Gill’s Triple Play

We recently got to check out three new products from Gill—the Navigator’s Jacket, the Waterproof Beanie and the Millbrook Zip Tee, and when combined, we were feeling warm and fast.
Navigator’s Jacket
The Gill Navigator’s Jacket is simplicity and performance delivered in great three-season jacket thanks to a slim fit and minimal bulk. Courtesy Gill Marine

Gill’s Navigator’s Jacket is a no-frills coat perfect for fall or spring big boat sailing or just kicking around ashore when the temps are down a bit. We found it did a nice job down into the mid-40s, with a fleece vest underneath. Warmth is provided by a 100-percent polyester lining, and the elements are kept out with two layers of waterproof polyester—great for when your sailing takes you into the 40s and 50s. The jacket includes a lower back hem for added protection (sitting on a dew-covered deck, for example). It’s lightweight and breathable and includes a roll-away hood, adjustable cuffs and a zippered inside pocket large enough for a cellphone. $199.

Waterproof Beanie
The goal with Gill’s Waterproof Beanie is to keep maximum warmth where there’s the greatest potential for heat loss. Smart tactics come with a warm cranium. Courtesy Gill Marine

A good compliment to the Navigator’s Jacket is Gill’s Waterproof Beanie. Just how much better can you make something as simple as a beanie? Try adding a polyester micro-fleece thermal lining to keep your head toasty, and then make it waterproof. We had a chance to try this out in sub-freezing temperatures recently, and it kept the pate nice and warm. $33.

Millbrook Zip Tee
Gill’s Millbrook Zip Tee, a great wicking base layer, is available in both men’s and women’s cuts. Courtesy Gill Marine

The Millbrook Zip Tee is a lightweight, quick-drying tech shirt that does a great job of wicking moisture away from your body. Its high collar adds to the sun protection provided by the 50+ UV material and the zipper makes the shirt easy to get in and out of. $50.


Combine these three and you’ve got yourself a great three-part warmth system for fall and winter sailing or offseason boatwork.