The new Silverbirch Rebel 11.3 is looking mighty fine.
We have some coverage from PaddleExpo 2017 over the next few days. This post will be updated with images and detail throughout the week.
30 years of the Dagger. This limited edition RPM model comes supplied with ratchet backrest goodness.
Get your boof dialled in with this great instructional video from Seth Ashworth.
Welcome to Movie Monday 28 August 2017 here at Unsponsored.
Welcome to Movie Monday 21 August 2017, on a Tuesday! It must still be Monday somewhere, right?
Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 14 August 2017. Whitewater dreaming as always.
Over the last few months I have had quite a few Watershed Drybags in for review. As part of the packaging the bags all come complete with two heavy duty elastic bands. If you are old enough and from the UK (may be the same in other countries too) these bands are very similar to the ones you got when you went to a public swimming pool.
Movie Monday 10 July 2017 is here. Well into July and getting close to the summer break. Which also means the August monsoon season here in the UK is not very far away. In the meantime wraps your eyes around this fine selection of whitewater edits.
For me one of the best bits of kit to own for summer paddling has to be a rash guard. I have owned a few over the years and they form an important part of my gear line up. Rash guards can be worn on their own as an outer layer to ward off sun burn (UPF 50+ sun protection in this case) or worn as part of a layering system under a short sleeve dry top if it isn’t that warm.
Most of the rash guards available out there are from the world of surfing. There are a number of manufacturers from the paddling world who are producing rash guards with paddle sports in mind. The one shown here is from UK based company Palm Equipment.
If you are looking for your first rash guard or looking to replace and old one then the Palm Equipment Rash Guard is one that is worth considering and we have one in at Unsponsored HQ for review.
Legend of the Falls is a Corran Addisons’ video which aims to be “the definitive manual for anyone interested in either learning the basics of river running, or improving their creek boat skills”.
Legend of the falls proved to be a sound investment. The video is split into a number of chapters, they are; River Communication with Arnd Schaeftlein, River Grading, Safety, Equipment, Understanding Rapids, Running technique – boofing etc and a section titled Dr Throwline.
The Durance Whitewater Sessions are back! This year the event will take place on July 8/ 9th with a big novelty: “La Grande Descente” a multi-crafts mass float from the lower Guil through Embrun on sunday…
So yes, the Durance Whitewater Sessions organized by Kayak Session magazine will take place again this year in the Durance Valley, in the southern French Alps. This event is a celebration of whitewater paddling in every form: open canoes, kayaks, whitewater standup, raft, inflatables etc.…