August 25, 2008
Grundens developed this line of outdoor wear to address the growing requirement for quality and function in other types of protective clothing. This functional, good-looking jacket and parka is made from a 500 denier nylon that is coated on the inside with a waterproof, breathable barrier. The taped seams eliminate water penetration through the stitching. Extremely waterproof to 10,000 mm and breathable rated at 5,000 mvp; this gear will prove to be a favorite choice for comfortable outdoor wear.
This jacket and parka feature an attached three-piece adjustable hood with adjustment for height and concealed draw cords; light weight mesh lining with two internal pockets, snug fitting inner cuff with a handy velcro adjustment on the outer cuff, two exterior handwarmer pockets and an exterior “napoleon” pocket with a water resistant zipper. The outer handwarmer pockets are actually double pockets; the inner pocket has a zipper closure to stash items that need more security and protection, i.e., keys and cell phones. The jacket is waist length and the parka is thigh length.
Both the pant and jacket are available in sizes from XS to 5X. The jacket and parka are available in black or brown, the pant is available in black only. The Weather Boss pant has elastic suspenders that are easily removed, two deep handwarmer pockets with zipper enclosures, and two cargo pockets with velcro enclosures, internal gators on each pant leg for a snug fit around boots and leg zippers for easy entry and exit without having to remove shoes or boots. The pant also features double reinforced knees with pockets that can be filled with the optional Grundéns foam knee pads, which are sold separately. This great work wear is designed for people who want no nonsense, no glitz gear that does exactly what it is designed to do.
Since 1926, Grundéns has produced the very best foulweather protection, constructed with the highest quality materials and workmanship. Grundens products are continually tested in the toughest laboratory known to man – outdoor, by hardworking men and women, often in extreme weather.
March 4, 2008
Started in 1975 Gill Sailing Gear was created with the idea that you could make sailing wear that would keep you warm and dry at a reasonable cost. Since then Gill has become one of the most respected and desired names in the sailing world.With their layering guide and dot system, it’s easy to find exactly what you need to keep you warm and protected no matter what the weather.
Gill’s Layering Guide:
Base Layer: This layer worn next to the skin is designed to move moisture out, away from your skin. Keeps you warm by moving the moisture created from bursts of energy away from the body. Also insulates you during especially cold days.
Mid Layer: This layer is the primary insulating layer, to be worn over the base layer but below the protective outer layer. Made of synthetic fibers that do not absorb water it will keep you warm. Gill has different fabric weights to choose from depending on personal preference and weather conditions.
Outer or Protective Layer: Created purely to keep the elements out. This layer does not have any insulating properties, however it will prevent the wind and water from entering those important mid and base layers. In order to work most efficiently, the fabric is breathable to allow moist air that builds up inside escape.
To further ensure you stay warm, dry and comfortable, Gill has built a selection of footwear, hats and accessories. Footwear styles include breathable, waterproof leather boots, neoprene shoes and rubber gripper boots.