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Gill launches OS2 coastal/offshore range

Nov 4, 2008 Buford, GA – November 1, 2008 – Gill's most popular jacket just got better! The OS2 Jacket, formerly known as the Key West Jacket, has been completely redesigned and will be officially launched at the London International Boat Show in January 2009.

The Gill OS2 is based on a new two-layer, 3 Dot laminate fabric that is softer to the touch, lighter in weight, more durable and more breathable. If you are an offshore or coastal boater, the OS2 performance range is designed for you.

In addition, the Gill OS2 Jacket combines sharp new styling, accentuated with graphic details, and many innovative features, but also incorporates the classic Gill fit. For example: Proprietary laser cut retro-reflective detail on the hood, shoulders, chest and cuffs; full-height, fleece-lined collar with an integral florescent yellow hood; hood draw-cord elastic lead via rubber fairleads for easy accessibility; spray visor; double storm guards with a reverse lip to protect the zip; adjustable double cuffs; adjustable hem; life jacket attachment loops; easy access wallet pocket; carefully designed zipped storage pockets and hand warmer pockets that minimize water entry.

Gill also designed a version of the OS2 specifically for Women. The Gill OS2 Women's Jacket combines the same practical features as the Men's Jacket but with functional feminine styling and a cut that is more suitable for the female form. Women will also appreciate the convenience of the completely new drop-seat design of the Gill OS2 Women's Trousers. A new gusset system on either side not only makes the Trousers easier to use but also significantly improves their waterproof integrity.

Salopette–style trousers are available in men and women's styles and continue the Gill reputation of a good fitting, classic-style sailing trouser. Both have fleece-lined hand warmer pockets and, for extra wear, both are reinforced at the seat and knee. The trousers' cut includes pre-shaped knees that ensure a more comfortable fit with greater freedom of movement, and they also include a multi-tool attachment point.

With four jacket color options, the Gill OS2 foul weather gear is competitively priced and bound to become a favorite both on and off the water. Available January 2009