Offshore Jackets: Henri Lloyd Offshore Elite Jacket Y00296
Henri Lloyd’s new Elite Offshore range debuted earlier this year and professes to deliver on quality, comfort and performance in the worst weather imaginable. The Henri Lloyd brand originated in Manchester in 1963, and the company is now world renowned for its technical marine clothing ranges. Today it’s the choice of modern sailing champions including four times Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Ben Ainslie and The America’s cup yacht crews.
The company’s PR material hails this Elite range “the lightest, most breathable Offshore gear ever, without compromise”, and spells out how the jacket and trousers have been designed to be 30% lighter than previous top of the range marine racewear.
This jacket is also built to be 20% more breathable, while still extremely strong and waterproof. It can take the elements, and will allow offshore racers the required comfort and agility. If you’re in need of more insulation, the ‘Slide Glide Technology’ helps reduce inter-layer friction when used in conjunction with the Elite Therm Mid Layer, assures Henri Lloyd.
A special feature with this jacket is the Optivision Hood System, developed to allow superior peripheral vision when racing and cruising – this worked for us! Also of note are the Polartec 200 collar lining, a fast-draining EPIRB/knife pocket on the sleeve, and well positioned reflective patches at shoulder and hood.
Boatshop24.com gets a feel for this jacket:
Features of the Henri Lloyd Offshore Elite Jacket Y00296
- GORE-TEX Pro Shell fabric with DWR finish and Slide Glide Technology
- OPTIVISION Hood System - excellent peripheral vision in racing and cruising situations
- Polartec 200 Collar Lining
- Fast Draining E.P.I.R.B. / Knife pocket at Left Sleeve
- Pre moulded reflective patches at shoulder, storm flap and hood
- Fast draining lower cargo pockets
- Internal Dartex storm cuff
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