The culmination of years of testing with the world’s leading sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, the design brief was No Compromise in fabric technology. Experience new generation fabric technology with Unrivalled Breathability, supreme waterproofness and superior waterproof durability. Created in partnership with eVent® Fabrics, leaders in military grade breathable membranes.
The demands of serious offshore sailing can be brutal. The gear you wear needs to be prepared to fight the cold, wet and unpredictable conditions of the ocean. After countless hours of research and development with the world’s leading offshore sailors, and over 25,000 nautical miles of testing, our mission is complete.
NO COMPROMISE ON BREATHABILITY
60% more breathable than its predecessor, and an RET of <5, the fabric expels heat and moisture regulating your body temperature during high activity.
NO COMPROMISE ON WATERPROOFNESS
Continuous and lasting waterproofness of 24,000mm that will keep you dry, no matter the conditions.
NO COMPROMISE ON DURABILITY
Built to protect against extreme conditions offering Military grade durability, with no sacrifice to performance and comfort.
NO COMPROMISE ON DESIGN
Patent pending features, have been ergonomically and functionally designed to give you a competitive edge.
Zhik’s ‘set and forget’ strap adjustment system
500D nylon reinforced rear and knee panelling for increased durability
Central YKK® Vislon® anti-corrosion zipper
Two large utility pockets
Central chest pocket for easy access
Spacer mesh shoulder straps for improved breathability
Elasticated waist adjusters for a comfortable, tighter fit
Velcro® ankle adjustment straps
Heavy duty rear hang loop
eVent Fabric Partnership
For OFS800™, extreme breathability and waterproofness was the priority. It is provided by a unique composite of eVent® membrane technology enabling best in class breathability with the ability to dynamically regulate temperature through fast moisture evaporation. Used by military institutions world-wide this material technology is not only highly breathable but incredibly robust, ensuring the garment is durable enough withstand the rigours of offshore sailing and provide extended waterproofness across the usable life of the garment.
The critical difference between eVent® technology and traditional breathable waterproof fabrics is the Direct Diffusion technology with millions of microscopic pores built into the proprietary membrane that instantly begin venting water vapour (sweat) that builds up inside your gear during activity.
This technology utilises a unique composite of materials to provide unrivaled breathability. Unlike other technologies, it doesn’t need to get wet to work. It is a ‘dry system’ that allows eVent® fabrics to be fully waterproof and fully breathable – keeping you dry and comfortable in the widest range of temperatures and conditions.
Counted on by military, police, fire and a myriad of professionals around the globe, eVent® Protective technology provides not only a barrier of defence against Mother Nature but critical protection against chemicals and hazardous substances. The Direct Diffusion technology features proprietary bi-component technology built to withstand repeated exposure to the weather and hazardous substances.