New Boat & Gear Review
by SAIL Editors, Posted May 23, 2014There are many different aspects to safety afloat, including having the necessary tools to deal with emergencies when they happen, and being able to call for help when all else fails
by SAIL Editors, Posted March 1, 2014Take off for your next wet and wild ride on the ocean in Gill’s OC1 Racer Jacket, which will keep you warm and dry with its waterproof, three-layer laminated fabric, fully taped seams, and SuperFabric protection that guards against spray and wear and tear.
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 19, 2014For racing sailors, the latest in rig hardware is all about weight savings and performance, while for cruisers it’s also about reliability and ease of use
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 19, 2014Featuring a waterproof breathable nylon shell with taped seams, a Primaloft insulating layer, reflective piping and an elastic waistband, the Atlantis WeatherGear Challenger jacket is equally suitable for cruising, PHRF racing or a walk in the woods.
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 19, 2014Harken’s waterproof Rogue backpack is constructed from thermoplastic polyurethane-impregnated nylon, which resists abrasion, stains and UV.
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 19, 2014First came the sails. Then came the belts and hats. Now North Sails is offering a limited edition “collection,” which is as fashionable as it is functional...
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 17, 2014Stuff going over the side is one of the hazards of sailing, but these new “Floater” polarized photochromic shades from Australia’s Barz Optics provide hope by staying at the surface, even in rougher conditions.
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 17, 2014Staying afloat is only part of the battle when you go overboard. It’s equally important to keep your head and mouth clear of waves and spray—which is where West Marine’s Universal Inflatable PFD thigh straps come in.
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 17, 2014Helly Hansen is taking personal “temperature management” to a whole new level with its H2 Flow jacket, which can be worn as either a mid-layer or a stand-alone outer layer.
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 17, 2014With this latest duffel bag from Zhik, those long walks to and from the boat won’t feel half so strenuous.