Apparel + Accessories

Shiver Me Timbers

by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007
It’s miserable to pull a frigid midnight watch shift during a stormy passage or an ocean race and not be prepared for the cold. To this end Patagonia recently introduced a new line of merino-wool base layers. These chlorine-free garments are soft against the skin (I hate scratchy wool), resist the growth of odor-causing bacteria, and are sold in different weights for different activities.

Rash be Gone

by Sail Staff, Posted November 23, 2009
If you’re a junior sailor who spends hours out on the water — or if you know one who does — you clearly understand that the clothing you choose to sail in has a huge impact on how your feel, and how you perform, whist sailing. If you meet this description, check out SailFast’s new line of junior (ages 7 – 15) rash-guard shirts. The shirts, which are made out of SPF 50+ material that dries quickly
With a Deckvest LITE on board, there is no excuse to not wear a lifejacket. Created specifically for inshore use, the Deckvest LITE features a unique tapered profile that allows a full range of motion.

Garmin's Quatix GPS Watch

by Adam Cort, Posted April 11, 2013
The Quatix GPS watch is waterproof to 50 meters and puts an incredible amount of information right on your wrist, including everything from course over ground (COG) and velocity made good (VMG) data to an anchor-dragging alarm.

Henri Lloyd’s Newest Elite Offshore Range Jacket

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 15, 2014
Henri Lloyd’s newest Elite Offshore Range jacket is 30 percent lighter and 20 percent more breathable than the company’s other top-end foul weather gear...

Sheltered Existence

by Sail Staff, Posted February 6, 2009
Looking for a dry bag that can also serve as a grocery carrier or an adventure pack? DeMar Designs’s new Cortez backpack is well worth your attention. The backpack features open-mesh construction (with some nylon paneling), a generous vertical zipper opening that allows top-to-bottom access, accessory pockets, compression straps, an internal pocket for a hydration unit (not supplied), a removable

Sticky Weekends

by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2007
Choosing sailing footwear is game of compromises: don deck shoes and your dogs will howl in the heat; wear open-toed sandals and you risk a trip to the podiatrist if you “discover” any deck hardware. To this end, Timberland recently launched its new line of Mion sailing footwear. Featuring an ergomorphic footbed that molds to your foot, a sculpted superstructure that holds your foot firmly in

Drymax Sport Socks

by Sail Staff, Posted April 5, 2011
Keep your toes toasty with these cold weather socks from Drymax Sport Socks. Although created for runners, the socks are perfect for when you’re standing watch in the wee hours of the morning or out sailing on a chilly afternoon. Better still, the socks wick away moisture so your feet stay dry as well—just the thing for sailing in early spring.$15, Drymax,

Ocean Rodeo Drysuit

by Adam Cort, Posted May 2, 2012
This very cool “Soul” drysuit, from Victoria, British Columbia, is a brainchild of the sailboarders and kite surfers running Ocean Rodeo Sports. Cut to resemble well-tailored snowboarding gear, the Soul is built with multiple breathable waterproof layers.

Zhik Regatta Bag

by Adam Cort, Posted June 5, 2013
With this latest duffel bag from Zhik, those long walks to and from the boat won’t feel half so strenuous.
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