Close Up on Coastal Foulies
Coastal cruisers and racers experience a range of temperatures and weather, so crossover garments that can be layered—or not—and can be worn racing or cruising will top the list. Look for lightweight outer layers and cozy, warm base- and mid-layers that won’t trap air and moisture. The same three-layer materials used in bluewater gear are now beginning to make inroads in coastal gear as well. But a set of foulies made with a quality two-layer fabric will still keep you plenty comfortable without breaking the bank.