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JetBoil Flash Cooking System Review

This system lights with the click of a button and in just over 2 minutes provides two cups of boiling water for cocoa, coffee, instant soup or a gourmet freeze-dried meal. The newly designed burner secures the igniter, protecting it from bumps along the road. Flash is designed to be one of the safest cooking solutions out there. The cooking cup clips onto the burner, preventing accidental spills, and the fuel canister tripod ensures overall stability. The insulating cosy has a color-changing heat indicator that signals when contents are hot. RRP: £69.95 More Info: www.jetboil.com Specifications Colour: Carbon Item Weight: 14 oz (400 […]

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Liquidlogic Stomper Whitewater Kayak Review

There can be no denying that the Stomper, the new boat from American company Liquidlogic, is a fast boat: before it even went into production a prototype was paddled to victory in the Teva Mountain Games over there in the states, which would have required it to hold a line well through some very big water, as well has having the precision to make the fastest lines. We couldn’t wait to give one a go and see what we thought for ourselves; and by the sound of it we weren’t the only ones: we lost count of how many people […]

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Peak UK Explorer One Piece Paddling DrySuit Review

Paddler Verdict The Explorer One piece certainly boasts some very nice features and styling. The build quality is top notch and it balances durability and robustness with comfort and performance. A paddling suit is a high ticket piece of kit and we want to see the attention to detail and well thought out design married to quality manufacturing and performance and comfort and we’re very pleased to report that the Explorer One Piece delivers on all fronts. Simply put this is an excellent suit! RRP: £599 More info: www.peakuk.com Features X4 mid-heavy weight nylon with 25m waterproofing Unique patented design […]

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Reed Chillcheater Aquatic Pro Sea Kayaking & Touring Buoyancy Aid Review

The Reed Chillcheater Aquatic Pro is a truly excellent sea kayaking and touring paddling buoyancy aid. Before adding any equipment it is clean, low profile, non-inhibitive and extremely functional; perfect for general canoe or kayak touring use, even including easy whitewater (up to grade 2 is highest recommended by Reed Chillcheater). For pushier sea kayaking trips it has all of the safety features and utility you need, too. There is as much storage as is possible without undermining the low-profile design. We don’t feel that the Aquatic Pro is missing a single detail, and all the detail it has is […]

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Pyranha Nano Compact Whitewater River Running Kayak Review

The Nano is a short river running boat with a playful nature. Influences from the Shiva, Jed and Burn make for a super manoeuvrable, compact boat with creek potential. It has the ability to run harder lines as well as open up play spots on your favourite river. Aspiring paddlers will enjoy taking the Nano down their local run, eddy hopping and pushing the technical aspects of the river. The Nano is stable and easy to roll to inspire confidence and hull allows plenty of play opportunities. More advanced paddlers might like to take it on steeper, more demanding rivers that […]

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Pyranha Kayaks Shiva Whitewater ‘Creek’ Kayak Review

The Shiva has a rounded hull, soft stern chines, a high bow rocker and loads of volume in the bow and stern. These features give you softer landings on big drops, rear driving force when you want it, awesome boofability and resurfacing capability. The rounded and high deck, with a high centre of volume, counters a low centre of gravity for easy rollability. If you are running big drops and pushing harder lines the Shiva is the one you want. RRP: £949 More info: www.pyranha.com Specifications Small Length: 219cm Width: 61cm, Volume: 147L Weight: 21kg Paddler Weight Range: 40-70kg Medium […]

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Pyranha Kayaks Loki Whitewater Kayak Review

The Loki is designed to revive the classic moves that we learned when we played the river the first time. If you want smoothly linked cartwheels, a smile on every eddyline and enjoy serious vertical time then this is the boat for you. The Loki is loose and fast on the river and ocean waves. Vertical moves are more controlled and impressive than in a short boat. The Loki is a great downriver play boat, its extra length means more speed, making eddies and must make ferry glides easier and more controlled. RRP: £849 More info: www.pyranha.com Specifications Small Length: […]

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Big Dog Force Whitewater River Running Kayak Review

Semi-Displacement or Semi-Planing, call it what you will but the Force will speak for itself on the river. The Force is a “Full-On” river runner with a semi-displacement hull, excellent volume distribution, raised rails, rigid deck pillar and plenty of rocker. The Force can charge, boof, flare, carve, slide and re-surface with the best of them. In fact, the only limiting factor to the Force’s performance is the paddler sitting inside! Fast, safe and responsive, the Force is everything you’ll need from a ‘proper’ River Runner. “While the volume distribution and rocker profile of the Big Dog Force whitewater kayak […]