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HF Weasel Throwline – New Colour

The HF Weasel is HF’s smallest and most compact throw bag with a decent length of line. If space within your boat is at a premium then this bag may be the one for you. The Weasel fits even in the smallest kayak or can be fixed and carried on a waist belt (HF Swifty Belt).

HF Weasel Throwline - New Colour
HF Weasel Throwline – New Colour

If a throw bag is needed in a emergency you probably won’t have any time for a second go! Therefore the most important factors when using a throwbag is how well it throws, and how easy it is to get the bag to land on target. In both cases the HF Weasel fits the bill. I found the bag easy to throw both under and over arm. The rope pays out nicely during a throw and is also easy to repack if you do need (or have time) to have a second go.

The Weasel has been available for a number of years in both red and black. For 2020 we have a new colour option.

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How Dark Is Your Soul?

Soul Waterman are offering a special spring limited edition of the 303, Funky Monkey and F Bomb. They have 5 of each in black up for sale.

How dark is your soul?
How dark is your soul?
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What SD Card For The GoPro Hero7 Series?

What SD Card For The GoPro Hero7 Series? It super important that you use the best memory cards possible with your GoPro camera whether it’s the GoPro Hero7, Hero6, Hero5 or indeed any of the GoPro cameras currently available. The following SD micro memory cards are approved for use in the GoPro Hero7 Black, Silver and White editions by GoPro themselves.

GoPro Hero7 Series Announced

All of the cards listed below are fast and you’ll need fast and reliable if you are shooting at high resolutions. We are currently running the Lexar, Sandisk Extreme and Samsung EVO cards in our GoPro Hero7.

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Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?

(Updated: 27/12/19)

One of the biggest areas that is overlooked when getting a video/camera setup for trips out is the speed of the your SD or Micro SD card. Now this doesn’t matter if your camera is a GoPro, DJI, Contour, Garmin, Sony , Nikon or whatever because without a good memory card you may struggle to capture the video footage you want.

Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?
Which SD Memory Card For My GoPro?

The Speed Class Rating is the official unit of speed measurement for all SD cards, including both full and micro sized versions. Speed Class is a minimum speed based on a worst case scenario test and represents the minimum transfer rate of data that the card is capable of.

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GoPro Hero7 Series Announced

It’s no great surprise that GoPro have a new camera coming out as it was all over the net a few weeks ago when a store display unit was photographed showing the promo shots for the new series of cameras.

And yes it is back to a series of cameras with the Hero7 White, Hero7 Silver and the range topping Hero7 Black in the list.

GoPro Hero7 Series Announced

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Dagger Kayaks – Phantom North Fork Championships

I thought my Dagger Phantom looked pretty good in red and was the best colour choice until I saw this special Phantom North Fork Championships colour scheme.

Phantom North Fork Championships

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GoPro Hero5 Session – Review

Since the first launch of the GoPro camera a few years ago it is very rare to see a group of paddlers at your local whitewater run or play park and not have at least one paddler wearing one.

GoPro Hero5 Session - Review

At Unsponsored HQ we have used the GoPro range since the first HD version hit UK shores. After a pause in updates GoPro have launched the new Hero5 range of cameras. The Hero5 Black edition (£349) takes on the similar cuboid form factor of previous versions but has dispensed with the housing. The Hero5 Session (£249) takes the Hero Session (now £179) cube form factor and packs a bigger punch.

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GoPro Lens Caps

Replacement parts are available for all of the GoPro range but I prefer to try and prevent any damage particularly when the camera and case are in my bag. One of easiest parts to damage is the lens of both the camera itself and the lens area on waterproof case. Damage to either of these will ruin footage.

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Must have GoPro Accessories

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.

GoPro accessories

Most accessories will work with the entire GoPro range.

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Best Micro SD Memory Card For the GoPro 4

The new GoPro 4 (released Oct 2014)and Hero 4 Session (released July 2015) are the latest incarnations of the GoPro Hero action POV camera.

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The GoPro 4 POV action camera appears in a number of different guises including the Session, Silver edition (with built in LCD screen) and the industry leading 4K capable Black edition. No matter which GoPro you choose you need the best Micro SD card possible. At the end of the day it isn’t all about size, it’s all about speed.

The Hero 4 (including the Session), 3+ and 3 series will accept Micro SD cards up to a 64GB capacity. The new grey Hero camera will accept a card with a capacity up to 32GB.

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GoPro Hero 3 Plus (3+) – Black Vs Silver Vs White

[UPDATE: GoPro have released the Hero6 black edition, find out more here.]

Picking the right GoPro for your needs is forever getting a little more challenging. The range is expanding/changing on an annual basis. At the moment GoPro have three slightly different spec’d cameras based on the GoPro Hero 3 and GoPro Hero 3 Plus platform.

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At the top of the range is the GoPro Black 3+, closey followed by the Silver 3+ and then finally the White 3 which has been carried over from last years range. There is no GoPro Hero 3 Plus White edition at this moment in time.

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Best GoPro Battery Options

The GoPro Hero 3 and newer 3 Plus both use the same size batteries and are therefore fully compatible. The older battery is a 3.7V 1050mAh battery and the newer version has slightly more capacity at 3.7V 1180mAh. This ultimately gets more filming time.

Best GoPro Battery Options

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