Zhik CST500 Coastal Jacket


Zhik CST500 Coastal Sailing Jacket



The CST500™ jacket provides exceptional protection from the elements with a proven Aroshell® 3-layer waterproof and breathable construction. It is designed to withstand extremely wet conditions but is also exceptionally lightweight and provides unrivalled breathability.

As a result, Zhik designed a range that appeals not only to energetic keelboat racers, but also to cruising sailors looking to step up into longer coastal passages that require more from their sailing gear.

Packed with innovation such as Zithane® reinforcement panels (tested by the 2017 – 18 Volvo Ocean Race winners) that lead to dramatic weight reductions for crew kit while maintaining traditional woven reinforcement durability. The CST500™ range can stand up to high intensity racing demands or provide the comfort and reassurance needed for long distance cruising.



    • Fully seam sealed, breathable and lightweight 3-layer Aroshell® fabric technology
    • Head-lock hood design with a wind and water gusset and 3-point adjustment system
    • Medium height coastal collar with full neck protection
    • Hydrobase® lining in collar that wicks moisture and dries quickly
    • Quick stow hood pocket storage
    • Water-tight and ergonomic elastic wrist closures for uninhibited wrist movement
    • Central YKK® Aquaguard zipper and YKK® zippers throughout the garment
    • Water-tight internal chest pocket
    • Quick access arm pocket for emergency beacons
    • Articulated arm panels for ease of movement and minimal bulk
    • Signature Zhik® reinforced external hang loop
    • Reflective artworks for low light visibility and safety


Aroshell is a lightweight, versatile and highly breathable 3-layer performance shell. Its minimalist style is designed to be fast, light and comfortable on and off the water for inshore racing and day-sailing. The Aroshell range’s waterproof and water repellent material provides full wet weather protection while also remaining highly breathable. The range is fully seam taped. The 3-layer fabric incorporates a monolithic membrane allowing the Aroshell range to maintain exceptional durability while striving for a minimalist performance style.



  • After use, rinse with fresh, clean water – then drip dry in the shade until thoroughly dry.
  • Do not store when wet.
  • After intense use or 6-12 months of casual use, wash using a detergent specifically designed for technical waterproof clothing. Follow instructions on label.


After washing, allow to dry completely in the shade and then place the garments in a clothes dryer on high heat for 15 minutes or iron fabric using medium heat (do not iron prints and do not apply excess heat to the garment seams). The application of heat will help to reactivate the water repellency of the fabric.