Gill Hydrophobe Down Jackets and Vests

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It has been an enduring dilemma for sailors down through the ages: how do you stay both warm and dry when out on your boat? To solve this puzzle, the sailing gear specialists at Gill have devised a unique hydrophobic water-repellent down insulation that doesn’t clump up and cease holding in warmth when it gets damp. Built into windproof, water-resistant nylon jackets and vests with micro-baffle construction that traps warmth and prevents the insulation from migrating around the garment, this use of 650-fill duck down promises a new level of comfort afloat. The lightweight Hydrophobe Down jackets and vests should work well as outer garments in milder conditions and also as ideal technical mid-layer garments in more rigorous situations. Features include an internal chest pocket, two conveniently placed hand-warming pockets and an adjustable hem. Cut for both men and women in close-fitting shapes, these stylish garments should keep your core feeling nice and toasty even when it’s cold and snotty out. As for color choices, you can have anything you want, so long as it’s charcoal gray (for men) or pewter gray (for women). From $139. Gill Marine, gillna.com

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