by Sail Staff, Posted February 6, 2009Looking for a dry bag that can also serve as a grocery carrier or an adventure pack? DeMar Designs’s new Cortez backpack is well worth your attention. The backpack features open-mesh construction (with some nylon paneling), a generous vertical zipper opening that allows top-to-bottom access, accessory pockets, compression straps, an internal pocket for a hydration unit (not supplied), a removable
by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007Choosing sailing footwear is game of compromises: don deck shoes and your dogs will howl in the heat; wear open-toed sandals and you risk a trip to the podiatrist if you “discover” any deck hardware. To this end, Timberland recently launched its new line of Mion sailing footwear. Featuring an ergomorphic footbed that molds to your foot, a sculpted superstructure that holds your foot firmly in
by Sail Staff, Posted April 5, 2011Keep your toes toasty with these cold weather socks from Drymax Sport Socks. Although created for runners, the socks are perfect for when you’re standing watch in the wee hours of the morning or out sailing on a chilly afternoon. Better still, the socks wick away moisture so your feet stay dry as well—just the thing for sailing in early spring.$15, Drymax,
by SAIL Editors, Posted July 10, 2014Ocean Racing’s Optimum Time OS315 sailing watch remains a classic with its oversized, easy-to-read digits.
by Sail Staff, Posted January 10, 2007For years, inflatable PFDs have provided sailors with a comfortable way to stay safe without wearing bulky gear. But there are more than a few stories of unwanted deployments. And how would you pull the jacket’s back-up manual “inflate” tab if you were knocked unconscious while getting tossed in the drink? Mustang Survival’s new Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable Personal Flotation Device automatically
by Sail Staff, Posted April 5, 2011Fancy shades are great until they break or go in the drink. With Ocean Racing’s new sunglasses line, though, you can have your cake and eat it too—cool specs that won’t cause a lot of drama when it’s time to say goodbye. Grilamid polymer frames with TPE padding at the nosepiece and temples ensure a comfortable fit. Optically precise polarized polymer lenses provide sharpened detail on the