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...

Music On the Water: Sneak Peak at a New Way to Take the Tunes Along

Gear Preview Fusion StereoActive
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Several weeks ago, Mullet Central got an email inviting us to take a first look at a new audio device that its makers said was destined to change the way we think about music when paddling. I admit, I was skeptical. But definitely intrigued. I sometimes...

The Quest for the Perfect Bag: Boreas Gear Erawan Pack

Gear Review Boreas Erawan
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The search for the perfect bag is a thing with me. It's a quixotic thing...like Don Quiote chasing after those windmills, I am always chasing after the better bag- the better bag for everyday carrying, for gear, for travel, and especially for travel with...

Gear Review: Deckbagz Retro Sup Deck Bag

Gear Review DeckBagz
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I am always looking for a better way to carry my stuff on my deck when I paddle.  I try to minimize the amount of accoutrements I take with me but there are those times when I find I need cargo capacity.  Maybe it's a...

Gear Review: Reflekt Unsinkable Polarized FLOATING Sunglasses

Reflekt sunglasses
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It's well-known that the bottoms of Falls and Jordan lakes, as well as many other aquatic substrates are littered with things that belong to me. And some things that don't, like a sup yoga 10-pound anchor I lost Sunday (sorry Outdoor School!) But, usually...

Gear Review: Geckobrands Waterproof Sports Series All Sport Backpack

Geckobrands Allsport Backpack
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So....were you at the Carolina Cup this year?  Did you do the Graveyard Race? On SUP? Well, let me just apologize to you now for making you wait for your turn to go through the shorebreak carnage.  I was the one outrigger who huli'd...

Paddle Monster is a week away, but you can get the Garmin watch face now

Paddle Monster Watch face
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In a week, a limited number of spots available for Paddle Monster's Online Training Community. The first ones who will get a crack at the spots will be the ones on the waiting list here: http://www.paddlemonster.com In the meantime, Stare into the face of training! We thought you...

100/100 Paddle Challenge Gear is here until Sunday

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GET YOUR 2016 100/100 Paddle Challenge gear until Sunday. We have bamboo long and short sleeve, hats, and stickers. https://distressedmullet.com/shop/ The sale goes until April 9th. It is a PRE-SALE. You can either get free shipping to your home. Or free pickup at the Carolina...

Gear Review: Expedition/Touring Dry Backpacks

Dry bags
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If you've never gone camping via your paddleboard, you're missing a real treat. If you like camping, that is. And maybe even if you don't. But touring and camping a la sup requires a little bit of a twist in thinking when it comes...

Gear Review: The Virtues of a Good Pint (Glass)

Pint Glasses
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Here at the Mullet, not only are we gear geeks, but we have an appreciation for elegant design as well.  If you’ve ever seen the Mullet himself walking around with his cool retro-looking Fuji X100T camera, you know what I mean.  We are definitely...

Reflekt Polarized Unsinkable Sunglasses with loss warranty

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One of the finds at Surf expo was an entire line of sunglasses that float from Reflekt. I reflected back on losing expensive glasses over the years. My Maui Jims. My Revos. There's a very stylish flounder enjoying about $400 in sunglasses somewhere in...

Sneak Peak at the Futures SUP Fins Redfish Race Fin

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The Redfish is one of Futures SUP fins new race fins for 2016. Jeramie Vaine walks us through the design and his go-to fin for racing in all conditions.

The AtlanticSUPerGirls review the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD

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Louanne Harris walks us through one of the most critical safety elements of their adventure from New York City to Key West: the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD Lifejacket. The reason Jules and Louanne chose the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD is because it has a ton of...

Supskin Dry Suit (or Starboard All Star Suit) vs. Xcel Dry-lock Wetsuit

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As many of you may have seen on social media, I recently received a care package from Supskin Elementary Waterwear (www.supskin.com). I’d been waiting for a package from Starboard bringing me their new All Star Suit, but it hadn’t arrived yet and Wolfgang Otfried...
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