Foul weather gear misery in MarineTalk Posted 15 hours ago 20 minutes ago, 44forty said: Have heard from a shore crew from a Volvo race that they binned their gear at the end of each leg . Won’t say what brand but a full kit of same brand will set you back nearly 3k . So that means it’s good for a month of continuous use , which I guess equates to a season or two of amateur use . That’s awful. Can’t believe this is the first I’ve realised this. So are we all saying that the marine wet weather gear market is effectively a scam? What’s the story with other sports that have similarly high demands for warmth & dryness eg serious mountaineering?