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MYOG – Pertex Hammock

Hammocks have got to be one of the most comfortable ways of spending night out on the trail. I own a number of hammocks from the very simple to the very complex. Around a year ago I decided to make my own.

Pertex Hammock
MYOG – Pertex Hammock

I’m 6ft 1″ tall and decided to use 3.5m of olive green Pertex 4, (although it looks brown!). This made the Pertex Hammock 3.5m x 1.5m as a roll of cloth is usually 1.5m wide.

Pertex can be quite expensive, I have found eBay to be the best place to get hold of some relatively cheaply.

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Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline – First Look

We have a Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline in for review at Unsponsored.

Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline
Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline
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GoPro The Handler – Review

GoPro The Handler - Review
GoPro The Handler – Review

The Handler is GoPro’s move into the hand held grip market for waterborne users. It is designed to perform a very similar role to the GoPole Grenade grip with the added bonus that the GoPro The Handler is designed to float (even when using a Bacpac).

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Ape Element PFD – Review

So over the last few years I have been lucky enough to be using the APE Element jacket which I believe practical, comfortable and downright amazing. So I thought I would take some time to talk you through my favourite piece of gear which I have been using in that time: The Ape Element jacket!

Ape Element PFD - Review
Ape Element PFD – Review
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Palm Equipment Ace PFD

Palm Equipment’s Ace PFD is now available.

Palm Equipment Ace PFD
Palm Equipment Ace PFD – Cobalt + Ocean
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Revant Replacement Lens – Review

Have you damaged your expensive sunglasses?

Revant Replacement Lens - Review
Revant Replacement Lens – Review
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Nookie Turbo Jacket – First Look

The Nookie Turbo jacket is designed to be a performance led premium whitewater kayak jacket utilising the same high quality materials as the Nookie Charger Drysuit. What makes this jacket stand out is that it is also made at Nookie’s HQ here in the UK.

Nookie Turbo Jacket - First Look
Nookie Turbo Jacket – First Look

As you would expect with a premium design the Nookie Turbo Jacket has double seals to create a full dry jacket. This includes twin neck and wrists with high quality latex inners, and neoprene outer seals for durability and an extra dry seal.

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Dagger Gerber Collaboration

Dagger have teamed up with Gerber to produce a Dagger version of the famous Shorty River knife.

Dagger Gerber Collaboration
Dagger Gerber Collaboration

Dagger are dubbing this the “Dagger Dagger“.

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Nookie Storm Jacket – First Look

The Nookie Storm Jacket is part of Nookie’s UK made dryer range. We’ve got one in for review at Unsponsored and will be giving it some use over the next few months. However, first impressions are good. This jacket looks and feels very well made. The EvoTX 4ply waterproof breathable fabric is fully taped and simply feels bomber.

Nookie Storm Jacket – First Look
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2020 Sweet Protection Colours

From our friends at North East Kayaks and Paddles.

What do you think?

The New Disco

The new Disco is ready for testing. This prototype from Corran is ready to be taken out on the water. What do you think?

The New Disco
The New Disco

I had a yellow Disco with the surf seat (same seat as in this blue Disco). It was awesome.

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Titan Kayaks Nymph – A Closer Look

Titan Kayaks have shared a number of images of what will be a new slicey river runner. 

Titan Kayaks Nymph
Titan Kayaks Nymph – A Closer Look

The specs are as follows.

Length: 274cm | Width: 65cm | Volume: 250lt

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