• Theme: Clothing and Personal Gear

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    This year’s Safety Equipment innovation award winner at the Tampa, Florida IBEX conference went to Vesper Marine’s deckWatch app. The Auckland, New Zealand firm says it offers the app free to users of its smartAIS transponders. Currently available for Android Wear 2 smartwatches, the system serves as a secondary...

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    Survitec’s latest 1000 series model is the tri-approved wind energy suit designed for the wind/offshore market. The company claims it is suitable for all personnel traveling over water. Approvals include aviation (ETSO 2C503), marine (MED/SOLAS) and ISO 15027:2012 standards for.CE personal protective equipment. For...

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    Shoemaker adidas recently released the ULTRABOOST Uncaged Parley running shoe made almost entirely of plastic waste recovered from waters around the Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean. Eleven plastic bottles go into each pair, with five percent of the content consisting of recycled polyester. New methods for turning...

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    The new Garmin Nautix handset is a brilliant piece of technology that supports watch-keeping on board a vessel. This useful in-view display is a near-eye augmented-reality device,  similar to avionics head-mounted display used by fighter pilots.   Skippers and fishermen can see in their glasses online critical boat...