Zhik Power Pads

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by radio4095, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. radio4095

    radio4095 New Member

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    Hey I am sort of new to this forum but not new to sailing. I work at West Marine and I have some magic marine hiking pants 3/4 length and they are hot as hell, BTW I live in Charleston SC so it is easily 90+ at regattas. I saw the Zhik pads at work and I was wondering if they were worth getting. The main problem I have with them is I'm afraid that they are going to fall down or shift when I am out hiking, which of course I don't want. So does anyone use them? and if so what do you think?
     
  2. matias

    matias Member

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    If you get the correct size you'll love them but if you make the same mistake I made you will hate them
    I bought the size m because it fitted perfectly but the sizing chart recomended the size S because they streched a little and now I have a useless pair oh hiking pants
     
  3. Rob B

    Rob B Active Member

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    He's 100% correct! I started with size large Zhik pads and they fit perfectly until I started sailing and moving around and then they slid all over the place. I contacted the US dealer Mike out of Atlanta (same building as Layline) and he replaced mine w/mediums for free. All I had to do was send back the old pair and pay the shipping! This was after 1 year of wearing the pads. The mediums are TIGHT and harder to get on, but they STICK! I also love the knee pads on the full leg Zhik pants. I have the thin lycra pair for the summer and the "medium" thickness pants for the winter. Love them! I'm right down the road in Beaufort, SC so our conditions are the same.
     
  4. radio4095

    radio4095 New Member

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    That's great to know guys. That is just want I needed to know. I think I will be buying a pair. Rob I won't be at lowcountry regatta tomorrow buy you should come to Carolina Yacht Club regatta in Charleston in a couple of weeks so you can see me use my new pads. haha good luck tomorrow if your sailing
     

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