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Guigui Prod 2kg Saving

Guigui Prod have a carbon kit available that shaves 2kg off the weight of a boat.

The carbon based kit swaps out the plastic rail and seat for a carbon rail and foam seat.

The stiffer setup will not only allow for the drop in weight it should also improve the performance of the boat without compromising its strength.

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Nookie Hornet Throwline – Review

A throwline is a must have piece of equipment for all kayakers and canoeists. We have had a Nookie Hornet 18m Rescue Throwline 8mm (9kN) in for review at Unsponsored for quite a few months. We are pretty familiar with Nookie’s Throwlines having owned and used quite a few over the last 30+ years of paddling.

Nookie Hornet Throwline - Review
Nookie Hornet Throwline – Review
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Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts

Spade Kayaks - Queen Of Hearts
Spade Kayaks – Queen Of Hearts

The “QUEEN OF HEARTS”

Coming soon!

A whitewater boat for paddlers between 30 to 60kg, with characteristics similar to our successful Black Jack. The Queen is closing the gap in the market for a modern whitewater boat ideal for smaller and lighter people. The boat will be light, slender and the cockpit is low enough, so that kids and lighter people can sit and paddle ergonomically correct without the boat getting in the way. The mold is already being milled and we expect to deliver the first Queen of Hearts in February!

250 x 62 | ca 230 Liter/litres

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Tile Sticker

Tile is probably best known for those little bluetooth key rings that help you locate lost keys. How about a waterproof version that you could stick to the inside of your boat?

Tile have announced the Tile Sticker, which is a waterproof, has a 150ft/46m bluetooth range and is pretty small with a 27mm diameter.

Tile Sticker
Tile Sticker

Could this help recover lost kayaks/canoes?

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Nookie Octane Women’s Drysuit

The UK made Nookie Octane Women’s Drysuit is due to be released shortly and will retail at just under £700.

Nookie Octane Women's Drysuit
Nookie Octane Women’s Drysuit
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Fall Line Canoes – Z Drag Kit

Fall Line Canoes have released this great little bit of kit.

The Basic Z-drag kit with waterproof diagram bag, 2 locking biners, 2 sewn Prusiks, and 10ft of heavy duty webbing. 

Fall Line Canoes - Z Drag Kit
Fall Line Canoes – Z Drag Kit

The diagram colors match up with the gear to make setup quick and simple. 

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Lomo Glacier Pogies – First Look

I know it’s not long turned Autumn and we have our first look at some cold weather gear the Glacier Pogies from Lomo.

Lomo Glacier Pogies - First Look
Lomo Glacier Pogies – First Look
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GoPro Hero8 Black Announced

The GoPro Hero 8 Black has been officially announced with Pre-Orders live right now.

A few images of the GoPro Hero8 Black and GoPro Max 360 were leaked a couple of weeks ago.

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Astral Greenjacket LE11 Cobra

We shared a few images of the LE11 a couple of weeks ago on Unsponsored. However it has now been officially released.

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IT'S HERE! The long awaited Limited Edition 🐍 Cobra in collaboration with @aniolserrasolses has arrived. The LE11 GreenJacket is available in extremely limited quantities 👉🏽 Link in bio 👀 Swipe to see. The front of the PFD highlights the Curarrehue Valley, with Las Peinetas mountains towering above the Puesco river. Along the riverbanks, an Araucaria, the national tree of Chile stands tall under a full moon—an homage to Aniol’s love for moonlit laps. The back reveals one of Aniol’s latest adventures, La Leona Waterfall. Upon landing, the cascade becomes one with the cobra, symbolizing Aniol and his infinite connection with the river. In @aniolserrasolses' words, "The 2019 Limited Edition GreenJacket is a tribute to Chile and all its wild places. Over the past decade I’ve come back over and over again to the remote region of Patagonia. There is something about this land that inspires exploration. I was never the same after my first trip to Chile. Here is where I decided to make kayaking my life journey and where I keep coming back to push the limits of the sport. Puma, Newen and La Leona have definitely been some of my most special first descents.” Shoutouts to Aniol and the incredibly talented artist 🎨 @elizacarver for making this rad LE to add to the collection! #naturefirst #limitededition #cobra

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Level Six – Freja Drysuit

New for 2020 from Level Six is the front entry Freja Drysuit. This drysuit is designed for women with a drop seat relief zipper.

Level Six – Freja Drysuit
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Palm Equipment – Nevis PFD

Palm Equipment have released an image of their new Nevis PFD. This is the same PFD that we’ve shown a few times on the site over the last year being worn by Bren Orton and others in prototype form.

Palm Equipment - Nevis PFD
Palm Equipment – Nevis PFD
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Kokatat Huck Throw Bag

Kokatat have a new throw bag for 2020 named the Huck.

Huck Throw Bag
Huck Throw Bag

The Huck 50′ throw bag with a removable belt is the perfect option for paddlers who place a premium on always being prepared for any situation while on the water. Designed to be easy to throw and quick to repack, the Huck 50′ with belt is a safety accessory for paddlers of all abilities. 

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