THE PROTECTION OF SAILORS, THE USE OF LIGHT, FLEXIBLE, ABRASION-RESISTANT MATERIALS, AND THE PROVISION OF NAVIGATION DATA ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN SAILING, AND 878 KNOWS THE SOLUTION.
With its portfolio, 878 offers a unique set of technical apparel, which is ultralight, super-flexible, fully waterproof, thermally conductive – and made from the Nobel Prize winner “super material”, Graphene. 878’s high-performance sailing apparels are the triumph of the enduring dedication of designers, engineers, pro sailors, and visionary industry experts who dared to merge scientific innovation with rare ingredients.
878 focuses on solving new challenges of professional sailing, that’s why they also develop innovative, wearable technology solutions. In 2021, the company has introduced the world’s first smart sailing jacket, and their revolutionary harness with a foldable screen, which provides constant access to the relevant sailing data to all team members on board. Their innovative mindset has its results: 878 has already has established partnerships with Quantum Racing and 69F Sailing.
“Professional sailing is in a massive transformation and both the clothing of sailors and devices they use on board must represent material and technology innovation. We believe Graphene is the new Gore-Tex and wearables will be the new standard.” – said Istvan Papp, founder and CEO of 878.