The new Zephyr Softshell jacket from Atlantis WeatherGear combines the warmth of a fleece midlayer with a “Sheerline” softshell laminate that repels water like an outer layer, offering the best of both worlds without a lot of bulk. When the spray or rain really starts to fly, just pull over a conventional shell, the same as you would with any other fleece jacket. The Zephyr is available in both men's and women’s sizes. The latter is cut a little narrower around the waist and wider in the hips, for a more comfortable fit. Wrist enclosures keep your forearms snug, while a zip-up collar helps protect your neck. A handy chest pocket allows you to keep small items, like a knife or sunblock close at hand. For more on the Zephyr Softshell jacket, visit www.atlantisweathergear.com.
Chartering the U.S. and Spanish Virgins
Flying into Tortola in the British Virgin Islands one December morning, three months after Hurricane Irma, I felt like a war correspondent dispatched to the battlefront rather than a sailing magazine writer on an assignment to go cruising.As my LIAT plane descended toward Beef ...read more