Zhik was founded before the Athens Olympics in 2004, when it was noticed that the sailing apparel
markets could do with a spark of innovation. There was clearly scope to bring in technically
proficient gear to help athletes win gold. Since then, Zhik has not only achieved this, but combined
it with a fresh outlook in styling.
After success in the dinghy boats, Zhik set about designing some brilliant yachting gear. Zhik gear
is rapidly becoming a new choice for racing sports boats and is now extending to ranges suitable
for offshore yachting.
Zhik has also expanded on its research and development, with new projects in material science
likely to change many facets of performance apparel. They aim for athletes to wear less layers in
winter and to provide functionality where it counts. Now growing to include new technical products
that will appeal in a larger set of outdoor and marine applications, expect to see more of Zhik as
they build a network and extend into broader marine activities.