PUMA has launched its newest category, Womens PUMA sailing, an exciting new collection of apparel, footwear, and accessories geared towards serious women sailors and fashionable consumers alike.
PUMA Sailing continues to take design elements inspired and created by its own PUMA ocean racing team that will sail around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009
There are three distinctive lines- Performance for extreme sport enthusiasts, Volvo Ocean Race for recreational and occasional sailors in honor of PUMAs entry into the worlds premier around the globe yachting event; and Lifestyle for general consumers who embrace nautical styles.
It is designed, tested and developed with input from PUMA Ocean Racing and the worlds leading sailors. The Off Shore Race Jacket and Off Shore Race Pant provide an outer wind- and waterproof shell with GORE-TEX® membranes to protect sailors from strong winds, heavy rain and splash water.
Highlights on the performance jacket include fluorescent yellow hood adjusts to provide 180º visibility, double cuffs to help sailors stay dry and reflective elements throughout the garment.
Lifestyle pieces include items like the On Shore Blazer and On Shore Pants with nautical detailing and unique stitching for a casual, yet stylish ensemble. The Marina Rugby Shirt features colors inspired by the sea and subtle design prints on the left breast and along the button collar. Other highlights are the Sailing Mac, Sailing Knit and Sailing 2-in-1 Jacket.
PUMA sailing footwear is highlighted by the Kite L. The attributes include integrated draining systems and hanging loops for quick drying. The Kite L is crafted from water and salt resistant leather and has nonmarking outsoles for wet surfaces.
The PUMA Womens sailing collection will be available at PUMA stores and select retailers in beginning in Jan 2009.