Palm Kayak Paddle Float

Palm Kayak Paddle Float

The Paddle float rescue is one of the first self-rescues that many kayakers learn. The paddle float rescue or re-entry, uses an inflatable bag on the end of your paddle to act as an outrigger. This bag helps stabilize the kayak as the paddler gets back in to the kayak. The paddle float itself is a simple and is easily safety item. They can be stored under the bungee-corded to the sea kayaks deck. They are fast and easy to get in place and inflate in a few blows. The Palm Paddle Float…continue reading →
Yak Sumit Kayak Cag

Yak Sumit Kayak Cag

Cags help to create a protective layer between you and the outside world helping keep you dry, trap heat and reduce wind chill, the happier on the water you are the longer you will paddle! Kayaking tops are known by a variety of names Cags, Dry Tops and spray jackets etc. There loads of well established brands offering a huge range of styles and designs specifically for the type of paddling you do, white water, day paddles, muilt-day trips etc. Kayaking cags tend to be shorter in the body than a normal jacket…continue reading →
Perception Expression 15 with EXP Backband

Perception Expression 15 with EXP Backband

My first Sea Kayaks........ Perception got this one spot on! I'm no expert or seasoned kayaker but to me the Expression 15 is a sporty, fast & fun touring style kayak. The kayak feels responsive yet still manages to retain a solid friendly feel. The Expression 15 feels very stable and not tippy, even my girlfriend who had never been in a kayak found it stable and instilled confidence. I purchased the Expression 15 which is the larger of the two Expressions, the 14 being the other. The Expression 15 gives bigger paddlers…continue reading →
Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3mm Women’s Back Zip Wetsuit 2020 – Dark Blue

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3mm Women’s Back Zip Wetsuit 2020 – Dark Blue

Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/3mm Women's Back Zip Wetsuit 2020 - Dark Blue When my girlfriend was looking for a new wetsuit, we knew she felt the cold, so she tends to wear a winter level suit all year round in UK waters. We took a drive down to the Wetsuit Centre in Bournemouth, knowing that these guys have hundreds of suits in stock, we were sure to find something or so we through. Wetsuits, wetsuits every where but not a single one that fitted very well. After an hour this was our…continue reading →
MK3 Odeo Flare™ LED FLARE

MK3 Odeo Flare™ LED FLARE

I have always been enthusiast about safety in all aspects of my life, especially in my outdoor hobbies and sports. I don't want safety to get in the way or stop me from doing things. I want innovative safety equipment that can be used as a when required, but not get in the way when not in use. When on the water Sea Kayaking or Paddleboarding, that equipment must take up as less place as possible, must be waterproof and preferably float.  Above all, I want equipment that just works and it must…continue reading →
Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – On The Water Review – Part 2

Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – On The Water Review – Part 2

Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak in The Solent. We loaded up the Fatyaks on Sunday and headed to the coast. Destination was Lepe beach in Hampshire, over looking The Solent and Isle of White. The weather was sunny, the water was supprisingly warm but the great british weather had to throw in some wind to the mix. Transportation of kayaks is always an issue. The size and shape of them always makes it a challenge. Below you can see in the photo our transport, to the left a LandRover Defender 110 with a…continue reading →
Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – Dry Land Review – Part 1

Fatyak™ Adventure S Mahee Kayak – Dry Land Review – Part 1

The Man Outdoors has recently added a new kayak to our outdoor gear, in the form of the Fatyak Adventure S Mahee. Fatyak have been kind enough to supply it for the summer to allow us to explore the UK's stunning coastline and inland water ways. It’s a perfect all rounder and it’s great to have a tandom so that mates can come along or there is loads of room for overnight camping gear, or daytime picnic it items. It has loads of great features and is a really awesome kayak. Here are…continue reading →
Surfing in Snowdonia

Surfing in Snowdonia

Wales is well known for the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks, with walking, hiking, mountain biking, climbing and so much more to do. Now however there is a very different way to enjoy Snowdonia National Park, thanks to a brand new inland surf facility at www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk. Surf Snowdonia is the world's first ever publicly accessible surfing lagoon. The facility just opened on the edge of the Carneddau range in Snowdonia, Wales. Surf Snowdonia uses the very latest underwater technology to deliver the longest man-made surfable waves in the world, giving riders 2…continue reading →
Adventures in my first kayak

Adventures in my first kayak

Growing up as a kid I did some kayaking in a number of locations, from the Beacon Becons in Wales, to the Lake District, but this was back when I was 12 years old. Then in a previous job with the Ministry of Defence I had the pleasure of doing some further kayaking and canoeing in verious places across the UK from rivers, canals to lakes. About a month ago I came across the Kayak pictured here, A Perception Dancer, now no longer build, however it was an extremely well used popular model…continue reading →