Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts

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Crew uniform is incredibly important to get right. Not only does it have to look effortlessly stylish and ‘on brand’, but it also needs to be comfortable, durable and value for money. The life of crew is demanding, so the uniform they wear needs to fulfil stringent criteria.

Yachting Pages’ prides itself on making a difference to the lives of captains and crew, all with the aim of making life on board that bit easier.

In our Tried & Tested feature we task industry insiders to conduct real-world tests on essential crew products and services, before offering a detailed rundown of everything they’ve learnt.

Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirt

When it comes to products that can revolutionise the crew’s day-to-day comfort, polo shirts are one of the most essential products around. With that in mind, it’s pivotal for decision-makers to know what’s what.

Uniform expert Sea Design reunited with Yachting Pages to rate and review the most popular yacht crew polo shirts on the market. Highlighting their pros, cons and everything in between, Sea Design lays out everything there is to know before crowning an overall Tried & Tested winner.

In alphabetical order, here are the crew polo shirts that have been put to the test:

B&C Organic Inspire polo - RRP: €18.00

An established brand in the crew uniform sphere, B&C has been manufacturing clothing garments for more than 20 years. Its Inspire polo is made from 100% organic cotton and offers a great selection of colours at a price to suit almost all budgets.

Colour range: Available in 20 colours

Weight: 170 grm

Sizing: Men S-4XL, Ladies XS-2XL

B&C Organic Inspire polo

Pros

  • Great colour options
  • Well priced
  • Made from organic cotton

Cons

  • Higher cost
  • Ladies model has a long placket

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Cutter & Buck Advantage polo - RRP: €42.00

Founded more than 30 years ago, Cutter & Buck is a renowned outerwear and sportswear brand headquartered in the USA. Among its range of apparel is the Advantage polo. Made with DryTec Cotton, the fabric blend offers the softness of cotton, added moisture-wicking quality and UV protection.

Colour range: Available in 11 colours

Weight: 190 grm

Sizing: Men S-4XL, Ladies XS-2XL

Cutter & Buck Advantage polo

Pros

  • Great quality garment
  • A good solution for those who find it hard to support a 100% synthetic fabric
  • 35UPF sun protection factor

Cons

  • Higher cost
  • Ladies model has a long placket

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Henbury Coolplus polo - RRP: €28.80

Since 1997, Henbury has developed classic and easy-to-wear garments. Its Coolpus polo is a popular choice as it is available in 27 different colours. 100% polyester with a micro-fine pique fabric, this style featured a knitted collar and loose fitted sleeves.

Colour range: Available in 27 colours

Weight: 180 grm

Sizing: Men XXS-4XL, Ladies XS-2XL

Henbury Coolplus polo

Pros

  • Well priced
  • Fast dry and easy care
  • Good range of sizes

Cons

  • Not fitted enough/loose fit
  • Retains body odour

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James Harvest Greenville Modern polo - RRP: €28.20

James Harvest has manufactured sportswear garments for more than three decades. Its Greenville Modern is a comfortable cotton stretch polo with a silver/grey trim, which ties in with popular grey shorts or skorts. The ladies model offers an open neck without buttons.

Colour range: Available in six colours

Weight: 200 grm

Sizing: Men S-2XL, Ladies XS-2XL

James Harvest Greenville Modern polo

Pros

  • Quality cotton stretch fabric
  • Offers a feminine option with open collar

Cons

  • Needs ironing
  • Not fast drying
  • Limited colour options

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Malfini Perfection polo - RRP: €27.36

Malfini is a leading supplier of garments and promotional textiles throughout Europe. Among its offering is the Perfection polo shirt, a classic cotton stretch garment with contrasting trim on the collar and sleeve. It has a ladies’ model and also offers a polo dress option in a limited range of colours.

Colour range: Available in seven colours

Weight: 200 grm

Sizing: Men S-3XL, Ladies S-2XL

Malfini Perfection polo

Pros

  • Quality cotton stretch fabric
  • Offers a polo dress option

Cons

  • Needs ironing
  • Not fast drying

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Slam Paterson polo - RRP: €58.00

Born in Genoa, Italy, Slam design and manufactures clothing for yachtsmen, yachtswomen and sailing enthusiasts. Its range includes the Paterson polo, which offers a very fitted look and is made in polyester stretch. The fabric is fast drying and lightweight.

Colour range: Available in six colours

Weight: 175 grm

Sizing: Men S-4XL, Ladies XS-2XL

Slam Paterson polo

Pros

  • Popular brand
  • Lightweight and fast drying

Cons

  • Too fitted for some
  • Limited colour choice
  • Pricey

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Stormtech Inertia polo - RRP: €34.18

Founded in Canada, Stormtech offers sports equipment and apparel for speciality retailers and corporate clients. The brand’s Inertia polo is a moisture-wicking garment which features a contrasting black trim. Possessing a smart look, it has a same-fabric collar which provides UPF protection.

Colour range: Available in eight colours

Weight: 145 grm

Sizing: Men S-4XL, Ladies XS-2XL

Stormtech Inertia polo

Pros

  • UPF sun protection factor
  • Easy care and lightweight

Cons

  • Small logo on the sleeve and bottom front

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Tee Jays Luxury Sport polo - RRP: €27.70

Established more than 40 years ago, Tee Jays specialises in fashionable polos, tees and jackets. Its Luxury Sports polo offers a stylish fit. Made from lightweight polyester fabric, it’s a comfortable and easy-care garment. There is no ribbed collar, which gives it a formal appearance. Buttons are a contrasting anthracite.

Colour range: Available in five colours

Weight: 140 grm

Sizing: Men S-5XL, Ladies S-3XL

Tee Jays Luxury Sport polo

Pros

  • Modern cut
  • Lightweight and fast drying fabric
  • Easy care
  • Good value

Cons

  • Contrasting button could be a problem for some
  • Limited colour palette

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Tee Jays Luxury Stretch polo - RRP: €28.80

Another polo option offered by Tee Jays is its Luxury Stretch polo. This classic crew polo is made from cotton/elastin fabric, which ensures perfect comfort and an excellent fit for both male and female crew. It also offers a great palette choice of colours.

Colour range: Available in 20 colours

Weight: 215 grm

Sizing: Men S-5XL, Ladies S-3XL

Tee Jays Luxury Stretch polo

Pros

  • Modern cut
  • Cotton stretch for a comfortable fit
  • Good colour choice
  • Good value

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  • Not fast drying
  • Long placket on the female polo not to everyone's liking

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And the winner is...

Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirt winner: Cutter & Buck Advantage polo

All of the polo shirts tested were of high quality, but only one can take the crown of being the Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirt. Despite being more expensive than other candidates - and ultimately achieving fewer stars as a result - the standout garment in Sea Design's Tried & Tested review is... the Cutter & Buck Advantage polo! A combination of the supreme quality, the fabric and its sun protector abilities is what sets it apart from the competition.

Tried and Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirt winner

The Cutter & Buck Advantage polo and all the other products featured can be purchased through Sea Design.

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