Apparel + Accessories

Sea Creatures

by Adam Cort, Posted September 27, 2011
The toughest part of using a life jacket is making sure to put the thing on. This goes double for kids. There’d have to be something seriously wrong, though, with any kid who wouldn’t want to wear a life jacket like this. Opa Cove’s Sea Squirts line includes both U.S. Coast Guard certified life jackets and “swim assist” vests for youngsters still working on their dog paddle. The vests’ neoprene

Frequent Flyers

by David Schmidt, Posted April 8, 2009
Unless you're twisted in the head and enjoy the dizzying heights that are achieved through rock climbing or going aloft (such as myself), most sailors don't relish the idea of taking a trip up the stick, even when the boat is snugly hanging from her mooring pennants. Regardless of your ilk, the Spinlock Mast-Pro Harness should be a serious consideration for your "must-have" gear. Spinlock

Automatic Airbags

by Sail Staff, Posted January 10, 2007
For 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

Stress-free Shades

by Sail Staff, Posted April 5, 2011
Fancy 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

The Blue Movement

by Lindsey Silken, Posted May 29, 2012
Most people are familiar with the Green Movement, but what about the Blue one? As sailors, this cause should be near and dear to our hearts. The blue movement is about the oceans that occupy 70 percent of the Earth and our dependence on them.

North Sails Clothing Line

by Adam Cort, Posted June 27, 2013
Now North Sails is offering a limited edition “collection,” which is as fashionable as it is functional, and includes everything from windbreakers and sweat-wicking “tech shirts” to button-down dress shirts, towels and cashmere hoodies.

Garmin’s Quatix Watch

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 16, 2014
Garmin’s Quatix watch, which won a SAIL Pittman Innovation Award earlier this year, is equipped with a truly dazzling array of features, including GPS
The Really Good DealWe live in a disposable world. Our water often comes contained in land-fill plastic, our myriad electronic gizmos and gadgets are trendy for a year or two before they too join the plastic bottles in the landfill, and that’s not even to mention the batteries and power cords that power them. And let’s not even talk about racing sails, broken boat bits, or

Sun Duds

by Sail Staff, Posted July 10, 2007
Camet’s new Hobart Extreme Short and Code Zero shirt are purpose-built for sailors and thrive in wet, sunny environs. The shorts feature a gusseted crotch, a reinforced seat, an adjustable waist, and a UV rating of 40+. They weigh virtually nothing (Camet claims 9 ounces) and dry quickly. The shirt (your choice of long or short sleeves) is made from an airy-feeling meshlike material that quickly

Barz Optics

by Sail Staff, Posted May 2, 2011
Nearsighted? Farsighted? Would it be nice to have your reading glasses from time to time when looking at the chartplotter by the helm? In addition to its standard polarized sunglasses line, Barz Optics offers sunglasses and swim goggles that can accommodate a wide range of eye conditions, allowing sailors to see as well on deck as they do back on land—and look good doing it.The
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