North Sails Performance foul weather gear is called that for a reason. We’ve refined every detail with performance in mind.
We started our design process by talking to the sailing community, both those within North Sails and those at the very top of the sport; the ranks of America’s Cup, Ocean Race, Vendée Globe and Olympic sailors.
There was no shortage of feedback, ideas or information….
We distilled the fundamental changes that the sailing community wanted to see in their kit – we called them “Mission Critical”. And how did we deliver those changes? We investigated and we innovated. Creating game-changing solutions that sets the benchmark for high-performance marine clothing.
This is foul weather gear for sailors, by sailors – the best you’ll find.
MISSION #1: construct North Sails Performance clothing in a 100% waterproof, breathable fabric durably tough enough to withstand consistent exposure to the harshest environment, the Southern Ocean.
MISSION #2: Inshore racing is a truly athletic sport; kit weight, aerodynamic drag and flexibility are critical to performance.
MISSION CRITICAL #3:
MISSION #4: Stop damp bums and knees and prevent seam failure in high stress areas.
As North Sails Performance investigated, we also found other significant issues with a stitched nylon reinforcement:
NORTH SAILS PERFORMANCE SOLUTION: 4DL™
“This is where it really helped to be the world’s most advanced sailmaking firm with a track record for innovation in laminating technology.” Nigel Musto
MISSION # 5: Create a neck and wrist seal that doesn’t split and need replacing every 6 months
NORTH SAILS PERFORMANCE SOLUTION: DuraSeal™
MISSION #6: Create kit that stays smelling fresher for longer
NORTH SAILS PERFORMANCE SOLUTION: Polygiene®