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Movie Monday 25 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 25 October 2021.

Movie Monday 25 October 2021
Movie Monday 25 October 2021

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River Elf

Sometimes a manufacturer creates a boat that just looks right. This one from River Elf looks awesome in this colour.

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Immersion Research K2 Union Suit – Review

Way back in 2013 Mark Mulrain kindly sent one of the new IR K2 Union Suits to try out along with the Royale spraydeck. As I get ready for some cold weather paddling tomorrow it is still the thermal I go to first if I am planning on wearing a drysuit.

Immersion Research K2 Union Suit - Review
Immersion Research K2 Union Suit – Review

The K2 Union suit is till part of the Immersion Research range. This is what I said about the K2 Union suit a few years back.

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Movie Monday 18 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 18 October 2021.

Movie Monday 18 October 2021
Movie Monday 18 October 2021

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Social Media Saturday 23 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 23 October 2021.

Social Media Saturday 23 October 2021
Social Media Saturday 23 October 2021

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Student Kayak Guide – Surviving Your First Club Trip

Surviving your first Uni Club trip is all about preparation.

Surviving Your First Club Trip
Surviving Your First Club Trip

Firstly do you have the right kit and/or access to the right kit? If not get the very basics sorted. It’s going to be a miserable trip if you get really cold. Make sure you have a dry set of kit to get changed into at the end of the trip, something nice and warm is always a great idea and include a hat. A large beach towel is good bit of kit to get hold of. You’ll need to put this kit into something and also be able to carry your wet kit home with you. Ikea bags and plastic “bags for life” are superb for this job.

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Winter’s Coming: Paddling Through Shorter Days And Frosty Mornings

After a turbulent year, we suddenly find ourselves on the cusp of winter and the endless combinations of cold, wet and windy days presented by the good old British weather. As we say farewell to our shortie cags and board shorts until next year, let’s remember to pack the essential clothing and kit which can make a cold day on the water more comfortable and reduce the risk of hypothermia, cold-water shock, frozen fingers and hours shivering misery!

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Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021. The when will the water be back edition.

Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021
Social Media Saturday 16 October 2021

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Movie Monday 11 October 2021

Welcome to Unsponsored and Movie Monday 11 October 2021.

Movie Monday 11 October 2021
Movie Monday 11 October 2021

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Dagger Nova

Adrienne has been paddling the Nova and posted this short clip on Instagram. Check it out.

The Nova will probably be too small for me but the Super Nova could be the slicey boat I have been waiting for.

Astral Green Jacket LE – Heron

Astral have a new limited edition Green Jacket for 2021 – 2022. In honour of the Green River this new LE PFD is called The Heron.

Astral Green Jacket LE - Heron
Astral Green Jacket LE – Heron
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