WATERPROOFING of the Tribord S500 dinghy/catamaran jacket:
This smock has been approved in a simulator reproducing the conditions of MODERATE RAIN
- Moderate rain corresponds to a flow of 60L/m²/h - (rainfall of 60mm/h) for 2h
- Component resistant to water pressure of 2000mm after ageing (= 2000 Schmerber - average pressure exerted by water during a downpour)
- Fully taped seams.
- The design of the extremities (adjustments and components) helps stop water getting in
Adjustments of the Tribord S500 dinghy/catamaran smock: NECK FASTENING
The collar with its stretch components can be adjusted in 2 movements:
* close the half zip using the pull cord and positioning the "accordion” pleats inside the waterproof fabric (depending on the shape of your neck, it is recommended to tuck the fabric in to avoid wrinkles)
* close the smooth outer component using the rip-tab.
Adjustments of the Tribord S500 dinghy/catamaran smock: WAISTBAND AND WRISTS
For better waterproofing, less wind penetration and greater freedom of movement:
* the waistband is made of stretch neoprene, adjustable by two rip-tabs positioned on the right and left of the hips
* the cuffs are made of a smooth, stretchy and waterproof component, adjustable by a rip-tab (for small wrists, the thin fabric allows a clean fold).
Glove storage in the Tribord S500 dinghy/catamaran sailing jacket:
There are two small fabric straps sewn on each side of the neoprene waistband.
They are for hanging or attaching gloves (hanging them by their rip-tabs), to keep them out of your way before or after practice.
Shoulder POCKET of the Tribord S500 dinghy/catamaran smock:
The size of the shoulder pocket was designed so as not to be cumbersome or too heavy in order to not hinder manoeuvres or movement.
Its design and tests were therefore carried out with a standard size penknife, a rope and a snack (2 cereal bars). This means the contents remain stable in the pocket and accessible.