by Sail Staff, Posted October 31, 2007Interested in frostbiting? If so, your extremities will thank you for investing in a new drysuit. Gul recently launched their new Code Zero with “action fit” cut, which strategically incorporates ergonomically-positioned stretch panels, giving the user better range of motion. The suit, which is made out of Gul’s proprietary GCX4 fabric is both breathable and waterproof, and features heat-taped
by Charles Mason, Posted October 22, 2009There were lots of happy faces and plenty of celebratory toasts at the Gill 25th anniversary party held during this month's Annapolis Sailboat Show. Founder Nick Gill regaled the audience with some entertaining yarns about what it was like entering the North American sailing market for the first time.And then Gill North America president, David Pritchard, followed up with some amusing
by Sail Staff, Posted January 18, 2008When it’s wet and cold outside, few fibers keep you as comfortable as wool. Smart-Wool garments are not scratchy like some woolen clothing and will keep you well insulated and free of damp, itch, and odor thanks to its internal merino wool construction. Clothing of various types for men, women, and children offer amazing warmth for the weight. See the Web site for products and prices. Smart-
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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