Thursday, December 26, 2013

Musto Corsica Jacket

Designed for inshore and day sailing the Corsica by Musto is by far one of our most popular sellers, on and off the water. 

A fleece lined 2 layer laminate with fully taped seams, which will keep you dry yet comfortable with breathable fabric.  The outside shell is PU coated rip-stop, while the inside is fleece lined with Arctec 160 for warmth and comfort.

This jacket also includes water resistant pocket zippers, to keep all your valuable bits (roll of tape, multi tool, cell phone, keys, wallet) dry .  With molded rubber velcro tabs on the cuffs, and a elastic synch on the waist, this jacket provides a secure and custom fit, with comfort and flexibility.

The Corsica has a fold away self-hood that rolls into collar with a fleece lining to prevent chafe on your face and neck.    This is great for those cold days where the bit of extra comfort is welcomed.

The fit of this jacket is true to size, which provides ample room for light layering.  
With full cold weather protection and euro style, the Musto Corsica Jacket is designed to be lightweight, flexible and comfortable on and off the water.  When warmth matters, the Corsica is what you need!   Also, it's one of our most popular jackets for team gear, get yours decorated today!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sailors

What is in Santa’s bag full of awesomeness this year? Let’s take a look…

First off is the Hook & Moor Boat Hook by Robship. This is a new product to APS this holiday season. This unique telescoping boat hook pivots around itself to allow you to easily lead a line through the mooring ring and back to make fast on your boat.

There is no more need to use a leader line to pull through the heavier mooring line and you don’t need to lie down on the bow to try to reach the mooring ring. It also locks into regular boat hook mode if you just need to retrieve dock lines or perform standard duty.

The Weems & Plath Weather Station is a gift for your already-has-everything sailor. Not something you’ll need on your J/70, but it will make a great addition to your living room or cruising boat. Three dials to read time of day, barometric pressure and a “comfort meter” (which is a combination of temperature and humidity). A classy gift for a classy sailor.

Speaking of classy sailors, what sailor doesn't want some carbon fiber in their stocking this Christmas? And not the type that comes in shards and splinters. These are very high quality Money Clips made by Pirate Carbon. They come in two different widths 1” or 1.6”. The 1.6” even has an RFID blocker to protect the credit cards you put in it.

And last by not least Santa’s bag this year is also a gift to give. The classic Slam Angler Backpack is a perennial APS staff favorite and it’s no wonder why. Waterproof roll top construction and padded laptop sleeve keeps everything inside protected. It’s also just big enough to fit some foulies and an extra layer so you’re never stuck having to put on wet gear again. Smaller exterior pocket allows you to have easy access to keys or tool.

Well that’s everything that is in this Santa’s bag this year. Happy holidays and hope you all sail safely into the new year!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sailors

Making a list, and checking it twice, gonna find out what’s yachty and nice…..

Instead of hanging stockings this year, have a look at the Gill Wash Bag.   It’s the perfect dopp kit whether traveling to winter regattas or the ski slopes!  One main compartment and two side pockets keep everything contained and organized.  The hanger and small vanity mirror allow you to set up shop where convenient.  And should you have a mid-transit blowout; the liquid resistant construction will contain the mess.
Next is the Wave by Leatherman, the perfect multi-tool for most problems.  During a race, or on dry land, this puppy puts 17 tools in the palm of your hand.  Locking blades, needle nose pliers, and interchangeable driver bits ensure the carrier can always say “I can fix that!”  Plus it comes with a nice sheath to keep it on hand.

Know a techy sailor who seems to have everything?  The Vaavud Wind Meter is a new device on the market that pairs with a smart phone to give accurate, instant wind readings.  It works with a free app to display data and is constantly being developed to do cool new things like share data from other Vaavud users in your proximity.  Perfect for the sailor who wants a quick way to check the wind or for windsurfers and kiters who need to make sail selections.  Be in the know, with Vaavud.

Lastly, if you want to make someone really happy this holiday, give the gift of Ultima Boots byDubarry .  These are the premier boot for offshore and coastal sailing.  The full leather outer looks and wears wonderfully, while the Gore-Tex lining guarantees dry, happy feet.  The boots are available in brown or black leather and there is even a special “Ex-Fit” for those with high arches.  Every sailor dreams of having a pair of these, but few actually treat themselves.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sailors

If you think your sailor is going to sleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads this holiday season, you should pay closer attention to our holiday gift ideas from APS! Here are 4 more for you:

Looking for a purse but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on one of the high-end fashion brands? How about a unique bag made just for the gal who loves to show off her love for sport and utility?  The Harken Sailcloth Purse is the perfect size and comes in 3 different styles. It’s the ideal bag for everything from shopping trips to tent parties, and you can’t beat the price!
Looking for a gift for your skipper? The Gill Helmsman Gloves are the just the thing. These gloves are waterproof and insulated, and they offer enough grip and dexterity to keep your driver’s hands on the tiller (or wheel) all winter long. These gloves also offer adjustable wrist cuffs for a better fit, and a drawstring closure to help keep the elements out. I might even wear these skiing this season!

Do you have a sailor in need of a high-performance, fully-waterproof sailing jacket? The Musto MPX Race Jacket tops this category. With Gore-Tex® fabric and an athletic cut, this jacket will protect from the elements while not hindering performance. I consider the Musto MPX line to be the best in its class, so this is where you want to look if you know someone who could use truly waterproof yet breathable gear (and if you want to be their favorite person for, uh, eternity.)

Lastly, looking for something inexpensive but cool? Our APS Camo Trucker Hat is probably the raddest APS branded item we offer. Your crew wants it, your kid wants it, your friends want it, you want it, Santa Claus wants it … pretty much everyone wants it. Heck, I have one, and now I want another! Snag it [here].

Well, that is all the advice I have today from down here in APS-ville. Happy holidays and sail fast into the new year!