overalls without the jacket. Quality and fit are a must. Go to a boat show and try on several brands. No one says your top and bottom have to match.
03-09-2008 07:04 PM
sailingdog I've got the Musto MPX gear and can't say I have any regrets... it's kept me dry in conditions that some of my crew, in other gear have gotten soaked and miserable in.

Things to look for: PVC, Latex or Neoprene inner cuffs on the sleeves, double flaps for the main zipper, fleece lined high collar, retroreflective patches on torso and arms, fleece lined handwarmer pockets, hood,
03-09-2008 05:45 PM
labatt Conery - what kind of sailing do you plan on doing? What kind of conditions do you expect to use your foul weather gear in? What size is your boat?
03-09-2008 05:25 PM
hphoen When I needed to upgrade to foul weather gear suitable for offshore work in cold weather, I asked a good number of sailing buddies what they recommended. To a man, they all recommended the brand that they had bought. Not a single one felt that they had made a bad decision. And the list covered just about all of the well-known brands.

What that says is that all the major brands are great, or maybe it says something about human psychology, I'm not sure which.

BTW, I like my Gill foulies.
03-09-2008 05:18 PM
bubb2 I bought 2 sets of Pro-Rainer Oceans foul weather gear 10 years ago. The coat has a built in harness and a zip in liner that provides insulation and flotation. I have been very happy with them. I know Pro-Rainer is a little harder to find but they are worth taking a look at.
03-09-2008 02:24 PM
kd3pc I prefer helley hansen and it has served me well...

make sure your foulies will handle harnesses and sweaters to be most comfortable. SHould breathe. I have bought some gear lightly used and even the Gill and Musto have last years model frequently on sale.

Other may have an opinion on boots/shoes, I have just docksiders...a dry pair and a "wet" pair.

all the best

03-09-2008 11:39 AM
Freesail99 Last months practical sailor did a review of foul weather gear.
03-09-2008 11:31 AM
craigtoo Good Thread Here...
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