From a selection of the latest kit in Yachting Monthly's New Gear pages

Plastimo has taken a plunge into waterproof clothing,teaming up with professional French sailors and ski-clothing experts to come up with the innovative Activ' range of men's and women's breathable oilskins.

The key innovations include a removable spray-gaiter around the inside of the jacket hem,much like a snow-skirt for skiers;a removable body to convert the salopettes into trousers;plus catch-free hook-and-loop closures.

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Zhik Seaboots 900

Zhik Seaboots 900

From a selection of the latest kit in Yachting Monthly's New Gear pages

They're unusual,but you might just like them.

The Plastimo Activ' waterproofs start from £640 and are available at www.plastimo.com