|Ocean||Offshore||Coastal||Inshore||Light Inshore||Buoy Racing / High Tech|
|Dinghy & Small Boat Racing Gear||Women's Offshore||Women's Coastal||Women's Inshore||Women's Light Inshore||Women's Buoy Racing|
|Women's Dinghy||Junior/Kid's Gear||Waterproofing & Cleaning|
Sailing Foul Weather Gear: Offshore Sailing Gear, Inshore Sailing Gear, Buoy Sailing Gear, Dinghy Sailing Gear and Women's Sailing Gear
Whether you’re doing a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean or taking the family Sunfish for a quick cruise off of the beach, we have the right set of foul weather gear for you.
The name of the game when it comes to foul weather gear is keeping you comfortable and dry while you’re sailing. Sounds simple enough, right? Keeping you dry isn’t too hard: almost all of the gear that we have in this section is 100% waterproof, meaning that the materials are impervious to water and the garment will act like a protective shell around you. But keeping you comfortable depends on making the right choice about that type of sailing you’ll be doing. You won’t want or need all of the protection of an offshore jacket or coastal trousers if you’re sailing a Laser; conversely, you won’t to find yourself too far from land in a lightweight rain coat.
Offshore Gear is ideal for extended offshore and ocean use over consecutive days and weeks in the harshest conditions. Coastal Gear is designed with the passagemaker and distance racer in mind. The Inshore range is for sailors who do a bit of racing and/or a bit of venturing beyond the seawall. Light Inshore gear is a collection of lightweight offerings that are versatile enough for use as a rain jacket for walking the dog to hiking on a warmer spray-filled windy day. Buoy Racing/High Tech is made with lightweight, highly breathable fabrics that have an athletic cut and minimalistic features to let a racing sailor move quickly. Finally, Dinghy and Small Boat Gear is the most popular and versatile gear available; perfect for Lasers to doing bow on big boats.
APS carries all of the best foul weather gear options from the top vendors: Musto, Gill, Henri Lloyd, SLAM and Atlantis. The key word in that last sentence being "best" -- we don't carry every option from our vendors, just the best ones.