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SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

Dry Robe have almost become so synonymous with the beach poncho; it's a little like when Hoover became the word for a Vacuum Cleaner. They have a range of options available, all of them wind and waterproof. As water sports enthusiasts, we use ponchos for getting changed in car parks, especially in winter and the Dry Robe does that job…

SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic 7'11 2017
RRD C.O.T.A.N. Classic

C.O.T.A.N. stands for Cut Off Nose And Tail, and what we have here is a modern breed of SUP that does away with the traditional surf shape in favour of a stubby nose and tail with parallel rails. The parallel rails are the key to these modern designs, as the rails don’t have to taper to a traditional nose area…

2017
SUP Reviews - Jimmy Lewis Hanalei 10'0 2017
SUP Reviews - Jimmy Lewis Hanalei 10'0 2017
Jimmy Lewis Hanalei

Some boards you just want to look at, and the Hanalei is one of those. I think for me it was the fact it felt well proportioned, at 130 litres spread over the 10-foot length and 28-inch width the volume seems relatively well distributed throughout the board, and to the untrained eye, it could look more like a scaled up…

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SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
SUP Reviews - dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve 2020
dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

Dry Robe have almost become so synonymous with the beach poncho; it's a little like when Hoover became the word for a Vacuum Cleaner. They have a range of options available, all of them wind and waterproof. As water sports enthusiasts, we use ponchos for getting changed in car parks, especially in winter and the Dry Robe does that job…

SUP Reviews - RRD Razzle Paddle R 90 2017
SUP Reviews - RRD Razzle Paddle R 90 2017
RRD Razzle Paddle R 90

Paddle technology has come a long way in recent years, and the difference between a high-end paddle like the Razzle from RRD and an entry level one has never been starker. This is the very top end of the range from RRD, and the paddle is packed with technology and clever tweaks aimed at making paddling easier, more efficient and…

SUP Reviews - R2B App Safety Alert App 2017
SUP Reviews - R2B App Safety Alert App 2017
R2B App Safety Alert App

This looks like such a great piece of software. I'm sure many of you paddle, run, surf or cycle on your own, only to be told by wiser, more sensible folk (usually parents or partners) that you really should text or call when you're back safely, or worse, never do it alone! The designer Stephen O'Connor runs a SUP school…

SUP Reviews - Body Glove Dynamo Rapid 2017
SUP Reviews - Body Glove Dynamo Rapid 2017
Body Glove Dynamo Rapid

A household name for many years in the watersports world, Body Glove have a range of water-specific footwear that are ideal for SUP. The Dynamo Rapid comes in a men’s model as well as the women’s version we’ve tested here. The Dynamo Rapid is something of a hybrid shoe in comparison to some of the others in the range, with…

SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible 7'7 2017
SUP Reviews - F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible 7'7 2017
F-One SUP Papenoo Pro Convertible

This board is bang on trend as to where SUP surfing is going for a lot of people. Parallel rails are really the thing of the moment, and this board is straight out of that way of thinking. Lots of brands are now making short, wide nose and wide tailed boards like this. However, what caught my eye about the…

2017
SUP Reviews - Sunova Style 9'6 2017
SUP Reviews - Sunova Style 9'6 2017
Sunova Style

This board has a super interesting shape. For me, it was reminiscent of a Donald Takayama style performance nose rider longboard. It has a huge squared off spoon like nose with loads of bottom shape, straight parallel rails with lovely rounded tops into a sharper edge, going down to super pinched-in, performance looking pintail. In terms of finish, it looks…

2017