10 Gifts under $100

Looking for the perfect gift for a sailor this holiday season? Check out some of our top picks for gifts under $100.

Gill Floating Sunglasses Gill

Prone to losing your sunglasses overboard? No need to worry about losing your eye protection again, all of Gill’s sunglasses float! Gill offers several styles to choose from and all have been designed with integral flotation. Each pair features UV protective and 100% glare free polarized lenses specifically designed for use on the water.

watches, waterproof
Ronstan ClearStart Watches Ronstan

Ronstan’s line of ClearStart watches were designed with the racing sailor in mind. Loaded with features including several different timer functions, sync function to autocorrect your countdown and a large face with extra loud signals to make sure you hear the start every time. The ClearStart watch is available in 9 different styles, including stainless steel, so you can find the right watch to match your sailing style. The seamless design and smooth style with make sure the watch won’t get caught on lines.

Helly Hansen Dublin Back Pack Helly

A classic 33-litre backpack{rel=nofollow) with three external compartments and padded back and shoulder straps. Branded durable buckles and easy-access zips. The perfect everyday bag for any kind of luggage.

duffle bag
SailFast Sailcloth Duffle SailFast

Made from racing sailcloth, this durable bag is great for weekends on the water. It provides plenty of room for essentials and also features a zippered cargo pocket on one end. The handles feature SailFast logo tape and the shoulder strap is padded for extra comfort.

trucker hats
Trucker Hats SailFast/Patagonia

Shopping for a younger sailor? The trucker hat is in. Stay cool and protect from the sun in style. Several companies make similar hats, and you can find them in numerous styles and colors.

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UV protective wear
BUFF’s Headwear BUFF USA

Buffs have made the jump from a fisherman’s ally to the sailor’s tactical garment. Providing excellent UV protection, a buff keeps the sun and water from ending your day with a nasty burn. With numerous ways to wear them, there are few situations on the water where you won’t want to have your buff with you.

Plus, there are a near infinite number of designs to choose from. Going for intimidation? Try a shark mouth or a skull. All about style? Try a leopard print. Representing your country at the Olympics? Go for a flag from your country of choice. Anything you can imagine, chances are there’s a buff with that pattern.

waterproof, portable, bluetooth speaker
Ecopebble Speaker Ecxogear

The Ecopebble by Ecoxgear is a compact portable audio solution with Bluetooth connectivity, a 7-hour lithium ion battery, and waterproof design that floats. The Ecopebble includes a built-in ¼” attachment for optional mounting, a rugged impact resistant outer shell offering an ideal audio device for use literally anywhere you prefer to take your audio, whether it’s onboard or ashore.

wind reading
Vaavud 2 Wind Meter Vaavud

Accurate wind readings and wind direction, makes the Vaavud 2 Wind Meter the perfect attachment for any wind-loving athlete! Just plug into your smartphone’s headphone jack, download the free app and you’re good to go.

It fits easily into a pocket or in the included neoprene bag. The app displays the direction, average, actual, and maximum wind speed all above an easy to read graph.


Compatible with: iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6Plus, iPad 2, 3rd and 4th generation mini and Air Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, HTC One and Google Nexus 4 & 5 and Droid RAZR M.

portable floatation device
Spinlock Wing PFD Spinlock

Want the gear the pro’s are wearing? Get yourself a new Spinlock Wing PFD and you might be mistaken for a member of Ben Ainslie Racing. Specifically designed with high-impact, faced paced sailing in mind (like the kind onboard an AC 45F), the PFDs are designed for a new generation of sailors.

McLube Sailkote McLube

A favorite of foredeck folks, McLube Sailkote makes everything move a bit smoother. This hydrophobic dry lubricant can be applied anywhere that sticks or catches, from deck hardware to rigging. Sailkote dries in seconds and doesn’t attract dirt, preventing degradation of the lubricant. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer for the bowman (or woman) to make their lives a little bit easier.


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