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Sweet Protection Falconer 2Vi Helmet – Review

The Falconer 2Vi from Sweet Protection represents their cutting-edge road cycling helmet. The Falconer 2Vi seamlessly integrates wind tunnel-tested aerodynamics with the latest MIPS Air technology.

The Sweet Falconer 2Vi Helmet
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Social Media Saturday 10 December 2022

Welcomed to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 10 December 2022.

Social Media Saturday 10 December 2022

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Sweet Protection Bushwacker Helmet II – Review

We are big fans of Sweet Protection at Unsponsored and have been using their paddling and biking gear for years. We first got hold of a Sweet Protection Bushwacker mountain biking helmet way back in 2014.

Sweet Protection Bushwacker Helmet II - Review
Sweet Protection Bushwacker Helmet II – Review

Since then we have owned, used, crashed and written off several!

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Social Media Saturday 17 September 2022

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 17 September 2022.

Social Media Saturday 17 September 2022

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Sweet Protection 2022

Although the design remains the same Sweet Protection have mixed things up a bit by introducing a new range of colours for the Wanderer, Rocker and Strutter.

Sweet Protection Strutter 2022

Sweet Protection have kept Dirt Black and Gloss White in the line up but have added Deep Purple Metallic, Matt Burning Orange and this Matte Fluo.

Sweet Protection Strutter 2022
Sweet Protection Strutter 2022
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20 Years Of Sweet Protection

We are big fans of Sweet Protection at Unsponsored and have been since the early days and first iteration of the Sweet Strutter helmet.

The year is 1988. Skateboarding is still prohibited in Norway, and the Sweet mantra was just manifested in a school paper. The Sweet Protection story started in Trysil, a mountain village in Østerdalen, Norway… Fast forward to May 24th, 2000, the company was founded by a group of keen kayakers, skiers/snowboarders and mountain bikers missing the proper protection to push even harder at their sport. Now, twenty years later, Sweet Protection celebrates 20 years. 20 years in love with the rivers, waterfalls, mountains and forests – the playgrounds for which the brand has made it their mission to make the best possible products.

Sweet Protection

Sweet Protection Paddlesport Sale

Yesterday we published a post detailing Sweet Protection’s move away from dry gear for 2020.

As of today Sweet have launched their Paddlesport gear sale. This includes both softwear and hardwear.

I’ve put my order in!

Festive Gift Guide 2019

A great deal of outdoor equipment passes through the halls of Unsponsored HQ. Some great, some good and some not so good. As we get closer to the 25th of December it has now become a little bit of tradition (and to save me answering loads of “What should I get ….. for Christmas, they have just got into kayaking/canoeing/SUP?” type questions via email) to put together a list of gear for our Festive Gift Guide that paddlers and general outdoors type folk might appreciate as presents at Christmas time.

Festive Gift Guide 2019

So here it is.

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2020 Sweet Protection Colours

From our friends at North East Kayaks and Paddles.

What do you think?

Merino Base Layers For Paddling

Since buying a couple of merino tops a few years back I am completely sold on the stuff. For years I had been using Helly Hanson Lifa or Sub Zero Factor 1 thermals. All of which developed that characteristic kayaking odor.

Up until very recently my thermal base layer of choice was the Howies merino surf thermal. The merino is thin, the arms are nice and long and also include thumb loops. These are superb when your putting on your drycag or dry suit as they help prevent the sleeves rolling up. The neck is a turle neck so you get a bit of protection from latex dry cag seals. Unfortunately they stop production of these quite a few years ago and I needed to make a change simply due to wear and tear.

Merino Base Layers For Paddling

Now not all Merino is made equal. There are different weights and depending on the quality of the wool and what it is mixed makes for some good and some bad merino gear.

As merino gear has become more wide spread and popular I think the overall quality has gone down. Some of the initial big players don’t seem to producing gear that lasts as long as I think it should.

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Born to Play

Sweet protection have released there new promotion video showing the new logo and range of products. Check it out.

Humans are born to play. And we have one, simple goal;

To protect people, so that they can keep playing their entire life.

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