More information on Hiking Shorts & Pants:
Hiking shorts and pants for sailing allow you to protect and support yourself when hiking- crucial for hardcore dinghy sailors. Typically constructed of lightweight, UV resistant materials, hiking gear must be flexible enough to accommodate all the movement and motions hiking out requires. Hiking pants and shorts need to be quick drying and reinforced with extremely durable materials to prevent abrasions and burns from lifelines or non-skid decks. Available in many configurations; removable pads, battened pads or neoprene padding, each works best in different situations. A great addition to your sailing apparel that your thighs will thank you for!
APS carries top of the line hiking shorts and pants from the best sailing apparel vendors. Available in different thicknesses for all the seasons, there’s a pair out there perfectly suited for your sailing needs.
Gill Hiking Shorts and Pants:
Gill offers a large range of options for hiking shorts and pants. You can’t go wrong with any of their well-made, durable products. One of our favorite pieces of Gill gear is the Pro Hiker. These neoprene overall-style pants come with removable thigh pads. The option of pads or no pads makes them the perfect gear whether it’s light or heavy air.
Zhik Hiking Shorts and Pants:
Zhik has revolutionized sailing wetwear, and that includes hikers! We love their new and improved PowerPads design. These thigh sleeves provide support that can be worn under any of Zhik’s wet gear giving you supreme versatility no matter what the weather. Pre-molded to fit the natural shape of your leg, the PowerPads will keep you hiking all day.
SEA Hiking Shorts and Pants:
Sailing Equipment Australia also knows how to keep you comfortable when you’re on the rail all day. The Airprene Hiking Pants feature a waist-lock system to give your lower abdomen extra support. With reinforced, durable, abrasion-resistant knee and seat areas, these pants will keep you sailing through many seasons.
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