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Technical Shorts and Pants
A sailor's apparel is necessary for comfort on the water. Technical sailing shorts and pants are designed to withstand varying degrees of weather and wear. Whether you're sailing for recreation or professionally, shorts and pants are key. They come with or without padding, water resistant fabrics, UV resistance, quick drying and in men or women styling. For all day comfort, technical shorts and pants are a necessary part of your apparel.

Padded and non-padded technical shorts come in all styles and variations. Padded shorts are intended to increase the level of comfort while sailing long days. The protective padding is removable, fitting into a designated pocket in the seat of the shorts, complementing durable materials on the clothing's exterior. Reinforced with high-grade, tear resistant fabrics in the seat. Though non-padded technical shorts don't come with removable protective padding, the pairs are reinforced through the seat similar to padded technical shorts. Reinforcing the seat of technical shorts with high-quality, non-skid materials helps to keep sailors firmly seated on slick surfaces.

The design options of technical pants, in terms of pattern, color and breathability, are similar to those available for technical sailing shorts. The benefit of pants is reinforced knees with durable materials, shaped to prevent stretching. Sailing pants will have more pockets than sailing shorts, strategically placed for ease of access and resistance to snagging.

Despite differences in the design of technical sailing shorts with or without pads and technical sailing pants, nearly all models boast some similar characteristics. Water-resistant fabrics and sleek, snag resistant cuts are integral to effectiveness and comfort. Mesh lining, adjustable waistbands and zip or Velcro closures on all pockets and compartments are common. In addition to the use of waterproof materials, technical shorts and pants should all be constructed of breathable material that dries quickly. Most companies will implement UV-resistant treatments to prevent sunburn during prolonged exposure on the water.


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