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Day: 20 January 2013

Kit Update

I thought I’d do a quick round up of how my main kit is holding up.


The Palm Spark suit has now become my go to piece of kit and my Immersion Research Double D drysuit now has a new home. I absolutely love the zip position on the Spark and can open and close the zip without anyone else’s assistance which is a great plus. My Spark doesn’t have any built in socks so I tend to wear a pair of Sandiline socks which have been a great purchase. If I can manage without the suit for a few days I will send it back to Palm to have some socks retro fitted. You can read my views on the Palm Spark in ThePaddler. Continue reading

Seasons: Fall. Kayaking the White Salmon River with Kate Wagner

Seasons: Fall. Kayaking the White Salmon River with Kate Wagner from The Banks Mag on Vimeo.

The rest of the Seasons series can be seen here.

Palm Equipment Ultralite Drybag Series

I picked up a 6l Palm Ultralite dry bag a couple of months back and have been using it for on and off the water duties.


The 3 to 15 litre range of ultralite drybags are constructed from lightweight siliconised Cordura® (silnylon) fabric with stitched and taped seams. They have the roll down closure that most of us are familiar with and D-ring attachment points. Continue reading

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