More information on Junior Hikers:
Many juniors sail boats that require serious hiking. From 420’s to Lasers, your body will thank you for investing in a pair of hiking shorts or pants. Hikers ensure comfort all day on the race course by using padding and support on the backs of thighs. Abrasion resistant materials in combination with neoprene and other water friendly fabrics make these hikers a must have for competitive junior sailors.
APS carries many of the adult hikers in junior sizes as well as styles made specifically for kids. Check out smaller sizes of the same great adult apparel products from Gill and Zhik. The Gill Pro Hiker Junior has the same great durable support as the standard version. As with all their adult gear, Zhik junior wetwear is made to accommodate their Powerpads.
For a hiking pant just for the opti sailors, Optiparts offers their Junior Hiking Pants. Styled differently than the standard hiking shorts or pants, this polyester design utilizes leg supports held together with Velcro and elastic sections to ensure all day comfort.