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Zhik’s new Microfleece Hikers “redefine the traditional hiking wetsuit” for the highest levels of manoeuvrability and comfort while hiking.

Combining a revolutionary 3D body-mapped panel design — 1mm thermal Neoprene throughout — with four-way stretch and integrated hiking support, Zhik says these hikers will keep you warm and fully supported as you work your boat hard upwind and downwind.

The impact zone behind the thigh has built-in, slim profile hiking pads which are designed for an ergonomic fit. Embedded with fibreglass and lined with 500-denier Cordura, the pads give exceptional longevity and durability.

An additional set of removable EVA foam pads can be added allowing you to customise your hiking position to suit your side decks in different conditions.

Matt Wearn, the Australian Sailing Team Laser class representative for Tokyo 2020, has been testing the Microfleece Hikers ahead of the Olympic Games which are set to begin next month.

Matt Wearn, the Australian Sailing Team Laser class representative for Tokyo 2020, in Zhik’s new Microfleece HikersMatt Wearn, the Australian Sailing Team Laser class representative for Tokyo 2020, in Zhik’s new Microfleece Hikers

Matt says: “Love the new Zhik Hiker design. They are versatile enough to sail in any conditions which makes them a great all rounder.

“The adjustable shoulder straps make them extremely comfortable. It’s been great working with the Zhik team who are so invested in making the best on-water clothing!”

Zhiktex II superior abrasion resistant panelling on the seat and knees adds further durability and stretch in these high wear areas due to its unique, tough knitted weave.

Additional insulation is provided with a quick drying inner fleece lining and high stretch, non-irritating flatlock seams are used throughout for strength and comfort.

Zhik’s new Microfleece Hikers are unisex and available in sizes M to XXL, with an RRP of £229.95 / €249.95 / US $269.99 / AUS$369.95 / NZL$419.95.

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CH Marine has stocked the latest marine clothing ranges from Zhik for the discerning sailor.

The Zhik Inshore 100 range (€159.95), featuring Vecta Fabric Technology, is a streamlined garment collection designed for life on and off the water.

Featuring fully waterproof and breathable fabrics, fully taped seams and athletic street style cut, it provides the critical protection required against the elements.

The Inshore 200 range (from €199.95) features the same Vecta Fabric Technology with all the features required for high activity coastal and inshore sailing, encased in a streamlined design without adding bulk.

Meanwhile the Offshore 700 range (from €149.95) offers even greater performance and protection from the elements.

Add an extra later with the new range of full zip fleeces for men and women (€79.95).

And complete the look with a pair of Marine Shorts (€69.95) or Harbour Shorts (€99.95), and new accessories including the Heavy Duty Stretch Belt (€29.95) and the Broad Brim Hat (€49.95) which offers much-needed protection from the sun in a classic style.

Click HERE to explore the new Zhik range from the Cork chandlery online.

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This neat fitting, versatile top is new in the retail stores for 2021. Zhik's Z-Skin® Top has evolved for 2021 to become one of the thinnest ever, skin-fitting neoprene tops. It's the perfect performance top to crossover high activity sailing and watersports, including paddling, bodyboarding and surfing and can be worn with a wetsuit, leggings or shorts.

As the name suggests, the ergonomically cut Z-Skin Top is designed to act as a protective 'second skin', giving high levels of shielding from wind chill, together with moderate levels of thermal insulation for active use and high water-shedding properties.

When you are regularly in and out of the water, even in warm weather, it is important to preserve your body temperature from prolonged exposure to water and windchill. Preventing the continual loss of body heat saves your valuable energy supplies, which are far better deployed at working hard and having fun on the water!

The Z-Skin Top is made with an ultra-thin 0.8mm smooth skin neoprene torso, together with Zhik's breathable XWR™ 4-way stretch water repellent fabric in the shoulders and sleeves with high stretch flatlock seams. The combination allows ultra-high levels of manoeuvrability and importantly provides UPF 50+ sun protection too.

Available in black, men's size M - XXL with a price of €169.95; £149.95

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CH Marine’s Black Friday sale is here, with 30% off Zhik gear while stocks last.

Save on all Zhik’s quality footwear, luggage, sailing wear, leisurewear and accessories, which could make the perfect gifts for your loved ones — or a treat for yourself — this Christmas.

Click HERE to browse CH Marine’s full range of Zhik gear. But act quick as these deals will end midnight on Monday 30 November.

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CH Marine’s Black November sale is now on, with exceptional discounts on up to 100 Zhik brand items.

Save up to 50% on the price of unisex dinghy smocks, men’s and women’s fleeces and Aroshell jackets, deck boots, dry bags and much more while stocks last.

Click HERE to see all the Zhik bargains on offer and explore the full range from the Cork chandlery online.

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Now in stock and available immediately from CH Marine online and in Cork and Skibbereen is the ultra-durable Boot 360 from extreme grip specialists Zhik.

The Zhik Boot 360 is a high-cut race boot combining a side lace system with a supportive upper construction for maximum support, comfort and durability.

It is also equipped with the new ZhikGrip II patented stud locking system, with highly durable, tapered rubber compound studs that help you lock in and relax your ankles to improve hiking strength.

Zhik’s Boot 360 is €149.95 from CH Marine online with next-day delivery and in store. See the new opening hours for the Cork and Skibbereen outlets HERE.

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14th November 2018

Zhik's New ZK Seaboot 900

The new ZK Seaboot 900 is a marine clothing product created as a direct result of Zhik’s partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.

Designed for serious, long-distance offshore racers and professional sailors who wear their boots day in day out, the ZK Seaboot 900 offers more support, comfort and performance, whilst retaining its agile and responsive feel.

Following extensive hours of testing, on constantly moving and steeply heeling Volvo 65 decks, the arch, heel and ankle areas are reinforced internally and externally to keep the foot secure. The boots give excellent lateral support to reduce the risk of ankle injury from twists, turns or knocks whilst working the deck, yet without hindering your up and downward movements, ankle flexion and extension, as you move quickly.

Liz Wardley, boat captain on board Turn the Tide on Plastic commented during the Volvo Ocean Race, “We are heading South with a lot more confidence now thanks to you guys….I was stoked with Seaboots, and have been wearing them ever since so I don’t really want to change.”

The high grip, moulded deep rubber sole provides exceptional confidence across slippery decks and adds insulation and comfort underfoot. ZK Seaboot 900 is made with a combination of highly durable rubber and a cosy neoprene upper for warmth and longevity. All individually tested during production, the boots are 100% waterproof and sealed, with an integrated external gaiter to prevent water ingress in extreme conditions.

ZK Seaboot 900 will be available to retailers in March 2019 The RRP of the: ZK Seaboot 900 is £249.95, €279.95, US$299.99 and AUS$429.95

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Zhik’s bright new Z-Cru™ jackets breathe new life into the myriad of crew sailing jackets on the market and feature some neat technical detailing, in line with Zhik’s ethos of disrupting the status quo in order to move technical clothing design forwards.

Designed for milder sailing conditions and casual boating, the Z-Cru is for stylish wear both on and off the water and is a versatile, warm, fully waterproof team jacket. Z-Cru is breathable and made from a light two-layer laminate fabric with fully taped seams.

Inside the sleeves the lining is made with Taffetta panels for easy dressing when pulling on and off over other layers, preventing layer-snagging which can be annoying when in mid-gybe! Zhik’s soft, water-repellent Avlare® fabric is used to create a comfortable and effective inner cuff. Throughout, the jacket is lined with strategically placed mesh and fleece panels for warmth and breathability, and a mesh tailpiece for better air circulation.

Styled to create an overall sleek and minimalist look, with bio-motion seaming to aid movement, the panel layouts have been positioned to create large customisable areas to carry team branding too. An internal and external chest pocket and fleece lined, zipped hand-warmers are discreetly placed to continue the sleek lines.

Available in Men’s sizes XS-XXXL and Women’s sizes XS-XL the wide choice of contemporary colours include Lime, Flame Red, Dew, Navy, Black and White. RRP: €139.95

The Zhik range is available from leading Irish chandleries such as CH Marine and Viking Marine

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While stocks last CH Marine Chanldery is continuing its Zhik marine clothing sale.

The Cork store has value across the Australian brand range including a Superwarm skiff suit €195 and a Superwarm Top €155.

Other examples include Microfleece skiff suits €169, Aroshell jackets €199, Avlare tops €115 and Zhik shoes at €65. 

More from CH Marine directly here

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Right now, on Sunday mornings, do you feel your fingers are about to drop off at Cork Harbour's Winter Leagues? Or Dublin Bay's Turkey Shoot or DMYC Dinghy Frostbites? Innovative Australian sailing gear manufacturer Zhik think they have the answer to the age–old sailor's problem of freezing hands.

The new Zhik Overglove draws inspiration from mountain sports to offer the perfect combination of warmth and dexterity for offshore sailing on colder climates. The three finger “lobster” split design allows more traction, yet the added benefit of having a second appendage closeby. The extremely durable and 4x more waterproof Isotak® fabric is the outermost layer of protection with softer fleece inserts on forearms, and additional grip on finger length of the fingers. Overgloves have fully sealed seams and a drawstring cord closes the glove around your arm.

Zhik Superwarm GloveZhik Superwarm Glove

New for the winter season is the Zhik Superwarm Glove, a 4-layer super stretch neoprene with a water repellent outer layer, with glued and blind stitched seams to aid protection. The gloves are ergonomically shaped and the seams positioned to aid your hand’s natural grip and movement. Featuring a quick dry fleece inner lining and a reinforced grippy silicone palm, these gloves will be ideal for Frostbite sailing and cruising.

G2 Half Finger GloveG2 Half Finger Glove

The Zhik Full Finger and Short Finger Gloves are for the active deckhand and offer all round protection in dinghies, sports boats and yacht sailing. An ergonomic pre-shaped pattern designed with your hands go-to actions in mind. Kevlar stitching and properly placed seams for maximum durability, as well as, keeping in mind placement to eliminate pressure points over long passages of time by the addition of paneling. Heavily durable outer face with hi-vis reflective pieces for added crew visibility and safety in low light and night sailing.

RRP:
Zhik Isotak Overgloves, Unisex sizes, M/L and XL/XXL, £82.00; €95.00
Zhik Superwarm Gloves, Unisex sizes, XS - XXL, £48.00; €59.00
Zhik Full Finger and Half Finger Gloves, Unisex sizes, XS - XXL, £43.00; €49.95

The Zhik range is available from leading Irish chandleries such as CH Marine and Viking Marine

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