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Yak Taurus PFD – First Look

A brand new Yak Taurus PFD has just landed at Unsponsored HQ from the Marine Super Store.

Yak Taurus PFD - First Look
Yak Taurus PFD – First Look

I have to say that this is one of the best looking PFDs I have seen in some time.

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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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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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Astral YTV PFD

We had an original YTV PFD a few years ago and were really impressed with both the weight and fit of it. Astral have made some changes to the design. At present the YTV is still not approved for watersports use in the UK or EU but is US Coast Guard Approved.

Astral YTV PFD
Astral YTV PFD
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Nookie Rockhopper PFD – First Look

Although being a UK based and Nookie being a UK based company you wouldn’t have seen a great deal of Nookie gear on the site. This is something that is set to change with some new Nookie gear landing at Unsponsored HQ for review.

Nookie Rockhopper PFD - First Look
Nookie Rockhopper PFD – First Look

First up is the Nookie Rockhopper. It is designed to be at home on the sea, lake, river or play wave. It is an over the head slab style PFD with QR buckles on the right hand side to make it nice and easy to get on.

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High Viz Camo Blue Jacket From Astral

Astral have created a one-of-a-kind BlueJacket PFD by using leftover scraps of their Realtree MAX-5® Camo material.

High Viz Camo Blue Jacket From Astral
Buck Fever Colour Scheme
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Yak Taurus PFD

The Yak Taurus PFD will be available spring 2019.

Yak Taurus PFD
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What Has Chris Got In His PFD?

What has Chris got in his PFD?

What Has Chris Got In His PFD?
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New Palm Equipment PFD

This probably the best shot we’ve seen of the new Palm Equipment PFD as worn by Bren Orton in a number of videos.

This shot is from Dewerstone. The production version could be dropping soon.

Clean PFD?

What are your thoughts on adding gear onto the outside of your PFD?

Clean PFD

Do you keep it clean?

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Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10 (LE10)

For the last nine years Astral have released a special (limited) edition of their Greenjacket PFD. 2018/19 is no exception.

Astral Greenjacket Limted Edition 10

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Extreme Whitewater PFDs

We’ve received this very interesting content from Graham Snape relating to his University research.

Extreme Whitewater PFDs

For my major project at the University of Nottingham I investigated whitewater Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) and the level of buoyancy they provide. The aim of the project was to increase the total buoyancy available to the user in emergency situations.

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