With the 2018 collection we provide gear for all types of weather conditions, but what should you pick when the circumstances are constantly changing? Learn more about the best products in our monthly Tech Update!
HIKE LIKE HEINER WITH THE HORIZON HIKING LONG JOHN
The new Magic Marine Collection features two special signature products. The first product we introduced was the Aurelian Harness which we developed with Olympic gold medallists Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze. At the same time we also asked Olympic sailor Nicholas Heiner, who switched career from the Laser class to the Finn class in 2016, to join our team on their quest to develop an innovative product for hardcore hikers. Together they developed the Horizon Hiking Long John, a premium long john (summer and winter version) for world class performance and optimum comfort."
Heiner about his signature hiking long john:
"I'm really excited to introduce the new Horizon Hiking Long John! It's fantastic that Magic Marine gave me the opportunity to work with their product developers and designers to create this special product. We have been investigating every single detail to develop the best performing hiking long john while still being comfortable for the long days on the water."
"I trust both the summer and winter long johns to help me pull off a winning performance on the world stage, no matter where in the world I am and what conditions I have to perform in."
The Horizon Hiking Long John 1.5mm is our most premium hiking long john for summer conditions so far. With the use of airprene (ventilated neoprene) you stay cool and supported, it has fixed battens and is designed in a light colour to reflect the heat from the sun.
The clever combination of materials and thicknesses throughout give the long john ultimate comfort and performance for every hiking situation. High stretch areas are positioned at the hips for movement in hiking positions, with compression areas at thighs to support the hiking area and promote blood circulation in your muscles.
Very easy to combine with the Ultimate 1.5mm Neoprene Top for all over neoprene protection or with a rash vest on warmer days. The high fit body enables the long john to stay in place with an easy shoulder entry to allow you to remove/add a layer with temperature changes throughout the day.
WINTER HIKES WITH MERINO
The second hiking long john we developed with Nicholas is our most premium hiking long john for colder conditions. It uses clever material differentiation throughout to provide comfort and performance at every part. It has fixed battens and high stretch areas are positioned at the hips for movement in hiking positions, with compression areas at thighs to support the hiking area and promote blood circulation in your muscles.
There is also a merino wool lined panel at the lower back, where the water hits most in prolonged hiking conditions, to keep you warm and protected from the elements. Perfect in combination with the Ultimate 3mm Neoprene Top for all over warm neoprene protection or with a rash vest on warmer days. The high fit body enables the long john to stay in place with an easy shoulder entry to allow you to remove/add a layer with temperature changes throughout the day.
HORIZON HIKING BOOTS
The Horizon Hiking Boot is a supportive neoprene boot specifically designed for hiking with support focused in the upper foot, heel and ankle to aid and promote a positive hiking style. This boot has a high cut ankle with a new lace and loop closure system. The lacing system ensures a secure fit, whilst enabling free range of movement at the ankle.
An additional ankle strap with a hook and loop closure adds further ankle support. A double layer upper rubber construction is added to the top of the boot for additional support to the upper foot and limited stretching to keep the foot in place, and add durability when hiking in the foot strap over a range of conditions. Internally the boot has a soft neoprene lining to add warmth and comfort. The perfect boot to aid your hiking!
TIPS & TRICKS HOW TO 'HIKE LIKE HEINER'
* Make sure the hiking strap is set up comfortable and you still feel connected to the boat so the movements you make are transferred into the boat.
* Lock your legs in and enjoy the ride!
* Keep hiking the sooner the windward mark is there:-)