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Boating Lab

  • Check out this collection of some of the coolest boat gear designed to be mounted in fishing rod holders.

    Check out this collection of some of the coolest boat gear designed to be mounted in fishing rod holders.
  • BoatingLAB takes a scientific approach to testing insect repellents.

    Trying to find the best mosquito repellent? BoatingLAB tested a number of insect repellents to find the best one for boaters and outdoorsmen.
  • Inflatable Life Jackets Comparison

    We test inflatable life jackets to help you find the best ones for you and your crew.

    Inflatable life jackets have gotten even more comfortable, and options in the market are expanding every day. Check out the results of our testing to help choose the…

Electronics

Marine Accessories

  • Steering-wheel-mounted trim switches make boating at high speeds safer.

    Steering-wheel-mounted trim switches make boating at high speeds safer.
  • Star brite Extend-A-Brush
    We Test: Star brite Extend-A-Brush…
  • Check out this collection of some of the coolest boat gear designed to be mounted in fishing rod holders.

    Check out this collection of some of the coolest boat gear designed to be mounted in fishing rod holders.

2017 Water Sports Gear Guide

  • The Connelly 3D Softy SUP combines the beginner-friendly benefits of a soft top with high-end features.

    The Connelly 3D Softy SUP combines the beginner-friendly benefits of a soft top with high-end features like a new recessed deck and tip channels.
  • The Explorer SUP provides max stability that will benefit everyone from yoga enthusiasts to beginners.

    Sporting Connelly’s widest, most-stable outline, the Explorer SUP provides max stability that will benefit everyone from yoga enthusiasts to beginners learning the…
  • The Tahoe combines the take-it-anywhere convenience of an inflatable with a compact, easy-to-move package.

    Available in 10’6” and 11’6” lengths, the Tahoe combines the take-it-anywhere convenience of an inflatable with a compact, easy-to-move package.

Safety Gear

  • Safety Gear Bags

    Easily stash your safety gear with a safety gear bag.

    Easily stash your safety gear with a safety gear bag. Check out three that keep the gear accessible while also keeping it protected.
  • ACR ResQLink+ PLB

    ACR's ResQLink+ PLB packs superb personal locating features into a convenient package.

    ACR's ResQLink+ PLB packs superb personal locating features into a convenient package.
  • Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen

    Boat found eight months after the boys went missing off Jupiter, Florida

    Eight months after two teens went missing in their boat off Jupiter, Florida, the boat is recovered off Bermuda.

Trailering Accessories

  • Multiple uses for your tow hitch.

    From ski carriers to barbecue grills, here are a dozen-plus alternative uses for your tow-vehicle hitch.
  • Gatorbak Clear Bunk covers

    WITH ADDED LED LIGHTS IN YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS

    THESE CLEAR TRAILER BUNK COVERS ALLOW YOU TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRAILER WITH LED STRIP LIGHTS…
  • BoatingLAB Tests: Trailer Lights

    Choose the right LED lights for your boat trailer.

    Choose the right LED lights for your boat trailer.