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Simple Sailing Clothing

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Category: General
Forum Name: Beginner questions
Forum Discription: Advice for those who are new to sailing
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Printed Date: 24 Oct 17 at 8:52am
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Topic: Simple Sailing Clothing
Posted By: JimC
Subject: Simple Sailing Clothing
Date Posted: 25 Apr 17 at 5:55pm
Is there no straightforward simple sailing gear any more? I've reluctantly come to the conclusion I need to replace my spraytop even though its only 14 years old, so I want another basic minimally lined top I can chuck over the wetsuit/T shirt if its raining or windy. But all the major brands I recognise seem to be superunobtanium ultrawarm multibuzzword with price tags to match and all sorts of tech terms which I can't be bothered to find out about...



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Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 25 Apr 17 at 8:14pm
I got a decent pair of sailing boots from Decathlon for 26, soles stiff enough to walk on gravel, I think they had Kag's.


Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date Posted: 26 Apr 17 at 12:13pm
I would second Decathlon - good gear - low price. There impact BA looks the best around to me for much less than the branded stuff. Not tried there spray tops, but all the other gear I have had from there is actually better than the 'real' stuff.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/s500-mens-jacket-blue-orange-id_8383868.html" rel="nofollow - LINK


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Posted By: MattK
Date Posted: 26 Apr 17 at 2:19pm
Decathlon stuff is great for the price, Ive been using one of these for 5 years on the rare days the UK gets hot enough, and their rashies, all been great

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/longjohn-sk500-id_8110166.html" rel="nofollow - https://www.decathlon.co.uk/longjohn-sk500-id_8110166.html


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 26 Apr 17 at 11:19pm
I have a Decathlon spray top, 8-9 years old, light use bit it's still fine. Will buy another this spring and keep the old one as a spare/loaner. I've got a couple of their short john wetsuits and a short sleeved summer wetsuit, all great. And much other kit, never been dissatisfied.

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Posted By: Riv
Date Posted: 24 Jul 17 at 9:11pm
After reading the first post got a Decathlon top, really nice. Ordering another.



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