I have quite a range of kit arriving to test out over the course of the next couple of months. Here a couple of quick shots of the Palm FX PFD and Palm Maverick G3 Paddle that have landed today.


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I’ll be wearing this as my main PFD over the next few weeks and will be giving it full swim test at some point.


The FX taken to the next level. This low profile PFD is the ultimate choice for freedom of movement and style. Also available for women and young guns in XXS.

Features include:

• Low profile foam panels
• Slimline front pocket with inner compartment, key ring clip
• 3D anti ride-up waistbelt
• Easy Glide strap adjustment throughout
• Continuous loop failsafe shoulder straps with strap keeper pockets
• Reflective detail on shoulders, front and rear panels

Fabric: Nylon 250D
Colours: Lime, Aqua, Red
Code: BA185

Size options: XXS (55 N), XS/S (60 N), M/L (70 N), XL/XXL (70)

Palm Maverick G3 Paddle

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This is the first time I have handled the new Palm Maverick G3 paddle and first impressions are good. I just need to figure out how to write a review without using the word “shaft”.

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The all-new whitewater paddle from Palm Equipment. A durable and versatile paddle, perfectly suited to newcomers to whitewater, but also ideal for experienced paddlers looking for a do it all paddle at a great price.

Lengths: 194, 197, 200 cm (Custom available)
Colour: Red
Blade offset: 45-degree standard (Right), Custom available
Shaft: 31.5 mm, 12-layer 100% glassfibre, Pressed index
Blade: 680 sq cm, Glass filled Nylon 6
Weight: 1150 g
Take apart: No