The Overboard 20L Classic Waterproof Backpack is a dry bag based rucksack, designed primarily for water sports and outdoor activities. Overboard have been making dry bags for some time now, and the rest of the outdoor sport industry seems to have caugh…

Helly Hansen have taken their proven H2Flow technology and made great use of it in the performance Ægir H2Flow Jacket & Salopette. The lightweight combo are well fitted to avoid snagging and enable them to be worn under a waterproof shell without b…

Having sea kayaked for 6 years and tried out various methods for keeping dry during the cooler seasons, I finally bit the bullet and decided to invest in a full drysuit. Two piece drysuits are fine if you’re with other paddlers and can get assured resc…

At first glance, the Helly Hansen Hydropower 4 shoes look like I remember my football boots looking when I was at school.  All black and long, with a perforated leather look top. This is entirely planned as many of the current footwear fashion trends f…

Helly Hansen’s mid range salopettes, the Skagen 2,  are designed with coastal sailing in mind and are of a lighter weight than their ocean range but are still hardwearing and more than enough for most coastal sailors. The Skagen 2’s use Helly Hansen’s…

Helly Hansen JR Drysuit 2017

James Gosson is a 10 year old up and coming Optimist dinghy sailor that has been shaking up the Welsh Championships in 2017 Helly Hansen kindly gave him a HH JR Drysuit to try out.  Here’s his first review… Having only worn wet suits, I was really look…

Greenland NUKA Paddle

Until recently, there seemed to be an established ‘them and us’ attitude between kayakers that used Euro style paddles, that’s to say, paddles with large, oval paddle blades, and Greenland paddles, with long slender blades modelled on traditional Green…

Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket

The Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket is part of their top end ‘Odin’ series aimed at professionals and serious users.  The latest fabric technology and design features can be found in this range and the Odin Flow is no different.  It’s a mulitsp…

Chatham Bounce Deck Shoe - Tan - 2017

The Bounce deck shoe is part of Chatham’s new Sole Spring range which uses tri-density 3mm memory foam for maximum comfort.  Which sounds great but how do they feel? The first thing to notice is the weight.  They’re light, very light.  T…

Helly Hansen Crew Jacket Black

The Helly Hansen Crew Jacket is a great multi-purpose jacket.  A solid performer for when the weather turns a bit chilly.  Its 2-ply construction with DWR treatment ensures it stays waterproof and windproof whilst remaining breathable. The jacket is hi…