Marine Dock Carts Field Test 2007

The three hand trucks&emdash;Roleez Folding-Wheel, Sea Bowld, and Dock Dolly&emdash;were nearly identical, with telescoping handles and flip-up bases. The four others&emdash;the Roleez Sports Caddy,...

Ego Case Boasts iPod Protection, Clear Sound

Late last year,Practical Sailor published an article about devices that keep iPods free of moisture, sand, and dust (see Practical Sailor November 2006). Only...

The Human Shammy

The high-tech materials found in underwear and outerwear are making their way into the towel market. The Wick-er Warmup towel, made by Discovery Trekking...

Practical Sailor Gets a Grip on Womens Boat Shoes

Often times in the personal sailing gear arena, women sailors are left with limited choices—inflatable life vests and foul weather bibs come to mind....

2007 Mens Athletic-Style Boat Shoe Test

Ignoring the traditional style boat shoe, sailing sandals, and even womens sailing shoes for the moment, Practical Sailor acquired mens athletic-style boat shoes (deck...

PS Advisor: Harness Crotch Straps

During our testing a of a harness without a crotch strap, the harness did ride up on the victim, but there was no tendency...

Chandlery: Bike Friday Road Tested

In February 2006, we compared four folding bikes, the Dahon Helios, the Dahon Cadenza, the Montague Paratrooper, and the West Marine Port Runner, with...

Fish Storage: Its in the Bag

If you like trolling while you sail, and youre good at it, youll inevitably land some fish too big for the cooler or ice...

Bone Dry: Laptop Pack Passes PS Test

This product would be entirely suitable for cruisers who tend to ferry an assortment of sensitive items groceries, laundry, mail to and from the...

Nike Shows Its Salty Side In Base-layer Test

Helly Hansen TransporterThe Transporter is made of LIFA Versa, Helly Hansen’s lightest base-layer fabric, featuring two layers—LIFA inside and polyester outside. Essentially, LIFA Versa...

Catalina 445: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 40-50 foot sailboat? Considering a Catalina 445? See a Catalina 445 for sale? What are the pros and cons of...