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Zhik's Aroshell Smock with Adaptive Hood

Zhik's Aroshell Smock with Adaptive Hood

The high-stretch protection you can adapt to the conditions

The new Aroshell Smock from Zhik, provides sailors with a versatile garment for sailors and can be used for yacht sailing, sportsboat racing and dinghy sailing. Plus, you can add the levels of protection you need, when you need it.

Zhik’s Aroshell fabric is optimized for breathability and manoeuvrability. It is 20% lighter, waterproof, water-repellent and breathable, and stretchable, enabling more athletic, unhindered movement around your boat. The styling has been optimized for a streamlined fit and designed with a reduced number of seams to increase durability. The easily adjustable neck and cuffs feature Zhik’s soft durable Reziseal™ fabric to create a comfortable, watertight seal.

For added flexibility and protection, the Smock incorporates Zhik’s Dame award winning Adaptive™ Hood system. To gear up for offshore sailing and inclement weather conditions, Zhik’s offshore Hood, Superwarm® and Avlare® Zip-on balaclava’s can all be added to the smock, for unparalleled customization.  The high vis yellow hood and collar also features Zhik’s clear polycarbonate Hydrovision™ visor, for enhanced peripheral vision and facial protection from spray and driving rain.

Developments on safety and visibility, from Zhik’s work with two current Volvo Ocean Race teams , are also incorporated on the Smock.  Dure Kerr, senior product manager at Zhik explains, “The hood, balaclavas and the Aroshell Smock itself are marked with Zhik’s biomotion reflective detailing. These discreet markings highlight key points of your body’s anatomy, such as your face, back of head or elbow, providing additional visibility in bad light and visual cues for your crew mates. They can see if you are facing forwards or backwards, standing or crouched during manoeuvres, enhancing safety awareness of who is where on deck and making communications easier when sailing in the dark.”

The Aroshell smock is made with a lightweight 3-layer construction fabric, using a tough, abrasion and water resistant polyester outer, laminated to Zhik’s highly breathable, ‘monolithic’ membrane, with a breathable mesh liner.  Using the new testing standard developed by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Aroshell is proven to be two times more ‘waterproof durable’, than the current, market leading breathable ocean fabrics.

The smock features a zipped front pocket and adjustable waistband.  It teams with the Aroshell coastal salopettes.  With a streamlined cut, and perfect for active day racing, the upper body is made from Avlare®, Zhik’s water repellent, stretch woven fabric that is highly windproof and breathable. The Avlare upper combined with the Aroshell 3-layer stretch fabric in the trousers enables high levels of free movement with minimal bulk. The seat and knees are reinforced with a 600 denier, durable nylon and a zipped pocket is handily positioned on the thigh.

Aroshell Smock is available in Black or Ash; Salopettes in Black: Unisex sizes XS to XXXL


  • Isotak Zip-on Hood
  • Superwarm Neoprene Zip-on Balaclava
  • Avlare Zip-on Balaclava

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