Founded in Brittany in France in 1964, Guy Cotten are known for their distinctive yellow oilskin clothing. For over 50 years they have clothed fishermen, sailors and all lovers of the sea.
The first product he designed was the iconic Rosbras Jacket which is still one of their most popular products. The company have patents on a number of items, like the X-Trapper Bib & Braces, the Isolatech system, the ‘magic hood’ and many others.
They continue to innovate both in the materials they use and the ever growing range of designs they manufacture. Quality is the watchword at all times with Guy Cotten, and their dedication to working with the market to ensure their clothes are comfortable, durable, practical and safe.
Guy Cotten Fabrics
Many of the fabrics used in their clothing have been used exclusively by Guy Cotten for decades. Nylpeche fabric and the Cap-Coz fabric were developed by the company and are synonymous with the brand.
All these weights mean + or – 10%
The Aquastar fabric is breathable. Its weight, 200 g/m², makes it a strong fabric that is very pleasant to wear for sailing activities or at the seaside.
Used in their popular Bosquet Body Warmer.
CAP COZ Fabric
Supple and very tough. Coated on one side. A proven fabric delivering maximum comfort. The generous outer coating makes it very strong and entirely waterproof, while allowing great flexibility. It also stands up very well to temperature variations. The interior jersey is pleasant to the touch, provides thermal insulation and reduces condensation.
Composition: Polyester jersey (110 g/m2). Coating: 1 side PVC (370 g/m2). Total weight: 480 g/m2.
Cap coz fabric is used in some of Guy Cotten’s most popular clothing, like the Kodiak Sweater, the Sotra Sweater as well as the Marine Sleeves and X-Trapper Bib.
Excellent windproof protection, breathable, hydrophobic treatment. Laminated “rip stop” Fleece. Oeko Tex label (without harmful substances).- 95% polyester – 5% PU. Total weight: 250g / m²
Tear resistant. Double-sided coating. PVC coated fabric on 2 sides on backing. Extremely long-lasting. Tough and cheap. Composition: Polyester (92 g/m2). Coating: PVC (368 g/m2). Total weight: 460 g/m2.
Heavy duty and breathable, 90% polyamide, 10% polyurethane.
1/ Central part in 3 layers:
• 2 layers are connected
• An “intelligent” non-porous molecular membrane: When body temperature rises, the membrane’s intermolecular space increases, helping moisture escape faster. Since it is not made of ordinary pores, it remains wind and waterproof. This is even the case when it is stretched considerably and subjected to the toughest wear.
• A microporous coating increases its resistance to wind and water even further.
2/ Very hard wearing outer fabric standing up to all sorts of hostile outdoor conditions (abrasion, tearing, etc.), protected with a high-performing water repellent and anti-stain treatment.
3/ Bonded interior lining. This saves the addition of an extra lining, making it high-performing, comfortable and long-lasting. Total weight 294 g/m2.
Thick and highly resistant, this high-frequency weldable fabric par excellence is used to make excellent waterproof bags. Polyester double sided PVC coating.Total weight: 680 g/m².
Supple. Generous coating on one side. Supple fabric with generous coating making it very resistant to oil, grease, and wear. Very tough and comfortable thanks to the interior textile. Composition: Polyester (50 g/m2). Coating: PVC on one side 530 g/m². Total weight: 580 g/m2.
Fischer material is used particularly on the Guy Cotten range of kit bags.
Very supple. Coated on one side. The incredible flexibility of a coated high-performing textile. Polyester (65 g/m2). PVC coating (225 g/m2). Total weight: 320 g/m2.
FLOTATION Foam lining
Closed-cell, non-absorbent, high density PVC foam, highly resistant to compression. Flotation is guaranteed even after extended use.
NYLPECHE Fabric (exclusive quality)
Highly tear resistant. Double-sided coating. Designed and perfected for industrial fi shing, this fabric has been adopted by the majority of fi shermen throughout the world. The care taken with the coating whose composition
is of high quality, explains this fabric’s excellent resistance to variations in temperatures, as well as oils and grease. The technical characteristics of the Nylpêche fabric provide completely waterproof garments second to none for their strength and suppleness. Composition: polyester (150 g/m2). Coating: PVC (Without overload) with a high quality composition (335 g/m2). Total weight: 485 g/m2.
Nylpeche of course is the material used in all the iconic yellow oilskins produced by Guy Cotten.
POL 24E Fabric
Supple, soft and bi-elastic fleece fabric. It has great thermal properties. Dries quickly. 90% polyester – 10% elasthane. Total weight 220g/m²
POL 250 Fabric
The “velvet” finish creates pockets of air which retain body heat. Thick, warm and breathable, it is ideal for Outdoor sports. Dries quickly. 100% polyester. Total weight: 250 g/m²
POL 350 Fabric
The “velvet” finish creates pockets of air which retain body heat. Dense, warm and breathable, it is ideal for Outdoor sports. Dries quickly. 100% polyester. Total weight: 350 g/m²
POL 350 is used in most of the Guy Cotten fleece wear we stock.
POLAR 100 Fabric
The “velvet” finish creates pockets of air which retain body heat. Light, warm and breathable, it is ideal for Outdoor sports. Dries quickly. 100% polyester. Total weight 195 g/m².
POLAR 200 Fabric
Is the reference standard for lightweight warmth and breathability. This tight knitted breathable fabric retains the warmth produced by the body and wicks the humidity away from the skin. Dries quickly. 100% Polyester. Total Weight : 255g/m².
SOFTWEAR Fleece Fabric
Pleasant to the touch, with characteristic softness and flexibility. Ideal for day to day use. Polyester 65% and viscose 35%. Total weight 250 g/m².
COATED POLYAMIDE Fabric
Very resistant and light. Generally associated with a warm lining, this fabric has proven itself over the years. Polyamide. Polyurethane coat. Total weight 155 g/m².
Extremely supple and light. Coated on one side. Polyester fabric (11%) coated with PVC on one side (89%), Total weight 265 g/m².
Waterproofing : 20 m water column. Moisture permeability: 20000g/m²/24h. Polyamide 48% – Polyester 52%. Total weight : 123g/².
Very supple. Coated on one side. Polyester (50g/m²), PVC coating (300g/m²). Total weight: 350g/m².
Fluorescent fire-retardant fabric, tested according to the requirements of the EN 20471 (high visibility) and EN 14116 standards (related to the properties of limited flame spread materials) – Index 1: flame does not spread, no flaming debris and no afterglow, a hole may be formed, so it should not be in contact with skin.
This fabric can be used to design clothing to certain standards (EN 20471, EN 14116, etc.)
Resistant. Double-sided coating. Fabric coated on both sides. Its weight, toughness and suppleness make it a fabric with great strengths Composition: polyester (100 g/m2). Coating: Double-sided PVC (300 g/m²). Total weight: 400/420 g m².