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Spring Safety Gear

Stay safe and have fun with this month's roundup of new products.

March 2, 2017
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fjord jacket, sailing jacket, boating jacket

Helly Hansen Fjord Jacket

Helly Hansen Fjord Jacket Helly Hansen

The new HP Fjord jacket from Helly Hansen offers good protection in a lightweight package. A shorter collar and snug hood provide the wearer with better peripheral vision than typical offshore jackets. The two-ply fabric is windproof, breathable and treated with a durable, water-­repellent finish. And with the Norwegian fjord artwork printed on the inside, this jacket also looks good when it’s not being worn.

$230

Mafia Bags

Mafia W-Pack

Mafia W-Pack Mafia Bags

Looking for a new bag to take on shoreside adventures? Check out Mafia’s line of totes, backpacks, duffels and accessories made from upcycled sails. Argentinian brother-sister team Marcos and Paz Mafia launched their company in Buenos Aires in 2012, and today the company is based in San Francisco, California. Each bag is unique and hand sewn in California.

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$150

mantus scuba

Mantus SCUBA Pack

The Mantus Scuba Pack is made with cruisers in mind. Mantus

Whether you need to clear a line off the prop or you want to check out a nearby reef, there are plenty of times when having scuba gear on board would be handy. The Mantus Scuba Pack is made with cruisers in mind — the backpack, regulators, gauge and 13-cubic-foot tank weigh only 15 pounds total, and can all be stored easily in the specially designed backpack.

$600

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SpotMe, nautical lights, safety lights, night lights

SpotMe Strobe Light

Visible up to 1 kilometer in sunlight and 3 nautical miles at night. SpotMe

The SpotMe Strobe is designed to attract attention quickly. The small light has an IPX7 waterproof rating, is available with white or red light, and has a rapid, three-flash-sequence strobe that’s visible up to 1 kilometer in sunlight and 3 nautical miles at night. It is supplied with a tiny webbing holster and Velcro strap to attach to harnesses, PFDs or even a belt loop.

$50 • www.exposurelights.com

MOB Lifesaver

MOB Lifesaver Lifting Strap

he MOB Lifesaver is a 3-meter long, bright-­yellow ­Dyneema line that attaches to the lifting strap on an inflatable PFD. MOB Lifesaver

When it comes to getting a person who’s fallen overboard back onto the boat, you need all the help you can get. The MOB Lifesaver is a 3-meter long, bright-­yellow ­Dyneema line that attaches to the lifting strap on an inflatable PFD. The other end is spliced with a handled loop, and it rolls right in with the air bladder for normal wear. When the PFD inflates, the strap floats to the surface to be grabbed by a rescuer.

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$25 • www.moblifesavers.com

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