Inshore sailing gear is extremely popular and used for a wide variety of purposes. Although specifically designed for yachting, typically day sailing or the odd trip to France, it is also a real favourite for many onshore activities - even walking the dog!
The fabrics used in the inshore ranges are of exactly the same construction as the two layer coastal jackets. These marine garments use hydrophilic coating to allow the clothing to breathe. The only real difference is that the materials are typically lighter in weight and more basic than other sailing apparel.
The design of most inshore yachting jackets typically features a very low collar (just underneath the chin) and they do not always have a high visibility hood. Instead they may have a simple hood design that matches the colour of the jacket. Additional features such as reflective strips for improved visibility and innovative hand warmer pockets may also be found on these breathable, 100% waterproof items.
Although slightly simpler in design compared to ocean sailing clothing for example, this type of marine apparel is an extremely affordable introduction for novice sailors.