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Gul Code Zero Smock vs HL TP1 Stealth Smock

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Looking for a new smock, does anyone have experience, opinions or reviews of either the Gul Code Zero Smock or Henri Lloyd TP1 Stealth Smock?

 

 

Thanks

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ive got the HL one. works well. I bought it this year and worn it twice, so idk... looks good in my sailing gear closet, i can say that much for sure.

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Gil has dinghy smocks on their clearance page for $45. If they have your size, it's hard to beat. I've worn mine a few times, no complaints.

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ive got both the tp1 and gul code zero...i wear the gul all the time, the HL is a spare

 

the gul fits me better , had better pockets (designed to allow access inside smock to pockets in saloppetes...its great), has a removable hood and is designed to be used by an active person, not a fat guy standing behind a wheel in a mist.

 

no offence to fat guys in the mist intended....

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Big fan of the HL top, nice and light. Another alternative would be to look at slam stuff as it's pretty cool.

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I have the HL top. I really like it. I wear it for inshore stuff and I also used for the Bermuda race.

Really good piece of kit. 1 year old and is just like new.

Also the are half price on the HL USA site.

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I have a Henri Lloyd TP1 smock where the neck and wrist seals disintegrated after a year with minimum usage. I contacted Henri Lloyd USA who would not commit to a remedy even though I sent them a picture of clear quality problems. They needed 5 weeks to keep my smock to figure out what to do. They must be so inundated with quality problems that they can't handle it. I wrote to Henri Lloyd in UK (ID HLC1047) to complain and have not heard anything in 8 weeks. I happen to have the TP2 Salopette pants which are really great and have no quality problems. If you want to play Russion roulette with hypothermia on the high seas, HL is the perfect solution. It could be great or it could be unbelievably bad. The worst thing is that I have yet to find anyone at Henri Lloyd that cares. Well at least that can sell their junk through West Marine to the boating masses and not have to worry about selling gear that will actually perform. I guess if I were Ben Ainslie, I would get my gear replaced once it had a speck of wear so I would never know how badly manufactured some of the gear is.

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