Warm to the core
A mid-layer is the next item a team will tend to buy. These are good for cooler days, and to continue the team's look on shore. Vests are great for layering and soft shells keep you warm while also repelling water. If you don't have foul weather gear in your team budget, a soft shell jacket is an inexpensive way to finish out the team package. A higher budget team may have soft shell jackets and vests for all of their crew and it definitely makes a team easy to identify at race parties and around town. Make sure you check out the features and not just the price tag when looking at soft shells, as this technology is advancing quickly. The higher end jackets are usually waterproof (except for the seams), and will have a more refined fit, additional pockets, and adjustments. These jackets are for layering, not to replace your foul weather jacket or spray top.
Dry on the inside**
The outer layer for most teams is foul weather gear: here's where taking into account where you will be sailing is important in making the decision on what foul weather gear to purchase. The most popular pieces are salopettes and a spray top or inshore jacket. The type of boat should influence your decision between a jacket or spray top. If you are racing a smaller sportboat, your whole team will probably want spray tops. If you are on larger keelboat most of the back of the boat will want a jacket and the front of the boat will prefer a spray top. Salopettes are the way to go for pants on any boat. A warmer climate, such as in Florida or the Caribbean, would mean a lighter weight combination or even an inshore jacket. The cold environment of San Francisco necessitates heavier weight gear.
Team gear purchases usually qualify for a discount due to the quantity of pieces of the same item ordered. At Sail22, we have a team gear discount program, but many other retailers also offer programs, so be sure to ask when placing an order. Embroidery and/or silkscreen/dye sublimation with team logos will be additional and priced based on the quantity, logo design, and method used.