Footwear and Apparel

More Footwear and Apparel

  • Earth, Wind, and Water
     Subscribers OnlyEach foul-weather garment was subject to a series of rigorous tests designed to measure resistance to the elements,...
  • Foul-weather Gear Must-haves
     Subscribers OnlyAt the very least, foul-weather gear must be warm, dry, and comfortable. It also should be easy to adjust and fasten,...
  • Shoe Test Update
     Subscribers OnlyAbout 20 years ago, the conventional sailing moccasin started losing ground to more specialized footwear for sailors,...
  • Holiday Gifts Ideas for Sailors
    Looking for a holiday gift for the sailors on your list? Here are some new and gift-worthy products to consider.
  • Keep Your Lid On
     Subscribers OnlyWhat’s the best sailing hat? Testers set out to find a wide-brimmed sailing hat that offers lots of sun...

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Which of the following best describes your approach to bottom paint?
I choose my own paint, but I let a professional apply (521 votes)


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