Paddling tips, tricks, news and gear reviews from an Unsponsored point of view

Day: 11 August 2014

Jackson Kayak 2015 Fun Promo

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Check out the Jackson team and others taking out the 2015 Fun, trying it on lots of different whitewater. It’s the classic re-done, and it doesn’t disappoint. Continue reading

Molly’s Nipple: First Known Canoe Descent

Another great edit from friend of Unsponsored Leif Anderson.

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Pete Starr attempted Molly’s Nipple on the Slave River in an open canoe. The much-anticipated event was documented to the point of absurdity,and this is the result. Enjoy! Continue reading

The Tyne Tour – Becomes The Tyne Tour Festival 2014

The organisers of the Tyne Tour are ramping things up a bit for this years event. For 2014 the Tyne Tour will become the Tyne Tour Festival with a greater number of attractions/events based at Tyne Green in addition to the Tour and world famous Ceilidh.

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Rush Sturges Joins Team Jackson Kayak

Rush Sturges has recently announced that he is leaving Team Dagger for a spot with Jackson Kayak. Find out why right here:

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Sweet Intergalactic Drysuit – Review

Sweet Protection showcased the new Intergalactic Dry Suit at this year’s (2014) OR show. Last year Unsponsored tried out a final pre-production model.

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Sweet have been in the whitewater game for years but the Sweet Intergalactic marks their first and long awaited move into the dry suit arena. The Sweet Intergalactic is built from Gore-Tex Pro material and is backed onto a fabric that is both supple and tough. The Gore-Tex used is the 3 – layer Performance variety that is designed for extreme and extended use. I have a number of bits of kit, including a Sweet Shadrach made out of the same material and although it feels quite soft I know that it will take a beating and come back for more.

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