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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Seven days, three rivers, one kayaker: Nouria Newman kayaks solo in India!Continue reading
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
Welcome to Movie Monday 11 February 2019 at Unsponsored HQ.
It is a Snow Day At The Demshitz Mansion. Check it out.Continue reading
Getting your outfitting setup correctly is a crucial part of the paddling art. An ill fitting boat doesn’t help your paddling technique.
Team Pyranha’s Chris Brain shows us how to get the best paddling position in your Pyranha C4S or Stout Kayak by optimising your seat height.Continue reading
It turns out I’ve been doing this in completely the wrong way for the last 30+ years.
Have you been getting it wrong as well?
How do you go about Rolling Your Straps? Let us know in the comments section below.