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Old 14-01-2011, 18:35   #1
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Good Offshore Jackets

I was wondering on your opinion on a good offshore sailing jacket. I really liked the Gill OS1 Jacket, but when I went to try it on the size wasn't right. Small was to big in the chest & XS was to short in the arms. There is also the OS Racer Jacket but they didn't have one to try on & not really sure if it's really up for long circumnavigation trips. If you have some other makes/brands I would love to hear about them. Thanks in advance.
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Old 14-01-2011, 20:33   #2
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we are happy with our Henry Lyolds. We bot have a light weight wind breaker and a heavier off shore fould weather jacket and bibs. My wife a a medium weiht fleece lined jacket which she really likes. We had one problem and Team One Newport replaced the jacket with a new one. We use our light weight ones when we I travel on live aboard dive trips.
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we are happy with our Henry Lyolds. We bot have a light weight wind breaker and a heavier off shore fould weather jacket and bibs. My wife a a medium weiht fleece lined jacket which she really likes. We had one problem and Team One Newport replaced the jacket with a new one. We use our light weight ones when we I travel on live aboard dive trips.
Thanks for the input/reply. I will check them out & do some research. I do have a light North Face rain/wind breaker which I've been happy with. I had one problem with it delaminating from the neck, but since they have a lifetime warranty, they replaced for no charge which was nice.
Thanks again for your comments - Gudgeon
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Old 16-01-2011, 18:29   #4
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We have Gills. Mustos are great too.

We had Henri LLoyd and Burke's pants and they were c()p.

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Musto HPX. This assumes you have the budget for top-end stuff, which is ridiculously expensive. If you don't, save up until you do. Keeps the water out, keeps the warmth in. My Musto pants/bibs are going on 19 years now, and they keep working fabulously.

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Old 16-01-2011, 21:14   #6
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Thanks Beetle, I will look into the Musto HPX & after my encounter with bad fit Gill Jacket, I always make sure they fit proper before buying anything. I would rather spend more money & get a great jacket that will last a long time & company has a good warranty.
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Old 16-01-2011, 21:34   #7
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I have gill and they are great reasonable priced, remember that the size changes when you have kit under and the life jacket on top,, I have lived in mine for 6000 miles and they are still fine.
Naturally they don't clean up so good ( look a bit grotty) but they have more charm that way
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Re: Good Offshore Jackets

Old thread, but this could be useful for somebody using the search. While the original poster found Gill sleeves a bit short compared to the chest, I found them to actually be a bit longer than Musto's. I've tried on Musto's MPX and Gill's OS1, and in size large both fit me well everywhere except Musto being a just a tad bit short on the sleeves. Of course the models might have changed over the years, and this is with the current ones. I'm 185cm/80kg (6'1"/180lbs).
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Re: Good Offshore Jackets

What's the general consensus about high-visibility yellow versus darker reds and navy blues that are harder to see? Has anyone been worried about this as I have been? Even as a solo sailor (having no one on the boat to look for you) it's something I think should be considered. Any thoughts?
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Re: Good Offshore Jackets

I don't think red is a problem, but the gill womens gear comes in light blue, which is the exact color of fog. It's the stupidest color choice I can imagine except for possibly black.

One thing I recommend everyone do is buy some retro-reflective tape and put it everywhere on foul weather gear. The stuff lights up like a beacon when it's hit by a flashlight. Strips around the cuffs for favorite (for when you are waving at the boat).
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Stumble-- good idea... only if the reflective tape sticks well. My current foulie is about 12 years old. (These people don't make a lot of money off me.) Most of it's come off long ago.
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Sew on retro tape works really well. I haven't had a lot of luck with the stick on.

Fabric glue also works fine, but you have to re glue it from time to time. Not a huge problem, but annoying. If you go this route multiple small pieces would be better. So you don't loose them all at once.
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Re: Good Offshore Jackets

I would be interested in which brands have performed the best. Musto with goretex fabric has been recommended to me. Your favorite?
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Old thread, but this could be useful for somebody using the search. While the original poster found Gill sleeves a bit short compared to the chest, I found them to actually be a bit longer than Musto's. I've tried on Musto's MPX and Gill's OS1, and in size large both fit me well everywhere except Musto being a just a tad bit short on the sleeves. Of course the models might have changed over the years, and this is with the current ones. I'm 185cm/80kg (6'1"/180lbs).
I've got Gill 5 dot ocean racer gear , still going strong after 14 years of use.

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