Offshore Yachting : June July 2008
now sitting on the outside of the collar when stowed. Also new are the moulded wrist tabs, which are more flexible and easy to adjust. Gill has repositioned some of their high visibility Reflexite reflectives. One remains on the front storm flap just below the neck, while the wrist reflectives have now moved to the underside, which is the best position if waving to attract attention. The position of the handwarmer pockets has been improved, as has their volume. There’s also Kevlar reinforcement on the sleeves and seat area for high abrasion resistance. The OC Racer Smock is based along the same high specifications, yet with the addition of latex neck and wrist seals, a favourite with serious ocean racers. The OC Racer Trousers complete the line up. Designed for both comfort and protection, they are made from the same breathable, durable and waterproof fabric as the Jacket and Smock, again with Kevlar reinforcement in high wear areas. They also feature a high fit back for added protection, deep thigh pocket and an easy access multi tool pouch. All three are available in sizes small to XX-large. For further information contact Gill Australia, Tel: +61 (0)2 9438 5455, email email@example.com or visit www.gillaustralia.com Henri Lloyd E xtreme ocean and offshore protection has changed dramatically over the last few years. Less is definitely more. Less weight, less bulk; more comfort, more protection. Henri Lloyd has developed their latest extreme conditions gear through round the world race conditions. It’s been tried and tested by elite yachtsmen like Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dee Caffari and the crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race triple line honour winner Wild Oats XI. The Henri Lloyd 2008 collection uses advanced fabric technology which allows up to a 25 per cent weight reduction with improved breathability and durability, while streamlined ergonomics give exceptional comfort and real freedom of movement. With a choice of either Gore-Tex® Performance Shell fabrication optimised for offshore sailing and cruising, or Henri Lloyd’s own pioneering technical fabric TP2 Alpha for high energy and sportsboat racing, there is a perfect fit for all your needs. First, there’s the TP2 Phantom Jacket in men or women’s style and Hi Fit Trousers. The advantage of of TP2 Alpha is that the fabric needs no secondary lining, so it makes a lighter jacket with increased breathability and a faster drying time. TP2 Alpha fabric has an internal moisture management system. The fabric has further been treated with a super durable water repellency (SDWR) finish, which helps to shed surface water, hence maintaining the performance and comfort of the garment. Henri Lloyd Gore-Tex ® Offshore Racer Jacket. Available in sizes S – XXL. The pinnacle of Henri Lloyd’s offshore collection uses Gore-Tex ® three-layer fabric technology to provide breathable comfort and durably waterproof and windproof protection. The jacket features an offshore hood pod; fast draining, quick access stow pockets with water resistant zips; internal dartex storm cuff; two- way storm flap with drainage channel; fast draining E.P.I.R.B. / knife pocket on the left sleeve; and buoyancy loops. The clothes are unlined to speed up drying time, reduce weight and reduce inter layer binding, and are articulated for ease of movement and contoured to reduce windage. Finally, there’s the TPT Blizzard Jacket, which provides the essential layer of warmer air when combined with an offshore jacket. By using layering correctly, you can tailor your warmth to your own personal needs without compromising performance and ease of ergonomic movement. For further information contact Henri Lloyd, Tel: +61(0)2 9638 4333 or visit www.henrilloyd.com offshore | 57 www.henrilloyd.com/marine TP2 Phantom Jacket TP2 Phantom Jacket First woman to sail single handed around the world non-stop, against the prevailing winds and currents First woman to sail single handed around the world non-stop, against the prevailing winds and currents finish for improved durability .
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