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We’ve never been keen on 6am – un­til we spied the early morn­ing-named ‘0 Six Hun­dred’ kayak. The brain­child of Aus­tralian in­dus­trial de­signer An­drew Simp­son and busi­ness part­ner Ben Cooper, this su­perlightweight (10kg) ves­sel is the per­fect au­tum­nal pro­ject – a chance to im­press mates (and your­self) by build­ing some­thing, and then us­ing it to foat while work­ing those arms and chest. De­liv­ered as a kit com­pris­ing a frame of 42 9mm-thick marine ply­wood pieces, the kayak’s beauty, and practicality, comes with the in­no­va­tive skin – translu­cent car­bon fi­bre. Not only does this de­liver strength (with­out weight), it di­rects the al­lur­ing, his­tor­i­cal vibe and look akin to Inuit boats. Though, ab­so­lutely no seals were harmed in pro­duc­tion. From $2000; os­ix­hun­

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