Gear Products Of 2015

Make the most of your time on and off the water with Yachting's Gear Guide.

August 28, 2015

Leatherman’s wearable Tread ­multitool

A sexy, cool  tool. Leatherman’s wearable Tread ­multitool offers infinite possibilities. The Corrosion-resistant, 17-4 stainless-steel tread is $150.

Pelagic’s Eclipse Guide Shirt

Pelagic’s Eclipse Guide Shirt is made to fight the elements. The Eclipse shirt is made of ultra-­lightweight MicroTEK polyester, and UV-50-plus sun protection is built in ($79). The fabric is water repellent as well as antimicrobial, with mesh panels for venting in front, back and under arms.

The  Bragi Dash

The Bragi Dash ($299) packs an MP3 player, microphone, Bluetooth headset, fitness tracker and heart-rate monitor into wireless earbuds.

The Kohala Stripes Shirt

The Kohala Stripes Shirt ($88) from Tommy Bahama can be worn with shorts by day or with casual slacks for a night ashore at a clambake.

Women’s Mary Jane Water Shoe

Women’s Mary Jane Water Shoe ($55) from Land’s End comes in this rose poppy color along with black, Atlantic blue and silver frost, all treated with an anti-microbial finish to keep the fabric in top shape.

Vineyard Vines Fish Hook Belt

The Vineyard Vines Fish Hook Belt ($98) combines Italian Monteray leather with a solid-brass, hand-cut buckle.

 Garmin Epix

Let somebody else carry the sunscreen the next time you hop into the tender. Pack your beach bag instead with the Garmin epix ($549), which provides GPS mapping in a wristwatch for hands-free navigation while gunkholing.

Isle of Indigo Shirt

Isle of Indigo Shirt ($148) is a versatile long-sleeve shirt by Tommy Bahama that is ideal for dinner at an alfresco seafood restaurant overlooking the marina.

Teva’s Hurricane Toe Pro

Teva ‘s Hurricane Toe Pro ($65) has a Shoc Pad in the heel for comfort, and the sole is Durabrasion Rubber for solid traction on many surfaces.

Activité Pop

Activité Pop ($149) from Withings has fitness trackers to monitor steps along with swim strokes. It also tracks sleep quality and can wake you in your beach chair with a vibrating alarm.

The Oars Tie

Shown in pink and also available in poolside blue, the Oars Tie ($85) by Vineyard Vines is handmade in the United States from printed silk with a double wool-blend liner.

The Felton Nubuck Slip-on Shoes

The Felton Perforated Nubuck Loafer ($225) from Tommy Bahama adds class to khaki pants without sacrificing a single step of comfort.

Sony’s NW-ZX2 Walkman

Sony’s NW-ZX2 Walkman ($1,199) offers high-resolution audio as well as a way to enhance lower-quality streaming sources.

Gill’s Floating Knit Beanie

Gill’s Floating Knit Beanie ($29) is acrylic and polypropylene, making it water-repellent on your head, warm even when wet and floatable if it goes overboard.

The Henri Lloyd Offshore Elite jacket

The Henri Lloyd Offshore Elite jacket ($649) is reportedly 30 percent lighter and 20 percent more breathable than its predecessors, but still able to withstand the elements with layers of Gore-Tex windproof and waterproof fabric.

Superwarm Socks

Superwarm Socks from Zhik ($49) are water-repellent with a reflective thermal layer on the outside and fleece on the inside, keeping toes toasty.

The Gocycle

Gocycle is from U.K.-based Karbon Kinetics and is the brainchild of former McLaren Cars engineer Richard Thorpe. Boaters found the G2 model (about $4,000) at the recent Fort Lauderdale and Miami boat shows, which the company used to enter the overall U.S. market. So far, owners of motoryachts 55 feet and up are proving the most interested.

The Gocycle

The Gocycle comes in “so white”, gunmetal gray and stealth black. Maximum rider weight, including bags, is 250 pounds. With practice, most users can fold or unfold the Gocycle in about five minutes.

The Gocycle Connect App

The Gocycle Connect app lets riders program driving modes for a gentle ride or a serious workout. The app also tracks the battery-charge status via smartphone.

Sperry’s Point Breeze Skimmer

Sperry’s Point Breeze Skimmer ($90) is a boat-shoe alternative with arch support, increased cushioning and Adaptive Wave-Siping to help prevent slippage as water disperses underfoot.

Bison Knit Gloves

Bison Knit Gloves from Filson ($98) come in full- or half-finger designs. They’re water-repellent, machine washable and hypoallergenic.

The BackBeat Pro

Plantronics BackBeat Pro ($249) operates wirelessly for 24 hours on a single charge and can be used to play music or as noise-canceling headphones. It will stream audio up to 330 feet away from your smartphone or tablet.

The Voyager Sandal

The Voyager Sandal ($100) by Sperry has a WaterBlock membrane meant to be breathable and waterproof, plus ASV technology to reduce heel shock by 30 percent.

La Jolla Blazer

La Jolla Blazer ($325) by Tommy Bahama, adds an element of finery to the two-button linen.

The  SON-R Flex

The  SON-R Flex ($75) by Sperry is designed not only for active days on the beach, but also to be easily packable in a weekend bag.

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