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Overboard 20L Classic Waterproof Backpack review

Blue Sheets
February 2, 2019
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 caught up and are all now offering a roll-top rucksack, making the best use […]

Helly Hansen AEgir H2Flow Jacket & Salopettes Review

Blue Sheets
October 11, 2018
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 becoming too bulky. They can also be worn on their own on cooler, […]

Typhoon PS330 Xtreme Drysuit review

Blue Sheets
July 9, 2018
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 rescue quickly if you happen to capsize but, for me, […]

Helly Hansen Hydropower 4 Shoes Review

Blue Sheets
April 7, 2018
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 follow this look but, paired with white soles, update it enough […]

Helly Hansen Skagen 2 Pant review

Blue Sheets
January 31, 2018
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 Tech® performance fabric which is waterproof, windproof and breathable yet still […]

Helly Hansen JR Drysuit review

October 26, 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 looking forward to trying a drysuit out and […]
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Gearlab NUKA paddle review

October 2, 2017
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 Greenland Inuit wooden paddles. However, recently, more and more paddlers have been checking out the benefits of […]

Helly Hansen Odin Flow Jacket review

September 6, 2017
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 mulitsport softshell jacket that aims to provide flexible insulation and ventilation along with […]

REVIEW – Chatham Bounce Deck Shoe

August 16, 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.  They’re also very comfortable. The lack of weight makes for less rubbing and movement […]

REVIEW – Helly Hansen Crew Jacket

July 20, 2017
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 hip length and has the usual draw cord toggles at the hem which enable you to […]