I'm now sailing in a lovely warm glow, with the "Ocean Jacket" and "Ocean Trouser" oilskins made from Gore-Tex by Henri-Lloyd (an English firm despite the Franco-Welsh name). They contain a microporous membrane that allows sweat out through pores that are 700 times larger than water vapour molecules.
Even though a Henri-Lloyd jacket is the garment of choice for Manchester Lads, including Oasis, these suits (in red, petrol blue, grey or gold) are designed for the Southern Ocean, though there is a badge boasting "Breathable - Gore-Tex" for those who want to impress other sailors, if only with the pricen
Ocean Jacket, pounds 425, and Ocean Trousers, pounds 275, both by Henri-Lloyd, available in sizes from XS to XL from Force Four, 30 Bressenden Place, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1; Ship Mates, The Quay, Lymington, Hampshire and NW Sail Boat Centre, 5 Church Street, Eccles Manchester. For further enquiries call 0161 799 1212.
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