Which Zhik Sailing Jacket is Right For Me?

by Andrew Dowley
Zhik Sailing Jacket from Dinghy Rope

Choosing the right Zhik Sailing Jacket

Over the past few weeks it's been pretty cold in the UK, during that time we've been moving between two types of Zhik sailing jackets. Currently we have three different types in stock, the Kiama, Aroshell Fleece and the normal Aroshell. The Kiama and Aroshell are also available in ladies cuts but the aroshell fleece is a unisex jacket.

Choosing the right jacket will depend on your use, whether you want a shore jacket for before and after going on the water or whether you want a jacket to take on the water with you. We're going to look at the three types we have in stock and available to compare them for you.


Starting with the cheapest option the Kiama sailing jacket is currently available for £149 and the RRP is £155. The Kiama jacket is available in ladies and mens cuts and also in a cyan, black, red and ash grey.

The Zhik Kiama sailing jacket is designed for inshore and general purpose sailing in mild to moderate cool conditions.

It is light weight two layer sailing jacket which is waterproof and has breathable fabrications with sealed seams which offer excellent protection against wind and water. A mesh inner is included for additional insulation and warmth in cooler conditions.


  • Waterproof & Breathable Nylon Shell
  • Water Repellent Outer
  • Fully Seam Taped
  • Adjustable Hood with Storage Pouch
  • Large Zip Pockets with Additional Fleece Lined Entry
  • Lightweight


  • Boat park rigging
  • Power boating
  • Inshore sailing

The Kiama jacket also has a matching pair of kiama salopettes which are available for £149.

Aroshell Fleece

Next up is the Zhik Aroshell fleece jacket, this jacket is £179 and is available in black, grey or ash colours.

The Zhik Aroshell fleecy sailing jacket provides full wet weather protection combined with a thick fleecy lining to keep you warm. Designed to be warm, dry and comfortable both on and off the water. It won't provide as much protection against spray as the Kiama but it certinaly will keep the top of your body warm. 

The jacket also has low key branding so can also be worn out and about.


  • Race cut collar with plush fleece lining
  • Waterproof zippers
  • High Spec waterproof
  • 2-Layer performance shell
  • Breathable
  • Thermal Fleece


  • Casual wear
  • Inshore sailing
  • Around the boat park wear
  • In the bar!


The final sailing jacket Dinghy Rope have in stock is the normal Aroshell jacket. This is available for £235 and comes in cyan, red, black and ash grey.

The Zhik Aroshell sailing jacket range provides full wet weather protection combined with minimalist style in a range of colours. The Aroshell jackets are designed to be fast, light and comfortable on and off the water, Aroshell is a lightweight performance shell with stretch.

With thinner material this is more of a summer sailing jacket but is also great for use off the water.


  • Removable hood
  • Race cut fleece lined collar
  • Waterproof pocket zippers
  • 3-Layer performance shell
  • Breathable


  • Boat park wear
  • Lightweight summer jacket
  • Inshore summer sailing

Round Up

We hope this article will help you to choose between the various Zhik sailing jackets available at Dinghy Rope. If you do have any questions then please do get in touch. Remember that all of these jackets will be on show at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, come and say hello and try them on.

Other Zhik Sailing Jackets

Zhik are now offering more in terms of jackets including ocean and offshore jackets. We can source all of the jacket range so if you're looking for an item we don't have in stock please contact us.



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