The new Zephyr Softshell jacket from Atlantis WeatherGear combines the warmth of a fleece midlayer with a “Sheerline” softshell laminate that repels water like an outer layer, offering the best of both worlds without a lot of bulk. When the spray or rain really starts to fly, just pull over a conventional shell, the same as you would with any other fleece jacket. The Zephyr is available in both men's and women’s sizes. The latter is cut a little narrower around the waist and wider in the hips, for a more comfortable fit. Wrist enclosures keep your forearms snug, while a zip-up collar helps protect your neck. A handy chest pocket allows you to keep small items, like a knife or sunblock close at hand. For more on the Zephyr Softshell jacket, visit www.atlantisweathergear.com.
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Back when I was a young man, sailing back and forth across the North Atlantic in an old fiberglass sailboat, it seemed fairly obvious to me how all that was wrong in the world might be set right. Everyone should be issued a boat at birth! Or so I declared to any who would listen ...read more