This past October, PUMA entered the Volvo Ocean Race. Considered to be the 'Everest of Sailing,' the VOR is a nine month round-the-world race where sailors must endure the most extreme of environments, from the icy conditions of the Southern Ocean to the hot and humid climates of Brazil and India.
With direct input from the PUMA Ocean Racing Team, a line of performance sailing gear was developed to ensure protection from any weather circumstance. One of the key pieces was the Off Shore Jacket. Key features include lightweight fabrics for total freedom and maximum movement, a 3-layer Gore-Tex Performance Shell that is both water and wind proof, fully adjustable double cuffs, and taped seams.
Though the jacket was created specifically for the PUMA Ocean Racing Team, these jackets will be released exclusively at Classic Kicks, Training Camp, UBIQ, Commonwealth and BDGA. The key performance and safety features that make this essential for these hardcore sailors also makes for the perfect jacket for the urban warrior facing the harsh elements of everyday life. These jackets are expected to release this Saturday, January 24th.
Detailed of the jacket after the jump...