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Zippered outer layers allow you to remain comfortable under shelter, but ready to go on deck at a moments notice.

Sailing Clothes for Cold Weather

Don’t let high-tech claims drive you toward high-price choices.

Whether you want to cruise the higher latitudes or extend your sailing season this winter, you’ll need to think about clothing. Over the years, Practical Sailor has published a number of tests and reports on garments that we can count on to keep us warm when the wind chill dips toward freezing. In this report, we’ll take a broader look at the essentials, focusing on the first principles; under layers, accessories, how to wear them, and what materials stay dry.

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