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Gear Reviews

NRS Vigilante Cable Lock – 6 month review

The Deets What is it?: 10′ Combination Cable Lock From Don’t let your outdoor gear get jacked. Get the NRS Vigilante Cable Lock instead. The coated steel cable slips easily through odd-shaped spaces so you can lock up kayaks, bikes and other gear. We coated the 10′ x 1/8″ diameter strong steel cable with … Continue reading »

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Aquabound Freedom SUP Paddle Review

Overview: “With a 100% carbon shaft, contoured palm grip and fiberglass-reinforced proprietary resin blade, the Freedom weighs only 29 oz. so your time on the water will be less fatiguing. Perfect for intermediate paddleboarders, its stiff, durable blade delivers more power with every stroke: no whippy, wimpy blade here.” -Aquabound The Deets: Blade Size: 8.5”x17” … Continue reading »

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Astral Brewer Water Shoe Review – 2014 UPDATE

“Technical performance and classic style are blended perfectly to bring you the shoe whitewater kayakers have been waiting for.” -Astral Buoyancy The Deets: Lightweight, Minimalist Construction Durable Cordura® Upper Breathable Airmesh vamp & tongue Balanced Geometry Midsole (zero drop) Drainage at front sidewall and Silt Dump at heel G.14™ outsole Step-Down Heel Alternate lace color provided … Continue reading »

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Seattle Sports Deluxe Deck Bag Review

Overview: “With its multiple tie-down points, bungees, and side straps for added storage, you will have plenty of room for added gear with our Deluxe Deck Bag.” – Seattle Sports The Deets: Materials: RF-welded Vinyl Height x Width x Depth: 6in x 13in x 14in Volume: 791 cubic inches Weight: 2lbs 4oz Colors: Yellow MSRP: … Continue reading »

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Exclusive Sneak Peak – NEW MTI Adventurewear Lifejackets for 2015!!!

It’s been another super-busy week at the shop but I had a chance to sneak away for a few hours to visit some of our local paddlesport manufacturers this past Tuesday. We’re lucky to have the headquarters of our friends at MTI Adventurewear just up the street. Owners Lili and Gordon Colby have been strong … Continue reading »

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Capsurz – Cap Saver Product Review

Kayakers know that one of the biggest and most frustrating challenges of wearing a baseball cap or hat on the water is the risk of losing it. High winds and the fact that you’re constantly surrounded by water makes wearing a cap a losing compromise. Last winter I had to opportunity to connect with Mari … Continue reading »

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Standard Horizon HX751 VHF Radio Review

  Deets: Brand: Standard Horizon Model: HX751 Radio Type: VHF Floating Marine Transceiver Weight: 10.8 oz Case size: 2.44” x 5.57” x 1.61” Ham & Noise Radio: 40 dB typical AF Output: 700 mW @ 16 Ω for 10% THD (@7.4 V) Transmit Power: 6-Watt two way Features: Floating, Submersible, 1.7” display, Thermometer Sensor, NOAA … Continue reading »

Categories: Gear Reviews | 3 Comments Gear of the Year Awards 2013

With the end of a great 2013 season comes the second annual edition of the Gear of the Year Awards! We had the opportunity to review all sorts of mind-blowing outdoor products throughout the year thanks to our many generous sponsors. As always, these awards represent the most exciting, innovative and utterly amazing paddling … Continue reading »

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Top 5 Extra Essentials for Winter Paddling

Winter is one of my favorite times of the year for paddling-the air is crisp and clean and there is always free and ample parking!  But paddling in cold temperatures definitely raises the level of risk, and means that an extra level of preparation is required. Most paddlers would be familiar with the ‘5 Essentials … Continue reading »

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Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Review

Overview: “Light up your world with this innovative led light. Latch it on a tree to collect fire wood; magnetize it to your fridge to create a romantic setting. Lighting has never been so easy or so fun!” – Snow Peak The Deets: Style: Hanging Lantern Lighting Modes: High, Low, Dimmer, Strobe, Candle Maximum Battery … Continue reading »

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