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Day: 7 August 2014

Bomber Gear – The Palguin Series

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Bomber Gear’s new Palguin series is constructed from Neoshell by Polartec.

From Polartec:

Waterproof technology has remained about the same since the very first hard shell. Breathability is achieved through diffusion: moisture and heat create enough pressure that moisture vapor finally passes through the fabric. Soft shells trade waterproofness for greater breathability by making use of convection: a constant exchange of air allows more moisture vapor to escape. Continue reading

Dagger ROAM – The New Sit-on-Top Kayak

Still a growth area within the paddling world SOT design is developing rapidly. Dagger have just launched the new Roam for the 2015 season.

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Mad River Canoes – Ultralite

For 2015 Mad River Canoes are launching a new material for use in its line of canoes. From the images it looks like some sort of composite material and could be ideal for those looking for a tough but light canoe.

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Astral’s New Shoe – The Loyak


After the huge success of the Brewer and Brewess, Astral have developed a new shoe called the Loyak.

The Loyak has a much lower profile than the Brewer. The upper of the Loyak is constructed from 1000 denier Cordura Nylon and the sole is made of G.15 rubber (The replacement for 5:10 stealth rubber).

Bomber Gear – Dry Top/Suit

Another great run down from the guys at Rapid Media. This time a look at Bomber gear’s new dry suit and in particular their use of the neoshell material from Polartec. I used Bomber gear kit many years ago and loved it so am looking forward to trying this new bit of kit out later in the year.

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Pyranha’s 9R – New Kayak


Pyranha have launched their new 9R kayak at this years OR. Check out Rapid Medias run down of the new boat. Continue reading

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