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For Summer 2023, global technical sailing brand, Helly Hansen, continues to expand its sailing collection with its Newport Coastal Jacket (SRP £300) – a fully featured sailing jacket with a colour-block design inspired by the iconic, 1990s marine aesthetic.
Named after one of the world’s sailing capitals, Newport, Rhode Island, the jacket’s design is a nod to the town’s long-standing history with the sport, refreshed with modern colourways and innovative technologies and detailing. Developed together with coastal sailing professionals, the jacket provides the highest level of waterproof/breathable protection using its HELLY TECH® Professional fabric construction, while also being better for the environment.
With a PFC-free durable water repellent treatment and 100% recycled, solution-dyed mesh lining, the Newport Coastal Jacket is responsibly designed. It also contains a minimum of 50% recycled content, including high-quality Ocean Bound recycled material, made by repurposing abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear like fishing buoys, which are otherwise a major source of marine litter.
Additional features of the jacket include a high collar for weatherproof protection, SOLAS-rated reflectors for visibility and safety, articulated sleeves for optimal mobility, an adjustable and packable hi-vis hood, six gear pockets, and an adjustable hem and cuffs.
Øyvind Vedvik, Vice President of Ski, Sailing and Research & Development at Helly Hansen, comments, “As we continue to evolve our sailing collection, we’re looking for innovative solutions to provide more sustainable gear that doesn’t compromise on function or performance. The new Newport Coastal Jacket does just that – a responsibly designed, fully featured sailing jacket with a classic look that offers the highest level of protection for both professionals and sailing enthusiasts alike.”
The Newport Coastal Jacket will be available in men’s and women’s specific designs in-store and online from March 2023, alongside the Newport Coastal Bib. To learn more about the new Newport collection and Ocean Bound recycled material, please visit www.hellyhansen.com/en_gb.