Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Marine Product Review: Foul Weather Pants

This week's Daily Boater marine product review keeps it simple, sailor... 

In the latest installment of the Daily Boater Marine Product Review, Mark Sutton of reminds us that sometimes it's the simplest items that are the best to have on board. This week, Mark takes a look at foulie pants that he tested while sailing recently off of Cape Cod.

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Now, on to the review...

Helly Hansen Flekkefjord Foul Weather Pants

Sometimes the simplest boat gear is the best. We were recently reminded of this in our testing of the Flekkefjord foul weather pants from Helly Hansen. The Flekkefjord foulie pants are the classic yellow foul weather pants that are light-weight, water proof, fit in any day bag and are affordable. Nothing fancy, but very functional and low cost.

The Helly Hansen Flekkefjord pants are perfect to stuff in a boat bag on a day sail or take along on a bareboat cruise - they take minimal room and are light-weight (only 400 grams). They are perfect in warmer weather conditions, or you can slip them over long pants in cooler conditions.

The Flekkefjord foulie pants are a durable but comfortable waterproof pant made from a light .35mm A-Series double-sided PVC coating on polyester which is designed to keep the moisture on the outside. The draw-cord waist adjustment fits many sizes comfortably. Flekkefjord foul weather pants are mildew and fish blood resistant, they are durable and also clean up easily!

More features of Helly Hansen's Flekkefjord pants :
  • Machine washable and line dry 
  • Waterproof, chemical and mildew resistant 
  • Draw-cord adjustable waistband for customized fit 
  • 100% A-Series PVC (.35mm) on a durable polyester scrim backing
You can currently find these pants for around $30 - $34, in yellow or green and sizes from extra-small to 4XL, at Amazon, Cabela's, Altrec and many other fine stores.  

Tested and reviewed by Mark Sutton of Marine Product Reviews. Check out the review of Flekkefjord and other products at


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