Looking after your gear is super important as it will hopefully last longer and look after you. Keeping your drysuit stored correctly in your kit bag can really help look after what can be a seriously expensive piece of gear.
NRS have put this short video together on how to correctly fold a NRS suit but is applicable to most makes.
Adrian Mattern has a few top tips on how to go about packing for a kayaking trip.
I have been travelling the world with my kayak and my belongings for more than five years now. Over the time you learn some things and optimize processes, so this is how I normally pack for a trip, hopefully there is some useful information for you in there!
We've been rolling straps since 1974 but we still end up rolling in the wrong direction or not threading enough of the tail through at the beginning. We won't judge if you need a refresher. NRS has always been a hub for boating information, from river beta and gear hacks to maintenance and repairs. We love #ThirstyThursdays but before heading to happy hour, learn something new (or refresh your knowledge) with NRS’s #TipsyThursdays. Have a gear question or instructional need? We’ve got a handful of videos queued up but there’s always space for more. Leave us a comment with your how-to video suggestions.
The GoPro Hero6 (GoPro Hero 6) is GoPro’s most powerful camera to date. It uses GoPro’s own chipset and they have upped the performance in 4k and 1080p settings. The big question for any new owner is which memory card for the GoPro Hero6 is best?
As cameras have become more capable the need for faster cards with greater capacity has become more important. Get it wrong and you could lose your footage.
We have a couple of the Hercules Auto-Swivel Yoke Hangers in for review at Unsponsored. These units are designed to hold guitars but I had seen them used by Werner a few years back at PaddleExpo. If they can hold a bass guitar they can handle a paddle.
Many years ago PFDs were produced with rear pockets to accommodate a throw bag. Many of those original bags were a flat envelope type and were pretty compact meaning they would fit in the PFD easily. Unfortunately they didn’t throw that well compared to cylindrical bags, had relatively short lengths of thin rope and repacking could be a nightmare. That said it was better to have one than not at all.
You will be seeing quite a few Watershed Drybags on Unsponsored over the next couple of weeks. We’ve managed to get most of the range in for review. It’s cost a fair bit but we are very interested in how they perform.
Although paddle bags are really useful for keeping paddles safe when there being slung around on/off long haul flights, my prime use for them is actually to protect my car when the paddles are being carried inside.
Last week saw a delivery of Peak UK gear at Unsponsored HQ. This included the Peak UK River Guide Vest PFD.
We first saw the new line up of gear from Peak UK bask in 2015 at the Paddle Expo in Germany. To say we were impressed was on understatement. One of the designs on display was an updated version of the very popular River Guide vest, and it is this very item that we have in for review at the moment.
I’ve been looking at the range of GoPro accessories I currently have and have been using successfully with the GoPro Hero 4 Session. I have been using the GoPro range since the Hero 2 so there has been fair bit of trial and error over the years but I think that I have narrowed things down to kit that works and is actually worth getting and for the Session it has been narrowed down even further.
Now to be fair there isn’t a great of GoPro issue gear that only works with the Session as its battery is fixed, it doesn’t need a case etc. Most accessories will work with the entire GoPro range.