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Dinghy and Sports Keelboat range from Henri Lloyd

19th October 2009

Henri Lloyd has been working closely with fabric partners W.L. Gore & Associates on the process of fabric development and, with their specially designed Windstopper® Soft Shell fabric, has come up with a range of products specifically designed for use in high aerobic dinghy and sports keelboat sailing from SB3s to TP52s.

The Octane Windstopper® Range is constructed using a 3-layer Windstopper® laminate design. Two different weights of the 100% windproof, breathable, water-resistant fabric are strategically positioned in the garments. This means that in specific high movement areas such as under the arms, high stretch panels are used to maximise flexibility. This super-stretch, ultra lightweight fabric is finely tailored to ensure an optimum streamline fit but without compromising performance.


monday2.jpgThe collared jacket has a lightweight, water resistant front zip with welded, streamlined zipped chest and side pockets, pre-moulded cuff tabs and shockcord adjustment at the hem. The same ergonomic design technology has been applied to the waist-high trousers but for added protection when racing or moving around the boat, our designers have incorporated 500D Cordura seat and knee reinforcement. 

The highly versatile Windstopper® Soft Shell fabric means the Octane Windstopper® Range can be used not only as a top layer in clement conditions while taking part in activity sports such as sailing or skiing, but also as a mid layer, and as a stylish and fashionable alternative to the après sport wardrobe.

monday3.jpgBen Ainslie – the triple Olympic Gold medallist who uses Octane clothing – says: “As an athlete competing at top level, I expect the best from my performance clothing. What I look for in clothing is something that enables me to move freely around the boat. Once on it works, and I can focus on competing. It needs to be versatile, and functional, and the new Octane Windstopper® product range ticks all those boxes.”


Product and RRP in Sterling

Octane Windstopper® Jacket  £150

Octane Windstopper® Vest  £125

Octane Windstopper® Trouser  £125

Octane Windstopper® Short  £95

All four items come in one colour, Carbon, and sizes XS to XXL 

Irish Henri Lloyd Stockists

CH Marine, Cork

Dinghy Supplies, 46 Dublin Road, Sutton, Co Dublin. Tel: +353 (0)1 8322 312

Matthews Centre, Cork

Pro Rig, Howth, Co Dublin

Union Chandlery, Cork

Viking Marine, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin and Kilcoole, Co Wicklow

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