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Better Baggage

By | Posted August 2008

The Dry BagA dry bag is a dry bag is a dry bag, right? Not so, my friends. The new eVAC Dry Sack from Sea to Summit features a slight tweak on a fairly common design. You see,...

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Fancy Feet

By Catherine Pearson | Posted July 2008

Classic LuxuryThis may look like an old-school Sperry style, but don't be fooled: The new Gold Cup Toggle ($160) has been updated with some serious bling: 18K-gold-plated eyelets...

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Shady Business

By Catherine Pearson | Posted May 2008

Sticky ShadesCosta Del Mar BlackfinsSun, wind, and chop are no match for Blackfins ($139 to $239), the newest offering from the sunglass gurus at Costa Del Mar. Hydrolite, the...

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Kid Control

By Catherine Pearson | Posted April 2008

Game OnWhen your kids aren't splashing around in the water, they're probably lazing in front of the TV or listening to their iPods. Fed up with the tube-and-tunes routine?...

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Fast 'n Foldable

By Catherine Pearson | Posted January 2008

Best BikeCraig Wallace DaleGoBike Motion ELX 8The GoBike Motion ELX 8 ($999.99) is a feat of modern engineering—a lightweight, aluminum-frame bicycle that folds up in 25...

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A Moveable Feast

By Catherine Pearson | Posted September 2007

Craig Wallace DaleCool TunesWhy buy just any old cooler when you can choose a musical one? The Rolling Cooler/Audio System from Igloo ($149.95) is well insulated, holds as many as...

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Staying Dry

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted August 2007

GillCraig Wallace DaleGill: Atlantic OS4I like two foul-weather jackets from Gill: the Atlantic OS4 (seen here), which has every bell and whistle, and the Key West. The former is...

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Sole Performers

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted June 2007

Craig Wallace DaleStep out in style in these sole performers.BIRKENSTOCKBirkenstocks aren’t just for hippies anymore; now they’re for boaters, too. In fact, senior editor Capt....

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Sospenders 38 Series Lifejacket

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted September 2006

If $199 is out of your PFD price range, consider the slightly less-expensive Sospenders World Class 38 Sentinel Series jacket ($150); it has most of the same features as the...

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Sterns Children's PFD

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted September 2006

If you want something a little less heavy-duty, consider one of these two models, which I found to also be completely comfortable. The $75 Manual Belt Pack PFD, part of West...

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Wondrous Wenger: Aquagraph 1,000 Meter Diver

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted July 2006

Looking for a high-performance Swiss watch that's stylish and rugged but don't want to dip into the kids' college fund to pay for it? Then one of these from the maker of the famed...

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Tantalizing TAG

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted July 2006

If you're in the market for a high-performance marine watch, you simply cannot ignore the Aquaracer Calibre S from the Swiss company TAG Heuer. Designed with yacht racing in mind...

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Rockin' Rolex

By Elizabeth Ginns... | Posted July 2006

Rolex, a sponsor of several offshore sailboat races and regattas and arguably la crme de la crme of high-end watches, has recently released three sporty but elegant beauties. The...

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