Gear & Gadgets

Our top gear and gadget picks that will help keep you safe, your phone dry, and your electronics charged.

August 29, 2016
yeti hopper
Yeti Hopper Flip 12
$280 • The Hopper Flip 12 is a portable, soft-sided cooler that’s perfect for weekends aboard. The leakproof, puncture-resistant construction will stand up to years of abuse (and beach parties), and the inch of ColdCell insulation should keep ice for days.
wichard proline
Wichard Proline
$250 • Wichard’s new Proline safety tethers feature lightweight forged aluminum and carbon-fiber hooks and a quick and simple latch operation that won’t pinch your hands. A lock and overload indicator lets you know that the tether is latched and being used correctly. Users can also add additional webbing bands and hooks to turn a single tether into a double.
Dog and Bone case
Dog & Bone Wetsuit Impact Case
$80 • With the seemingly endless number of uses for a smartphone aboard, it needs to stay protected. The new Wetsuit Impact case will keep your device safe from water, dirt and drops. This slim case also has an integrated, flexible glass screen protector, and rubberized edges help you keep a firm grip on your phone.
Dog and Bone
mantus headlamp
Mantus Headlamp
$85 • For checking the sails, charts, or finding a snack without waking the crew, a headlamp is a crucial piece of equipment on a night watch. This new headlamp from Mantus features a rechargeable battery, a red light, and both a low- and high-beam white light. The unit is also water-resistant to 10 meters.
lander powerbank
Lander Cascade Powerbank
$35 and up • If your phone or tablet seems to run out of juice at just the wrong time, keep one of these battery backups on hand. Available in 2600, 5200 and 7800 mAh capacities, the Cascade Powerbanks can charge devices quickly, and the compact size fits anywhere.

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