New Year, New Gear

From fun to functional, this month’s picks will come in handy both on the way to your destination and once the hook is down.

Mantus Snap-On Lights Fancy a cozy glow in the cockpit once the sun goes down? Check out the Mantus Snap-On Light. The rechargeable LED light toggles between warm white and red, and there’s even a USB charging port. $55; mantusanchors.com
Vaavud Sleipnir The new Sleipnir anemometer from Vaavud fits into your smartphone’s or tablet’s headphone jack and measures not just wind speed, but direction as well. $60; vaavud.com
Sailor Bags Head ashore or to the next potluck in style with pieces from the Silver Spinnaker collection from SailorBags. Both the daypack and cooler tote are constructed with a lightweight, durable ripstop material. $110 (daypack), $90 (cooler); sailorbags.com
Kaenon Montecito The Montecito frames from Kaenon are now available in a limited-edition KLR series, featuring a lightweight graphite frame and five logo color options. The high-performance, impact-resistant polarized lenses eliminate glare off the water. $230; kaenon.com
Garmin GPS 73 Packing a huge punch in a handheld package, the Garmin GPS 73 includes SailAssist, which provides starting line information, laylines and more, in addition to route planning and navigation. $170; garmin.com