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Whitewater Paddlers: Found a sale on G-Form knee and elbow protection

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Steep & Cheap is having a sale on G-Form Here's the men's body armor page with 20-40% off We do not get any affiliate $ for this. We just thought it was a good deal and know a lot of you need good safety gear. G-Form Pro-X...

New Gear: Hydro Holder: Great alternative to a water bottle cage

Hydro Holder: I chose a spot between where my chin rest would go and the vent plug and bottle cage fin box is.
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I finally had the chance to test out the Hydro Holder water and was thoroughly impressed. The simple system, touted as "The most secure and easiest way to attach a drinks bottle to any water going craft," lived up to all the claims on...

Where we print our hats, why and how you can get free shipping by using our link

Pukka Custom Hats
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Pukka That's right. Pukka. They make amazing hats and we've used them for Distressed Mullet and Paddle Monster to create some or our favorite all-time hats. Why do we use Pukka Headwear? Low minimums You can order 24 hats, divide it into two...

NK Sports Launches Version 2 of the OC Speed Coach

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I'm using this with my OC and it's amazing. It is so much more accurate than my Garmin, with a bright, readable screen. The original on-the-water OC performance monitor, the SpeedCoach OC 2, offers athletes accurate, high contrast information about speed, cadence and glide in...

Hobie Polarized from Surf Expo 2018

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We looked at one of the best polarized options for under $100 for paddling at Hobie Polarized during the 2018 Surf Expo in Orlando Florida.

John Kleintop interview at Pukka Custom Headwear, Shirts and Sweatshirts: 2018 Surf Expo

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Custom Hats By Pukka Pukka Headwear makes all our hats and we love the level of customization coupled with the low minimum orders (48) that can then be broken up into different styles in groups of 12. They also have shirts and sweatshirts and you...

Gear Overview: Knives for Paddling

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Knives for Paddling:  A good Idea I distinctly remember the first pocket knife my blade-obsessed father gave me.  It was a small pen knife, with a faux bone handle and a very small blade.  Much to my mother’s horror, he showed me how to open...

Gear Review: Sailcloth Bags from Sailbags Maui and Mafia Bags

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Repurposing Materials: Sailcloth and Sustainability One of my new favorite things is gear bags made of recycled, or rather repurposed sail cloth from a couple of our “sister sports” - windsurfing and kiteboarding.  Sails and kites can rip, and when they do, apparently, they are pretty...

Chatta-Hands: Protecting your Digits and Palms on Long Paddles

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If you paddle 15 miles or more in any given session, you'll likely feel it in your hands in one way or another. If you have paddled the 32-mile Chattajack race down the Tennessee River Gorge, then you know about the blisters you'l start...

Falling Back: You’re Gonna Need Some Light On the Subject

Paddling with Lights
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Paddling with Lights In just a few weeks, we will all do that one last thing that means Summer is truly over - well, most of us will -- we will turn the clocks back an hour and resume "Standard Time." Non-paddlers and folks who...

Gear Review: Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD

Low Profile Vaikobi PFD
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The Low Profile Vaikobi PFD Like the Mocke Racer PFD,  the Australian Vaikobi is a lower-volume,  inherently buoyant PFD that is gaining in popularity as paddlers look for more options to the waistbelt inflatable PFD. Like the Mocke, it is NOT US Coast Guard approved...

New Prone Source: Cynthia Aguilar Prone Paddleboard Accessories

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If you're looking for bottle cages, GPS Watch holders, bottles with hoses, Cynthia Aguilar, the same one who has paddled twice from Cuba to Key West, is now carrying them. Go to: https://www.cynthiaaguilar.com/accessories

Gear Review: Mocke Racer PFD

Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion
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Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion First of all right out of the gate I have to say that this PFD is NOT US Coast Guard approved.  It does, however carry a number of international certifications. Use at your own discretion. After this summer’s discussion...

Gear Review: Catalyst Waterproof, Shockproof Case for iPhone 7

Catalyst iPhone 7 Case
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Catalyst  iPhone 7 Case Several iterations of iPhones ago, I tried a Catalyst case and found it lacking. Bad sound quality was the overall problem.  But I have been impressed with Catalyst’s Apple Watch Case and so when the case for the iPhone 7 came...

Gear Review: Yakima SUPDawg Paddle Board Carrier

A Close Look at the Yakima SUPDawg
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A Close Look at the Yakima SUPDawg When Yakima came out with their new paddle board carrier last summer, I got excited.  I was hoping that this new, beefed up board carrier would be a viable alternative to Thule's SUP Taxi. We've all heard horror...

Gear Review: ENO Nomad Hammock Stand

ENO Nomad Hammock Stand
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ENO Nomad Hammock Stand Ah, summer.  To me, that means more beach time, maybe even some paddle camping trips. My fondest memories of recent summers include loading up a touring board and paddling to one of North Carolina's barrier islands for the weekend, or setting...

Gear Review: Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest

Adventure Racing Hydration For Paddle Sports
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Adventure Racing Hydration For Paddle Sports It's a well-known fact that I have a bag problem, and that I am always searching for that perfect messenger bag, carryon, and, it seems, hydration pack. I thought I had found it in the Osprey Rev series, but...

Spring Equinox Reminder: Check Your Racks and Straps!

Springtime car rack safety check
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Rejoice! Rejoice! All ye in Mullet Land (or at least the ones who live where Winter is a thing) for it is the first day of Spring! Hallelujah!!!!! Springtime car rack safety check As we begin to ramp up our trips to the lake, river, sounds and...

KumoBoard Kickstarter: Balance Board that won’t impale you

KumoBoard
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Good friends of ours Dan Smith and Jimmy Blakeney are kickstarting their really cool inflatable Balance Board Project called the KumoBoard. They've done a ton of work and it shows. We havne't tested it but it looks super promising. We know how many of you...

Have Yourself a Gear-y Little Christmas: The Inland Paddler’s Holiday Gift Guide

Photo credit: Halekulani
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Are you making your list, checking it twice? Looking to find something special for that paddler in your life who's been especially nice? Need to drop some big hints? Let us help!!! We've had the chance to take a look at a boat load of gear...

Izzi Gomez, 2-time SUP World Champion Launches Signature line of 3DFINS

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By signing with 3Dfins and releasing her signature “the Izzi’s” 5 fin set, Izzi Gomez becomes the first woman in Surf or SUP history to receive her own signature set of surf fins. The 16 year old champ said “Once I tried the dimple technology...

Restube turns to Kickstarter campaign to raise money for US Coast Guard-certification process and production ramp up

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Restube is working its way through the U.S. Coast Guard certification process. If approved, Restube will be the smallest approved life jacket on the market, at about 270 grams and the size of a dollar bill.   RESTUBE IS NOT A CURRENTLY APPROVED PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE...

ChattaTravel: Creature Comforts to Help Make it to Race Day

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Editor’s Note: This is part of a Distressed Mullet series on on Chattajack Prep.  I've had the good fortune to attend a lot of races this year and I have had some hits and misses when it comes to mastering the Art of Travel getting to...

Bewitched by the Rayvolt solar powered eBikes

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Pedal Paddle Pedal That's what's on my mind. After riding all the amazing boards at Starboard meeting, with our boards in hand, we looked to a wonderful surprise and it's a electric bike. Yes, we are stoked on the boards and can't wait to paddle.  But after...

Gear Review: Mocke Life Line Craft Leash

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At this year's ChuckTown Showdown, a fellow OC-1 racer  showed me his leash, the Mocke Life Line Craft Leash.  I was immediately intrigued. And being the gear geek I am ...I quickly purchased one. Here's why it's a great option if you paddle OC, or surfski...

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