This probably the best shot we’ve seen of the new Palm Equipment PFD as worn by Bren Orton in a number of videos.
This shot is from Dewerstone. The production version could be dropping soon.
When I first saw Paul’s photo (below) I initially thought that the PFD looked like a FX or FX R in a funky new colour. But there is clearly a different zip and an additional zipped side pocket.
The jacket looks new as well!
After a few years in development Palm Equipment has revealed the Shuck helmet. I tried out a 3d printed Shuck almost two years ago but was sworn to secrecy. It took a few days to print!
We have the new Palm Equipment Bolt throwline in for review at Unsponsored HQ. The Bolt is the big brother to the Lightning throwline released last year and replaces the Palm Alpine throwline.
A surprise parcel landed at Unsponsored HQ this week, a brand new 2017 Palm Impact spray skirt. We’ve had an older one of these in at the HQ a couple of years back and it proved to be an awesome skirt.
The Palm Impact spray skirt is Palm’s top end bungee corded offering.
For 2017 Palm have updated the design so that it now includes a few tweaks.
Earlier this week we received a 2.0m Palm Paddle Bag for review.
Although paddle bags are really useful for keeping paddles safe when there being slung around on/off long haul flights, my prime use for them is actually to protect my car when the paddles are being carried inside.
It was surprisingly cold last weekend signalling that winter is well on its way and the winter gear needs to be dug out of the spare gear bag.
One of the items placed in the main bag ready for next week is a pair of the Palm Equipment Current pogies. Pogies or paddle mitts are a great way to keep your hands warm/dry. They come in lots of varieties but are normally made from nylon/fleece or neoprene. The Palm Equipment Current pogies are made from 200D nylon and have a micro fleece liner.
We love the Lightning throw bag from Palm Equipment and got a the heads up that the older bags were ready to to redesigned earlier this year. So we are really glad to see that we know have the 20m 11mm Palm Equipment Bolt throw bag in the line up for 2017.
Palm equipment are launching a fair new pieces of gear at PaddleExpo this year. This includes some new neoflex and safety gear. Get a sneak peak with Cheesy.
Can you spot the new throw bag?
We will have our hands on a new Palm Equipment Lightning throwbag very shortly and will be forcing members of Team Unsponsored to swim to try it out. We had close look a few weeks ago at Palm HQ and it is clear that they are going to be very popular.
The new Glide PFD from Palm Equipment is designed for those watersport users who don’t want to wear a conventional PFD on calmer waters.
I am a big fan of the colour coded straps from Palm Equipment. Palm have upgraded the system for 2016 by incorporating a rubber cover onto the metal buckle.
The three colour codes still remain:
Red = 3.5m
Blue = 4.5m
Yellow = 5.5m