Editor’s Choice: Waterhaul Zennor sunglasses

If ever there was a product for our times, this has to be it - Waterhaul's Zennor sunglasses.In common with every other product in the company’s range of eyewear the Zennor sunglasses – are upcycled from plastic intercepted from the oceans by this pioneering, Cornwall-based firm. The idea was the brainchild of founder Harry Dennis, who decided the time had come to do something useful with some of the 640,000 tonnes of […] This article Editor’s Choice: Waterhaul Zennor sunglasses appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Editor’s Choice: Waterhaul Zennor sunglasses

If ever there was a product for our times, this has to be it - Waterhaul's Zennor sunglasses.

In common with every other product in the company’s range of eyewear the Zennor sunglasses – are upcycled from plastic intercepted from the oceans by this pioneering, Cornwall-based firm.

The idea was the brainchild of founder Harry Dennis, who decided the time had come to do something useful with some of the 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets he claims are lost or discarded every year.

By regarding these strong and durable spent nets as a misallocated resource rather than waste, Harry set about creating his business proposition.

A selection of great looking sunglasses of which the Waterhaul Zennor is the model we believe will be of interest to the boating community.

That’s because the Zennor features a chunky wrap around frame that grips securely and prevents glare from light straying into the field of vision from the sides.

The Zennor is made entirely of old trawl nets and fitted with polarised polycarbonate lenses.

They’re lightweight, offer a high level of UVA/UVB protection and are fully sustainable – for even if you break them, or just decide you no longer want them, all is not lost.

That’s because every pair of Waterhaul frames are covered by the company’s ‘recycle and replace’ lifetime guarantee.

All you have to do is return your frames and Harry will repair or replace them for free. It’s what he calls a ‘circular economy’, part of his mission to achieve a 100% recycling rate.

If you think all this sounds too goo to be true, it isn’t – and it doesn’t stop there either. Every pair of Waterhaul Zennor sunglasses comes in a sustainable cork tri-folding hard case.

Every element of the company’s supply chain has been audited to ensure it is free from single-use plastic.

So even if your Zennors do have to go back to Harry, they’ll coming winging back to you in a harm-free recycled wood-pulp pack. Impressive, eh?

Price: £75 (inc. VAT)

Buy it now on Waterhaul.co

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Read YBW’s guide to the best boating sunglasses on the market right now.

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Editor’s Choice: Zhik INS100 jacket

We're not quite sure how to pronounce the name of this recently-launched Australian jacket without appearing churlish, but what we do know is that the Zhik INS100 is a stylish piece of kit indeed.The description offered by its makers reads, “the perfect technical lightweight cross-over jacket for life afloat and ashore”, leaving no doubt as to who this garment is aimed – us boaters. They even promote it with the hashtag ‘Made for Water’. What we particularly like about the Zhik INS100 is that this is no in-yer-face […] This article Editor’s Choice: Zhik INS100 jacket appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Editor’s Choice: Zhik INS100 jacket

We're not quite sure how to pronounce the name of this recently-launched Australian jacket without appearing churlish, but what we do know is that the Zhik INS100 is a stylish piece of kit indeed.

The description offered by its makers reads, “the perfect technical lightweight cross-over jacket for life afloat and ashore”, leaving no doubt as to who this garment is aimed – us boaters.

They even promote it with the hashtag ‘Made for Water’. What we particularly like about the Zhik INS100 is that this is no in-yer-face product; it makes its own unique fashion statement quietly, without really trying.

Or could it be that the converse is true – it succeeds precisely because it conceals its street-style, trend-setting light beneath a bushel so well?

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The jacket’s clean lines, with no frills and modest branding, might make the casual observer think there’s nothing special going on here.

But take a closer look and you’ll find a host of features to commend it. For example, there’s its construction. The Zhik INS100 is made of Vecta, a fully waterproof, two layer hydrophobic breathable fabric which promises comfort whatever the weather decides to throw at us.

A soft mesh lining maximises air flow, adding further to the comfort, and when the going gets really tough an additional coat of DWR – Durable Water Repellent – is there to turn the jacket into a duck’s back; water just runs off of it.

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All seams are fully taped with critical joints further reinforced for durability and personal effects are kept stay safe and dry inside the two external zipped side pockets and a discreet chest pocket.

As a brand, Zhik’s claim to the water runs deep – since its formation in 2003, its range of wetsuits and dinghy gear have become a popular choice among sailors around the globe.

The firm was the Technical Clothing Partner for two teams in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 and the Official Technical Clothing Supplier to Alex Thomson Racing for the 2020 Vendee Globe Campaign. And with a pedigree like that, the Zhik INS100 surely has to be worth a look.

Price: £129.95 (inc. VAT)

Buy it now on Ebay.co.uk

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