Fabric coated with 3 layers resisting even heavy rainstorms. 40 000 mm Schmerber
Adjustable hood, folds into collar. Double seals on sleeves, adjustable rip-tab.
Reinforced bottom of the jacket to ensure durability
Water pearls and streams off the fabric for lasting resistance again wet weather
3-layer breathable membrane, RET = 25, MVP 2000 g/m²/24h
5 pockets: 2 hand-warmers, 2 cargo pockets, and one secure pocket under the flap
Salt water resistant
Water-repellent YKK AquaGuard® zippers
The water resistance level
The fabric is made with a 3-layer membrane, resisting water pressure of up to 40,000 mm Schmerber, before and after 5 washes (test based on the ISO 811 standard). The higher the water pressure withstood by the fabric, the more waterproof it is.
The product has been tested using a rainstorm simulator, reproducing rainfall of 450 mm/h (450 L/M²/h) over 24 hours (3 x 8 hours)
- The neoprene sleeve seals covered with extra fabric limit water getting in.
- The seams are 100% watertight.
- A rigid visor has been integrated into the hood for greater protection.
- A wave guard/windbreaker layer inside the jacket. Fastenings with press studs. This fastening avoids water sprays getting into the jacket and overalls.
What is water repellency and how to maintain it
The fabric and fastenings are water-repellent.
A fabric is water-repellent when water slides off the surface without seeping in.
It won’t become waterlogged and remains lightweight and breathable. The water-repellent properties are achieved with a treatment (DWR) applied to the external side of the fabric, but these properties can be altered.
The water-repellent properties can be reactivated by putting the jacket (once it has been air-dried) in a dryer for 10 minutes at the lowest temperature.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we measure its evaporative resistance, or RET, (test based on the ISO 11092 standard). It is its ability to allow the water vapour produced by the body during exercise to escape.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture is evaporated, and therefore the higher the fabric's breathability.
This product’s RET is 25.
The jacket weighs 1027 grams in Size M
Double sleeve seals
Double sleeve seals:
- An adjustable neoprene section inserted into a soft, comfortable fabric on the inside of the sleeve seal to provide extra protection from incoming water in bad weather.
- An external sleeve seal in a waterproof material, which can be adjusted with rip-tab to protect the neoprene and provide optimal waterproofing.
Tips: if you wear mitts or gloves, wear them between the 2 sleeve seals for extra comfort and to avoid water getting in through any gaps or creases.
The jacket has 5 pockets:
- 2 hand-warmer pockets, under the chest and sealed with YKK AquaGuard® zippers
- 2 cargo pockets at the waist
- 1 secure pocket under the flap with a YKK AquaGuard® zipper
Pockets have a drainage system to allow for water evacuation.
Resistance to wear
The jacket has reinforcements level with the buttocks, for increased resistance against abrasion.
What makes this product eco-designed?
We have designed and chosen exclusive fabric and accessories which make it possible to reduce the environmental impact of this product by 22% in comparison to the previous Offshore model. The main fabric used is 20% lighter than the fabric used in previous models and is 2 times more waterproof.
The way to dry your jacket.
A fabric loop allows you to hook your jacket onto a hook or coat stand to dry it.
How to choose the size of your jacket
The product sizing is generously cut. It’s been designed to be worn with thermal underlayers and a fleece underneath.
Choose your usual size.
How to wash your jacket
After use, rinse the jacket thoroughly with clean water, paying attention to the zippers, to remove any salt.
Dry on a clothes hanger in a well-ventilated place.
We recommend that you lay your anorak flat on a clothes rack and leave it out to dry in the open. Caution: never dry your anorak directly on a radiator.
How to wash your jacket Step 1
Close all zips and flaps. Also remember to loosen the straps and elastic parts (the hood) and empty the pockets.
Then turn the clothing inside out to wash it.
How to wash your jacket Step 2
You can wash your jacket on a synthetic cycle at 30 °C with your usual detergent. Do not use fabric conditioner, which could damage the existing performance of the garment, or bleach.
Also take care not to bend your shell jacket too much when you place it in the washing machine and do not overload your machine.
Very important: select a thorough rinse or double rinse to completely remove all detergent residue.
How to reactivate the water repellency
Drying is a crucial phase in reactivating the water repellent treatment.
We recommend that you lay your anorak flat on a clothes rack and leave it out to dry in the open. Caution: never dry your anorak directly on a radiator or in direct sunlight.
Then place it in the tumble dryer on a short synthetics cycle, i.e. 10 to 15 minutes, before turning it back the right way round. Caution: do not over-dry the garment.
What’s the difference between a shell jacket and a sailing jacket?
The shell jacket has been adapted for manoeuvres at the bow of a boat (positions 1 and 2), and allows for increased protection in extreme weather conditions, thanks to its half-zip.
Nevertheless, the jacket is rather advised for less exposed positions, and its zipper allows for the jacket to be entirely opened, easily and quickly.
Tips for storage and maintenance
Machine wash - 86°F max - delicate cycle
Do not use bleach
Do not tumble dry
Do not iron
Do not dry-clean
Store in a dry, well-ventilated place, but do not leave your garment on a heat source such as a radiator, as this may damage the breathable membrane.