Neoprene Smock

Neoprene Smock

This Henri Lloyd sailing smock is more than 40 years old – and still completely waterproof (it is pre-Goretex). I have had this smock since I was 13 and I’m now 54 yrs old. With a wool shirt and possibly a jumper this is still great kit for staying warm without too much bulk. The repair to the right sleeve is because a dog bit my arm – but a simple repair with spinnaker tape has lasted decades. The chest pockets is just right for tools, torches, gloves when wearing a life jacket. the zips and velcro are all still working – from a era when things did not have designed obsolence. I have a newer Henri Lloyd Goretex that I doubt will last anything like as long.