Overboard Yellow

April 07, 2020


Man Overboard



THE STORY

GROUNDED IN HISTORY

TACTICAL HERITAGE OF THE YELLOW RAIN JACKET

The earliest yellow rain jacket can be traced back to a linen mill along the coast of Scotland. The iconic yellow rainwear was an unintentional side effect of early waterproofing methods. Flax oil was painted onto sailcloth which were initially made into oilskin capes or ‘slickers’. They discoloured to a yellow as the fabric aged, and became synonymous to the first fishermen who wore them. Years passed, newer textiles were developed for rainwear, but the yellow colouring stuck. It was ideal for increasing the visibility of the fishermen in the event of fog, stormy seas, or if they went overboard.

Overboard Yellow

HIGH VISIBILITY RAINWEAR BUILT FOR LONGEVITY

IHere is the modern day slicker from Canada Goose. The Seaboard for women and Seawolf for mens.

THE SEAWOLF & THE SEABOARD FEATURES:

  • Jacket is lightweight enough to roll up and easily stow into hood
  • Fully seam-sealed construction
  • Waste draw-cord for mid level cinching
  • Hood has single adjustment point and cinches two ways at once
  • Constructed for breathability with internal mesh and exhaust zippers
  • Double stripe reflective drop down panels on the upper back
  • Flap-top exterior pockets and interior zip pocket for valueables