Gill is the brand of choice for sailing enthusiasts and as such has enjoyed a long relationship with the RYA and RYA Sailability.
Whilst Gill has long been recognised as the driving force in the designing of dinghy clothing in particular, always pairing the most innovative styling with high-performance fabrics, the company has also made a name for itself as a leading supplier of ocean and offshore clothing with some of the World's top racing teams and individuals.
The Gill range encompasses technical performance clothing from the base layer through the mid-layer and outer layer for all sailing enthusiasts whatever their discipline i.e. Ocean, Offshore, Coastal/Cruising, Inshore, Dinghy as well as providing a host of accessories including gloves, footwear, hats, luggage etc. as well as casual shore gear.
Designing marine gear that really works starts with understanding what is required in the first place. At Gill the design and development process starts with talking to sailors of all levels from amateur club sailors to Olympic and Grand Prix Ocean race winners, analysing their kit bags to see what works, what doesn't and what's missing. New range designs are produced to the sailors' precise specifications and, once the prototypes are available, the extensive in-house and independent lab testing programme starts. Gill search the world for the best fabrics to suit the end use and then test them to destruction. Not only do they test the fabrics new but also after artificial aging to simulate years of use. Finally they are put out into the field for further testing. There is always a product somewhere in the Southern Ocean under test. When the testing is complete the fabric is ranked according to end usage and classify it according to the Gill Fabric System. These tests are not one off tests but are repeated before each production batch is given the O.K. This attention to detail ensures that the Gill fabrics perform as well if not better than anything in the market today and ensures the quality of products remain at the highest level.
For stockists and further information www.gillmarine.com
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