Apparel + Accessories

Qualicom CIS Swiss Army Jacket from Helly Hansen

by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015
Helly Hansen’s new Qualicom CIS (Component Insulation System) Jacket is the veritable Swiss Army Knife of winter coats, with its combination of a light insulator jacket made with PrimaLoft Black insulation for maximum warmth and minimum weight that can be zipped into the waterproof exterior shell or worn on its own

Puma Barrel Bag

by Sail Staff, Posted June 13, 2008
By David SchmidtFinding the right ocean-going seabag isn’t easy. Buy one that's too big, and you’ll fill it (to the annoyance of your skipper, who might send you packing to repack). Buy one that’s too small, and you’ll likely regret that too. Luckily, the new Barrel Bag, part of Puma’s sailing gear for its Volvo Ocean Race team, is

Gill OS2 Offshore Smock

by Adam Cort, Posted August 16, 2010
The Gill OS2 Smock features three-layer construction, which makes it easier to get the jacket on and off, and also more comfortable to wear.Intended for serious coastal and offshore sailing, the smock configuration offers the advantage over a regular jacket of having fewer openings for water to get through. This can be especially important when working on the foredeck or when out during

Dry Hikers

by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008
One of the great things about sailing is that you never quite know where your travels will take you. If you’re a cruiser, there are usually trails to be hiked in far-flung destinations, and if you’re a racer you’ve undoubtedly found yourself ashore in not-so-ideal weather conditions, waiting to see what the RC will do. Sure, you could wear your foul-weather gear, but chances are good that muddy
Women are constantly on a quest for the perfect shoe. And that extends to women sailors as well. SAIL editors MacDuff Perkins and Meredith Laitos went on the hunt to find that Jimmy Choo of topsiders, and here is what they came up with.

Comfort at Sea and Ashore

by Adam Cort, Posted January 25, 2013
Featuring a waterproof breathable nylon shell with taped seams, a Primaloft insulating layer, reflective piping and an elastic waistband, the Challenger jacket is equally suitable for cruising, PHRF racing or a walk in the woods.

Gill's OS22 Offshore Jacket

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 25, 2014
Gill’s OS22 offshore jacket is built from the company’s proprietary 3Dot laminated fabric, which includes a dedicated hydrophilic-coated layer to transport moisture away from the skin, while maintaining waterproofness and breathability.

Racing Cloths from Gill

by SAIL Editors, Posted November 10, 2014
Gill’s latest clothing builds on the Race Collection the company introduced in 2010, with even lighter, more high-tech fabrics to promote flexibility and comfort afloat.

New Gear for Cold Weather Sailing

by Christopher White, Posted February 12, 2015
For sailors in the northern climes, just because Old Man Winter is here doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Add these items to your kit and you’ll be better prepared for time on the water, despite the elements. 

Chaco Z1 Sandals

by Sail Staff, Posted July 10, 2008
Looking for the perfect sailing/hiking/exploring sandals? Look no farther than the Chaco Z1. These kicks are equally at home on a trail, on a beach, in the surf, or on a deck—provided you buy them with the nonskid Unaweep sole. Credit the versatility to an ingenious strap-tightening system. Simply pull on the adjustment strap and you’re set; there’s no Velcro to come
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