When you think of Regatta clothing you think of high performance and premium quality products. Regatta clothing has positioned itself in the leisurewear and workwear markets at the top of the most sought after lists for their jackets, fleeces, trousers and softshells because they offer amazing value for money as well as innovative design, supreme comfort and protection from the elements.
The leisurewear industry is where Regatta cut their teeth and developed a range of jackets and outdoor wear in the early 80’s and were one of the first UK brands to look at production from the emerging power of China. Their first imports had the Name “Regatta” as a logo completely by chance, the products were sold from a market stall in Manchester and when they sold out people started asking when the “Regatta jackets” were coming back.
The decision was made to call the company Regatta and the rest they say is history today they are a £30 million plus international company.
Regatta clothing stands up with some of the most recognised brands in the UK based solidly on the performance, they compete with brands like Karrimor, North face, Berghaus, Peter Storm and Lowe Alpine. Where Regatta clothing differs from these brands and a few others is they have branched out into the workwear field under the banner of Regatta Professional. They have designed and produced their stellar clothing lines with a more robust and durable elements however on the whole Regatta have styled their workwear clothing with the same flair and styling’s of their leisurewear which is why they have become so successful.
Regatta clothing products like the Thor II Fleece, Action Trousers, Benson 3 in 1, Dover Fleece, Gibson II jacket, Packaway jacket, Packaway trousers, Omicron II waterproof fleece, Uproar softshell, Sandstorm softshell and the Premium Workwear trousers are the top sellers and with good reason.
Regatta clothing will protect all the wearers from the wonderful UK and European climates through their innovative designs and the materials used in the products construction which by and large is totally waterproof.
Regatta clothing has actually produced their own fabrics and treatments which when used in conjunction with polyesters and other fabric weaves makes their clothing formidable performers.
Regatta utilise their own Isotex fabric in a great many of their clothing particularly in their jackets, Isotex comes in a few different configurations which depending on the clothing is employed to great effect. The Isotex 20,000 Stretch fabric is a waterproof and breathable fabric all the Regatta clothing made using this configuration is waterproof to 20,000mm in a hydrostatic head which in English this means it can take water in a single column up to 20,000mm before the integrity of the material is breached in other words you will never get wet wearing these products that is unless you’re stupid enough to jump in a river to prove me wrong.
The following products utilise Isotex 20,000 Stretch fabric:
Regatta TRA135 Skyridge 3 in 1 jacket
Regatta TRA359 Trekmax Insulated Jacket
Regatta TRW436 Maximise Full Stretch Jacket
Regatta TRW434 Ascender Shell Jacket
The Isotex 20,000 Stretch fabric is designed to be breathable, windproof, actively stretch with the wearers body movements and allows body moisture to be wicked away leaving the wearer incredibly comfortable.
Other configurations of the Isotex fabrics include the Regatta Isotex 5000 where the hydrostatic head is 5000mm. Other configurations include the Isolite and Isolite 5000 which are employed on other Regatta clothing which aren’t likely to be exposed to the elements for as long.
Regatta clothing employs their ATL treatment on their products which not only makes the clothing water resistant but also stain resistant. We will be demonstrating this over the coming months on our Youtube channel. ATL treatment can take all kinds of spills and dirt including Ketchup for those workers who like a bacon or sausage sandwich the spilled ketchup just wipes away clean and the jacket looks clean which is very important for the professionals presentation.
The science and innovation behind the Regatta brand and all their clothing is astounding and all of products fall under the banner of value for money which is one of the main assets they are known for and BHI Workwear is proud to now stock the full range of Regatta clothing.
By Grant Martin