Product Spotlight - Gill Pro Top and Salopettes
This entry was posted on 03/15/2012.
In addition to the mandatory life jacket, spray tops and pants are among the most common items found in the average dinghy sailor's kit. Waterproof tops and bottoms have been an essential part of staying dry and comfortable around the racecourse since the earliest days of competitive sailing. Lucky for us, foul weather gear has come a long way since pvc coated jackets and bibs with the introduction of innovative fabrics and design. This week we're going to look the Gill Pro Top and Pro Salopettes.
The Gill Pro Top is made from a two layer, fully waterproof fabric and designed for unrestricted freedom of movement in the dinghy sailing environment. The adjustable collar, wrist, and waistband ensure a snug fit while the waterproof and breathable fabric keeps you comfortable and protected from the elements. We've found this top to have a great overall fit and love the innovative zip neck for cooling down between races. Worn over lycra layers in warm conditions and additional thermal layers as the temperature drops, the Pro Top does an excellent job of repelling wind, spray, and the strongest of rain showers.
In addition to the popular Men's and Junior cut tops, Gill's collection also includes a women's specific top. The Women's Pro Top incorporates the same core features with a more flattering fit. Countless High School and College Sailors around the country put these tops to the test multiple days a week and are pleased with the overall fit, durability and performance. With a variety of cuts, sizes, and colors available, there is a Pro Top for everyone and a must have for any active sailor. We can't guarantee you'll sail like a pro, but you will look and feel like one!
The Gill Pro Salopette is spray pant designed specifically for the rigors of active dinghy sailing. It incorporates the same waterproof, breathable fabric as the Pro Top in a high cut sailing pant. The Pro Salopette is a simple but effective garment. It is designed with a high fit chest and back for increased protection from wind and water and features abrasion resistant seat and knees, adjustable shoulder support, and Velcro ankle closure. Simply put, its everything you need in a dinghy sailing pant without excessive and distracting features. Like the Pro Top, this Salopette is worn by many active sailors and is available in Men's, Junior, and Women's cut and sizing. In general, the cross between design, fabric and price make the Pro Salopette a great value and excellent addition to your sailing kit.
High School and College Sailors: Feeling a bit chilly at practice or your last regatta? Gill spray tops and bottoms are a great value and eligible for our scholastic discount program.