THE RIGHT STUFF
Inflatable boards and bags.
ADVENTURE PADDLEBOARDING INFLATABLE SUP Ideal for travellers with limited storage, this 10’2" SUP board – along with hand-pump, removable fin and repair patch – packs into a bag with an all-in weight of 9.5kg. It employs single-layer construction to decrease weight, while retaining ample width and surface area through the mid-zone to ensure stability and ease of paddling.
FISHING FOR ATTENTION
BLACKFOOT ANGLER XL This 3.9-m fishing kayak is perfect for two paddlers or one angler with plenty of room for gear. Made from commercial-grade, smooth-skin Duratex, it offers great tracking and glide, and is even stable enough to stand up in. Front and rear spray guards keep paddlers dry, and a handful of tie-downs provide stowage for dry bags and gear.
SLEEP ON A CLOUD
TNH OUTDOORS DUAL CHAMBER SLEEPING PAD Bumps and uneven surfaces will go unnoticed with this self-inflating sleeping pad. Inflation starts once it’s unrolled and the plastic valve is twisted open. Add a few extra puffs of air to guarantee it’s optimally plump. The pad is made of high-density polyethylene rather than environmentally damaging PVC.
BCA FLOAT 42 AVALANCHE AIRBAG This 150L airbag promises pro-level head and neck trauma protection, creating buoyancy in even the biggest slides. The pack has ample space for winter backcountry tools, first-aid kit, glacier equipment and supplies necessary for a multi-day trip. All straps are hydration-compatible and the airbag system is removable.
FLOATS YOUR BOAT
KOKOPELLI NIRVANA PACKRAFT The 2018 version of this lightweight, enclosed whitewater kayak with spray deck and skirt is now equipped with integrated storage options and upgraded military valves. Weighing 4.4kg, this 2.3-m boat uses a 28-cm tube for stability, nylon D-rings for gear tie-downs and extra four D-rings on the inner tube for optional thigh straps.
GO WITH THE BLOW
JP EXPLORAIR This inflatable windsurf board boasts the width and volume for a stable ride for beginners, while the centre fin promises directional stability and increased lift for heading upwind. The large planning area helps push advanced riders onto a plane early and easily, and all will find the reinforced sidewalls lend a surprising amount of rigidity.