Yes, they look dashing at the local yacht club, but where these vests really come into their own is on coastal day trips where the weather can turn in a heartbeat and leave you soaked and miserable without the right gear. The first thing you’ll notice is that they’re highly breathable, low noise and soft to the touch. But are they timid when the going gets wet? Hardly. It all starts using a two-layer laminated fabric with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish. Then the seams are fully taped for a waterproof seal. Next, a full mesh lining provides cooling ventilation. Bottom hems adjust to ward off unwanted spray intrusion and hand pockets and internal security pocket are zippered to help keep valuables out of the drink. All proof that stylish form and technical function can coexist. Imported.