Keep dry, without the full battle gear
Reviewed Jun 2016
We're not all into voyaging or ocean racing. Most of us just want to keep dry - without struggling into full wet weather gear. All that gear is too hot anyway in our climate. No doubt you've noticed that most water proof tops stop short - way short of your shorts.
The Burke 3/4 jacket is lined for condensation control, and reaches down far enough to keep your bum dry. So unless you're battling headsails on the foredeck, it may be all the wet weather gear you need. I've worn my Burke jacket for about 15 years - it looks grotty now, but still keeps the water on the outside. So I reckon that although it wasn't cheap, I've got my money's worth.
You can read about all the features on the Burke website, but all you really need to know is that it will keep you dry, not too sweaty, and last for ages. Plus Burke is an Australian company, so your money stays here.