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Packing For A Kayaking Trip

Adrian Mattern has a few top tips on how to go about packing for a kayaking trip.

I have been travelling the world with my kayak and my belongings for more than five years now. Over the time you learn some things and optimize processes, so this is how I normally pack for a trip, hopefully there is some useful information for you in there!

Adrian Mattern
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National Student Rodeo

The National Student Rodeo 2019 begins in just over week. This huge annual event takes place each March in Nottingham in the UK. Last year the event was cancelled due to some horrendous weather conditions here in the UK. The year before that the water quality on the whitewater course wasn’t good enough so the event was pushed onto the flat water lake near by. This year it will hopefully be good water and blue skies.

National Student Rodeo
Rodeo Rabbit

We’ll be there helping to make care of the media side things. In the meantime here is a throw back to some of the action from the last couple of years.

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Movie Monday 18 February 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 18 February 2019 at Unsponsored. We’ve got some great edits lined up for you this week.

Movie Monday 18 February 2019

Enjoy!

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Social Media Saturday 16 February 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 16 February 2019 at Unsponsored. Check out what we’ve found and liked on Instagram over the last seven days.

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Merino Base Layers For Paddling

Since buying a couple of merino tops a few years back I am completely sold on the stuff. For years I had been using Helly Hanson Lifa or Sub Zero Factor 1 thermals. All of which developed that characteristic kayaking odor.

Up until very recently my thermal base layer of choice was the Howies merino surf thermal. The merino is thin, the arms are nice and long and also include thumb loops. These are superb when your putting on your drycag or dry suit as they help prevent the sleeves rolling up. The neck is a turle neck so you get a bit of protection from latex dry cag seals. Unfortunately they stop production of these quite a few years ago and I needed to make a change simply due to wear and tear.

Merino Base Layers For Paddling

Now not all Merino is made equal. There are different weights and depending on the quality of the wool and what it is mixed makes for some good and some bad merino gear.

As merino gear has become more wide spread and popular I think the overall quality has gone down. Some of the initial big players don’t seem to producing gear that lasts as long as I think it should.

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A Kayakers Solo Adventure In India with Nouria Newman

Seven days, three rivers, one kayaker: Nouria Newman kayaks solo in India!

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Dave Fusilli vs Bren Orton

Dave Fusilli is one of my favorite people in the world and by far the person I have learn’t the most from both on and off the water. I travelled the USA with Dave for three years on the ProTour and learn’t a lot of lessons the most important one that I take away though is “You don’t have to be serious to do serious things, lighten up and enjoy life”. Awesome day messing around on a little 10ft waterfall.

Bren Orton
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High Viz Camo Blue Jacket From Astral

Astral have created a one-of-a-kind BlueJacket PFD by using leftover scraps of their Realtree MAX-5® Camo material.

High Viz Camo Blue Jacket From Astral
Buck Fever Colour Scheme
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Yak Taurus PFD

The Yak Taurus PFD will be available spring 2019.

Yak Taurus PFD
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Movie Monday 11 February 2019

Welcome to Movie Monday 11 February 2019 at Unsponsored HQ.

Enjoy!

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Social Media Saturday 9 February 2019

Welcome to Social Media Saturday 9 February 2019 at Unsponsored. Check out what we’ve found and liked on Instagram over the last seven days.

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Snow Day At The Demshitz Mansion

It is a Snow Day At The Demshitz Mansion. Check it out.

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