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Nookie Hornet Throwline – Review

A throwline is a must have piece of equipment for all kayakers and canoeists. We have had a Nookie Hornet 18m Rescue Throwline 8mm (9kN) in for review at Unsponsored for quite a few months. We are pretty familiar with Nookie’s Throwlines having owned and used quite a few over the last 30+ years of paddling.

Nookie Hornet Throwline - Review
Nookie Hornet Throwline – Review
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Fall Line Canoes – Z Drag Kit

Fall Line Canoes have released this great little bit of kit.

The Basic Z-drag kit with waterproof diagram bag, 2 locking biners, 2 sewn Prusiks, and 10ft of heavy duty webbing. 

Fall Line Canoes - Z Drag Kit
Fall Line Canoes – Z Drag Kit

The diagram colors match up with the gear to make setup quick and simple. 

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Astral Greenjacket LE11 Cobra

We shared a few images of the LE11 a couple of weeks ago on Unsponsored. However it has now been officially released.

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IT'S HERE! The long awaited Limited Edition 🐍 Cobra in collaboration with @aniolserrasolses has arrived. The LE11 GreenJacket is available in extremely limited quantities 👉🏽 Link in bio 👀 Swipe to see. The front of the PFD highlights the Curarrehue Valley, with Las Peinetas mountains towering above the Puesco river. Along the riverbanks, an Araucaria, the national tree of Chile stands tall under a full moon—an homage to Aniol’s love for moonlit laps. The back reveals one of Aniol’s latest adventures, La Leona Waterfall. Upon landing, the cascade becomes one with the cobra, symbolizing Aniol and his infinite connection with the river. In @aniolserrasolses' words, "The 2019 Limited Edition GreenJacket is a tribute to Chile and all its wild places. Over the past decade I’ve come back over and over again to the remote region of Patagonia. There is something about this land that inspires exploration. I was never the same after my first trip to Chile. Here is where I decided to make kayaking my life journey and where I keep coming back to push the limits of the sport. Puma, Newen and La Leona have definitely been some of my most special first descents.” Shoutouts to Aniol and the incredibly talented artist 🎨 @elizacarver for making this rad LE to add to the collection! #naturefirst #limitededition #cobra

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Kokatat Huck Throw Bag

Kokatat have a new throw bag for 2020 named the Huck.

Huck Throw Bag
Huck Throw Bag

The Huck 50′ throw bag with a removable belt is the perfect option for paddlers who place a premium on always being prepared for any situation while on the water. Designed to be easy to throw and quick to repack, the Huck 50′ with belt is a safety accessory for paddlers of all abilities. 

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Level Six Quick Throw Pro

A new throwline has just showed up in my news feed from Level Six.

It has glow in the dark rope!

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Astral Greenjacket LE11

Astral have a new limited edition Greenjacket for 2019/20, LE11.

Astral Greenjacket LE11
Astral Greenjacket LE11

The basic layout remains the same and from the looks of it won’t be available in the EU. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t get hold them from retailers outside of the EU.

If you want to see previous LE models check out our post from around this time last year.

Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline – First Look

We have a Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline in for review at Unsponsored.

Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline
Nookie 20m River Water Flood Rescue Throwline
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Ape Element PFD – Review

So over the last few years I have been lucky enough to be using the APE Element jacket which I believe practical, comfortable and downright amazing. So I thought I would take some time to talk you through my favourite piece of gear which I have been using in that time: The Ape Element jacket!

Ape Element PFD - Review
Ape Element PFD – Review
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Palm Equipment Ace PFD

Palm Equipment’s Ace PFD is now available.

Palm Equipment Ace PFD
Palm Equipment Ace PFD – Cobalt + Ocean
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Dagger Gerber Collaboration

Dagger have teamed up with Gerber to produce a Dagger version of the famous Shorty River knife.

Dagger Gerber Collaboration
Dagger Gerber Collaboration

Dagger are dubbing this the “Dagger Dagger“.

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2020 Sweet Protection Colours

From our friends at North East Kayaks and Paddles.

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123 Fit Your PFD

Chris Brain runs through the three simple steps to properly fit your PFD.

123 Fit Your PFD
123 Fit Your PFD
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