Powerboating Clothing Roundup for Summer
With the new powerboating and RIB season now well underway, it’s important that if you are heading out onto the water you are well prepared and protected from the elements.
The fun of driving RIBs and powerboats is partly the incredible pace that these boats can skip across the water. But this also exposes you to the elements and means you could get wet in choppy conditions.
For ultimate performance on the water, it’s vital that your kit provides more than just a waterproof and windproof shield against the elements. Freedom of movement and breathability is also key, as is a fabric that will stand up to the demands of a day spent on your powerboat. We engineer our clothing to keep you comfortable and safe from the elements, so you can concentrate on the adventure.
As its namesake suggests, our Solent range was designed for coastal boating and casual weekends cruising with the often tumultuous weather of the Solent in mind. This kit is just at home on a calm evening coasting through the narrow tributaries of the Solent on a RIB as it is skipping along the coast in foul weather. It’s vital that you’re protected whatever powerboating, casual or adrenaline fuelled, you’re engaged in.
The Solent GORE-TEX® Jacket provides all the protection of leading GORE-TEX® fabric. This is a jacket designed to perform in any conditions you may run across in the British Isles. Waterproof, windproof and breathable performance means you can be active whatever the weather. Articulated sleeves give you the freedom of movement to command your powerboat through the rough waters of the Solent, whilst reflective tape keeps you visible in low light conditions.
The Solent GORE-TEX® Trousers have been constructed to tackle all weather conditions. With complete waterproofing, these trousers offer a windproof and breathable solution for long days on the water. The reinforced seat offers additional durability, and water resistant pocket zips mean your belongings can be kept secure. As wearable over trousers, these allow you to step back on shore and be completely dry and ready for land-based adventure in no time at all.
Convenience in a Soft Shell
RIBs and pleasure craft both require clothing that can stand up to the quick change in conditions. Soft shell jackets have the convenience of a lightweight, warm layer with the benefit of excellent wind-stopping performance. It’s important that even in the lighter conditions you’re still protected with a lightweight, water resistant and breathable jacket. When the weather turns, however, soft shell jackets hold their own or can easily be worn as a mid-layer under a hooded GORE-TEX® jacket.
Stripped back for the summer, the Crew Soft Shell Jacket is ideal for days out on the boat. Featuring a durable water repellent coating, this jacket is perfect when fighting against summer showers or spray from the bow. With inconsistent conditions along the coast, it’s important that you are protected from the wind and moisture, to let you concentrate on the more important tasks out on the water. This soft shell jacket is made from a durable, lightweight fabric and with enough stash pockets so you have everything you need on-hand.