Whether pushing the boundaries on the forefront of innovation, defying expectations in design and technology in water sport apparel, or kicking back after the race and watching the sunset, Zhik is never far from the water. We challenge the status quo, identify problems, and find breakthrough solutions to continually set the benchmark in water sports apparel. Tested and proven, Zhik gear is the choice of Olympic and world champions around the globe.
Zhik was founded in 2003 with a charter to deliver the most technically advanced apparel for on the water. Zhik’s mission is to engineer products that combine comfort, performance and style through Zhik’s functional design and technical innovation. Zhik has strong heritage in performance sailing, the top sailors choose Zhik sailing gear to win world championships. At the 2012 Olympics games, half of the sailing competitors wore and won with Zhik sailing gear. Zhik Sailing gear now brings the latest in technical water wear to padding combining Zhik’s heritage of technical innovation with a passion for performance.
Zhik Sailing Ocean/Offshore
Zhik Isotak Ocean Sailing Gear utilizes multi-layer membrane technology and proprietary seam tape developed by Zhik to provide maximum waterproofness and durability in the toughest ocean conditions. The high density microfiber nylon shell has superior abrasion resistance and tearing strength with minimal bulk, 1000 Denier CORDURA reinforcement in seat and knee areas provides extreme abrasion resistance. Zhik Isotak Ocean features ergonomic panel construction with generous room for layering and reduced seams for maximum durability and comfort. Full wet weather protection is provided by the ocean cut collar with one handed operation of hood, face shield and other adjustments. Quick drying Hydrobase thermal fleece in collar and pockets provides warmth with minimal weight.
Zhik Sailing Offshore
Zhik Isotak is built to the highest waterproof and breathable specification utilizing the latest monolithic membrane technology that is more immune to salt degradation. Zhik Isotak is built toughs with a water repellent and durable Nylon shell and 1000+ Denier CORDURA® reinforcement panels, all seams are glued twice and taped to ensure your gear keeps you dry for longer. Zhik Isotak sailing jackets smocks and Zhik salopettes are designed for high performance racing with its: high specification waterproofness and breathability, glued and taped seams, 1000+ Denier Cordura in high wearing zones, super durable water repellency, and racing cut.
Zhik Sailing Inshore
The Aroshell is Zhik's new lightweight performance shell with stretch. Features high spec waterproof, breathable and water repellent fabric with fully taped seams throughout. This sailing jacket features a full front zip and removable hood with multiple adjustment points.
Zhik Sailing Hiking Gear
Zhik hiking gear is the choice of world champions. If you are a hiking dingy sailor then let Zhik's revolutionary Powerpad™ system increase your time and performance on the water with its high durability, flexibility, and comfort. Or if you are on a keelboat, wear the padded protection and comfort of the Deckbeater™ shorts and pants.
Zhik Sailing Wetsuits
Zhik has a large range of wetsuits to handle every condition. Choose Zhik Superwarm clothing if you are sailing in cold weather conditions. Microfleece is for normal weather conditions, and Hybrid Gear for those warm and hot days when you need to stay protected and cool.
Zhik Sailing Footwear
Select from Zhik's range of sailing boots that feature great grip and support for hiking and trapeze sailors, or try the amphibious sneaker style ZKG® shoe that has amazing grip and flexibility for any sport on the water.