More information on Middle Layers:
As Outer Layers move more towards being shells, it is Middle Layers that will provide you with the warmth necessary for a full (no misery) day on the water. Additionally, Middle Layers are made with technical materials that work in tandem with your Base Layers and Outer Layers to take advantage of their moisture wicking and breathability.
Middle Layers are available in two different weights – Mid-weight and Heavyweight. Mid-weight Middle Layers are great for late fall and early spring conditions while Heavyweight Middle Layers are reserved for the coldest conditions of the season or for the more "thin blooded" among us.
Available is styles for both men and women, APS offers the best mid layer jackets, pullovers and fleeces from top of the line sailing apparel vendors.
Musto Mid Layers:
Looking for that perfect in between layer? Not a jacket, but easily fits over your warm base layer? A-ha! You need the Musto Corsica Vest. Lined with Arctec 160 fleece for warmth in cool winds, this gilet is also completely waterproof so you can sail comfortable. From Musto, so you know it’s stylish enough to rock on the water and on the dock.
Gill Mid Layers:
For a soft and warm mid-weight layer, you’ll love the i4 fleece jacket from Gill. Available in a men’s and women’s style, this zip up jacket is durable and pill-resistant. The non-absorbent, quick drying fleece makes it ideal whether you’re wearing it under your foulies or throwing it on for a fall sunset cruise.
Henri Lloyd Mid Layers:
Keep your mid layer classy with the Rockall Half Zip from Henri Lloyd. With men’s and women’s options, this pull over is a great choice for team gear. This super stretchy fleece has a slim fit so it’s great for layering on and off the boat.
Patagonia Mid Layers:
Patagonia’s mid layers are just as fantastic as their base layers. For a great heavyweight mid layer that can also be worn as a jacket, Patagonia offers a men’s and women’s ‘Better Sweater.’ You won’t want to face fall or spring sailing without this cozy mid layer fleece. Not looking for a full zip? We also carry the Better Sweater in a 1/4 zip option.
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