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Peak UK Custom Designed Gear

Peak UK have been making custom designed gear for years. This recent design shown on social media today is simply outstanding.

Peak UK Custom Designed Gear

Since 2011 we’ve been pioneering sublimation printed custom designed waterproof equipment. Not only great for teams, clubs and squads, but also a fantastic way to stand out from the crowd.

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the processes it takes and the finished results. As Garth Algar said in Wayne’s World, “Foxy!!” Get in touch to start your own unique look.

Immersion Research Shawty Drysuit – Review

It’s no secret that in the world of paddling, females are the minority. Therefore it is very hard for us to find comfort in most paddling kits, as they are generally tailored to a male figure. I’m sure many ladies will agree with me that finding a snug fitting yet practical drysuit is probably one of the most challenging parts of being a paddler. But as the female paddling community continues to grow, the increase in women’s kit means a huge improvement in the overall experience for us all.

Immersion Research Shawty

When I first began kayaking, I was 13 years-old and strongly against cold weather paddling. It only took a couple of winter club trips to persuade my Dad that a wetsuit just didn’t cut it. When choosing my first suit, I felt DamX was the best option, as their suits are made to measure. I loved my suit, but as I progressed, I found it to be restricting, mainly due to its weight.

Immersion Research Shawty

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Soul Waterman – Custom Kayaks

Soul Waterman, the Canadian based company founded by Olympic kayaker Corran Addison, is announcing the first ever custom kayak design program the industry has ever seen.

Custom Kayaks

“We’re not talking about adding or cutting the seam a little to adjust volume,” stated Corran. “This is a real bone fide custom designed kayak to each individuals needs.”

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Soul Waterman 2017

Soul Waterman have two tandem kayak designs in their collection for 2017. The first is the Dos Amigos, Soul’s take on the classic Topolino Duo. The second is the Terrible Two, which has been designed to get kids out on the water a little more easily.

Buy one of these:

Soul Waterman 2017

and then convert it to one of these:

Soul Waterman 2017

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New 9ft Titan Kayak – The Rival

You may have seen a number of images of a new kayak from Titan Kayaks posted on social media over the last few weeks. We have managed to get some information about this boat prior to its official release in the new year.

Titan Rival

Titan has stepped up there range with there new Rival, thus entering the 9ft creek boat game in a big way. Full details are a little sketchy, but here is what we have so far.

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Jackson Kayak Antix (Large)

Mike Arvidson managed to get a paddle of the new large Jackson Kayak Antix.

Jackson Kayak Antix (Large)

Specification:

Max paddler(lbs) 150 to 225
Cockpit Size 36 1/4 x 25 5/8
Height 14
Length 8’1
Model Year 2017
MSRP (US $) $1,199.00
Volume 72
Weight (Pounds) 42
Width 27

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Palm Equipment Arun Baselayer – Review

Palm Equipment’s new Arun Baselayer arrived at Unsponsored HQ in May 2015 and has been used on a regular basis since.

The Arun is part of Palm’s new 3 layer system and is available for both men and women. Both retail at £29.95.

From Palm:

Core 1 baselayers use Channel Flow technology to rapidly draw water away from your skin‚ helping to keep you dry‚ warm‚ and comfortable. Made from soft‚ supple polyester‚ with ActiveSeam stitching‚ the Arun moves and stretches as you do‚ for a new level of layering comfort.

Arun-Baselayer

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Outfitting Media

If your outifitting isn’t right your kayak/canoe will not paddle as well as it possibly could. Below is a series of Outfitting Media videos showing outfitting setup for a number of different brands of boat.

Outfitting Media

You can also find over 100 posts in our Outfitting archive.

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Jackson Kayaks Antix Walkthrough

Check out Jackson Kayak’s latest whitewater design, the Antix. Clay Wright and Eric Jackson will walk you through all the design features, what this boat can do, and who it is for.

Jackson Kayaks Antix Walkthrough

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Waka Gangsta Comparison

We have had a huge response to the first look at the new Waka Gangsta we posted yesterday but wouldn’t it be interesting to see how the Gangsta compares with a few other kayaks.

Waka Gangsta Comparison

So here is a Waka Gangsta comparison with the other kayaks in the Waka line up and the very popular Pyranha 9r.

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Wavesport Whitewater Kayak Prototype

It seems that Wavesport have a new whitewater kayak in development and is actually at the point of being seen out in the wild.

Wavesport Whitewater Kayak Prototype

These shots from the Hurley Classic last weekend by Jack Gunter show the new boat in action.

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Whetman Equipment Python And Ring Pull Prussiks

In the many years that I’ve been dabbling in whitewater kayaking technical rope work has always been the hardest thing for me to grasp – I’ve got it nailed now but not after constant repetition of reading the amazing Ww safety books and practice, practice, practice. I’m all for making things easy and I just wish all those decades ago the whetman equipment system was available. It take the mystique out of the black art of ropes and knots. Takes the worry away from do I have the correct kit and skills.

Whetman Equipment Anaconda And Ring Pull Prussiks

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