by Sail Staff, Posted March 18, 2008By Peter NielsenThese full-height boots have a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lining, leather outers on the foot part, and a tough woven nylon outer covering on the upperworks. Uniquely among seaboots, they also have built-in gaiters – stretchy waterproof nylon sleeves into which your pants can be tucked, thereby minimizing the chance of a shot of icy water up your leg. I
by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2010Looking for a pair of sailing pants spiffy enough to wear to the club after you step off your boat? Meet Harken’s new quick-drying Ballistic Eco pants, made from an environmentally friendly blend of bamboo, nylon and Spandex. The pants are available in four colors, and feature a reinforced seat, articulated and reinforced knees, a gusseted crotch, anti-microbial properties,
by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008If you follow high-end ocean racing, you’ve heard about Puma’s debut entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, but what you may not know is that Puma went the full mile, designing and building all of the team’s gear, which is available to the general public. The Cruising Jacket, built from two-layer Gore-Tex will keep you dry when things get snotty. The jacket features a high collar and packable hood, and
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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.
by SAIL Editors, Posted August 5, 2014The latest version of Helly Hansen’s Hydropower 4 deck shoes for women includes open-mesh, breathable uppers and a structural overlay to protect
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015The Resolute Pants from Atlantis are made from a lightweight, waterproof and breathable three-layer AWG Defender Fabric, and provide a comfortable and durable option for keeping your bottom half warm and dry while out on the water.
by Sail Staff, Posted April 15, 2008When I was a junior sailor, I scoffed at sun protection; now that rates of skin cancer have dramatically increased, I pay close attention. Sun Day Afternoons’s Adventure Hat offers great UV protection (the hat’s material carries a 50+ SPF rating) and, thanks to its generous, down-sloped bill, plenty of shade. What caught my eye was the hat’s long back veil, which keeps the sun off your neck. The
by Sail Staff, Posted May 3, 2010You may not be able to sail like Brazilian Olympic medalist Torben Grael or James Spithill, helmsman for recent Larry Ellison’s recent America’s Cup winner, but now you can look like them—at least a little. Fashion icon Prada recently unveiled a what it calls its “Intrepid” sunglasses—the same glasses BMW Oracle Racing configured with a heads-up display similar to that used aboard fighter jets,