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Gill launch new Hydrophobe down range

Gill Hydrophobe Down Jacket 2017

Gill launch new Hydrophobe down range

Adventure Awaits

This season sees Gill, [the industry leading sailing apparel brand] introduce a pioneering Hydrophobic down jacket and gilet, setting new sights for the Gill brand.   In both men’s and women’s styles, these jackets are lightweight, stylish and practical, the men’s version comes in Charcoal with a contrasting red lining; the women’s in classic Pewter, with a tonal lining.

Gill Hydrophobe Down

Natural down jackets and gilets are lightweight, stylish and practical, providing a superb layer of insulation.  However, if untreated down gets wet, it loses most of its insulation properties which, is where Hydrophobic down comes in.  A relatively new concept, the purpose is to solve the main drawback of 'regular' down by treating it with a water repellent finish that means it not only resists water for longer but makes for quicker drying should it ever get soaked.

Gill Hydrophobe jackets and gilets take the best elements of natural down to create an extraordinarily warm, lightweight and versatile layer that will withstand almost anything the harshest environments can muster. To further enhance wet weather performance, the lightweight outer fabric has its own water repellent treatment.

Not only will they perform for longer better in cold, damp conditions, Hydrophobic down jackets are incredibly versatile. The Gill Hydrophobe Down jackets and gilets can be worn over base layers, and under any of our protective layers.  Alternatively, combine the gilet with a knitted fleece for cooler evenings or relaxing with friends after a day’s activities; the jacket can also be worn as a warm layer over a t-shirt or jumper.

All Gill garments are developed in line with our athletes and tested in the harshest of marine conditions, so you can be sure they are up to any adventure.

This Hydrophobic jacket is far more water resistant than those using untreated down, however it is water-repellent, not waterproof. If you’re going to be out in wet conditions for a prolonged amount of time, make sure you have a protective waterproof jacket.

Advantages over regular down:

  • Retains loft and thermal performance for longer in damp conditions
  • Absorbs less water and remains lightweight for longer
  • Dries quicker

Product Specifics:

  • Mens: Hydrophobe Down Jacket 
  • Colour: Charcoal   
  • Sizes: XS-XXL     
  • Price: £125    
  • Womens: Hydrophobe Down Jacket
  • Colour: Pewter
  • Sizes: 8-16
  • Price: £125
  • Mens: Hydrophobe Down Gilet  
  • Colour: Charcoal   
  • Sizes: XS-XXL     
  • Price: £99   
  • Womens: Hydrophobe Down Gilet
  • Colour: Pewter
  • Sizes: 8-16
  • Price: £99
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