Henri-Lloyd reveals new Yachting and Boating range with responsible performance at its core, at METSTRADE 2023
7 December 2023

Henri-Lloyd, the iconic British sailing brand, is thrilled to support its highly-anticipated return to the wholesale market with a brand-new Yachting and Boating range for 2024. 

Drawing on its heritage spanning seven decades, each of the garments across the five new collections – Elite, M-Pro, Biscay, Sail and Breeze - has been meticulously designed to keep people safe and dry on the water. The quality, innovation and unique aesthetic that consumers know and love has been engineered in ways that reduce environmental impact, and will be available from Henri-Lloyd and other retailers from March 2024.

The Elite Offshore Range is the pinnacle of offshore sailing excellence, designed to meet the demands of sailing professionals and passionate enthusiasts. Engineered from Henri-Lloyd’s revolutionary 3-layer DRI PRO fabric and available in striking black and power orange colourways, catering to both men and women, the range includes the Elite jacket, Elite hi-fit trousers and Elite Men’s dry top.

The Elite jacket is unlined, quick drying and lightweight, making it comfortable to wear in all conditions.  It features Cordura reinforcement on the tail drop for maximum durability.  The high collar has a fleece neck lining for all round protection and comfort, and the Optivision hood offers superior peripheral vision whilst still providing full protection from the elements.  The central storm flap ensures no wind or rain will drive through the zip area.  The cuffs have both an internal adjustable Dartex cuff, and external adjustable cuff for added protection from wind and water.  The 7-pocket design offers ample storage, with hand warmer pockets, cargo and accessory pockets. For safety and 360-degree crew visibility, the Elite jacket features reflective Union Jack patches with photoluminescent backing.

The Elite Hi Fit trousers are designed for performance and protection, making them the perfect choice for offshore sailing in all conditions. The women’s style features a drop-seat bottom for ease of use. Key features include heavyweight non-corrosive Vislon AquaGuard center zip, with back waist adjusters to ensure a customized fit, along with adjustable ankle straps. The 3D cushioned mesh shoulder straps offer increased comfort and are breathable. There are chest hand warmer pockets with Rentex mesh lining and water drainage system, and leg cargo pockets with envelope closures and drainage holes, and a handy internal pocket with brushed dot-mesh to prevent water absorption.  

The Elite Dry Top is designed for male sailors seeking peak performance and protection even in extreme and extended sailing conditions. Flex-Strap engineered from medical tape to ensure a comfortable fit, raglan sleeves reduce the number of seams and the neoprene waist with hook and loop adjustment tabs prevent water ingress and ensure a snug fit. There is a large kangaroo front pocket with envelope closure and drainage hole, and a zipped arm pocket ideal for radio/EPIRB storage, and an internal pocket with brushed dot mesh prevents water absorption. With safety in mind, reflective Union Jack patches with photoluminescent backing ensure good crew visibility.  

The M-Pro Range is a collection meticulously designed for those who live for the thrill of racing. Available in striking black and ice colors in 3 layer DRI PRO fabric, and catering to both men and women, the M-Pro Range comprises the M-PRO Jacket 3.0, M-PRO smock 3.0 and M-PRO salopette 3.0.  

The M-Pro Jacket 3.0 100% waterproof, highly breathable shell is constructed from 3 Layer DRI PRO fabric.  Lightweight and packable, it incorporates recycled nylon face fabric, with microfleece chin guard for maximum comfort, high collar and a central AquaGuard® Vislon® zip. The articulated sleeves have asymmetric sleeve endings and double cuffs, the detachable hood comes with chunky reverse coil AquaGuard® zip and peak visor can be fully adjusted for all weathers. There are concealed drainage system holes in the lower side pockets and hood. The dip-back seat hem provides full all-weather protection keeping the wearer warm and dry.   

The M-Pro Smock 3.0 is a lightweight, waterproof, and breathable racing smock with adjustable features for a customisable fit. Featuring waterproof taped seams, there is an adjustable stretch laminated collar and internal cuffs for comfort and waterproof protection.  External velcro adjustable staggered closure at the wrists also provide protection against water and wind ingress.  A large front zip pocket with non-corrosive waterproof zip puller keeps possessions safe and dry.  Additional velcro adjusters at the waist ensure a tailored fit, and reflective wordmark on the front and sleeves provides excellent crew visibility in all conditions, day and night.  

The M-Pro Salopette 3.0, 100% waterproof, highly breathable shell features 3 layer DRI PRO fabric construction, recycled nylon face fabric and waterproof taped seams.  Features include chunky 2-way waterproof reverse coil AquaGuard® zip, thermal-welded reinforced seat and articulated knee patches with waterproof velcro adjustable stretch ankle cuffs. Adjustable YKK hook and loop patches at shoulders ensure a personalized fit with Henri-Lloyd branded stretch binding at the hems for added style. There is a large front leg pocket with a small bellowed design to store bulkier items, with a separate pocket to secure keys and other personal items.  

Coastal Hi-Fits designed to be used with either the Biscay or Sail Jackets, available in Biscay Red or Navy Blue. Engineered for all-round protection during coastal and inshore sailing, the Coastal hi-fit boasts innovative side panels for significant extra comfort, flexibility and temperature control when wearing all day long. The taffeta lining protects the waterproof layer whilst offering easy donning and doffing with no inter-layer grab, and the women’s style features a drop seat that has been carefully designed over the decades to provide maximum comfort and convenience.

The Cordura® reinforced knee, rear and heels ensure long-term robustness and durability whilst on deck, and lined chest pockets are easy to access, helping keep hands drier and warmer, next to the body when on long passages. The hi-fits also feature reflective Henri-Lloyd logos for better visibility in low light situations.

Range of Jackets – Biscay, Sail, Cool Breeze and Breeze – all available in Mens S-XXXL and Womens from XS-XXL. These jackets are designed to be easy for race teams, individuals and organizations to personalize and brand.  A hidden internal zip allows for easy access and positioning of logos and other branding applications

The Biscay Jacket was inspired by the Henri-Lloyd’s original market-leading Biscay jacket. Available in the striking colors of Biscay Red and Navy Blue, the Biscay is a true coastal/offshore companion born to withstand all conditions. Made from 2-layer recycled PFC-free DRI PRO shell with taped seams to guarantee all-day protection from any weather, it is designed to ensure comfort and protection for those unforgettable days at sea.  

Key features include a high storm collar with fleece lining and zip chin guard for full-face protection, with double storm flap and double cuff design to prevent water or cold air getting inside the jacket.  The laminated outer cuff adjusts with hook and loop closure while the inner PU cuff offers a soft, next-to-skin, waterproof barrier. The adjustable hi-visibility hood is easy to store and includes a drainage system to divert running water away from the peak. There are  seven pockets, including double fleece-lined hand warmer pockets. Two large Union Jack reflectors ensure user visibility in low-light sailing and dark MOB situations.  

The Sail Jacket is perfect for inshore, coastal sailing and shore wear. In a vibrant color palette of red, ice, and navy blue, it is made from 2-layer recycled PFC-free DRI PRO shell and sealed seams, the Sail Jacket has 15k waterproof rating and mesh and taffeta lining to ensure all-day protection from unpredictable weather conditions.   

There is a dropped adjustable hem, easy access hood adjusters and mid-height collar with a microfleece chin guard and a soft fleece lining. Laminated cuff adjusters and a secure hook and loop cuff closure guarantee long-lasting quality and a snug fit with asymmetric cuff ends providing extra protection for the hands. For enhanced visibility, the Sail jacket features three tonal reflectors and reflective Henri-Lloyd branding. The YKK Zip with an anti-corrosive aluminum puller and Vislon® AquaGuard® Aquaguard coil waterproof zippers on pockets ensure this jacket is long-lasting and durable. 

The Cool Breeze Jacket is the ultimate all-rounder, tailored for cooler days and protection from chill winds.  Crafted from DRI SHELL, a 2-layer fabric with a 10k waterproof rating and mesh lining, ensuring lightweight, durable waterproof technology, it has a micro-fleece lining for insulation and a simple packable hood for quick protection against unwanted showers. Available in titanium, white, and black, features include taped seams, adjustable hem, fleece-lined collar, four zipped pockets and adjustable hook and loop hem cuffs for a windproof and customizable fit. 

The Breeze Jacket is designed to be the go-to choice for everyday sailors, race crew, and boating enthusiasts, tailored for warm days when you need protection from ocean spray and light afternoon sea breezes. Available in titanium, white, and black, the Breeze is made from 2-layer PFC-free DRI SHELL technology and sealed seams, with a nylon sleeve lining that allows ease of movement when layering. With its 10k waterproof rating and mesh lining, offering the ultimate lightweight, durable waterproof technology, additional comfort comes from the fleece-lined collar, and the internal mesh cuff placket on the lining improves moisture-wicking, keeping you dry and comfortable.  With four pockets, the adjustable hook and loop cuff and adjustable hem ensure a personalized fit. 

For more information please contact Alice Driscoll, +44 (0) 7971 019377 – email alice(at)consultingpartners.co,uk or Rachel Hodgson, Head of Marketing, Henri-Lloyd – email Rachel.hodgson(at)henrilloyd.com