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Date: November 1, 2018

Custom Dagger Green Boat 2018

Custom Dagger Green Boat

As a part of our celebration of the 23rd annual Green Race, and to raise money for the Green Race Conservation Project, Dagger Kayaks is “guessing” off this custom Dagger Green Boat tonight at The Salvage Station in Asheville, NC.

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Arcteryx Beta LT – Review

I stumbled across the brand Arcteryx a few years ago before they really hit the UK. I was after a lightweight insulated jacket that wasn’t filled with down so ended up with the Atom LT. I was so impressed with the fit of the Atom LT that I have since managed to create quite a collection of Arcteryx kit. The one thing that was missing was a hardshell. I had been trying to make a decision between an Alpha LT and Alpha SV for months. It didn’t help not having a store locally that actually stocked Arcteryx.

Arcteryx Beta LT - Review

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Palm Seti Top – Review

We’ve been using a Palm Equipment Seti top here at Unsponsored HQ for over 12 months. It has been put to use both on and off the water.

Palm Seti Top - Review

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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.

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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What SD Card For The GoPro Hero7 Series?

What SD Card For The GoPro Hero7 Series? The following SD micro memory cards are approved for use in the GoPro Hero7 Black, Silver and White editions by GoPro themselves.

GoPro Hero7 Series Announced

All of the cards listed below are fast and you’ll need fast and reliable if you are shooting at high resolutions. We are currently running the Lexar, Sandisk Extreme and Samsung EVO cards that are within the list.

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