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OFS900 Jacket

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Highly Durable
3-Layer Fabric
4X More Waterproof Durable
Anti-Flush Wrist Seals
Neoprene Seals
Biomotion Reflective Details
Highly Breathable
DWR Coating
Hydrovision Visor
Multi-layer Composite Membrane
Fully Seam Sealed
YKK Vislon Zippers

Tested by Team AkzoNobel and Dongfeng Race Team, the OFS900™ range represents the pinnacle of ocean racing gear and features Zhik’s latest patent pending innovations. The OFS900™ range features our multilayer composite membrane fabric proved to be 4X more waterproof durable than the marking leading ePTFE ocean fabric. All garments have been engineered to have reduced seams reducing weight, maximising flexibility and increasing durability. Going into the Volvo Ocean Race, we found that ocean gear by and large lacked the ability to adapt to different weather and conditions, meaning that crews would have to carry extra gear, or compromise on the performance of their gear. We found that safety and performance was compromised as sailors experienced inhibited central and peripheral vision from protective hoods and peaks, often resulting in a “letterbox” field of view. Uncomfortable, sticky and tight latex seals that wear down too quickly. Ocean gear needed to be safer, perform better, and be more versatile and more durable.

Developed to provide a high level of protection while enhancing the sailor’s field of vision, Hydrovison® is our new hood visor, made from a rigid & anti-fogging clear polycarbonate which provides unprecedented peripheral vision and protection. The Hydrovision® visor greatly reduces the “letterboxing” effect of traditional hoods, providing at least double the amount of vertical vision, while increasing the protection against the large amounts of water that smash directly into the face. The visor can also be unzipped and swapped out with other Zhik visor types. Patent Pending.

Biomotion reflective detailing highlights key points of the human anatomy, enabling greater visual recognition of crew members & allowing them to judge movement and direction in low light conditions. This grants valuable split seconds of response time in cases of emergency.

  • Hydrovison® Visor
    Anti-fogging and rigid visor that gives unparalleled vision
  • Advanced Reziseals®
    New super soft & durable composite seal design in wrists
  • Biomotion reflectors
    Strategically placed reflectors allow easy recognition of body movement
  • Hydrobase® lining
    In side pockets and collar provides fast drying warmth and comfort
  • Quick stow hood
    PFD compatible hood lets you raise & lower hood quickly with one hand
  • Long length rear
    Longer length rear panels in the garments for added protection
  • YKK® Aquaguard Zippers
    Highly durable YKK® zippers throughout
  • Multiple pockets
    In key locations for easy access & storage of important belongings
  • Reflexite reflectors
    Provide high visibility in low light conditions
  • Cordura® Reinforcement
    1000D Cordura® in knee & rear panels protects high wear areas
  • Inner neoprene waist skirt
    To prevent water flushes