Foul Weather Gear

If you’re planning to sail offshore, look for a foulie jacket that is a high-visibility color and features slots for access to your harness, like this one from West Marine.

Foulie Fashion

PS tests mid-priced foulie gear for women.

It’s no new revelation that the shape of a woman’s body is distinctly different from a man’s, but until recently, most foul-weather gear makers seemingly ignored the fact. It was difficult for women sailors to find a jacket and bibs that fit well because the options were limited to men’s designs. But the times, they are a changing, and now, women sailors can choose from an array of quality foulie gear tailored for their bodies, with tapered waistlines, more narrow shoulders, and less boxy cuts.

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