The Float-Tech PFD, which is offered in seven sizes, provides 27 lbs. of buoyancy, and its makers say that it's designed to turn...
Hevea Sea Boots
Far too long ago we got a package from Chris Bridge, a reader in Southern California, who sent us one seaboot that appeared to...
PS Advisor: 02/01/05
Eyeglass QuandaryDo you have any suggestions for sailing in the rain while wearing eyeglasses? I need my glasses for both distance and reading, so...
Enter the Keen Shoe
In our ongoing quest to discover optimal personal gear, we think this California company is on to something with its hybrid sandal-shoe.
Foul Weather Jackets
The Henri Lloyd Rapid Coastal takes top honors among the coastal jackets, followed by the Best Buy, Ronstan's Inshore. Of the offshore jackets tested, we liked the Gill Atlantic best.
There's a big market these days for "exam" gloves—the kind that used to be reserved for doctors and dentists, but are now used...
Casio's Sea Pathfinder 40 gets top honors for functionality, readability, and price - but it's not for the slim-wristed. Higher-quality watches lack some functions we like.
Seaboots Under $100
You should be able to keep your feet warm, dry, and on deck for a reasonable price—and you can.
In freezing temperatures we field-tested 12 pairs of cold-weather gloves from different sports to see which ones keep hands warmest, yet still offer a bit of dexterity.
The State of Our Soles
We've been wearing two styles of Body Glove deck shoes for about three months-the Bowline, which is a sneaker-type deck shoe, and the Whitewater,...