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Suunto Ambit Peak 3 – Review Updated

We love tech here at Unsponsored HQ and when we can combine that love with the great outdoors it gives us a warm glow inside. So getting hold of the new (at the time) Suunto Ambit Peak 3 was quite a day.

MY GPS of choice up until very recently was a Garmin Foretrex 401 (as favoured by many members of the armed forces). It did its job well but I didn’t use a great deal of its features apart from getting a GPS location fix when things got a bit sticky. Although it did what I needed it to do technology has moved on and it’s always great to have an excuse to upgrade some tech. The Ambit Peak 3 came recommend from a friend of mine who had used pretty much everything else that was on the market at the time. I have owned the Sunnto Ambit Peak 3 since December 2015 and have used it weekly since that time.

Suunto Ambit 3 Peak - First Look

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Younguns Freestyle Tour 2017

The Younguns Freestyle Tour 2017 has been announced. This is a great grass roots series of competitions. See the flyer below or the Younguns Facebook page for more details.

Younguns Freestyle Tour 2017

Spade Kayaks UK – New Distribution

Daz Clarkson-King and his company Pure Land Expeditions are now distributing Spade Kayaks in the UK. System X will also continue to bring Kayaks into the UK. 

If you didn’t know, Spade Kayaks brought out the Ace of Spades creek boat a few years ago. I own one of the earlier boats off the production line and absolutely love it.

Spade Kayaks UK - New Distribution

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Palm Zenith Dry Top 2017 – First Look

The Palm Zenith Dry top is a midweight whitewater jacket with a comfy GlideSkin neck (no latex)‚ made in XP 2.5-layer fabric. We’ve had the short sleeve version at Unsponsored HQ for some time and it’s our go to summer jacket. The long sleeve version shown landed last week, so we thought we would take a closer look.

Palm Zenith Dry Top - First Look

As you would expect the long sleeve Zenith Dry top is very similar in both fabric, cut and freedom of movement.

The Palm Zenith is available in a mens and ladies version. The Palm Zenith shown here is the mens version.

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Dagger Kayaks – Another Phantom

Brendan Wells posted this image of a new Dagger kayak. It’s another Phantom. The Phantom name is given to most if not all Dagger prototype boats.

Dagger Kayaks - Another Phantom

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Movie Monday 10 April 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 10 April 2017. It’s been a dry week in the NE of the UK so not much boating. Thankfully the GoPro equipped massive have been finding the water. Their efforts and adventures can be seen right here on Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 10 April 2017

If you like Movie Monday 10 April 2017 please share this post via your favourite social media channels. Enjoy.

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Movie Monday 3 April 2017

Movie Monday 3 April 2017 has landed at Unsponsored HQ. We’ve got a fair few kayaking and canoeing related videos for you to check out. Enjoy!

Movie Monday 3 April 2017

If you like what you see please share with your friends.

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Canoe Outfitting – Saddles

Travis Overtstreet has put together this awesome Silverbirch Covert with the help of Matt Toddhunter and Shawn Alexander. The setup allows Travis to swap out the saddles for either solo or tandem use.

Canoe Outfitting - Saddles

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New NeoFlex Gear From Palm

Spring is here, and so is Palm Equipment’s brand new NeoFlex range. Made from super stretchy 0.5mm neoprene, backed with a cosy thermospan fleece, NeoFlex gear is phenomenally comfy wet or dry, and gives an unrivalled connection to the water.

New NeoFlex Gear From Palm

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Canoe Outfitting – Airbags

Kelvin from Silverbirch canoes gives a great run down on how to outfit a canoe with lacing, airbags and gab loops.

Canoe Outfitting - Airbags

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Palm Supports The Free Rivers Fund

Earlier this month, to mark International Day of Action for Rivers, Palm Equipment announced their contribution to the Free Rivers Fund, who will receive an annual donation of 1% of Palm’s profit on all Whitewater PFD sales.

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Movie Monday 27 March 2017

Here it is, Movie Monday 27 March 2017 on Unsponsored. We have a carefully selected batch of whitewater edits to distract you away from whatever task you would prefer not to be doing.

Movie Monday 27 March 2017

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