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The Zhik Isotak X range. Available now from BoatCrewGear.com
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Musto MPX on special. Jacket and trouser pack price special also with FREE Baselayer!
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Isotak X
“With the Volvo Ocean Race teams using identical equipment in the one design boats, the focus is on marginal gains wherever they can find them and one of those key areas is what they are wearing,” said Tom Hussey, R&D manager at Zhik

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Isotak X features:

1. Hydrovision hood on the smock, drysuit and jacket, developed to provide a high level of protection while enhancing a sailor’s field of vision.

2. Zhik adaptive hood collar system on the smock and drysuits, so crews can zip on and off and carry one smock adaptable to all conditions.

3. Reziseal composite seals on the smock, drysuit and jacket (wrists only on jacket) are polyurethane and high-stretch textile composite constructed into a soft, stretchable and comfortable waterproof seal.

4. Four times more waterproof durable - Zhik has worked closely with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology to develop a better standard for waterproof durability in textiles. Using the testing methodology Zhik Isotak fabrics took 120 minutes to degrade to a similar level as the rival product, which took 30 minutes, making it four times more waterproof durable.

5. More breathable - the Holy Grail for offshore garments is to make them waterproof, durable and breathable. In independently managed tests at TTRI Laboratories, RET, a measurement of resistance to evaporative heat loss measured using a device called a sweating hotplate, showed that despite the significantly higher durability of Isotak X, it reliably matched the best competing products for breathability.
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BoatCrewGear on start line with Zhik Isotak X offer of free seaboots.

Operating nationally through their busy website and on the ground at their showroom and regular popup shops at regattas, BoatCrewGear.com has made it easier for thousands of sailors. Sailors who include the professionals who need the latest and best for racing through to those who simply need some kit to keep the sun off on a leisurely Sunday cruise.

Leading the way again with another great offer, BoatCrewGear.com has just released a special pre-order deal on the new range of Isotak X ocean gear from Zhik. They are offering a free pair of the popular Zhik Seaboot 800s with every set of either jacket and salopette Isotak X or smock and salopette ordered. They are also offering 50% off the seaboots should you wish to pre-order just one piece of gear, a jacket, a smock, or a salopette.

Isotak X has been developed by Zhik together their Volvo Ocean Race partners DongFeng Race Team and Team AkzoNobel and is due for release in early December 2017.

'We are extremely proud to launch the new Isotak X range in December leading up to the Sydney to Hobart and Melbourne to Hobart yacht races.' said Tom Hussey, Head of Research and Development at Zhik.

'The new Isotak X range is the result of several years of intense development and testing alongside our Volvo Ocean Race partners Dong Feng Race Team and Team AkzoNobel. The range utilises our highly durable and breathable Isotak fabrics combined with our latest innovations developed to enhance the comfort, safety and ease of use in demanding conditions.'

Be quick, the Boatcrewgear.com offer ends 15 November 2017.
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Why Zhik Isotak X will make a competitive difference

Following a diligent and lengthy consultation with offshore racing veterans, Hussey says an immense amount of R&D has gone into Zhik’s latest range of offshore garments, Isotak X. ‘It uses the same fabric as the previous Isotak Ocean, but with some significant innovations.’ New features include:

1. Hydrovision hood – Smock, drysuit and jacket. This has been developed to provide a high level of protection while enhancing the sailors’ field of vision. Hydrovision refers to the new hood visor, a rigid clear polycarbonate that provides unprecedented peripheral vision and protection. The visor can be positioned to cover almost the entire face while still allowing the vision necessary for a helm or trimmer to perform to the highest levels. ‘We developed this as a result of the feedback from sailors in the last Volvo Ocean Race, who wanted something to help them cope better with the firehose of water that hits them at high speed in strong wind and big waves. The hood and visor also stows neatly behind the head so it is easily accessed and deployed with one hand,’ says Hussey.

2. Zhik adaptive hood collar system – Smock and drysuit. ‘This is an adaptable collar/zip-on, zip-off hood for the Isotak X Drysuit and Reziseal Smock,’ says Hussey. ‘We had been experimenting with the idea for a couple of years prior to our partnership with AkzoNobel and Dongfeng. The main advantage is that the crews can carry one smock that is adaptable to all the expected conditions. It can be worn with full ocean collar or with various other collar designs and accessories such as Zhik’s waterproof hoods, and the Avlare or Neoprene balaclavas. With conditions capable of varying from one extreme to the other on a single race leg having versatile clothing is a big advantage.’

3. Reziseal composite seals – Smock, drysuit and jacket (wrists only on jacket). ‘These are polyurethane and high-stretch textile composite constructed into a soft, stretchable and comfortable waterproof seal,’ says Hussey. ‘They’re worlds apart from the sticky latex seals that wear out and deteriorate so quickly. The textile composite has excellent tear resistance and does not break down, so they also have significantly longer life than latex seals.’ Hussey points out that they are also easier to repair, although the need for repairs are less likely in the first place. The seals provide excellent waterproofness and now with greatly improved comfort.
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