Gear Review: Virus International Bioceramic KL1 Active Recovery Pant

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Now is the time on Sprockets when we are doing lots of other things besides paddling.  It's the post-season, "Yay-training-is-over-I-really-need-a-break-I've-forgotten-how-much-I-love (Insert other forgotten sport here!)" time.  Take a quick peek at the 100 Paddle Challenge Facebook group and you'll hear about folks mountain biking,...

Summer Trends: Introducing the Jeado

Jeano
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Thanks to Peter Maguire for directing me to this Instinct article on the Jeado... "It is like eating a bag of chips in church. Everyone looks over at you with disgust, but deep down they want some too." lol Buy them here and no, we make...

Gear Review: Wetsox Split Toe Therms

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Oh Winter.  How I love you so.  Let me count the ways. Not. One of the worst things about winter paddling - cold weather paddling -  that is to say paddling when the water temperature drops below, oh, I don't know, 68- is neoprene.  Now, I...

Gear Review: HiHo SunTek Shirts

HiHo SunTek Shirts
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HiHo SunTek Shirts Sunblock clothes are easy to find these days...but it's rare when you find a good piece of technical kit suitable for all kinds of paddling scenarios. I was blessed with fair, Anglo-Irish skin and more often than not, nowadays I need a...

Gear Review: Surf-Fur WaterParka

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The last couple of weeks here in North Carolina have definitely been Autumnal. Leaves are changing, even falling, there’s a pleasant lack of humidity in the air, the nights have dipped into the 40’s. And most sadly, my local lake temp has dipped below...

Gear Review: Vaikobi V Ocean UV Paddle Pants

Vaikobi's New V Ocean Paddle Pants
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Vaikobi's New V Ocean Paddle Pants Normally, it stays warm enough in North Carolina to make it through most of Fall without having to pull on the tights. But this year, I needed a little extra help keeping my waterproofing bandages for my surf injury...

Gear Review: Smartwool for Ladies Only

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Okay guys - as in the gentlemen-  sorry but...you might want to sit this one out. This one is for the girls. Recently someone sent me a not-so-subtle hint to take a look at merino wool sports bras, and I have to admit, at first...

Gear Review: Virus International Keep Warm Coffee Charcoal Series

Virus base layers
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To say I love coffee is an understatement.  Not only do I love the taste and texture but I love the way it makes me feel - whether it is waking me up and getting and keeping me going, or warming me up. So, naturally,...

Art of the Paddle

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One thing that I think is pretty cool is seeing the different graphic designs that paddle-related businesses come up with. (Wow, that's a clunky sentence, but you know what I mean.) Of course, function is paramount, but it doesn't hurt to have something pretty...

Gear Review: Surf Fur SurfCheck Hoodie

Surf Fur's SurfCheck Hoodie
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Surf Fur's SurfCheck Hoodie Makes Winter Better It's already been a super cold winter here in North Carolina - Mullet Central. So cold I haven't been doing much surfing.  Something about uber-thick wetsuits with hoods is just not appealing  So I have not been using...

Awesome Nomadic SUP T-Shirt

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Just got an awesome Nomadic SUP tshirt from Cody White and our friends in Key West. They do Paddleboard Adventures, Explorations, and Tours of Key West and the Florida Keys. Most of all, they go everywhere and paddle. They explore. I think that's what I love...

All I want for Christmas is a Bluesmiths Hoodie

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A year ago I had never heard of Bluesmiths. Now I have to be one of their most devoted fans. At the Surf to Sound race in Wrightsville Beach last weekend I saw at least four other people wearing the Kanaha, which is their...

Gear Review: WetSox Gloves Gen II

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WetSox Gen II Gloves One Purpose Before we go any farther, let me be perfectly clear: these glove are NOT meant to add warmth to your paddling gloves.  If that’s what you are expecting, you will likely be disappointed.  WetSox socks and gloves have one...

Gear Review: Hey Dude Vigo Easy Life Work Boot – The Anti-UGG

Jay Manning and his Vigo boots
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I have never been an UGG person.  I have nothing against those boots from Australia. They have their purpose, just not on my feet.  Can’t explain it.  Just not my thing. Actually, I think I can explain it.  I love slippahs.  Flip-Flops.  Go-Aheads.  I love...

Gear Review: Season Five Basalt Hoodie

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In order to stay comfortable and safe during the winter paddle season, you have to be prepared for anything. And that means having a well-rounded arsenal of kit to handle whatever Mother Nature is going to throw out at you between Fall and Spring. Season...

Gear Review: Virus Aquatic Performance V2 Airprene Compression Tech Shorts

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I'm guessing the folks at Virus might have heard about my OC wardrobe malfunction of late. 'Cause not too long after that rather gripping experience, these shorts arrived in the mail for me to test. Where have they been all my paddling life?? Now, make no...

Gear Review: Bluesmiths Kanaha Hydrophobic Paddle Shirt

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Bluesmiths sent me (quite out of the blue, I might add), one of their Kanaha hydrophobic paddle shirts to try out. I am pictured wearing the Men's XL. My arm is sticking out because I am showing off the flat stiching on the seams....

Kit Review: Localish Digi Camo Band Leggings

Localish Leggings
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Localish Leggings Ah, Fall and Winter! Time to get the tights and other cold weather paddling gear out. But, if you live in a place where the temperatures are extremely changeable and you need something to get you through the in-between season, when it's not warm...

Mullets in the Wild

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Kathy Summers packs for Chattajack:   John Ahern gets a pick me up with a Mullet hat!   Brooke Widmer gets the board ready for a spin:   Paddling in wind is easier when you wear a Distressed Mullet shirt! (At least Julie Nicholls thinks so!) When you order a shirt...

Gear Review Redux: Another Look at a Classic – Bluesmiths Kanaha Shirt

Bluesmiths Kanaha
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Three years ago, Cousin Mullet extolled upon the Mullet Nation the virtues of the Kanaha long sleeved paddle shirt from Maui-based Bluesmiths. But, after spending nearly three weeks just about living in one, I am compelled to take another look at it.  In three...

Surf Expo Update: Paddle Board Gear and Photos

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You are a dog. You hate squirrels. You love tennis balls. You get your email by sniffing dog butts. Now throw that dog—you— into a tennis ball fight an a squirrel convention, held in the museum for dog butts. That's Surf Expo. It's not pretty, it's...

Kathy Summers demonstrates the SUPSKIN Diabolo Race Review

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Kathy Summers (paddlDC) demonstrates the ultra light, highly breathable dry suit, SUPSKIN Diabolo Race Review in a very cold 36 degree DC. I was waiting for her to take the plunge, but props for going in as deep as she did. The only thing I...

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...

Immersion Research double D dry suit

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Price550Immersion Research double D dry suit, large. 2012 model. Mango. Used one season, great shape. Retails for 940., selling for 550. CityAshevillePostal Code28803What is your [email protected] DescriptionIR Double D Drysuit, LG ...

Race T-Shirts: What People Love

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Featured image from Leslie Maclin We asked the 100/100ers to post pictures of their favorite race t-shirts and tell us why they love them. I'm not going to lie--if a race has a cool shirt design, it might sway me to go to said race. From...
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