Man in zhik CTS500 smock

What's new in Zhik's spring collection?

Zhik’s new collection has just landed and you’re going to want to check it out. From new Zithane technology that is lightweight and durable, to recycled Repreve® used in their rash vest, we love this collection.  Click on the links below to skip to the product you need:

CTS500 Outer Layer Range


The CTS500 range is Zhik’s newest waterproofs range designed for coastal yacht sailing. Highly breathable and durable Aroshell fabric technology, paired with numerous weight-saving and comfort providing features, enable this range to deliver protection and performance in a wide range of conditions. Equally as comfortable in short-haul overnight crossings as it is in high performance sports boat racing.

New Zithane® fused reinforcement panels have replaced the traditional heavy denier reinforcements, creating more durability and large reductions in weight, yet still maintaining seam integrity. Developed and tested with Team Akzonobel during the 2017 – 18 Volvo Ocean Race, Zithane® technology provided additional layers of durability during extreme legs of the race.

Shop the smock and salopettes here.

ZhikMotion Tops



A daily active top and a functional base layer, ZhikMotion™ gives you the versatility you need across a wide range of conditions. The Recycled Polyester ZhikMotion™ fabric, provides you with UPF50+ sun protection as well as cutting wind chill. At 250 gsm combined with soft peached finish the ZhikMotion™ also provides warmth when the conditions turn bad. With an environmental conscious XWR™ Fluorocarbon-free (PFC-free) DWR, the tops provide protection against the rain and splashes.

The hooded top has a built in balaclava for additional face and head protection and thumb loops for ease of layering.

Shop the Men's Black and Men's White Top and the Women's Black and Women's White top.

Eco Spandex UV Rash Vest


The Eco Flex Spandex range provides unrestricted movement and incredibly lightweight coverage combined with 3D body panelling. This means the garment moves with you. Made from recycled Repreve® nylon, the high gauge knit has an stretch of over 200%, yet always returns to its original shape, while remaining soft and supple for the lifetime of the garment.

Repreve® is the world’s number one brand of recycled performance fibre. Using high-quality fibres made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer plastic bottles and pre-consumer waste.

Shop the Eco Spandex range here.

Sports cap

Perfect for the upcoming sunny spring weather, this quick-drying cap has a performance cut, and is designed for activity on and off the water. Its hard wearing outer fabric is the perfect balance of durability and comfort.  The overall stretch ensures a secure fit and comfort for extended use, plus, it also features adjustable straps for fine adjustments. For those super sunny days, it has an anti-glare brim to aid vision and stop reflection off the water.

Shop the sports cap here.


Shop all Zhik here.




Written by Lucy Harris.

Updated on 7th April 2022

Originally published on 6th April 2022 in Kayaking

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