Personal Gear & Apparel

Binoculars: 7×50, Waterproof, With Compasses

Our last evaluation of 7x50 binoculars was back in December of 1996. More recently, we covered compact binoculars in March of this year, and...

Foul Weather Jackets

It's no fun to be caught out in a howler with foul-weather gear that leaks. Or if it does manage to keep the seas...

Glove Up!

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...

Compact Binoculars

The uses of binoculars aboard a boat need not be explained in detail here. We know what they do: An indistinct lump becomes a...

LED Lights: Low-Power, Long Life

Light Emitting Diodes have been around for a long time now. They first appeared as dim red displays on things like calculators and early...

Marine Watches

Water resistance is essential in a nautical watch. Each of the watches comes with a manufacturer's claim, either a depth or number of atmospheres...

Seaboots Under $100

Choosing the right sea boot is a bit like picking a spouse. It gets personal, and if you don't get it right you can...

Cold-Weather Gloves

For sailors, gloves can serve two purposes—keeping the hands from getting chewed up, and keeping the hands warm. Usually in the summer, or in...

Brinkmann, LSI, Optronics Shine Bright in Spotlight Test

If you've ever tried to locate a channel marker on a dark night, or to read the number on an unlit buoy in the...

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,...

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...