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Footwear Review: Bedrock Carin Pro Minimalist Sandal

Bedrock Minimal Sandals - Perfect in and out of the water
Bedrock Minimal Sandals - Perfect in and out of the water In my sup classes, I am often asked what you should wear on your feet while you sup. I absolutely, positively prefer to go barefoot because of board feel (ie a better connection with...

Gear Review: HiHo SunTek Shirts

HiHo SunTek Shirts
HiHo SunTek Shirts Sunblock clothes are easy to find these days...but it's rare when you find a good piece of technical kit suitable for all kinds of paddling scenarios. I was blessed with fair, Anglo-Irish skin and more often than not, nowadays I need a...

Gear Review: Hyperflex AMP shorts, Neoprene Shorts for the In-Between Season

Hyperflex AMP shorts
Hyperflex AMP shorts Sometimes, I think that I can will the weather to be warm and springlike if I just simply refuse to believe it's cold. Maybe I will wear flip flops all day - the sun's out.  My feet will be warm. (Even if they...

Drysuit Comparison: Starboard All Star SUP Suit v. Ocean Rodeo Heat

Cold Weather Options
Dress for the Water: A Comparison of Cold Weather Options The days are starting to get longer, and here in the South we've had some extremely unseasonably warm weather lately, but the water is still cold. My flatwater paddling venues still are well below the...

Gear Review: Smartwool for Ladies Only

Okay guys - as in the gentlemen-  sorry but...you might want to sit this one out. This one is for the girls. Recently someone sent me a not-so-subtle hint to take a look at merino wool sports bras, and I have to admit, at first...

Gear Review: NRS HydroSkin Paddling Gloves

It is 25 degrees here today in Virginia Beach but with the wind chill it is about 13 so I think today is a great day to stay inside, have a good cup of coffee, and talk about cold weather paddling.  In past winters...

Have Yourself a Gear-y Little Christmas: The Inland Paddler’s Holiday Gift Guide

Photo credit: Halekulani
Are you making your list, checking it twice? Looking to find something special for that paddler in your life who's been especially nice? Need to drop some big hints? Let us help!!! We've had the chance to take a look at a boat load of gear...

Gear Review: Wetsox Split Toe Therms

Oh Winter.  How I love you so.  Let me count the ways. Not. One of the worst things about winter paddling - cold weather paddling -  that is to say paddling when the water temperature drops below, oh, I don't know, 68- is neoprene.  Now, I...

Gear Review: Virus International Bioceramic KL1 Active Recovery Pant

Now is the time on Sprockets when we are doing lots of other things besides paddling.  It's the post-season, "Yay-training-is-over-I-really-need-a-break-I've-forgotten-how-much-I-love (Insert other forgotten sport here!)" time.  Take a quick peek at the 100 Paddle Challenge Facebook group and you'll hear about folks mountain biking,...

Gear Review: Season Five Basalt Hoodie

In order to stay comfortable and safe during the winter paddle season, you have to be prepared for anything. And that means having a well-rounded arsenal of kit to handle whatever Mother Nature is going to throw out at you between Fall and Spring. Season...

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