I was incredibly fortunate to have been sponsored on my Pacific Ocean row by Zhik clothing and wet weather gear. Zhik manufacture the highest quality and most comfortable gear I have ever worn, and after wearing it day in and day out for 60 days of around the clock rowing ( two hours on the oars and two hours off the oars), it was more than up to the demands of the job! From their caps and visors, to their top of the range ocean line, Isotak Ocean, it is clear that the comfort and fit is just so much better than other products on the market. The Pacific threw just about everything at me that it could out there, and whether it was persistent (and very large) waves of cold water washing over me, driving rain, or a Norwest wind from the Arctic that just wouldn't quit, I stayed as warm and comfortable as I possibly could in those conditions. I had a range of Hydrophobic and Hydrobase thermals with me to wear under my Isotak wet weather gear, and in those particularly stormy first 21 days, I never had a day on deck without a full compliment of both layers on my sore and tired body. When you can wear any clothing at sea for 21 days straight without any chafing or sores developing, it is worth keeping and worth telling others about! My only regret is that I didn't discover Zhik gear 2 ocean rows ago! Thank you Mike and the team at ZHIK!!!!!!