Have a lady in your life who loves to be out on the water? Check out our picks for Mother’s Day (or any day) gifts for 2018. From sailing gear to sunglasses, we’ve got you covered.
Columbia Women’s PFG Tamiami Cover Up
Go from snorkeling to beach potluck in no time at all with the Columbia PFG Tamiami cover up. The ultra-light, wicking fabric will keep you cool, and the UPF 40 sun-protection rating means that the cover up protects skin as well.
Gill OS3 Coastal Women’s Jacket
Perfect for coastal sailing adventures, the Gill OS3 Coastal Women’s Jacket has been updated for the 2018 collection. The two-layer fabric is windproof and waterproof yet light and breathable. The high-cut thermal collar and fully lined high-vis hood will keep you comfortable, and the cuffs adjust to ensure a good fit.
Maui Jim Rhythm
Fashion and function — the Rhythm sunglasses from Maui Jim’s Curated Collection feature a limited edition frame with the work of Maui artist Charlie Lyon. The polarized lenses are Maui Jim’s SuperThin glass, which provides crisp optics and rich colors — perfect for days on the water.
Mountainsmith Descent Small
Love taking great photos of your cruising destinations but hate to be burdened with all your gear? Check out the Descent Small camera pack. This shoulder sling can safely carry all your DSLR camera essentials within reach and swing out of the way when not needed.
Oru Kayak Bay ST
An origami kayak? Yes! The Oru Bay ST kayak is perfect for paddlers who don’t have much room to store a kayak. For cruisers, it’s ideal since the Bay ST can fold up into its own carrying case. Stow it in an extra berth or cockpit locker. The kayak takes only minutes to set up and is large enough to fit all your gear for the day.
Patagonia Pataloha Pareo
There might not be a better item of clothing aboard a boat than the humble pareo. Patagonia’s Pataloha Pareo is made of lightweight 100% organic cotton and is available in a variety of fun, colorful prints. Wear it as a skirt, dress, a wrap or a sarong.
Patagonia Micro Puff Vest
If you need a bit more warmth, take a look at the Micro Puff Vest. It features an ultralight ripstop shell that’s water resistant and windproof and treated with a DWR finish. The best part is the PlumaFill insulation will stay warm even when wet. Perfect for damp night watches or splashy dinghy rides.
Sperry Women’s Oasis Loft Boat Shoes
The Sperry Oasis Loft boat shoes look cute on or off the water. The flexible rubber outsole features siping that will give you secure footing on wet decks, and the EVA foam insole offers all-day support and comfort.
Tilley LTM6 Airflo hat
Tilley hats are legendary among sailors for good reasons — this hat offers a wide brim for maximum sun protection; the 3/4-inch mesh around the crown will keep you cool; it’s water repellent; it floats; and it stays on in gusty conditions. And best of all — it’s guaranteed for life.
West Marine Delmara Jacket
The Delmara Jacket was designed especially for women who sail. It’s lightweight and comfortable and provides subtle shaping for a flattering fit. The jacket is wind- and waterproof, breathable and easily fits over mid layers. It’s also long enough to keep you dry when you sit down.