Oracle choose Henri LloydOracle and Henri Lloyd have joined forces in a new range of clothing following their appointment as Official Technical Foul Weather Gear and Outer Wear Supplier to ORACLE BMW Racing.
Henri Lloyd say that the technical range of clothing "will replicate ORACLE BMW Racing's own quest for excellence and commitment towards technological advancement, and is currently being worn by the team as they compete in the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series."
"What the Sailing team wears out on the water directly impacts their performance, and we gave careful consideration to our technical clothing provider. It's Henri-Lloyd's commitment to quality and their sailing heritage that makes them ideal for ORACLE BMW Racing," says ORACLE BMW Racing spokesperson, Joanna Ingley.
Henri-Lloyd have been commissioned by BMW to produce a commemorative ORACLE BMW Racing Collection.
The Collection was launched at the end of October 2002 and is showcased at the ORACLE BMW Racing Complex in New Zealand where the team is based. BMW will be retailing the Collection through selected BMW Dealers around the world and can be purchased on-line here or at Henri-Lloyd's stores in the UK in Cowes or The Triangle, Manchester.
The ORACLE BMW Racing Collection incorporates Henri-Lloyd’s own high performance range of breathable, waterproof and windproof fabric technology in the Jackets and outerwear range.
The Sailing Jacket (above) is made from Henri-Lloyd’s highly breathable TP fabric technology that uses a unique coating technology which contains ceramic particles to offer enhanced breathability and comfort. A super Durable Water Repellency treatment on the face fabric means near zero weight gain in wet conditions.
The Sailing Jacket has a host of technical features for coastal sailing with concealed fleece lined handwarmer pockets, fold-away adjustable peaked hood, adjustable watertight inner and outer cuffs. For added safety there is reflective tape on the shoulders and loops for life-jacket attachment. The Sailing Jacket is available in Blue, Sizes: S – XXL, and will retail for around €349.90 plus tax
The lighter weight Breeze Jacket is made from the waterproof, windproof and breathable Breeze fabric. The Breeze Jacket has 100% waterproof taped seams with a lightweight mesh lining and adjustable draw cord hem and collar and secure zip fastening front pockets. It is ideal for warmer climates where light waterproof protection is needed. The Breeze Jacket is available in Blue, Sizes: S – XX and will sell in shops for around €159.90 plus tax
To compliment the Breeze Jacket, there is also a Breeze Vest, but with a warmer fleece lining it is ideal as outerwear but also provides extra warmth when worn as a mid layer. The Breeze Vest is available in Blue, Sizes: S – XXL, Retail Guide Price: €139.90 plus tax.
In addition to the range of technical outerwear, there is an individually branded range of ORACLE BMW Racing sports wear. The Fleece, Rugby Shirt, Polo Shirts and T-Shirts are ideal for America's Cup fans and follower of the ORACLE BMW Racing team. The T-Shirt for example is available in White, sizes: S – XXL, and will retail for around €24.90 plus tax.
BMW are also offering a range of ORACLE BMW Racing Accessories including a Cap, a Sailing Bag and several other useful mementos such as a mug, key ring and pen.