GEAR FINDS FOR FALL
1.RHEOS wyecreeks • $50 • rheosgear.com
Looking for quality shades that won’t break the bank? All Rheos’ styles of unisex sunglasses cost just $50. These polarized glasses are made for life on the water — the super-lightweight frames float, and the polycarbonate lenses feature anti-fog, anti-scratch and anti-fingerprint coatings.
2. SPOT x • $250 • findmespot.com
The Spot X is a satellite communications device that lets you send two-way messages to any cellphone number or email address from anywhere Spot has coverage. The Spot X can also send check-in messages, post to social media and send tracking updates to a personalized map website. The illuminated keyboard and backlit display make it easy to use.
3. ANTAL speedylock • $108 to $146 • antal.it
Tacking or jibing is not the time to be fighting with a stubborn winch handle. If your old handle is difficult to lock in place or remove, you’ll appreciate the Speedylock handle. The lightweight aluminum handle has a rubber coating for good grip, a large lock-release button and is available with a single, double or ball grip.
4. GILL hybrid down jacket • $169 • gillmarine.com
Down is one of nature’s best insulators, but down jackets don’t usually do well in a wet environment. The Gill Hybrid down jacket solves that problem and stays cozy on and off the water. The outer fabric is windproof and waterrepellent, and the 650-fill down in the torso is water-repellent as well. Low-profile sleeves and stretch panels ensure a full range of motion.