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Team Gear – a collaborative journey


At East Coast Kit we have worn gear by all the major sailing brands for over 20 years. We have also worked in partnership over a large part of that time with those leading brands to gain a deeper understanding of what really makes the best sailing gear. The honest answer is it comes down to the specific needs of the sailor and for that sailor there will always be one item of clothing that it better than another.

We aim to clear the noise and guide customers to a quick conclusion of which gear will be the most suitable.

Clothing Partner

We’ve worked specifically with Zhik for 10 years and delivered their technical gear to thousands of sailors around the UK and Ireland. Working with stores, keelboat teams, superyachts, corporate clients and the armed forces we’ve just about seen it all.

As a brand we’ve always loved Zhik, they provide a complete range of technical clothing, push the limits of sailing tech constantly, have a brilliant world-wide distribution network (including UK warehousing) and tend to on average hold the best stock, so can react quickly.

Team Gear

There’s simply nothing like it, sailing gear is great and makes the sport more accessible and enjoyable. Being able to take a great product and customise it to fit with your boat/business takes that gear to another level. Be it for a local team of mates taking part in evening racing during the summer or an elite team of professional sailor’s team gear can be made to suit almost any need or situation.

The process

After a quick meeting/call to discuss your teams requirements we will then provide options that fit either perfectly or as close to perfectly as possible based on our sailing experience and your input.

Following that we will ask you to send over the logos you wish to use and where they will be positioned on the gear. Following this we will send over a quote for approval with a guide on lead times.

After this stage and with your go-ahead printing will commence and throughout, we will keep you updated on lead times (these can be as short as a week or two in the winter and anything from two to four weeks in the summer). Final printed product will then be shipped directly to your nominated address.

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