Gear Guide for Winter & Frostbite Sailing

For cold weather and frostbite sailing, you can take one of two approaches: drysuit and layers or wetsuit and thermal tops. For the coldest conditions, we recommend a drysuit, which offers 100% waterproof protection. Layer up underneath with base and mid layers depending on your activity level or the water temperature. For *slightly* warmer conditions, many sailors like the mobility of a heavy wetsuit and thermal top. For these conditions we recommend gear such as the Superwarm Skiff Suit and Superwarm Top from Zhik, though other options are available. In both cases, proper gloves and a warm hat are critical to keep your hands working and your head toasty. With the added layers, many sailors go for a larger watch with longer wristband and bigger buttons for easy use. To carry all that extra stuff, don't forget a big gear bag!