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Month: July 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Sweet Protection Rocker 2017 – First Look

The Sweet Protection Rocker is a superb helmet, we’ve been using one here at Unsponsored HQ for the last year or so, it has taken a few knocks and has performed well.

If it isn’t broke don’t fix it!

The Sweet Protection Rocker 2017 gets some minor cosmetic changes including some new colour schemes.

Sweet Protection Rocker 2017 - First Look

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Astral Donner And Tinker – Fall 2016

Astral Donner and Tinker - Fall 2016

Donner and Tinker are shoes by Astral made for year round living. Introducing our Fall, cool weather shoe with focus on balance, traction and weather resistance. Building off our best selling style, we expand our multisport, light trail collection.

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Jackson Kayak Antix

Jackson Kayak have two new whitewater kayaks being showcased next week at the Outdoor Retailer show, the Nirvana and the Antix. The Antix has much in common with the slicey river running playboats from a few years ago. From what I see across the industry I think this year marks a significant refocus of designers away from the super short bouncy playboats of recent years. I think 2017 will see a focus on super fun river running, cartwheeling, blunting, and carving designs. Think Pyranha Loki, Lettmann Plan B, Riot Disco, Soul Gonzo etc.

Jackson Kayak Antix

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Jackson Kayak Nirvana

Jackson Kayak have two new whitewater kayaks being showcased next week at the Outdoor Retailer show, the Nirvana and the Antix. First up is the Nirvana, a race ready 9ft kayak that has much in common with the Zen.

Jackson Kayak Nirvana

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Peak UK Tecwik Short – Custom

PeakUK are currently creating a custom Peak UK Tecwik short rashy for Unsponsored.

It will look a little bit like this –

Peak UK Tecwik Short - Custom

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Top Tips – Simple Drysuit Care

Another great edit from the guys at Palm Equipment. This time Jake Holland looks at simple ways to look after your drysuit.

Simple Drysuit Care

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Border Patrol

David Fusilli and team are on Border Patrol.

Border Patrol

Boundary Creek is a little bit of a mission. You have to paddle about 6K down a lake, then do a 3K hike up Boundary Creek to then paddle down the beautiful limestone gorge. The creeks path cuts in and out of the Montana, USA and Alberta, Canada hence the name Boundary Creek.

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First Year Roundup – The Ace of Spades

It’s always good to hear that others like the same things as you do. We love the Ace of Spades here at Unsponsored HQ and we still have one of the very first as our main kayak.

First Year Roundup - The Ace of Spades

Adrian Mattern speaks about his first year with the Ace of Spades, with footage from Norway filmed by Olaf Obsommer.

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Behold The Eddy Monster

Behold the Eddy Monster from Zak Dunning is well worth a watch. #getmoist

Behold the Eddy Monster

High water dusky lap on the Afon Glaslyn. This Welsh summer is so moist.

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Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top – First Look

The new Sweet Protection Sabrosa spray top is something that I have been waiting for from Sweet for some time. In most of my Sweet dry top reviews I have mentioned that a short sleeve version would be a great idea and it seems Sweet have listened.

Sweet Protection Sabrosa Spray Top - First Look

The cut and construction of their long sleeve tops and drysuits is superb so I am glad to see a short sleeve version coming to market.

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Sweet Protection Strutter LE – First Look

Believe it or not the Sweet Protection Strutter helmet has been around for almost 20 years, next year marks the 20th anniversary. We’ve had at least one of the Strutter models at Unsponsored HQ from the very start.

Sweet Protection Strutter LE - First Look

To celebrate 20 years Sweet are releasing a couple of limited edition models. First up is a new pearlescent white model with purple straps and the 20 Year logo.

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Movie Monday 25 July 2016

Movie Monday 25 July 2016 is here and we have a great selection of edits for you to have a go at. Creeks, stout stouts, newly found edits and everything in between.

Movie Monday 25 July 2016

Please enjoy!

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