November 26, 2013

Whitecaps Marine Outfitters
now offering the Ella Vickers Recycled Sailcloth Collection

Whitecaps Marine Outfitters are proud to be able to carry a wide selection of the Ella Vickers bags and accessories from the Recycled Sailcloth Collection.

The Ella Vickers handcrafted bags and accessories are made from tough recycled sailcloth from a number of sources.  The pre-consumer materials come from sail-makers offcuts so they have not had a sea-trial while the post-consumer bags are made from retired sails.  Either type, the Ella Vickers Recycled Sailcloth Collection puts new life into previously discarded material.  Your bag may have been to places you have only dreamed of.

From the very beginnings, the attention to detail and purposeful construction started before the first prototype was sewn.  The first bags were made from the sails of the successful defender of the 1958 America’s Cup – Columbia, the first to win under the 12 meter rules beating British yacht – Sceptre in a straight 4 – 0 series win.  Later, Ella Vickers was first mate on Columbia where the idea to reuse the sails came during one off-season as the sails were being replaced.

Constructed in the USA with marine-grade components which create eye-catching accessories that are both fashionable and ocean-durable, the bags are able to withstand the wind, salt and spray that comes with a boating lifestyle.  There are a selection of bags for hauling gear as well as stylish handbags for everyday use around town.  The water resistant materials are perfect around the water and the Recycled Sailcloth Collection even has a great amenities bag for when you are visiting an exotic port.

In addition to the standard designs, most Ella Vickers bags and accessories can be customized with your team or company logo, boat name, sail number or anything else you can imagine.

To celebrate our new partnership with Ella Vickers and the Whitecaps Marine Outfitters relocation to San Francisco, we are giving away an Ella Vickers “San Francisco” bag.  Like us on FACEBOOK and share this post on Facebook for your chance to WIN. (Promotion only available to USA residents - winner will be randomly drawn on Dec 17th).

As always – we have FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders in the USA and don’t forget to take advantage of our Free Merchandise loyalty program.

Ship to shore – We’ve got you covered

November 19, 2013

Welcome to Whitecaps Marine Outfitters

With so much great technical gear available and so many strong brands now providing a comprehensive range of gear, Whitecaps Foul Weather Gear has become Whitecaps Marine Outfitters.

The change in our name is a reflection of the great gear now available from traditional brands like Henri Lloyd, Gill, Slam and Atlantis as well as brands extending into sailing apparel with a strong heritage in other categories such as Helley Hansen and Ronstan.  Now Whitecaps Marine Outfitters provides the best selection of apparel and accessories for ALL of your marine activities.

You will find your favorite sailing gear and boating equipment for all of your nautical needs whether racing or blue-water cruising, sport fishing, a day on the bay or around the club house.  Ship to shore, we’ve got you covered.

New brands and categories strengthen the Whitecaps Marine Outfitters catalog to provide the best range of high quality marine apparel and accessories.  The innovative and high quality, USA made, bags from the ELLA VICKERS range is just one of these new product lines.  Ella Vickers makes fashionable bags and totes from recycled sail cloth which can be customized with your own design, logo or sail numbers.

Although our name is changing, our commitment to customer service and satisfaction has not; it is even better than before!  We are increasing our stock to be able to deliver more products to you quicker.  As always, we still provide FREE SHIPPING on ALL USA ORDERS.

With the holiday season approaching, watch out for our great deals and specials.  Like us on Facebook and take advantage of the various opportunities to save while outfitting your friends and family with their favorite marine apparel and equipment – or treat yourself!