Practical Things on Board: CLOTHES.

A list of practical clothes that work for us:

Fast Drying Women Shorts – by Exofficio link here and by Royal Robbins link here

Fast Drying Shirts Women’s – I like especially ExOfficio for their classic style and great, sun protective fabrics link here Bugs-away, breathable tunic link here

Fast Drying Shirts Men’s – Wicks-away moisture, fast drying, sun protection from Columbia link here

Women’s Cotton Shirts – I like lightweight, sasusl, comfortable cotton shirts & tunics, when it’s hot: they shield from the sun, let air through and dry fast – bought a bunch cheap at Old Navy, kind of like these link

Men’s Shirts Cotton – light and comfortable in heat. link here

Sun hats – with neck protection are a must for us, this one has the most coverage, one adjustment for the head and a neck strap link here

Foul Weather Gear –  we have Gill Women’s (pants with bib for easy access) and Men’s for colder temperatures. Worth the investment or look for sales link here

Rain Jackets for warmer and not so extreme weather – Musto Jacket Women’s   link here   Helly Hansen Men’s Jacket  link here

Waterproof Hats and Beanies – keep the head warm and dry.  link here

Waterproof Socks – keep the feet warm and dry. link here

Hot Socks – keep feet toasty link here

Space Bags – keep mold out of clothes and reduce size for easy storing.

Large Clothes Pins – for drying clothes on rails. Got mine at a dollar store. link here

Flexible Clothes Line – just long enough to stretch out through the cockpit, with intergrated clothes pins, which won’t fly! link here


This list of practical things onboard is of things we found that work for us. We researched, listened to hot tips from other cruisers and tried them out the last two years while cruising in Southern California and Pacific Mexico.

We have not received sponsoring by these companies, nor do we suggest these particular items. We don’t suggest buying them from the links, they are meant solely as a reference.

We will be updating this list as we go along.

Written May 2017/ Latest update November 2017