Grand Prix Vest by Atlantis WeatherGear

On April 21, 2011, in Mens, Outerwear, by Ryan & Ben

One thing we really like to see at Bows & Boats is a brand that makes products for a somewhat specialized field, yet still manages to make them good looking enough that consumers who have no connection to that field whatsoever take an interest in the company.  For example, brands like The North Face and Patagonia have managed to introduce high quality adventure gear to the masses while still producing products that will stand up to the toughest conditions imaginable.  A brand in the sailing world that we have seen following this trend is Atlantis WeatherGear, and, if their current line is any indicator, we think you are going to be seeing a lot more of their products very soon.  Recently, the team at Atlantis sent us one of their Grand Prix Softshell Vests ($125) so we could see first hand what the company is all about.

Atlantis was founded back in the 70’s, and while it has seen a few changes over the years, the current ownership group has really made great leaps in bringing the brand to the masses.  While the company is still most widely known in sailing circles (as it should be), their goods are starting to show up in more and more locations that have nothing to do with sailing, and for those of you who aren’t near water that is a very good thing.  The Grand Prix Vest was the perfect piece for us to check out, as part of their mid-layer/softshell grouping, the vest not only showcased the style of the brand but also the fact that this stuff is truly made for the elements.  Made of a waterproof, windproof, ripstop polyester the Grand Prix is definitely made to keep you protected from the elements.  To make sure moisture doesn’t sneak in where it shouldn’t even the zippers are waterproof.  While the exterior may be made for the harshest of environments, the inside of the vest is lined with a soft microfleece for extra comfort.  Whether you are pulling lines, or pulling leashes, the Grand Prix vest is a great options for those days when a jacket is just too much, but an extra layer is a must.

A huge thanks goes out to Atlantis not only for sending the vest, but also offering all of our readers 15% off of their purchases on from now until the end of May by using the promo code BOWSANDBOATS.  Let us know what you order.


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