Sailing from Svalbard in the north to Morocco in the south, we asked the Adventure sailing skippers at Rubicon3 to try the Henri Lloyd Elite Therm mid-layer jacket on both land and sea.
There’s no attempt at compromise here, this jacket is a proper mid-layer jacket. Designed to be worn under foulies, the Primaloft filling is superbly warm in cold conditions and the small, fleece lined collar means your foulies sit easily on top of it. It is breathable so copes better than most with the stop-start exertions of sailing. The outer shell is wind and waterproof, but it feels less robust than some of the breeze jackets on test. It’s not one for the après-sail: although it’s a quality finish it isn’t a stylish cut. Add it to your armoury for really cold weather sailing instead – it’s too good to be worn down the pub.
Out at sea: 5/5 · In the pub: 2/5 · Overall: 3.5/5
See full comparison feature: four midlayer jackets on test.
It’s too good a sailing jacket to be worn down the pub