Hudson Wight: A ‘capsule range’ of offshore, inshore/coastal Performance Sailwear for the discerning sailor

Designed by sailors for sailors and only sold direct and online

It’s been only 18 months since this new sailing clothing brand, Hudson Wight, first entered the marine leisure market and it may also come as something of a surprise to learn that it was the first sailing clothing brand to hit the market since the launch of the internet! The business has since gained an increasing foothold with the sailing and general boating fraternity and scored high praise for its HW1 range from respected testers right across the UK’s sailing media.

Based in Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hudson Wight’s initial range was based around their HW1s – a set of top quality, all-purpose, Jacket and Salopettes – selling at inshore prices and direct through the online shop. This year, the business has also opened a Showroom in Cowes and is now retailing from there, as well as online at

At the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014, Hudson Wight launched an updated range of HW1s as well as a brand new HW1 Smock and a new Performance Jacket for use on board and ashore.


The HW1 Jacket, HW1 Salopettes and HW1 Smock are available in three colourways: 

Blue/Grey; Charcoal/Grey and Red/Grey


Listening to customers!

In their customer feedback Hudson Wight’s clients were quick to point out that last year’s HW1 Jacket and Salopettes were the best all-round gear they’d ever worn but the HW team has also listened to some ideas as to how to make them even better.

The updated range – still called HW1s – continues to use OceanVent 3-layer technical fabric,

further developed this year to be equally as waterproof (20,000mm) but 20% more breathable than last year’s HW1 products. Additionally, there have been some design tweaks and a new addition to the HW1 range, the HW1 Smock.  

Key product improvements | HW1 2014 Range:

Treated with Dupont® Teflon® Shield Pro+ giving outstanding fabric protection and extremely durable water repellency PLUS:

    • Improved Jacket collar design with 2cm extra height
    • All main YKK zips are now size 10 nylon 
    • Seamless welded YKK AquaGuard zips on all pockets
    • Improved front zip and crotch design on Salopettes

The HW1 Jacket, HW1 Salopettes and HW1 Smock are available in three colourways: 

Red/Grey; Blue/Grey and Charcoal/Grey.

HW1 Jacket & Salopettes in sizes XS – XXL are priced at: £279.00 and £199.00 inc. VAT 

HW1 Smock S-XL is priced at: £249.00 inc. VAT

NEW! Performance Jacket

This great looking, high-spec Performance Jacket is designed for use afloat and ashore and is highly waterproof, very breathable and is already a best seller.



The Hudson Wight Performance Jacket is available in Blue and Grey

Key features: 

  • OceanVent Technical Fabrics outer layer
  • Waterproof (over 20,000mm) and breathable (12,000g/sqm/24hrs)
  • Treated with Dupont® Teflon® Shield Pro+ giving fabric protection and extremely durable water repellency
  • Anti-pill fleece body lining for extra warmth and comfort
  • Insulated easy on/off sleeve lining
  • YKK AquaGuard® zips with “zip garage” 
  • Extra high collar for when it gets nasty
  • Easily accessible adjustable stowaway hood for when it gets really nasty
  • External fleeced lined stowage pockets for warmth
  • Two internal storage pockets 
  • Adjustable Velcro cuffs for warmth & wind-resistance
  • Twin adjustable waist drawing toggles for shape, comfort and wind-resistance
  • Excellent flexible arm articulation

The Performance Jacket is available in two colourways, Blue or Grey, and in sizes XXS-XL. 

Price: £149.00 inc. VAT.

For details of the Hudson Wight product range visit: or call:

+44 (0)1983 300 144 for more information.


Notes to Editors

Hudson Wight Milestones

  • August 2013    Hudson Wight brand first seen in soft launch during AAM Cowes Week
  • November 2013    Official Clothing Sponsor to the Garmin Hamble Winter Series
  • January 2014    Hudson Wight launches its Affiliate Scheme
  • March 2014       Hudson Wight Showroom & Office opens at #1 Cowes Parade, Isle of Wight
  • March 2014     Hudson Wight announces Title Sponsorship of LizzyRacing, Lizzy Foreman’s  Mini Transat Campaign 2015
  • June 2014     Hudson Wight officially opens its Showroom on Cowes Parade
  • July 2014   Official Clothing Sponsor Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week
  • August 2014   Hudson Wight celebrates its first Anniversary!
  • September 2014    Hudson Wight exhibits at the PSP Southampton Boat Show
  • November 2014   HW1s Nominated for Y&Y ‘Kit Innovation’ Award
  • January 2015    Announced Official Clothing Partner to Dream Yacht Charter UK and Fairview  Sailing
  • February 2015    Announced as Brooks MacDonald Warsash Spring Series Official Race Partner
  • Hudson Wight products are manufactured using fully tried and tested fabric technology, in the form of OceanVent, the very latest generation of 2 and 3-layer breathable fabrics designed specifically for sailing.
  • All Hudson Wight products carry a two year warranty against manufacturing defects.
  • All product and purchase details together with information on joining the Hudson Wight Affiliate Scheme can be found on the website:
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