Apparel + Accessories

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.

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

The Ultimate Wallet

by Adam Cort, Posted November 5, 2010
Tired of coming home from a day on the water with a damp wallet? Tired of sitting on the rail when it’s blowing stink wondering how your stuff is faring amid the chaos below? The TMT Sport Wallet features a machined Delrin housing with an O-ring to ensure your cash, credit cards and ID all stay toasty dry.There’s also a compass, toothpick, pen and pair of tweezers, should you ever need

Happy Feet

by Adam Cort, Posted November 23, 2010
Barefoot sailing on a hot day is the best. But you do so at your own peril, especially when racing. Enter the new Marine Sandal line from Colorado-based Chaco, featuring a nonmarking Vibram outsole that offers exceptional grip on wet, steeply canted decks. The Z/2 Marine Sandal includes a toe strap for extra stability, while the Z/1 (pictured) lets all ten toes wiggle at will. Although they may
Look good on and off the water with this new CoCo cap from SailFast, which wicks away sweat and provides UPF40+ sun protection while keeping your melon toasty warm. 
Gill’s new dinghy and technical-style lifejackets are configured with racing in mind, but thanks to their comfort and freedom of movement, they also work well for inshore cruising and daysailing.

Zhik ZK Seaboot

by SAIL Editors, Posted March 20, 2014
Zhik’s brand-new ZK Seaboot represents not just a new look, but an entirely new approach to high-tech offshore boot design. Specifically, Australia-based Zhik

Gear Test: Foulies

by Sail Staff, Posted August 5, 2008
We had the opportunity to test top-of-the-line foul weather gear from Musto and Gill HPX Ocean and Gill Atlantic gear on a Southern Ocean sailing expedition to South Georgia,” writes our man in te field, Hamish Laird, skipper of the high-latitudes charter boat Seal.. “The Musto HPX Ocean and Gill Atlantic suits have now done over 5000 miles on the boat in cold, wet
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