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Ash Aroshell Smock

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SMK-0320-U-ASH
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$269.95USD
Optimised for breathability and maneuverability, the new Aroshell® range is 20% lighter whilst maintaining the same class leading levels of waterproof durability and protection. The Aroshell® range’s waterproof, water repellent and breathable 3-layer fabric is extremely lightweight full wet weather protection. The range is fully seam taped and has been optimised with reduced seams to reduce bulk and increase durability. The new Smock features Zhik®’s Biomotion reflective detailing highlights key points of the human anatomy for additional visibility. Adjustable neck and wrist seals featuring our ReziSeal® composite fabric to provide an improved watertight seal, improved comfort, ease of adjustability and wide aperture openings for enhanced ventilation. The Smock also features a Zhik Adaptive™ attachment point to allow Zhik® hoods and other collar accessories to be attached. *Adaptive Hoods sold separately.
  • WATERPROOF 3-LAYER SHELL FABRIC
    Tested and proven to be 2x more waterproof durable than the ocean standard
  • FULLY SEAM TAPED
    For ultimate waterproofness
  • HIGHLY BREATHABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT
    With a streamlined design that has all the right functionality
  • ADJUSTABLE WRIST & NECK SEALS
    Soft and comfortable seals to keep water out
  • BIOMOTION REFLECTIVE DETAILING
    Highlights key points of the human anatomy, enabling greater visual recognition of movement and direction in low light conditions
  • ZHIK ADAPTIVE™ HOOD SYSTEM
    Attach Zhik's range of collar & head wear accessories for versatility in all conditions
  • YKK® AQUAGUARD® Zippers
    That are tough & water repellent
  • ADJUSTABLE SMOOTH SKIN NEOPRENE WAIST SEAL
  • LARGE ZIPPERED FRONT POCKET
Lightweight
Waterproof
Windproof
3-Layer Fabric
2X More Waterproof Durable
Zhik Adaptive Hood System
Biomotion Reflective Details
Extremely Breathable
DWR Coating
Fully Seam Sealed
Hydrophilic Membrane
YKK Water Resistant Zippers

INDEPENDENT STUDY SHOWS ZHIK® ISOTAK® FABRICS ARE 4x MORE WATERPOOF DURABLE THAN THE INDUSTRY LEADING ePTFE OCEAN FABRIC

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RMIT have pioneered the development of a waterproof durability testing method specifically designed to simulate accelerated wear and tear in wet conditions (when the waterproof membrane is most vulnerable). The results of their study is now published in the Textile Research Journal.

This method involves placing waterproof textiles in an accelerated wear device that simulates impact and abrasion in wet conditions. Each textile is pressure tested to determine the waterproofness after defined intervals of accelerated wear.

The chart below represents the hydrostatic resistance (Waterproofness) of each fabric after 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute accelerated wearing.

After four times (4 x) more accelerated wear testing, Zhik® Isotak® fabrics are substantially more waterproof than Musto® HPX PRO SERIES fabrics. (120 minutes as compared to 30 minutes of accelerated wear testing)

Durability of vapor-permeable waterproof textile materials used in sailing protective apparel
Olga Troynikov, Nazia Nawaz, Chris Watson, Textile Research Journal
copyright © 2017 by (The Authors)

Reprinted by Permission of SAGE Publications, Ltd.

VIEW STUDY
https://doi.org/10.1177/0040517517732079

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