We have a couple of Key Smart key storage gizmos in for test here at Unsponsored HQ. They are really neat and work well. They’ve been used for the last few weeks and as they are storing my house keys they have been used in anger a couple of times each day.
Having a good kit bag is pretty important to me. It keeps my wet and often dirty kit safe and secure and helps prevent kit (or the inside of my car) being damaged.
A while back I bought an NRS Bills bag, which is an awesome bit of kit. Absolutley cavernous and very well put together. However if out for a quick paddle it is probably too big.
The throwbag/bottle holder within kayaks has become a fairly standard feature. However some are better than others Damon (Chalky723) has modified his Waka Tuna with a throwbag holder modification to create a system similar to that used by Dagger and Wavesport.
I’ve been using a Lowepro Dashpoint AVC 1 for the last few months after getting hold of one of the first cases to land in the UK.
The Dashpoint range is offered in a number of different sizes that will accommodate GoPros as well as other action cameras, with enough room for associated cables etc.
Bren Orton gives us opinion on the FXr PFD from Palm. Bren is a Palm paddler but I would have to say that I agree entirely with the review. It is an awesome bit of kit that is well worth checking out. Continue reading
I’ve been looking at the range of GoPro accessories I currently have to assess whether or not I would buy them again. Here is a very quick run down of the “Keepers” and the “Binned”. There has been fair bit of trial and error over the last few years but I think that I have narrowed things down to kit that works and is actually worth getting.
Most accessories will work with the entire GoPro range.
The Exped Cloudburst is a roll top dry bag that also has a set of rucksack straps allowing it to be used as a pack.
The favourite of expedition paddlers for many years the Peli range of storage cases have an unrivaled reputation for strength, durability and waterproofness.
The Peli range covers a vast array of possible applications from rifle case to lunch box! However their use as an expedition camera case is where its main use lies and their reputation has been built. The most appropriate sizes to consider for this use are probably the 1200 and 1300 series for cameras and the 1120 for carrying a GoPro and a few accessories.
I have been using the Peli 0915 memory card case for quite some time now. It is used as the main storage for all of my SD and micro SD cards when they are not in a camera.
Case Features Include:
Water resistant seal
Stores 8 SD and 16 Mini-SD memory cards (not included)
Removable insert liner absorbs shock and protects memory cards
Made of tough Polycarbonate resin
The case is as well built as all other Peli products. Waterproof rating is IPX4 which is essentially splash proof and can hadle being out in the rain. If dropped in the water the chances are the case will leak. That said SD cards will stand up to a fair bit of abuse including being dunked in water with little in the way of damage. For me it’s all about keeping them in one pace and that dust/dirt is kept well away from them.
A SP POV storage system landed a couple of weeks ago for review. Since the I have been storing most of my GoPro kit in the case and using it to transport the kit around.
The Tilt is a kayak rack storage system from Talic.
* Made of Baltic Birch
* Ash verticals
* Stainless Steel hardware
* 2″ wide webbing
These bags look superb. The idea behind them was to recycyle or even upcycle vinyl advertising posters to creating something useful and in each case unique. The SMAXBros have really created something special here.