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Ronstan Windshift Sunglasses | Expert Review

NOTE: These sunglasses are no longer available. Check our our selection of other sailing sunglasses here. The Aussies take sun protection very seriously, and the Melbourne-based marine company Ronstan is no exception. Introducing the brand new (and well thought-out) Windshift Sunglasses! What makes these ‘sunnies’ stand apart from the rest? The TR-90 frame is tough. Despite having a stiffness that gives the frames a quality feel, they have a high flexural fatigue threshold. The glasses come in two colors: White/Blue […]

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Musto OutDry Waterproof Gloves | Expert Review

NOTE: These gloves are no longer avaiable, but sheck out our other cold weather sailing gloves Seal out Water, Wind, and Cold. No one is trying to scare you off. We’re just encouraging you to think ahead. The time is nigh to consider how your digits are going to stay warm and dry when the temperatures start to drop and cold weather sailing starts up again. (For those of you sailing in cold climes year round: fist off, you rock. […]

Sailing Accessories: Hats and Sunglasses, An Opti-MUST Have Item

Hats and Sunglasses for Opti Sailors | Expert Advice

Sailing Accessories like Hats and Sunglasses are a MUST for sailors and Opti-MUST sailors alike With the summer season winding down and only a a few weeks left before schools are back in session we can be comforted by the thought that the regatta calendar is not completely done for the year. If you’re like me and happen to have made the mistake of enjoying summer time sailing without one of the most important Sailing Accessories (i.e. head wear) then you […]

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Zhik Boat Shorts and Boardies | Expert Review

Zhik has been at it again, expanding their line to meet the needs of racing sailors. With their ever-expanding line of clothing, they’ve added and redesigned shorts to further make their mark in the sailing world. Their boat shorts underwent a redesign this year, making them even more rugged to stand up against tough decks. They’ve also added a new boardie short, a classic board short with a little Zhik styling. Both are comfortable and fashionable to keep up with […]

Spring Patagonia from APS

Spring has sprung around here, and with it – New Patagonia! From color changes and style changes to new products, our favorite base layer (and more!) company has been hard at work. The most significant change award this season goes to the Capilene 1 base layer. For those not familiar with the Patagonia Capilene line, it ranges from a Capilene 1 to 4. The Capilene 1 is the lightest of the line, designed for high activity in hot conditions. With […]

Gear Review – Zhik Isotak Foul Weather Gear feature image

Zhik Isotak Foul Weather Gear | Expert Review

Breaking out of their dinghy-exclusive past, Zhik welcomes the future with Isotak, a new range of high tech buoy racing gear that can be converted to have what it takes while sailing offshore. While we’re really into the idea of versatile gear, this gear still has to make some compromises in features for round-the-buoys versus offshore. It comes in a jacket, smock, dry smock, and salopettes. The jacket comes with a like-colored hood, but both the jacket and smock have […]

Musto Jackets: Evolution Series Hands on Look

Musto Evolution Jacket Series | Expert Review

These products have been updated and are not longer available, but check out our other light jackets here. This year Musto Jackets have been vastly expanded with some new additions to their Evolution line of products. They’ve added to the shorts and pants offered last year to include a range of jackets as well as some lightweight technical shirts. Today we’re looking at the Evolution Lite Jacket, Evolution Softshell and Evolution Jacket (pictured left to right above). You can find […]

Hands On: Atlantis Grand Prix Jacket & Vest

Atlantis Grand Prix Jacket & Vest | Expert Review

These products are not longer available, but check out our other light jackets here. Atlantis is new for APS this year but I imagine many of you are familiar with their gear. They’re sort of a reboot of a foulie company from a decade or so ago and they’re back with a bunch of cool gear. They’re also the official US Sailing team gear providers. Today we’re taking a look at the Atlantis Grand Prix Softshells. The Grand Prix line […]