Developed and validated by ocean racers.
The Tribord Offshore 900 ranges have been developed and tested with navigators during a transatlantic race, as well as solitary offshore races, and on various boats: Jean-Baptiste Daramy on Class 40, Achille Nebout on Figaro 3, Romain Le Gall and Léo Bothorel on Mini 6.50.
The water resistance level
The fabric features 3-layer construction and is resistant to water pressure of 30,000 mm Schmerber (JIS standard). The higher the water pressure withstood by the fabric, the more waterproof it is.
The product has been tested using a rainstorm simulator, reproducing rainfall of 450 L/M²/h over 24 hours (3x8 hours)
- The neoprene sleeve seals covered with extra fabric limit water getting in.
- The seams are 100% watertight.
- A rigid visor has been integrated into the hood for greater protection.- A wave guard/windbreaker layer inside the jacket. Fastenings with press studs. This fastening avoids water sprays getting into the jacket and overalls.
What is water repellency and how to maintain it
The fabric and fastenings are water-repellent.
A fabric is water-repellent when water slides off the surface without seeping in.
It won’t become waterlogged and remains lightweight and breathable. The water-repellent properties are achieved with a treatment (DWR) applied to the external side of the fabric, but these properties can be altered.
The water-repellent properties can be reactivated by putting the jacket (once it has been air-dried) in a dryer for 10 minutes at the lowest temperature.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we measure its evaporative resistance, or RET, (test based on the ISO 11092 standard). It is its ability to allow the water vapour produced by the body during exercise to escape.
To find out whether a fabric is breathable, we test its evaporate resistance or RET (ISO 11092 standard). The lower the fabric's resistance, the more moisture is evaporated, and therefore the higher the fabric's breathability.
This product’s RET is 25.
Double sleeve seals
Double sleeve seals:
- An adjustable neoprene section inserted into a soft, comfortable fabric on the inside of the sleeve seal to provide extra protection from incoming water in bad weather.
- An external sleeve seal in a waterproof material, which can be adjusted with velcro to protect the neoprene and provide optimal waterproofing.
Tips: if you wear mitts or gloves, wear them between the 2 sleeve seals for extra comfort and to avoid water getting in through any gaps or creases.
The jacket has 5 pockets:
- 2 hand-warmer pockets, under the chest and sealed with YKK AquaGuard® zippers
- 2 cargo pockets at the waist
- 1 secure pocket under the flap with a YKK AquaGuard® zipper
Pockets have a drainage system to allow for water evacuation.
Resistance to wear
The jacket has reinforcements level with the buttocks, for increased resistance against abrasion.
The jacket weighs 1175 grams in Size L
How to choose the size of your jacket
The product sizing is generously cut. It’s been designed to be worn with thermal underlayers and a fleece underneath.
Choose your usual size.
How to wash your jacket
After use, rinse the jacket thoroughly with clean water, paying attention to the zippers, to remove any salt.
Dry on a clothes hanger in a well-ventilated place.
We recommend that you lay your anorak flat on a clothes rack and leave it out to dry in the open. Caution: never dry your anorak directly on a radiator.
How to wash your jacket Step 1
Close all zips and flaps. Also remember to loosen the straps and elastic parts (the hood) and empty the pockets.
Then turn the clothing inside out to wash it.
How to wash your jacket Step 2
You can wash your jacket on a synthetic cycle at 30 °C with your usual detergent. Do not use fabric conditioner, which could damage the existing performance of the garment, or bleach.
Also take care not to bend your shell jacket too much when you place it in the washing machine and do not overload your machine.
Very important: select a thorough rinse or double rinse to completely remove all detergent residue.
How to reactivate the water repellency
Drying is a crucial phase in reactivating the water repellent treatment.
We recommend that you lay your anorak flat on a clothes rack and leave it out to dry in the open. Caution: never dry your anorak directly on a radiator or in direct sunlight.
Then place it in the tumble dryer on a short synthetics cycle, i.e. 10 to 15 minutes, before turning it back the right way round. Caution: do not over-dry the garment.
What’s the difference between a shell jacket and a sailing jacket?
The shell jacket has been adapted for manoeuvres at the bow of a boat (positions 1 and 2), and allows for increased protection in extreme weather conditions, thanks to its half-zip.
Nevertheless, the jacket is rather advised for less exposed positions, and its zipper allows for the jacket to be entirely opened, easily and quickly.
Tips for storage and maintenance
PROFESSIONAL DRY CLEANING WITH TETRACHLOROETHYLENE AND ALL SOLVENTS LISTED OPPOSITE THE F SYMBOL. NORMAL TREATMENT.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE OF 30°C. VERY MODERATE TREATMENT.
IRON AT A MAXIMUM SOLEPLATE TEMPERATURE OF 150°C.
MAXIMUM WASH TEMPERATURE 70°C. NORMAL TREATMENT.
IRONING AT A MAXIMUM IRON SOLEPLATE TEMPERATURE OF 200°C.
Store in a dry, well-ventilated place, but do not leave your garment on a heat source such as a radiator, as this may damage the breathable membrane.