March 8, 2013

Sail Magazine Review of Gill PFD's

In the January 2013 issue of Sail Magazine, and at, the new Gill USCG Approved PFD's were reviewed.  Here's what Sail Magazine had to say:

"Gill's new dinghy and technical style lifejackets (PFD's) are configured with racing in mind, but thanks to their comfort and freedom of movement, they also work well for inshore cruising and day sailing. 

The [Gill PFD] jackets are fully adjustable and available in a number of different styles and a wide range of sizes.  Other features include zippered pockets, adjustable shoulder straps with neoprene padding, and crotch straps on lifejackets in children's sizes."

The Gill 4913 Side Zip PFD and the Gill 4918 Front Zip PFD are both available at

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March 3, 2013

Sportboat Clothing Reviews from Sail Magazine

In November 2012, Sail Magazine and published a great review entitled "Sportboat Foulies" by Meredith Laitos.  Here is some of what she said:

"When selecting racing garb, sportboat sailors should dress from the waist down based on water temperature and the the waist up based on air temperature.  They should also think about their boat's proximity to the water, the strength of the wind and the waves, and the likelihood that these things will combine to leave them drenched.  Factor in comfort, warmth, and weight, and you will arrive at the perfect outfit."

Featured in the article are Gill's Trapeze Boot, Gill's i3 Fleece, Gill's Lycra Socks, Gill's Pro Top, Ronstan's Sticky Race Gloves, and Ronstan's Sleeveless Skiff Suit.