A good pair of women's sailing trousers is without doubt the most important item of clothing on board the sailboat, after the sailing jacket. But what actually makes a "good" pair of sailing trousers?
Special attention should be paid to the right fit. Sailing trousers should be versatile and flexible and not hinder your movement, this is especially important in sail racing. But freedom of movement is a must for all types of women's sailing trousers, since freedom of movement means high comfort and a better feeling when worn.
To ensure that the sailing trousers do not tear during fast movements and have a high level of durability, they are made of very robust materials and also have abrasion-resistant reinforcements in particularly hard-wearing areas such as the rear and knees.
Sadly, the sun doesn't always shine and you often get wet, especially in offshore areas, so women's sailing trousers should not only be water-repellent but also waterproof. Quick-drying materials are also an advantage if you don't want to catch a cold on your next trip. In addition to good resistance, a good fit and waterproofness, it is also advisable to choose sailing trousers for women that are breathable. High breathability prevents the accumulation of body moisture and thus unwanted perspiration on the skin. These qualities are made possible, for example, by 2-layer systems of polyamide and polyurethane and fabrics specially developed for sailing trousers by manufacturers.
For your own safety, sailing trousers often have reflectors that provide more visibility in poor light conditions, or the trousers themselves are made in signal colours.
Another thing to consider when choosing sailing trousers for women is the workmanship.
The right fit
A pair of sailing trousers should have individually adjustable ankles and braces so that they can be made to fit perfectly. Sailing trousers with adjustable braces will give you a more secure fit and prevent them from slipping off, which can be extremely annoying .
For carrying important items such as keys or mobile phones when going ashore, small pockets on the trousers are indispensable. Most women's sailing trousers have at least one waterproof zipped pocket on the outside of the thigh. Yachting trousers have been designed not only for use on board, but they're also suitable for everyday life.
Their maritime design and fresh or even neutral colours make the sailing trousers a fashionable garment on board. If you prefer everything to match, in our shop you can buy oilskin sets consisting of sailing jacket and sailing trousers. You can also go for the partner look, because oilskin sets are also available for men.
Complete your outfit and avoid wet feet with the matching sailing shoes.