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: Vaikobi V Ocean UV Paddle Pants

Vaikobi's New V Ocean Paddle Pants
Vaikobi's New V Ocean Paddle Pants Normally, it stays warm enough in North Carolina to make it through most of Fall without having to pull on the tights. But this year, I needed a little extra help keeping my waterproofing bandages for my surf injury...

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: Surf-Fur WaterParka

The last couple of weeks here in North Carolina have definitely been Autumnal. Leaves are changing, even falling, there’s a pleasant lack of humidity in the air, the nights have dipped into the 40’s. And most sadly, my local lake temp has dipped below...

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: 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: Virus International Keep Warm Coffee Charcoal Series

Virus base layers
To say I love coffee is an understatement.  Not only do I love the taste and texture but I love the way it makes me feel - whether it is waking me up and getting and keeping me going, or warming me up. So, naturally,...

Gear Review: WetSox Gloves Gen II

WetSox Gen II Gloves One Purpose Before we go any farther, let me be perfectly clear: these glove are NOT meant to add warmth to your paddling gloves.  If that’s what you are expecting, you will likely be disappointed.  WetSox socks and gloves have one...

Surf Expo Update: Paddle Board Gear and Photos

You are a dog. You hate squirrels. You love tennis balls. You get your email by sniffing dog butts. Now throw that dog—you— into a tennis ball fight an a squirrel convention, held in the museum for dog butts. That's Surf Expo. It's not pretty, it's...

Kathy Summers demonstrates the SUPSKIN Diabolo Race Review

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Kathy Summers (paddlDC) demonstrates the ultra light, highly breathable dry suit, SUPSKIN Diabolo Race Review in a very cold 36 degree DC. I was waiting for her to take the plunge, but props for going in as deep as she did. The only thing I...

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