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Old 10-26-2005, 02:04 AM   #1
Scott Miller
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Default Foul Weather Gear

I will be cruising the South Pacific or Caribbean this winter as volunteer crew and need to purchase a foul weather jacket. I am willing to invest some $ in something durable, dry and comfortable; something that will last and be of use in colder climates as well.

Any suggestions on makes and models? I figure I should be looking for something with neoprene cuffs and neck... bright colors... sturdy hood... gore tex? rubber? I'm currently near Toronto, Ontario, in Canada.

thanks in advance for any advice

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Old 10-26-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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Stick with the well known brands.. ie Musto Helly Hanson. They have done a lot of research into comfy ,well breathing, warm,[ waterproof gear... so buy the best you can afford.

Why just the jacket.. you will need pants and seaboots also.

Not sure what you mean by " winter " presume you are talking Canada time, hence you will be down here ( South Pacific) in Summer. Better sailing and hopefully not a lot of wet weather gear required . But then again I have struck some bad times out there.

Remember TONS of sunblock ( we use pink zink a lot)

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