Men's Sailing Softshell Cruise designed for regular sailing in cold and stormy weather (strong winds, rough seas)
With its excellent resistance to moisture and abrasion, this softshell sailing fleece can be worn alone or under a waterproof jacket. Perfect for sailing, yacht racing and offshore adventures.
Keeps the wearer warm with a perceived temperature of 50 - 55.4°F.Fleece lining.
Specially treated so water and drizzle slide off the fabric's surface.
Coating to stop the windchill effect. Adjustable cuffs.
Freedom of movement
Stretch fabric. Soft underarm inserts. Preformed sleeves and seat
Adjustable waist and cuffs. Two-way adjustable hood: at the top and the collar.
Wicks away perspiration generated by the body. Lightweight underarm inserts.
3 outside zipper pockets including 1 shackle spanner chest pocket
Salt water resistant
Salt water resistant zippers and fabrics. Taped shoulder seams
What is Softshell?
Softshell is a high-tech fabric combining 3 materials: a breathable and windproof microporous membrane sandwiched between the water repellent outer layer and the warm and comfortable fleece inner layer. This technical material provides thermal comfort, breathability, lightness and ease of movement thanks to the warm stretch fabric that also provides protection against 30 minutes of fine rain.
What does water repellent mean?
Not to be confused with waterproof! It is achieved by applying a hydrophobic, water-repellent treatment to a fabric. This process prevents water from sticking to the fabric's surface, so less water is absorbed. When movement is added to the equation, water glides over the fabric. This means the fabric is water repellent. Thanks to its water repellent properties, water does not soak into the outer fabric; therefore the jacket remains light, does not retain moisture and is quicker to dry.
What is breathability and the RET index?
A fabric's breathability is its ability to disperse water vapor produced by the body (perspiration). It can be measured using the RET index (Resistance to Evaporative Transfer). The RET is a resistance index; the lower the value, the greater the breathability of the garment. RET between 6 and 12: very breathable; RET between 12 and 20: breathable; RET above 20: not breathable.Our products are very breathable, with a RET between 6.2 and 12.
How important is windproofing?
Protection from the wind is critical, as wind can chill the body significantly whether you are active or at rest. According to the "Windchill" model which measures the temperature felt depending on the wind and cold, if the temperature is 41°F combined with a 19 mph wind, the temperature felt will be 32°F. If the air temperature is 32°F and wind speed is 19 mph, the temperature felt will be 21°F. The materials used in our products help to counter the windchill effect.
What is the hood like?
The hood of this product has been designed so as not to get in your way as you sail. The positioning of its seams are such that the hood follows the movements of your head. Its adjustment point at the top lets you adjust it to the right height. Its additional adjustment points at the collar let you modify the width to help stop the wind and cold from getting in. The hood has been tested to be worn with and without a waterproof jacket on top.
Water repellency maintenance:
To refresh the water repellency of the fabric and optimize the performance of your garment throughout its life, you can use a rewaterproofing spray or a water repellency reactivating liquid. The overall water repellency of the 900 softshell jacket can withstand 5 washes. After that, we recommend reactivating the waterproofing treatment to ensure performance.
Main fabric : 92.0% Polyester cationic, Main fabric : 8.0% Spandex\r\nLining : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nSecondary lining : 100.0% Polyester cationic\r\nUnderarm fabric : 100.0% Polyester cationic
Not waterproof. Pockets not watertight. Resists 30min fine rain.
Store on a hanger or folded in a dry place.
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