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Oakley Water Jackets

The Oakley Water jacket is a development of the original Oakley Racing Jackets and were specifically developed for use by top pro-surfers in the Oakley team. In the UK a set of Oakley Water jackets will set you back around £150+, in the US a little less. So what do you get for all of that cash? Well all Water Jackets come with hydrophobic solution (which prevents water droplet build up), H20 strap, micro clear bag, and protective case. Is it all worth £150?

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Unsponsored 2011 Q&A Series – Ben Brown

Ben Brown is truly one of the worlds top white water paddlers. Big water and first descents is what it’s all about. As a professional kayaker Ben gets to live the dream everyday. A quick search of youtube will find video after video of Ben running some awesome rivers, dodging huge stumpers and taking the plunge over some massive drops.

I managed to catch Ben during a rare moment of downtime and asked him if would like to take part in the Unsponsored 2011 Q&A series. Thankfully Ben agreed. Enjoy….

Tell us a little a bit about you accomplishments in the kayaking world…

I have been kayaking full time for the past 11 years and during that period have been fortunate enough to paddle all over the world. The attraction to kayaking to me has always been the exploration aspect of the sport and it has been this that has continued to drive me over the years. I have paddled in over 50 countries and have completed first descents in NZ, Norway, Iceland, Thailand, USA, Canada, Africa and Italy and I am very proud of these accomplishments. However I think what I am most proud of is the fact that I have been able to make a career out of doing what I love the most with by best friends.


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