Tag : Foul Weather Gear

How to Choose Light Inshore Sailing Foul Weather Gear

What is Light Inshore Sailing? Light Inshore sailing occurs in more protected waters like lakes, rivers, and bays and is generally considered day sailing. The jackets and pants in this category are waterproof and breathable, and are good for the rain and spray you may encounter while near-shore sailing.  These jackets feature short height collars and some with storable hoods. APS is the World Leader in Outfitting Sailors.  Shop our: – Light Inshore Sailing Jackets & Pants – Women’s Light […]

How to Choose Coastal Sailing Foul Weather Gear

Coastal sailing presents a unique set of conditions. Here you will learn about what coastal sailing foul weather gear is designed for in terms of the type of sailing and the type of weather conditions it will withstand. Coastal Sailing Weather Conditions: Generally speaking, coastal sailing foul weather gear is designed to be worn for days at a time while providing you protection and comfort. It is ideal for short to medium distance passage making, and overnight distance racing and cruising. Not as […]

How to Choose Buoy Racing Foul Weather Gear?

Buoy racing is considered to be day sailboat racing on keelboats in either protected or open waters.  The sailing is athletic, sustained and fast paced.  Gear needs to perform well, managing moisture while being lightweight and durable. Buoy racing gear is designed with these features in mind: Easy to move about the boat in with the least amount of bulk and restraint Highly breathable to move perspiration out of the gear Keep water out – waterproof materials with water shedding […]

How to Choose Sailing Foul Weather Gear

Choosing Foul Weather Gear for Sailing Selecting the correct sailing foul weather gear is essential in order to remain dry and comfortable in just about any weather and sailing conditions. There are gear options for every condition. It is key to match the type and duration of sailing you will be doing plus the conditions you will encounter to the gear you choose. This way you do not end up over or under protected.   Information covered in this article: […]

What are Salopettes? …and How are They Different From Sailing Trousers?

Salopettes (sa·lo·pettes) PLURAL NOUN – A one-piece garment similar to overalls, with a front flap and shoulder straps.  A full sleeveless top, worn for skiing, sailing, etc. ORIGIN 1970s: from french salopette in the same sense + -s by analogy with such words as trousers.   So, Salopettes are French for Trousers?   If that’s it, why are they different?  Lets have a closer look. (Editor’s Note: For the sake of comparison we’re going to focus on offshore quality Trousers, but both […]

How to Renew Water Repellency to your Sailing Foul Weather Gear

We love that foul weather rain gear keeps us dry while allowing moisture to escape but because of these two key features, its unfortunately not built to last forever. If it was it would be as stiff as a board and wouldn’t breathe at all. Actually it would be a lot like foul weather gear 30 years ago. Fortunately waterproofing technology has come a long way since then and we have a few tricks to offer that will help your waterproof rain gear stay […]