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Hiker Force Suit

Hiker Force Suit

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DESIGNED TO BE THE WORLDS MOST SUPPORTIVE AND DURABLE SAILING HIKER

  • Product collaboration with 15 x World Laser Masters Champion Brett Beyer
  • Innovative adjustable waist back section provides dynamic body support, which is critical for long periods of hiking
  • Unisex hiker design with loads of adjustments for a secure fit on all sailors
  • Proven, no fuss external fixed batten system stays in place while sailing
  • Each leg has 4 unbreakable extruded fibreglass battens and a 1000D Cordura reinforced pad area
  • Trimable leg length to ¾ or ⅝ to suit your preference
  • Option to cross straps over or keep straight straps - to suit your shoulders
  • Long-lasting - firm 5mm neoprene VAR panels provide structure and support to the thigh and seat area, where most hiking suits fail first
  • Low stretch areas for structure, so you can hike harder for longer 
  • Medium stretch areas for support and performance
  • High stretch 3mm neoprene areas where comfort is needed, such as the crotch, and behind the knees

    WHAT SPORTS CAN I WEAR THIS FOR?

    • ILCA / laser, laser radial, Finn dinghy, OK Dinghy, Aero
    • Any sailing boat where hiking is required

    HOW DOES IT FIT?

    • Unisex fit with adjustable waist support system
    • Adjustable shoulder straps
    • Trimmable leg length to ¾ or ⅝ length
    • Check out our size guide

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION

    • Designed, engineered and tested in Australia
    • Each leg has 4 unbreakable extruded fibreglass battens and a 1000D Cordura reinforced pad area
    • Bonded taped seams reinforce high load areas and create more durable seams
    • Strategic panel design; engineered with four different neoprene combinations to balance support and stretch

    SHIPPING, WARRANTY + RETURNS

    • We want our customers to love their Vaikobi gear!
    • Vaikobi products are made to the highest standards, however if your product arrives in less than perfect condition, or not as you expected, please contact us immediately so we can make it right
    • If you would like to exchange the size or have changed your mind, the item must be returned within 14 days of receiving your order
    • If you are returning an item, it must be in saleable condition and must not have been used, washed, or damaged in any way
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    24 Apr 2024
    Anonymous
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Hiker pants

    The large is a better fit for me but the battens are a bit long so hard to bend my legs. For my height I have shorter legs. I can squeeze into the medium on and the batten length feels better. I have never had sailing paints with battens and never had sore thighs. Haven’t tried the suit yet but maybe battens make hiking easier. I like the design of the suit but think just 5mm neoprene with out the battens would be more comfortable for me. Maybe they could be removable?

    MO
    23 Apr 2024
    Michael O.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Best Hikers

    I’ve sailed lasers for 16 years and tried many different wet suits and hiking pads. The Vaikobi hiker force suit is the best wetsuit / hiking solution I’ve ever tried. I was between sizes and opted for a medium. The suit is snug and the pads are perfect. The is no movement of the pads and the extra pad length gives a master sailor extra support. The suit is warm, but not hot. The 3 different types of stretch fabric means the suit flexes where it needs to and is fixed where you don’t want movement. Fantastic suit — would thoroughly recommend to any laser / aero / dinghy sailor that needs support while hiking. Michael O'Brien

    JN
    01 Apr 2024
    Jonas N.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Really good hiking pants

    I got interested in these after having seen them in an ad on FB. I got back to dinghy sailing three yrs ago, after a 35 yr break. I sailed a lot but I developed lower back pain last year. I figured these hikers would help stabilize and complement my core strength exercises in the gym. I ordered M since that was the right size according to all columns in size guide except waist. They arrived and were disappointingly to small. I contacted customer service who swiftly arranged for an exchange. Very friendly service by Louise. Now L arrived and they exceeded my expectations. I have sailed twice starting with pain but after hiking for over an hour my pain is gone! Moreover, they are so soft and comfy on many places. I can thoroughly recommend this product!

    AM
    14 Mar 2024
    Arturo M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    excelent

    Great hiker, longer pads, fits good. Crossed shoulder strap is nice as it will not fall off my shoulders. Usually wear Sandiline and Rooster. Hope this last as long!! So far they are great.

    RW
    29 Feb 2024
    Robert W.
    Australia Australia
    I recommend this product

    Big hiking with Hiker Force

    I used these Hiker Force at the recent World Masters regatta in Adelaide’s big wind and waves. For the first time my hikers stayed in position for the entirety of the 2 races each day without ever feeling restrictive. That's all I’ve ever wanted in my hikers and now it seems I have that.