Personal Gear & Apparel

PS’s toddler tester lends a helping hand aboard Emma, a Florida-based Catalina 27. Gear from Sunday Afternoons, Coolibar, KEEN, Salus, and EcoVessel keeps her safe and comfortable.

Sailing Gear for Kids

Sailing Apparel and Gear Must -Haves for Kids

Whether your mini crewmembers are bound for a weekend family cruise or summer sailing camp, equipping them with the right gear will ensure their days on the water are safer and more fun for everyone. PS editors have put together a list of our favorite, must-have kids’ products for summer sailing. Some of the items are kid-sized versions of adult products that were top performers in our past lab and long-term tests, and we can vouch for their quality, performance, and durability. Others are products that have survived kid torture testing for at least one season and have earned two thumbs-up.

Continue Reading

More Personal Gear & Apparel

Gifts for Sailing Parents

With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day looming, we dug through our Chandlery items to find things that would...

Soul Dry Suit 2-year Update

After teeth-chattering his way through some brutal winters sailing beach cats on Chesapeake Bay—protected only...

Where Credit is Due

I purchased West Marine Third Reef foul-weather gear in 2008 at the Miami Beach boat show. The jacket’s inner...

Binoculars Update Part 2

 Subscribers OnlyPlastic or rubber coating that protects the binocular from dents and dings, provides a sure grip, and makes them easy...

Binocular Update

 Subscribers OnlyBinoculars can be an expensive piece of kit, but they are essential safety gear for the mariner. Being able to...

The Best of Maintenance

Our Editors’ Choice roster would not be complete without the top performers in our semiannual bottom paints...