West Marine Men's Third Reef 3L Jacket Red - Size - XL. Why are we so excited about the latest generation of our best-selling coastal and inshore foul weather gearIt's. Even. Better.We get it. You loved the previous generation. In fact, you made Third Reef the world's best-selling foul weather gear. Why change it As a boater (and let's face it, we're all boaters here), you're always wondering what's just beyond that next buoy, around the next point. These foulies represent that drive to not just get there, but to enjoy the journey. If we can help make your water adventures even better, the question isn't why, but why not.So what are we most excited about with the Third Reef 3L Jacket Those two new characters in the name—3L. Not a marketing gimic to make them sound like a special edition, 3L actually stands for Three Layers. Is that a big deal We think so. Three layer technology takes Third Reef 3L Jackets to a whole new level of waterproof, windproof and breathable performance. First, a nylon outer layer with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish causes rain and spray to just bead up and run off, plus its windproof to ward off body temperature-robbing wind. That layer is bonded to a waterproof, breathable laminated layer that does double duty by preventing water from entering from the outside, while also moving water vapor (perspiration) from inside the jacket to the outer layer where it can evaporate. In fact, this is our most breathable jacket yet. You'll stay more comfortable as your activity level increases. This layer is then bonded to a nylon tricot layer that provides benefits not found in two layer jackets. It increases breathability, allows for quick drying and offers a significant reduction in weight.Another feature we've added (or more accurately, removed) is the lining. There isn't one. By being unlined, the Third Reef 3L Jacket dries quicker, is lighter weight and won't bind uncomfortably when you pull it on over mid-layer clothing like a fleece shirt when the temperature drops. Since there isn't a lining, you can get a good look at the inside seams that are all taped and sealed to keep water from getting through these common points of entry. We also added a nylon seat reinforcement because, let's face it, this is an area that needs extra durability unless you aren't planning on sitting or leaning against anything. The hem features a differential cut so the back is a little bit longer than the front. This
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