by SAIL Editors, Posted August 5, 2014Today’s foul weather gear is great stuff but can be overkill if all you have in mind is a summer day sail. Enter the Men’s Windbreaker from North Sails Gear, a jacket that is as good-looking as it is comfortable.
by Sail Staff, Posted December 11, 2007Looking for one pair of “go-to” shades that will serve you equally well on the water, at the club, or on the golf course? If so, Kaenon’s new Kabin model could be your answer. The glasses, made in Italy using injection-molded TR-90 plastic for durability and minimal weight, feature simple-yet-elegant styling. The Kabin’s ultra-grippy Variflex nose pads will hold the glasses
by Charles Mason, Posted January 20, 2010Here’s a new lightweight and eco-friendly carrying bag that’s made from recycled woven polypropylene. Covered with some of Sharon Green’s most spectacular sailing shots, this no-nonsense bag measures approximately 16 by 14 by 5 inches and can handle plenty of food and gear.The webbed handles are well made—unlike many bags this size—and its all-up weight is a lot less than those plodding
by Sail Staff, Posted March 18, 2008Early-season sailing’s burly temps and biting winds demand extra-warm clothing, like this Solo jacket from Arc’Teryx. The Solo is an insulating layer intended to be worn under a shell or foul-weather jacket; it relies on ThermaTek insulation, a hydrophobic, hollow-fiber filament that packs big heat, for its minimal weight and bulk. The Solo features articulated elbows for ease of movement, dual
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by SAIL Editors, Posted August 5, 2014It’s back to the future with West Marine’s new Men’s Dock II shorts, which are made from a cutting-edge, high-performance material known as “cotton.”
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