Gear: ugo Tablet Case

Author:
Publish date:
Ugo-DSH12130t_xt

Despite the fact sailors have long since embraced the use of wireless devices offshore, few thing get along less well with water than non-marinized electronics—which is why we were so excited to learn about the ugo line of tablet and phone cases. The key to these great little bits of gear is a fully waterproof “uZIP zipper,” purported to be submersible up to 20ft. As for the rest of the case, it’s comprised of a three-layer laminate with a thermoplastic polyurethane core to ensure things stay nice and dry within at the same time it feels comfortable to your hand. Three models are available, including the Phone 2.0, Tablet and Table XL, for use with tablets as large as 15in. In addition to its main compartment, each ugo includes a number of smaller pockets and sleeves for things like passports, credit cards and keys.

From $159. ugo Wear, ugowear.com

Related

SailGP-Team

SailGP Announces Roster and Coach Additions

Athletes Daniela Moroz, CJ Perez and Paul Campbell-James have been added to The United States’ SailGP lineup. Also joining the team will be head coach Philippe Presti. Moroz is a four-time Formula Kite World Champion and two-time U.S. Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman-of-the-Year. ...read more

NEW-westcoastmultihullsmob

Chartering the West Coast

Although two-thirds of the U.S. boating population lives along the Eastern Seaboard, there are many hardy and enthusiastic cruising sailors on the “left coast” as well. Better still, if you’re looking to charter on the Pacific side, there’s plenty of great sailing and many clubs ...read more

01-LEAD-DSC_0067-2048x

Sailing Aluminum Boats

The first cruising couple I ever met who was sailing an aluminum boat told me an interesting story. They were French—of course. They’d been anchored a long time and had a lot of growth on their hull. When finally they decided to move on, they jumped in the water to scrape the ...read more

passagemaking

Weather Routing: Comfortable Passagemaking

A weather forecast—like an old-school dead-reckoning plot—will decrease in certainty with the passage of time. Over the past five years of arranging offshore charters aboard our Swan 48, Isbjørn, and our Swan 59, Icebear, we’ve tempted the gods by consistently breaking the ...read more

for-SAIL---2

A Night Approach to Cape Horn

In October of 2018, Randall Reeves departed for a second attempt at what he called his “Figure 8 Voyage,” a solo circumnavigation of both the North and South American and Antarctic continents in one season. He had something to prove. During his first attempt, knockdowns off Cape ...read more

43s(3)

Dolphins to the Rescue

We were sailing in the Indian Ocean from the Seychelles Islands to Madagascar on my brother’s plywood-built 40ft trimaran, Romany Road, a 1,000-mile voyage. It was a clear, calm day far from land. The gentle wind drove us smartly along through the royal-blue ocean. Out of ...read more

01-LEAD-Safe-at-Slip

A Problematic Rescue

February 2, 2020 was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The temperature was in the upper 60’s, the wind from the southwest at a steady 8 knots—an ideal day to take my Catalina 270, Pneuma, out for the first sail of the year in my home waters of north Alabama. After a few extra ...read more

01-LEAD-MiaGlove-2048

Cruising: No Bad Weather, Only Bad Clothing

“The weather is rough and unpredictable,” says August Sandberg, skipper of our Swan 48, Isbjørn, and a native Norwegian, having grown up on an island outside Bergen at 60 degrees north latitude. “The sun never rises. The sky is dark, and the air cold. You’re constantly chipping ...read more