Offshoroa men's waterproof and breathable salopettes - dark blue
FEATURES OF THE PRODUCT
- Front zip is not double ended
Because the front zip is not double ended you need to undo your lifejacket and then undo the zip on your offshore jacket just so you can get to the front zip on these salopettes to go for a pee.
For that reason they are no use in an offshore environment and should not be designated Offshore.Brand's answer :
Thanks for your mail. You are correct, there is only one zip at the front of the Offshoroa salopettes, meaning that you need to undo the the jacket to access the zip for the trousers (and sometimes the lifejacket depending on the model). I will pass your remarks on to the design and production team in France, and let you know their feedback.
If you are not entirely satisfied with the product please return it to your nearest store or via the online process for a full refund/exchange.
Apologies for the inconvenience,
Ross Farrington Market Manager DECATHLON
Comfortable, Robust Design of hem makes them a water trap
I'm not a sailor, I coach at my local rowing club so need decent wet weather and winter kit because I am likely to spend several hours at a time in a coaching launch in all weathers in a largish natural harbour.
These work well for that purpose, they are reasonably snug around the torso but loose enough around the areas where flexibility is needed. Only time will tell whether they will go the distance but the general feel is one of good quality.
There is a design issue around the hem which I would consider a flaw though. The nature of their use involves launching and recovery of the boat, not in deep water (welly depth). The hem is about 2" deep but is attached to the trouser lining rather than a proper hem stitch back onto itself. This effectively creates a waterproof bag effect at the hem which, even in akle-deep water, means that it fills up.
Minor nuisance rather than significant problem but might be something that the design people will want to look at.