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Zhik Women's Avlare Top

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Zhik Women's Avlare Top

Avlare® is a revolutionary fabric technology incorporated into a new range of Zhik performance water sports apparel. Tested by Zhik’s international team of elite sailing and paddling athletes, Avlare® is destined to change the way we think about what we wear across many water sports, including dinghy sailing, yachting, kayaking, stand-up paddling, kite surfing, and more.

The Zhik Women's Avlare® top is super lightweight and water repellent, so water repellent in fact that it doesn't wet out! Water will just bead off it, making it 1/4 the weight of wet spandex. It's high stretch fabric breathes yet cuts wind chill at the same time, giving you dynamic hot and cold protection. It also features a 3D body mapped fit for performance comfort.


  • Extreme water repellency
  • Shields wind & water chill
  • Highly breathable
  • High stretch
  • Lightweight
  • UPF 50+ sun protection


Avlare® water repellent properties are designed to last longer than previous technologies, Avlare Fabric will stay substantially dry during most surface water sport activities. After repeated use the water repellent performance may gradually reduce. In some situations where excessive rubbing or wear is placed on the garment some reduction in performance may also be experienced. In these cases, the water repellency can be reactivated by applying heat to the garment using an Iron or tumble drier. For best results, allow the garment to line dry prior to applying heat and use the ironing method. Do not exceed 160ºC and avoid ironing the logos.

Regular laundry detergents should be avoided as they can damage the water repellent function. We recommend rinsing the garments with fresh water after each use and washing occasionally using a pH neutral tech wash product designed for technical outerwear. We recommend the use of the below products, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Additional waterproofing treatments following washing are not required, simply follow the instructions above to reactivate the water repellency.

Oil based products such as sunscreen, body moisturisers and lotions may damage the water repellent function of an AVLARE® garment, do not apply to the skin in areas that will be in contact with AVLARE® garments.

NIKWAX Tech Wash®

GRANGERS® Performance Wash