Sailing from Svalbard in the north to Morocco in the south, we asked the Adventure sailing skippers at Rubicon3 to try the Slam flying jacket on both land and sea.
This jacket is a good all-rounder, being both functional on the water and smart enough to wear on shore. It has a warm fleece lining with an elasticated waistband for keeping draughts out. The water-resistant outer shell is tough enough to withstand the trials and tribulations of the inshore regatta season and it has a quality feel to it. Unlike many of the jackets on test it also has a neatly hidden hood. It’s a bit bulky for wearing under foulies, and isn’t warm enough for high latitude sailing, but for a weekend on the water to be worn over shorts when the wind picks up, it’s a great option.
Out at sea: 3/5 · In the pub: 3.5/5 · Overall: 3.5/5
See full comparison feature: four midlayer jackets on test.
A good all-rounder but bulky for wearing as a mid-layer