Kit News

Compact 9’6”

Red Paddle Co has launched what it is calling a revolutionary inflatable paddle board. The Compact 9’6”board features PACT Technology ™, which is a material with a new weaving process that creates an extra-high-tensile thread matrix at the core of the board that is combined with a super-strong but malleable outer layer. This means the Compact board is as stiff ...

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GALAXY-INFL8

From Shakespeare® Marine comes the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna, the GALAXY-INFL8. The antenna can be rapidly deployed via an embedded canister or manual tube and inflates to 1.6m to give a 3dB high visibility unit. The antenna is mounted with hook and loop straps allowing for quick and easy installation in any weather, and thanks to its inflatable design ...

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Nauticalia Canvas Reefer Jacket

£99.99 This cotton canvas reefer-style jacket has a large stand-up collar that will protect you from the worst of the weather, whilst the quilted lining offers additional warmth. The fabric is very hardwearing, but stonewashed for a softness and weather-worn look that will only get better with age. www.nauticalia.com

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Zhik ZKG watersports shoes

£92 Designed for water whilst looking great on shore the ZKG is a highly versatile shoe for all watersports. These sneaker-style shoes incorporate a quick-drying mesh inner and outer fabric containing an integrated neoprene upper with more and larger perforations for maximum air flow and water drainage. The stretchy neoprene is super-comfortable and gives the foot excellent protection, plus they are easy ...

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Neil Pryde Elite Firewire 1mm wetsuit

The Elite Firewire 1mm is an all round summer wetsuit longjohn and top. They are both manufactured from Ultrastretch 1mm neoprene using the Firewire thermal heat shield system to maintain core body temperature. At the same time the wicking Fastdry fleece liner keeps you dry and comfortable. www.neilprydesailing.com

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Gill Polar Jacket

£90 This polar jacket from Gill is a must-have for colder sailing conditions. The feminine fit jacket is highly wind-resistant but also breathable. It is ideal to be worn as a standalone jacket, or layered up if needed. www.gillmarine.com

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Typhoon Sirocco Smock

£69.95 Ideal for all watersports, the Sirocco Smock is built using a durable, waterproof and breathable 2.5 layer fabric construction. Its ergonomic sleeve design limits ride-up and improves freedom of movement. The smock is available in red only and is also available in a junior model as well as a hooded version with fleece lined collar and stowable hood – perfect for ...

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Zhik Cru Jacket

£115 Designed for milder sailing conditions and casual boating, the Z-Cru is versatile, warm and fully waterproof. Throughout, the jacket is lined with strategically placed mesh and fleece panels for warmth and breathability, and a mesh tailpiece for better air circulation. An internal and external chest pocket and fleece lined, zipped hand-warmers are discreetly placed to continue the sleek lines. www.zhik.com

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Nauticalia Unisex Submariner sweater

£99.99 Admiralty-issue to the Royal Navy in both world wars, these pure wool sweaters are every bit as suitable for today’s sailors. They combine the warmth, comfort and rugged durability of pure Merino wool, whilst the neck and shoulder seams are interlinked for strength. www.nauticalia.com

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Weird Fish Susa Wadded Gilet Dark Navy

£50 This stylish gilet will keep you warm and is perfect to finish off that classic layered look. It features two zipped hand pockets and two bungee loops and toggles at the hem for adjustment. It is available in dark navy or mulled wine. www.weirdfish.co.uk

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