A swimmingly good time
Getting kids to wear life jackets just
got easier thanks to this range from
Swimways. From Finding Nemo to a Star
Wars Jedi, there’s sure to be one that they
can’t wait to slip on that will turn them
into their favorite characters. In sizes to
fit children up to 90 pounds, the type 3
life jackets are U.S. Coast Guard-approved.
From $34.99 | swimways.com
Keep your cool
One of the biggest challenges with kayak camping trips has been
how to keep food cold. A standard cooler won’t fit in the kayak,
and stuffing perishables in a dry bag is far from ideal. IceMule
coolers are the answer. Looking like a
standard rolltop dry bag, the insulated
IceMule offers all the attributes of a hard
cooler with the versatility of a soft bag.
The manufacturer claims that it will retain
ice for 24 hours, there are shoulder straps
so it can be worn like a backpack, and the
bag will float if dropped in the drink. From
$89.95 | icemulecoolers.com
In the net
Is any one landing net really that
different from another? Cuda’s
new Telescoping Net proves that
all nets are not created equal.
This one has an aluminum handle
and hoop with a distinctive zip-off mesh that can be replaced.
The mesh itself is coated to prevent harming any fish you want
to release, the handle telescopes
out, and a mesh-grabber holds
the net against the handle so
it doesn’t blow in the wind and
tangle around your fishing gear.
Four sizes, from $35 to $115 |
Relief is at hand
They say the best cure for
seasickness is sitting under an
apple tree — not much use when
you’re out at sea. For that,
other remedies must be sought.
The manufacturer of ReliefBand
says the wristwatch-style device
works by delivering gentle electrical pulses to a pressure point
on the median nerve located at
the wrist. The pulses transmit
a signal to the nausea-control
center of the brain to resolve
the conflict between what you
see and what you feel, which
is the cause of mal de mer.
Unlike typical seasickness meds,
ReliefBand has no side effects.
$94.99 | reliefband.com
$50 to $99
The gift that
keeps on giving
As a BoatU.S. member, you
already know how valuable your
membership benefits can be.
Share the love with a boating family member, friend, or colleague
this holiday season with a unique
gift that won’t break your budget.
Basic membership starts at
just $24 per year. Add unlimited TRAILER ASSIST® for $14
more. And if you want to go all
in, an Unlimited Gold Towing
Membership is $175 ($72 for
Go to BoatUS.com/Gifts for
more info or to sign up. This is
sure to be one gift that won’t get
forgotten in the back of a closet!