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Osprey Zealot 15 – First Look

We are big fans of Osprey gear at Unsponsored HQ. So when a new bag was required for mountain bike duties the Osprey website was consulted.

Osprey Zealot 15 - First Look

15 litres or there about seems to be the right kind of size for the bulk of riding that we do. Plenty of room for the essentials but not too much room that you end up filling because you can. The Osprey Zealot appeared to fit the bill nicely.

Osprey Zealot 15 - First Look

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Sherpa System For Your Kayak

This is a easy, simple, cheap and super-light system to carry your kayak on your shoulder for a long trip. I have tested on a 5 hour trekking and it works! The system is stable an easy to put on shoulders.

Sherpa System For Your Kayak

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HF Turtleback Kayak Carry System – First Look

The Turtleback Kayak carry system has been designed to make the carrying of creek boats or river runners that little bit easier. There have been other systems released in the past but they have either been expensive, bulky or both.

Turtleback Kayak Carry System

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Osprey Talon 22 Rucksack – Review

I have pretty much all of the Osprey Talon range. It started with a Talon 11 that I brought in from the States before they were available here in the UK. Soon after a 33 and then a 22 joined the team.

Osprey Talon 22 Rucksack - Review

Out of all of them the Talon 22 has been the most heavily used over recent times. Its size is great for a days walk or a winter mountain bike ride. My 22 was purchased from Cotswold Outdoor in Keswick. To be honest since getting the 22 the 33 hasn’t had a look in. I use the M/L back size and it has been adjusted via its super simple velcro adjustment system to fit my back.

I love the fact that the majority of my kit when packed within the 22 sits nice and low resulting in a low centre of gravity. The newest 22’s have a system for storing your cycle helmet and a store for your trekking poles, but mine pre-dates the tweak in design.

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GoPro Wifi BacPac

My new Wi-Fi BacPacTM + Wi-Fi Remote arrived today. Probably one of the first in the UK to be out/about and on the web.

Here’s some info from the GoPro site:

The Wi-Fi Combo Kit enables remote control, live preview and playback on smartphones and tablets, live streaming to the web, and more. The Wi-Fi Combo Kit is compatible with HD HERO2 and Original HD HERO cameras.

To start with here are a few images of the BacPac during its unpack.

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