With the summer sailing season in full swing, you have probably figured out that you need new gear. If you spend any time on the water you will see equipment and apparel that you need to have to enhance your sailing experience. That is where we come in to help you find a few more pieces to round out your sailing repertoire.
This summer, update, add or just get another one of these suggestions. Can you ever have too much sailing gear?
Gill Marine Offshore Jacket ($375)
Once you realize that you need to upgrade your offshore jacket you will want the very best in performance outerwear. The Gill Marine OS2 Offshore Jacket delivers a product that will check all of your boxes. It’s comfortable, it’s functional and it delivers high performance. Not only does it keep you dry but it breathes well so you will not be swampy inside your own jacket. The high visibility colors and reflective accents make sure you are seen and the construction means this may be the last jacket you will ever need to buy.
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The Aqua Parka ($180)
The most versatile piece of outerwear I own. This works for everything from warmth on a chilly sail to something to sit on at the beach to a changing room on the deck of the boat.
ENO DoubleNest Hammock ($74)
The DoubleNest Hammock is the accessory that you didn’t think you needed on your sailboat until you started using it. An evening in your perfect anchorage will never be the same after you lounge in this spacious and comfortable hammock. It is spacious enough for two people but it plays much nicer for one person and a book. This hammock packs into a small bag and is easy to stow away or fit in a dry bag for use on land.
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ENO Dryfly RainTrap ($84.95)
Hang this rain trap over the boom and it is the best form of shade or rain protection that you will very own. The best quality of this rain protection resides in its multiple anchor setup points. 8 spots to tie this down over your cockpit. We challenge you to find a better product to keep you out of the sun or out of the rain.
The Ocean Drop Bracelet Collection reminds us that though our individual actions may feel small, they can have an enormous impact when we all work together toward a common purpose. Designed to represent microplastic pollution and raise awareness about its devastating impacts on marine life, this bracelet’s stainless steel bezel is filled with certified 4ocean Plastic suspended in a plant-based epoxy resin.
Fill your day bag with sunscreen that is good for you and good for the environment. Stream2Sea products provide protection without the damaging ingredients that hurt the ocean’s reef system. Their products have been world tested and proven safe for freshwater fish, saltwater fish, and coral larvae.
Henri-Lloyd Mav-Lite Shell Jacket ($200)
The Mav-Lite Shell Jacket offers technical performance, extreme comfort with 2-way stretch, weather protection, and refined elegant design. Crafted responsibly with recycled bio-based fabric technology, this packaway waterproof jacket is 100% windproof and highly breathable.
Nomadix Towel ($39.95)
The everywhere towel from Nomaodix doubles as a yoga mat, a blanket, and a sarong. It absorbs quickly, dries quickly and it is perfect for the life of a boater. This towel itself packs down to a small size and is lightweight. Take it to the beach and it does not retain any sand. Use it to dry off and then drop it down to give you a space to sit. You will never need another towel.
Ronstan Dry Roll-Top 30L Backpack ($104.94)
This water-tight bag is so versatile you might find yourself taking it along to the grocery store to help carry home your dinner. It has served as an impromptu ice chest as well as carry-on luggage for me. The bag is light, well constructed and it looks great. It is available in three sizes, 10L, 30L, and a 55L crew bag.