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Gill UV Tec Sailing Shorts

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Gill UV Tec Shorts are a great option for those looking for lightweight, cool and comfortable shorts that you can wear all summer long. They feature a water resistant finish and UV resistance, to keep you covered.

Key Features:

  • Classic design looks great on and off the boat but still designed to perform on the water
  • Regular fit with low profile adjustable Velcro waist straps
  • Two rear pockets with soft-touch buttons
  • 50+ UV protection
  • Lightweight, cool and comfortable Nylon fabric with durable water repellent finish
  • Zippered thigh pocket for secure storage
  • Quick drying
  • 2 deep side pockets
  • Zippered fly
  • Belt loops
  • Inseam length: 10 in.
More Information
Features Breathable, Fast Dry
Recommended Use Casual - On Land, Day Sailing, Keelboat Racing
UPF Rating 50+
Inseam Length 10"
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Video Transcript

This is the Gill UV Tec Sailing short for men. It's made of a nylon that is lightweight, has a cottony feel. It's very breathable. It's fast drying. Feature wise, starting from the top. I've got belt loops running all the way around and if I'm not wearing a belt and I need adjustment, I can do that with these. It's actually a two to one, it runs through this, so I pull on it and then just sit it down on the Velcro. Either side. Nice secure adjustment.

It's a front snap here, but what they've done so that it doesn't open up unexpectedly, is they've put a security button behind that if you decide you need to use that and then it's a front entry zipper here. Pockets, good depth on the pockets, here and a cargo pocket on the side is actually structured so that you can get extra stuff in it and it's very secure because it's a zipper closure.

In the back, I've got double pockets with a button for security. This isn't a padded or reinforced, but it's a nice, lightweight, fast drying sailing short. The UV Tec by Gill. 


 

Aug/2013

Katie B. takes you through the Gill UV Tech Shorts. Available in men's and women's versions.

gill uv tech shorts

Earlier this year, I picked up a pair of Gill UV Tec Sailing Shorts for my active weeknight sailing season ahead. I honestly didn't have a lot of expectations with these tech shorts, but since I just needed a lightweight, non-padded pair to wear once or twice a week on a J/70, I decided to give these a try. I’m glad I did!

When I first tried them on, I was a little skeptical. They are extremely lightweight and soft so I was worried they wouldn't hold up very long, but the fit and the length were too good to pass up. Honestly, anytime I find a pair of women’s sailing tech shorts that fit well, I just have to give them a chance. These shorts have far surpassed my expectations. I've been wearing them about 1-3 times a week this summer and I still haven’t managed to destroy them. That is definitely saying something!

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As I said, the shorts are very lightweight, but they are also durable, quick-drying, and they offer UV protection, making them an “all-around” pair of sailing shorts. They’re very easy to move around in, they have adjustable straps for a better fit, and the pockets have more to offer than you would think. I've mainly been wearing these for keelboat buoy racing, but they can also be worn for point-to-points, distance racing, day sailing, and cruising. I even find myself wearing these onshore a lot, as well. They’re that comfortable.

These tech shorts were designed for sailing in warm climates, but they’re versatile enough that I plan to wear tights under them so that I can continue to wear them into the fall. I definitely want to get as much out of them as I can! If you’re in the market for a non-padded pair of sailing shorts, you’ll want to check these out.