PA D D L E T O G E T H E R
We donate 1% of our profit on all whitewater PFD sales to freerivers.org, an international campaign which supports the activities of local action groups such as the Balkan Rivers Tour, Wildwasser erhalten Tirol and Save the Conwy.
Paddle Pickup brought together seventeen women for an adventure with a purpose. They crossed England from coast to coast, picked up 3,200 pieces of plastic and hopefully encouraged more people join their mission to make a difference.
42°43'10.5"N 19°22'2.2"E Morača River, Montenegro – Andraž Krpič on the Balkan Rivers Tour eight day descent of the Morača, from source to sea. One of one of the last free-ﬂowing large rivers of Europe, there are four dams planned along its length. – photo Andraž Fijavž Bačovnik
54°33'54.1"N 1°17'20.6"W Erin Bastian and Bex Band lead the Paddle Pickup from Brtistol Channel to Thames Estuary. Visit paddlepickup.com to ﬁnd out how to take part this year.
LIKE A PEA IN A POD
– photo Sam Seeley
GEAR FOR ADVENTURES
For over thirty years we have set the standard for safety and performance. With innovative designs like 3D wrap around foam in buoyancy aids; jackets and suits tailored for paddling; or the O-ring seal on our spraydecks. Working with other brands like Vibram for soles in our footwear, Fidlock magnetic clasps on our throwlines and Polyigene odour control in our thermals – collaborations that give our products the edge when you paddle hard day in, day out.
Simple lightweight gear to protect your from the elements – top to toe essentials to make sure that time spent on the water is comfortable and fun. Like our family of buoyancy aids which are easy to fit and surpass ISO safety standards. And well thought out paddle jackets with taped seams and cuff seals that will keep the water out. Our neoprene wetsuits, boots and gloves are made from the best quality CR rubber to keep your whole tribe out on the water for longer.
G E A R F O R W H I T E W AT E R
FREE FLOWING PA D D L E T O G E T H E R
Shuck Wearing the Shuck helmet feels natural, fitted and secure. There are three sizes, four colours, and a full-cut and half-cut version to choose from.
51°23'56.7"N 2°07'27.0"W River Avon, Somerset, England – exploring our local waterways. – photo Joe Rea-Dickins
www.palmequipmenteurope.com/whitewater – for the full range of Palm whitewater gear
Drift Livery 2-piece
www.palmequipmenteurope.com/recreation – for the full range of Palm recreation gear
We support BC's new Stronger Together campaign, which is at heart a plan to build a strong paddling community. This means investment in canoe trails, mass participation events, and cutting the red tape to make it easier to volunteer.
Designed using biometric data from nearly 4,000 people, for an anatomic shape and adjustment for a satisfying fit.
An injection moulded ABS shell with EPP foam inside exceeds the standards for whitewater helmets.
Removable and washable, the comfort liner inside the Shuck helps you to customise your fit.
for the complete range of Palm gear – www.palmequipmenteurope.com
R O C K A N D W AT E R
MORE BOARD TIME
“... Three hundred kilometres later, we’d sumitted two new mountain peaks, climbed three new multi-pitch routes and a visited the Greenland ice cap ... It was the ultimate in low impact self sufficient travel”
Urban paddle parks are helping kids to get hooked on paddling, starting a lifetime of advenutre. We developed the Rocket kids' gear with help from young paddlers at the Kids Academy at Cardiff International White Water.
It's March, the sky is overcast and the water is cold ... No matter what the weather, we make gear that makes every trip more comfortable – extending your SUP season and keeping you safe – so you can enjoy #moreboardtime.
– Olly Sanders
51°29'52.9"N 0°41'23.6"W Bray Lake, Maidenhead, England – Sarah Sims from SUP Fitness Devon at the Red Paddle Tour 2017. – photo Globalshots
GEAR FOR KIDS GEAR FOR TOURING Peyt
We have a long history working with expedition paddlers, developing gear you can live in – on and off the water. Buoyancy aids with ample storage so you can carry hydration packs or safety kit. Dry suits, trousers and jackets made from proven XP fabrics, which can handle being used day after day. CORDURA® material for our dry bags, which are durable yet lightweight. And refining gear like gloves, hats, and socks which will keep your spirits up when it starts to get cold.
The days of young paddlers having oversized, hand me down gear are over! We make cool kit for young rippers like our dry jackets with specially shaped seals, which are drier for smaller wrists. Our kids’ buoyancy aids adjust for growing room, but stay securely in place and above all pass ISO safety standards. We used computer aided design to shape our kids paddle blades, so younger muscles don’t get too tired, and perhaps most important of all ... it's not going to cost you the earth.
R O C K A N D W AT E R Rocket jacket + pants 73°18'40.6"N 55°59'43.5"W Upernavik, Greenland – Olly cooling oﬀ at seventy-three degrees north. On his seventh expedition to Greenland to seek out untouched mountaineering.
GEAR FOR SUP We’ve used some neat technology in our gear; like watertight glued and blindstitched seams in neoprene wear, Thermofibre and titanium liners, and ultra stretchy NeoFlex rubber material. When the weather turns you can throw on one of our waterproof and windproof paddle jacket and for safety choose from our range of foam filled buoyancy aids, or try our neat stow-away inflatable model.
– photo Roger Chandler 51°26'53.6"N 3°10'58"W
www.palmequipmenteurope.com/touring – for the full range of Palm touring gear
Cardiﬀ Bay, Wales – Ben and Brogan at the CIWW Kids’ Academy, where kids have all the gear at hand and enthusiastic instrsuctors to make every trip to the 'Diﬀ fun.
Quick Release Belt
– photo Peter Wood
www.palmequipmenteurope.com/kids – for the full range of Palm kids' gear
www.palmequipmenteurope.com/SUP – for the full range of Palm paddleboarding gear
MORE BOARD TIME
Published on Mar 14, 2018