Apparel + Accessories

The company that brought the world the Top-Sider continues to up its game with the new GripX performance line, which includes the SeaHiker for dinghy sailors, two different SeaRacer styles for keelboat sailors and the SeaSock neoprene bootie.

Manage Your Body Temp

by Adam Cort, Posted March 18, 2013
Helly Hansen is taking personal “temperature management” to a whole new level with its H2 Flow jacket, which can be worn as either a mid-layer or a stand-alone outer layer.

Sperry Top-Sider Sea Siders and Sea Kite Sport Shoes

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 8, 2014
Stay stylish without sacrificing performance with Sperry Top-Siders’s new Sea-Siders and Sea Kite Sport Moc boat shoes...

Offshore Comfort

by David Schmidt, Posted January 8, 2009
Offshore ComfortIf you sail regularly offshore, you know the absolute importance of a good, warm, dry pair of seaboots. There are plenty on the market, most of which are very good, and -- like ski boots -- a lot comes down to individual fit, but if your foot is a fairly common size, you'll go far to find a better pair than the Dubarry Ultimas. These Gore-Tex-lined leather

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
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