June 16, 2016

Henri Lloyd Hampton store now open!

World leading marine technical and nautical lifestyle brand, Henri Lloyd, has recently opened a signature store in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Hampton in Victoria.

Melbournite's are now privy to the latest collections from the brand including offshore, coastal and harbour sailing ranges and the must-have luxe men's and women's lifestyle collections.

Set just 100 metres from the bay, the Hampton store is ideally situated nearby to Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Sandringham Yacht Club and is official partner to Royal Melbourne Yacht Club; some of the best yacht clubs in Australia.

Come down and say hello to the friendly team at the Hampton store. Our manager, Heather, is an avid sailor and an expert in getting the right gear on the right person for the right circumstance!

Henri Lloyd Hampton
392 Hampton Street
Hampton VIC 3188
Tel: 03 9598 7020
Open hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: closed
June 01, 2016


Lightness and performance don't have to compromise protection and durability.


Transocean has been engineered from Henri Lloyd’s latest waterproof, windproof and highly breathable TP3 Japanese coated fabric technology for offshore sailing. The Transocean range launched this month in Australia and is already ahead of the game as it utilises the most innovative design and newest technology around offshore sailing. This combination has led to a tough yet easy to wear offshore kit that best of all is incredibly affordable. The type of kit you want to keep on wearing whatever the conditions and not strip off at the first opportunity.

Its lightness and flexibility belies the true durability and waterproofness of this multi-dimensional product. Firstly the face fabric is created from a tough yet light nylon yarn, that is densely woven into a smooth tight face fabric to deliver a flexible but durable outer. Secondly a state of the art bi-component hydrophilic and micro-porous coating is applied that allows perspiration in the form of vapour and condensation to be transported to the outside and evaporate. Then a final layer of anti-abrasion 3d microbeads are added to protect the coating and create a dry touch lining for comfort. In addition a saltwater abrasion resistant DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish helps shed water maintaining performance and comfort for the wearer.

The Transocean range looks super sleek on and performs above and beyond the price – value for money is high in this new range by international offshore sailing experts Henri Lloyd.

Transocean Jacket (RRP$749) and matching Hi-Fit Trousers (RRP$539) feature:

  • Offshore hood pod with adjustable storm guard
  • Hi-vis offshore hood with one handed shockcord adjusters and owl vision
  • Engineered throat tab to provide spume protection
  • Photo luminescent reflective patches
  • Buoyancy loops, back waist adjuster, internal secure pocket.
  • Differential hem, articulated and contoured to reduce windage and for ease of movement.
  • Reinforced seat and knee areas.


This is HUGE! New big venue, lots of never-before offered gear at greatly reduced price - up to 70% off RRP.

The famous Henri Lloyd Pop-Up Warehouse sale is on now. Open every day between now and Christmas Eve, see open hours below.

New deliveries arriving every day

Hurry, items are priced to clear so get in quick!

Huge range of samples and discontinued lines from Henri Lloyd's marine, footwear and lifestyle collections for men and women. Discounts of up to 70% off original RRP.

100% waterproof, windproof and highly breathable jackets, vests, waisted trousers and hi-fits from the Offshore, Coastal, Harbour, Sports Boat and Fast-Dri ranges at greatly reduced prices. Last season’s Ultimate Cruiser Jacket/Hi-Fits and Osprey Jackets will be offered for the first time. Warm wear jackets and vests on offer. Drainage trainers, classic leather boat shoes and lightweight marine grade trainers also available. These won’t hang around for long.

And it’s a great time to pick up all the gear you need for Summer and Christmas presents – travelling, skiing, hiking and of course sailing there is a jacket for it at the pop-up sale. Henri Lloyd lifestyle sample collection and discontinued lines are also on sale. With approximately 2000 samples received each year there is plenty to choose from for both men and women. Woollen knits, rugby tops, classic polos, stunning woven shirts, European made jeans, and much much more at very good prices.

Where: Henri Lloyd Pop Up Store, 270 Willoughby Rd, Naremburn, NSW 2065.

Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday

Tel: 02 9437 6543 for more details

Come Hell or High Water

freedom feature image


Freedom by name, freedom by nature; our new offshore coastal jacket gives you the freedom to sail wherever and whenever you want, no matter what the environment throws at you. Designed on the back of our 50 plus years in sailing innovation the Freedom range has been created with the sailor in mind to offer serious offshore and coastal protection. We speak to the design team to get the facts and features that make this jacket the best in class.

“The real talking point of the Freedom jacket has to be the OPTIVISION hood and face visor. This technology is taken straight out of our Transocean collection and is the only offshore jacket to offer this technology for full facial protection and improved peripheral vision. This is technology that could save your life – imagine your hood up during bad weather – having the peripheral vision of the OPTIVISION is crucial when you need to be alert and aware of your surroundings.”

freedom hood features

“Being seen by night is also crucial to safety. Henri Lloyd’s innovative Photo-luminescent reflectors feature on the shoulders, storm flap and hood of the Freedom. These reflectors represent cutting edge technology in energy-zero and self-sustaining light sources; by day they absorb UV light (sunlight or artificial) and by day night this energy is released, creating a luminescence improving visibility on those night time excursions.

freedom jacket

“The Freedom collection is constructed in our high performance TP2 fabric – TP2 is a coated fabric technology which is twenty times more waterproof than the British standard – this paired with our seam taping technology means we guarantee that the Freedom range is 100% waterproof and wind proof whilst remaining highly breathable. Double, Dartex staggered and adjustable cuffs at the sleeve, along with run off channels at the pockets and zip ensure that spray doesn’t makes its way through the zip holes or down your sleeves when adjusting the sails. Don’t forget your H-therm base layers and elite therm mid layer to get maximum breathability and comfort out on the water.”

Constructed from the same high performance material as the Freedom jacket, the Freedom Hi-fit Salopette compliments the jacket perfectly. The two way storm flap and drainage channels keep you dry when the weather is harsh, it’s ergonomic design features bat wing waist adjusters and is articulated for ease of movement – crucial to gain that tactical advantage when racing or but just as important when cruising. A quick access fast draining leg pocket ensures anything you need is just within reach.”

freedom hi fit panel


WIN a sailing day aboard Wild Oats XI


She's had a nose job, had a little taken off her rear ... and she's looking better than ever. No, I'm not talking about Aunty Marlene, but Australia's most favourite super-maxi Wild Oats XI.

Fresh from her recent overhaul, Wild Oats XI is back out on the water with her crew getting used to her new characteristics as they prepare for the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race. Now faster and with improved handling downwind, the Wild Oats XI crew and owners Bob and Sandy Oatley are meeting the challenge of newer yachts Comanche and Rambler head-on. Her hydrofoil wing and retractable daggerboards are just some of the improvements aimed at keeping Wild Oats XI, now 10 years old, competitive in an unprecedentedly strong field.

With an unbeaten 8 line honours and a race record, set in 2012, of 1 day, 18 hours, 23 minutes and 12 seconds, Wild Oats XI has already proven herself a force to be reckoned with. These new improvements should make for an exciting Sydney-Hobart race this year.

Despite these changes, one thing has remained consistent over the years, and it's something that we are extremely proud of. Henri Lloyd has partnered with Wild Oats XI for the past decade, providing crews with high performance, technically innovative sailing gear. Our clothing provides crews with exactly what they need: strength, ultimate protection, ease of movement, reduced weight and, of course comfort.

With just on a month to go, this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race is set to be a close one. Four other super-maxis will be providing Wild Oats XI's crew plenty of opportunities to put her modifications to good use. Skippered again by Mark Richards, and with Juan Vila back as navigator, the 18-strong crew will be giving their all to get the very best out of their yacht.

Henri Lloyd is celebrating their partnership with Wild Oats XI by offering a day sailing on Sydney Harbour aboard Wild Oats XI for two lucky winners in the first week of February 2016.

For your chance to win this amazing experience simply answer the following question and fill out the competition form.

Competition winners sailing day aboard Clipper Race Yacht Visit Seattle



I used to think that nothing beat a day sailing.
Yesterday changed my mind.
The only thing better than a day sailing is a day sailing aboard a 70 foot Clipper yacht.
Yesterday will be remembered as "the best day ever".

Eight excited Henri Lloyd competition winners, one fabulous skipper, four amazing crew and me, Susana, from Henri Lloyd. You can just call me Lucky!

Even before our meeting at CYCA early yesterday I was excited. The forecast was perfect. Sunshine and wind, every sailors dream. I could spot the lucky competition winners from far away, just by the excited look on their faces.

Our first (and only) problem of the day was experienced before we even got on board, let alone set sail. We headed off for a pre-sail coffee only to discover the cafe had NO coffee. Thankfully our pure excitement took the place of caffeine and we settled for water. The Clipper Race global partnership manager, Aimee Deacon, then introduced us to Huw, skipper of 'Visit Seattle' Clipper Yacht. He took us to see his yacht to meet the crew ... all ladies (maybe we should call him Lucky).

Huw explained the set up of clipper yacht and provided us with a safety talk and gave us all life vests. Soon after, we slipped ropes and the crew took us smoothly away from our mooring at CYCA.

And then the fun started. Our competition winners were invited to take turns doing jobs around the boat; manning the winches (grinders), trimming the sails and running from port to starboard as we tacked our way along. I, however, had the hardest job of all - taking photos of the day and uploading to Instagram as we sailed. Thankfully I am good at multitasking!


It was a beautiful day, and once we were out of the heads it was all hands on deck as we faced bigger swells and had to work harder to get the best from our beautiful yacht. We got a taste of the impressive speeds these impressive race yachts can reach. Thankfully, though, we got to take a rest when we got tired and enjoy the view.

Sailing past some of Sydney's icons, I couldn't help but think of how lucky the crew taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race are. They get to see the sights of 16 cities, in 13 different countries on 6 continents as they sail over 40,000 nautical miles.

Our skipper, Huw and his wonderful crew; Dana, Ana, Anita and Kärri took good care of us and told us many stories of their adventure to date, from the horror of being struck by a flying fish, to how close they've all become as friends, and them all dreading heading back to their old jobs once the race is finished sometime in late July, 2016. We were all amazed that, aside from Huw, the rest of the crew are all amateurs from all over the world.


That's the beauty of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race ... that it brings together people from different countries, with different backgrounds, varying amounts of sailing knowledge and experience and provides them with the chance to put their regular life on hold and take part in something extraordinary. Applications for the next Clipper Race series are open now.

Despite having had the pleasure of sailing experience day on a Clipper yacht during the 2013-14 race (I know, it's a hard job), I was in for a special treat this time. As we sailed out towards the heads we sailed past the enormous maxi yacht, Ragamuffin 100 and later on Wild Oats XI, complete with her new nose. Both were busy preparing for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which the entire fleet of Clipper Race yachts also take part in.

Henri Lloyd has been proudly associated with the Clipper Race since 2002, supplying the best sailing kit to the crews on each of the 12 race yachts. The race takes crews through a range of climates - from warm equatorial waters, through the Southern Ocean with its trademark Antarctic winds, and then back up to warmer winds again, and our race kit caters for it all!

We were lucky to have shared a small part of their adventure and would like to thank Huw, crew members Dana, Ana, Anita and Kärri for a spectacular day out on the water. Finally, our thanks to Clipper's Aimee Deacon for her help in organising such a wonderful experience for us.
Good luck on the remaining a Clipper Race legs, and the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. I'll be keeping an eye out on Visit Seattle and look forward to tracking your race on the Clipper Race online tracker:


WIN - A day sailing aboard a Clipper racing yacht

The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide - if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer.” *

Imagine a 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a state-of-the-art 70-foot ocean racing yacht. Now imagine YOU on deck.
The beauty of the Clipper Round the World Race is that it is undertaken by ordinary, everyday people. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants are suited and booted in the latest extreme protection gear (Henri Lloyd gear, naturally) to commence the race of their lives – with the choice of taking part in a single leg, or completing the 8 leg race in its entirety. This is an endurance test like no other; a challenge not for the feint-hearted. And it comes with more bragging rights than CrossFit! Way more!

Henri Lloyd has been proudly associated with the Clipper Race since 2002 both as technical clothing supplier and as a race participant in 2013-14 where they finished in first place. Paul Strzelecki, Joint CEO of Henri Lloyd Ltd reflects on the 2013-14 race,

"It's the first time we have sponsored an entry in a round the world race and for our race yacht – Henri Lloyd 50 years of pioneering spirit to win in such style is the icing on the cake”.

The 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Race will be Henri Lloyd’s seventh time providing foul weather protection to race crew. We have all the right gear to keep crews kept warm, dry and protected from the tough elements they will encounter as they race around the planet.

Sometime in December, and in time for the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 12 Clipper yachts will reach Australia, first into Albany WA, and then to Sydney. Crews will battle the constant changing conditions, from the Roaring Forties in the west to the huge ocean swells in the east. Leg 4 of the Clipper Round The World Race will test crews physically, mentally and emotionally.

Want to experience exhilarating speed and exceptional handling out on the water? Henri Lloyd are giving away 4 double-passes to a whole day sailing experience aboard a Clipper yacht on 18th December 2015, sailing from CYCA Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. It's a day not to be missed.


*Clipper Round the World Race website

Images taken from the Clipper Round the World Race website.


To enter, simply complete all the details below and click submit.

T&C: Entries close 11:59pm AEST Thursday 10th December 2015. Winner will be notified by email and/or phone. Winner must be in Sydney on Friday 18th December 2015 to redeem prize as flights and accommodation are not include. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash. Henri Lloyd's decision is final.