by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015Helly 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
by Sail Staff, Posted June 13, 2008By 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
by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008One 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
by SAIL Editors, Posted March 25, 2014Gill’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.
by SAIL Editors, Posted November 10, 2014Gill’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.
by Christopher White, Posted February 12, 2015For 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.
by Sail Staff, Posted July 10, 2008Looking 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 deckprovided 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