Adidas launches professional sailing wear range
by Zoe Dickens
Leading sportswear brand Adidas has unveiled a new range of clothing aimed at professional regatta and racing sailors that builds on its experience creating technical pieces for some of the world’s greatest sailing athletes.
Seen for the first time at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) 2015, Adidas Sailing comprises of technical clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women suitable for everyone from casual sailors to expert competitors.
Designed in five distinct categories, the Adidas Sailing range aims to offer stylish and practical solutions for every weather and boat type. For the extreme sailor the Offshore collection features jackets, salopettes and trousers made using a breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell while the Inshore range offers lightweight Climaproof pieces ideal for coastal cruising and day sailing.
For warmer climates the Adidas Sailing Essentials collection provides soft-shell jackets, performance shirts, T-shirts and shorts all featuring the brand’s signature colours and three-stripe logo. Ideal for yacht owners who like to incorporate some time on the best water toys into their cruising is the Adidas Speed range which offers full and ¾ length neoprene wetsuits, wind surfing separates and thermally-insulated performance tops, base layers and shorts.
Finishing touches come in the form of accessories, which include 150n life-vests, buoyancy aids, caps, duffle bags and waterproof tech and map cases. The Adidas Sailing footwear offering is also a highlight of the range with high-performance deck shoes promising efficient drainage systems and plenty of grip while remaining stylish enough to rival the traditional leather boat shoes every sailor should wear.
_The complete Adidas Sailing range is available now with prices from €28 - €750, visit catamaransports.com. _