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Product Review

Shred Ready Helmet Fitting

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Fitting a Shred Ready helmet is a simple process. 1) Orient the foam shims to your desired comfort.2) Fit the helmet down onto your head and make sure you feel 360 degrees of contact and coverage.3) Twist the boa adjustment reel to create the appropriate amount of tension on the back of the head4) Adjust […]

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Astral Footwear – Grippy, Breathable, Balanced

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Astral Footwear began when whitewater kayakers from North Carolina needed the highest performing shoe – one so highly regarded that it was considered to be essential safety gear to go with Astral’s renowned life vests. Steep, rocky trails lead to creeks and rivers, leading Astral to the realization of light, fast, trail-hiking shoes with confidence-inspiring […]

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Astral Hemp Loyak

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Based on Astral’s best selling Loyak, this performance/casual Loyak features a Hemp-Canvas upper – soft, flexible and low profile. The G® Rubber outsole is high-friction and non-marking for confidence wherever you walk. This shoe is perfect for the coffee shop, walking around town, adventure travel or anywhere you want to be comfortable.

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Astral Rassler 2.0 Wet Wading Shoe

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The Rassler 2.0 is an exceptionally grippy and rugged, yet lightweight wet-wading boot that dries fast and drains quick. The sole is non-marking, durable and designed for high friction grip on wet and dry rocks alike.. Mid-Cut upper provides extra protection and support. The very best choice for anglers who like to wade, boat and […]

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Shred Ready Zeta Helmet

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The ZETA combines the style and swagger of iconic sports figures with high-tech energy management foams on a user-friendly platform. The name Zeta heralds from a confluence of several dynamic elements; the infamous rapid of the Futaleufu River, the symbol for the damping ratio of a material, and the seventh letter of the Greek Alphabet…not […]

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Astral Footwear Interview with Alex Carr, Owner at TOPS for Shoes

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Immersion Research MicroWave Handwarmer Pogies

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The MicroWave Handwarmer Pogies from Immersion Research are a well-thought-out design for those looking to keep their hands comfortable and warm while paddling during a cold weather or cold water season.  How is the user experience of the Immersion Research MicroWave Handwarmer Pogies (MSRP $40)?  Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any […]

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Chris Gragtmans shares knowledge on IR’s 2015 Arch Rival Drysuit

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Chris Gragtmans talks about IR’s 2015 Arch Rival Drysuit.  He’s been using the Arch Rival for the last year and was able to provide a quick rundown of its benefits.

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Astral Porter

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The Porter from Astral is a comfortable outdoor sneaker for those looking for a balance of durability and breathability, as well as traditional boat shoe aesthetics.  How is the user experience of the Astral Porter (MSRP $85)?  Well first things first, I have general criteria that any outdoor footwear must have.   Kyle’s Outdoor Footwear […]

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Accent Premier Edge Touring Paddle

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The Premier Edge from Accent is a powerful, high performance touring paddle for those high angle paddlers looking to optimize their paddle strokes.  How is the user experience of the Accent Premier Edge touring paddle (MSRP $275)?  Well, first things first, I have general criteria that any touring paddle must have. Kyle’s Touring Paddle Criteria […]

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