Crewsaver ErgoFit 50NEX high impact Bouyancy Aid
The Crewsaver ErgoFit 50NEX ‘High Impact’ Bouyancy Aid offers the highest spec buoyancy aid, as well as being breathable and low profile. Developed with the America’s Cup team Artemis, key safety features include Forcefield impact protection, quick access line cutter stowage, a spare air canister (detachable) and a hydration pack.
Helly Hansen lifaloft jacket
This mid-layer from Helly Hansen uses Lifaloft™, a clever combination of Lifa® and PrimaLoft® technology. This water repellant yarn ensures warmth and ease of movement thanks to reduced bulkiness and reduced weight, providing greater insulation for performance sailors.
Magic Marine Aurelian Harness
The Aurelian harness from Magic Marine was designed in collaboration with Rio 2016 49erFX gold medallists, Martine Soffiatti Grael and Kahena Kunze. It offers all round support via a stiff foam panel in the back, which supports the two main back muscles. Our panel was particularly impressed with how much padding and adjustment is available in such a streamlined package.
Musto D30 impact system
Musto has released a high tech range of impact protection padding, the D30 Impact System, which uses flexible molecules that stiffen on impact to dissipate energy. The pads can be slipped into specifically designed pockets in a number of Musto wetsuits and clothing to significantly reduce injury if the wearer hits something at speed.
Rooster women’s Thermaflex
The Rooster ThermaFlex longjohn and top can take pretty much anything the British weather can throw at them. The soft inner lining of the longjohn paired with the front zip entry makes it easy to get on. The ThermaFlex’s 1.5mm super-stretch neoprene should make for a very comfortable garment, with plenty of warmth for cooler weather but the thinner neoprene preventing overheating. We liked the colour scheme and were excited to see a move away from plain black wetsuits.