Sailing and Marine Clothing

A wide range of clothing is available to the sailor and you can spend as little or as much as you like to kit yourself out for your boating trips. Make sure you set yourself a budget before going to any shops as it can be very easy yo get carried away when you see the exciting range of jackets, trousers, and footwear. Remember, you have a high chance of getting wet whilst sailing so make sure you always take enough clothes. Don't forget hats and gloves and avoid wearing natural fibres such as cotton, as they take a long to dry if they get wet. When choosing footwear make sure they are slip resistant with rubber soles - try to choose special marine deck shoes.

Well Known Marine Clothing Manufacturers

Gill JacketDouglas Gill

Douglas Gill is a premier manufacturer of marine clothing and has lead the way in technology for many years, having introduced many of the products in common use today. No matter where you sail or what you sail in you can be sure that Gill is World Class, World Tested. They use hig quality materials which help to keep your skin dry but stop you from becoming cold.

Feel the benefit of these high performance fabrics which will keep you warm and dry next to the skin and prevent chilling and cooling. You'll get the best performance out of your breathable waterproofs by wearing the right system underneath. Gill's Interactive Layering System uses quick drying fabrics designed to effectively move moisture vapour away from the skin. Gill also manufacturer a good range of wet & dry bags - ideal for sailing - and also some excellent gloves providing excellent grip and durability.

Check out some of their range at Yachting Clothing,

Splashdown JacketSplashdown

Splashdown are not just known for their brightly coloured casual gear, but also for their excellent collection of foul weather gear. They also provide an excellent range of holdalls, essential for keeping all the important documents etc together on the boat.

Check out some of their range at Yachting Clothing,

Henri Lloyd

Henri Lloyd JacketHenri Lloyd are one of the best known manufacturers of marine clothing and equipment both for men and women. Their range includes items such as socks, hats, beanies, jackets, trousers, t-shirts, and also bags and wallets.

Visit their website at


There are a range of footwear manufacturers including Musto , Dubarry , Henri Lloyd , Gill and Sebago, which make deck shoes, sailing shoes or sailing boots for both men and women. It is important that they have a slip resistant and non marking sole which maintains its grip even when worn. A good range of footwear with accompanying information can be found on the Chandlery Store website

Have a look at our Links page where you will find a short list of links to clothing suppliers.


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