Winter or summer it's important to have the right gear. Help the sailor on your gift list be prepared in sun or snow for their next outing on the boat. APS has picked the top 5 clothing and accessory gift ideas for you. These gifts are guaranteed hits for the sailor, sportsman or nautical enthusiast in your life.
Kaenon S-Core and Stinson Polarized Sunglasses
One thing every sailor enjoys is a great pair of sunglasses. Not only important for protecting your eyes from the sun, they also help sailors see the wind. The polarization and clarity of modern lenses allow the human eye to detect the movements of wind on the water with high precision and contrast. Kaenons are a great example of high-quality lens that sailors look for. These Kaenon S-Core and Stinson Polarized Sunglasses were designed to be worn by both men and women with a variety of face shapes.
Whether you’re looking for a warm fleece beanie or something to keep the sun out of their eyes - hats are always a great accessory for sailors. This Seattle Sombrero from outdoor research was designed specifically for use while sailing in monsoon- like conditions. The shell fabric offers waterproof protection and the brushed lining wicks perspiration away from the skin. Plus, the chin cord with cordlock will keep it secure when the wind picks up.
Gill Longsleeve Zip Neck Tech Shirt- Men's and Women's
Every sailor is always in need of more tech shirts- they are an essential when layering under foul weather gear during the colder months, and they work to manage moisture to keep the wearer dry in warmer months. These ¼ Zip Gill long sleeve tech shirts come in both a men’s and women’s fit, and can be worn as a stand-alone piece or as a base layer.
These Nantucket Sailing Shorts from Camet are one of the most popular shorts we offer- for good reason too! These durable shorts are quick-drying and feature a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The seat is reinforced, and the waist has adjustable Velcro straps for a comfortable fit every time.