2017 Summer Product Spotlight

Getting the right gear is a small price to pay for priceless moments. Discover your daydream in style with the season’s latest innovations. Skye Rainey, Lake Tahoe, California. Photo: Lorenzo Menendez

Summer In Style: The SUP And Accessory Spotlight

This is a sponsored gear review from our Summer issue, available here and on newsstands now.

 

NRS

Escape SUP
www.nrs.com
$1,295.00

The 12'6" NRS Escape SUP gives you the best of three worlds. Paddle out for a fast morning workout, unwind with an afternoon tour, or load up supplies for a weekend adventure. It's both stable and efficient, with enough carrying capacity for you and your gear, whether you're going out for an after-work rip or an epic expedition. Axis Technology™ adds rigidity without weight, double-layer rails shrug off rocky landings, and our SUP Travel Pack makes storage and transport easy. The Escape is ready to take you where inspiration leads.

 

Hobie

ATRv3 series
hobie.com
10'4": $1299
11'2": $1399

Classic and approachable, the ATRv3 series is one of the best all-around recreational boards. In its third generation, this series showcases versatility, form, and function. Novice or expert, child or adult, the ATRv3 provides an unforgettable experience for everyone. Features include: BCX4 molded construction, Hobie Handle, 2-Way V Venting System, Leash plus, 3/4 length EVA pad and a Tie-down point.

Pau Hana Surf Supply

12'0" Endurance
pauhanasurfco.com
$1599.95

The Pau Hana Endurance is a rugged touring board built for off the grid adventures. The hull of the board is protected with Ricochet so that it can withstand contact with rocks, logs, or any other hard objects that may come across its path. The board glides smoothly and is easy to paddle even when fully loaded with 90 lbs of equipment. Strategically placed Seamounts add to the utility of the board for securely holding down gear in the front or the rear of the board. The deck pad provides a comfortable sleeping platform and is designed to accommodate a bivy sack when pulled on to the land.

I DO SUP

Downriver Tank
www.idosup.com
$40.00

I DO SUP uses superior fabric to create apparel for active lifestyle consumers. We apply smart design thinking solutions that allow for a unique blend of function and style. I DO SUP strives to be a socially responsible business that sets a standard for improving our way of life. This sporty tank, made from our Recycled Stretch Jersey fabric, features a slim fit and fun cut-out detail on the back to show off your favorite sports bra or bathing suit. Several color-blocked and solid options are available online.

Paddle Hound

Men's and Ladies LS Performance Shirts
www.paddlehound.com
$42.00

Colors: Water Blue (shown), Arctic Blue, Sea Foam, White
and Citrus
Sizes: XS (Ladies Only), S, M, L, XL, 2XL

The Paddle Hound Performance moisture wicking long sleeve shirt is a highly engineered garment providing superior sun protection and performance technology. Featuring UPF +50 solar protection, all Paddle Hound Performance long sleeve shirts are powered by PURE-tech™ moisture wicking technology, offering comfort and performance wherever you are. Our logos are heat sublimated into each performance shirt. End result: your logo will not crack, peel or fade.

 

HAMMERHEAD

Boarding Products
Hammerhead Paddle Skateboards
www.hammerheadboardingproducts.com
$289 (for board and paddle combo)

The biggest sale ever on Hammerhead! $289 (regular $398). High performance paddle skate board invented and fine tuned by a long time stand up paddle surfer. Hammerhead's unique patented nose design, wide multi-ply wood deck with front and back wheel openings, real SUP deck padding and our adjustable real SUP reinforced carbon fiber Hammerhead Land Paddle gives you a high performance, super comfortable and realistic stand up paddle experience. Perfect for guys and gals of all ages.

 

MTI Adventurewear

SUP Leash Release Belt
www.mtiadventurewear.com
$24.95

For standup whitewater or any time you want a clean-release to be able to quickly and safely detach from your board. It is designed to be attached to your PFD so that the pull-toggle is near your hand for quick operation. Intended only for a paddle board leash or tow-line (not for swiftwater swim rescue) the belt is designed to be compatible with the MTI Vibe but will work with many PFDs that have belt loops.

BLDG Active

Spray and Hydrogel
bldgactive.com
$25-$30

Skin repair for the modern athlete. The active ingredient in the Active Repair Hydrogel and Spray is Hypochlorous (HOCL). (HOCL) is naturally produced by the white blood cells as a way to kill bacteria, reduce inflammation and help the body heal. The Active Repair Spray & Hydrogel are the first topical solutions available to athletes with the ability to kill complex bacteria while being 100% non-toxic, antibiotic free, and non-sensitizing (no sting). Aside from being a healthier alternative to toxic cleansers and topical antibiotics, it is also simply just more effective.

Geckobrands

Waterproof Float Phone Dry Bag
geckobrands.com
$21.99

Floats on surface and can be submerged
Designed for light or more extreme water activities such as kayaking, rafting, jet ski or standup paddling
Talk, text and take pictures with device inside
Fits nearly all phones – up to 7"h x 3.5"w x .5"d
Available in 4 colors

Waterproof Phone Tote
geckobrands.com
$24.99

Store your small valuables and fits nearly all phones
Talk, email and control Bluetooth devices
Ideal for rain and nearly all outdoor activities such as kayaking, rafting, jet ski or standup paddling
Includes shoulder strap and waist loop
8"h x 5"w x 2.5"d when closed
Available in 5 colors

Waterproof Lightweight Backpack
geckobrands.com
$29.99

Great for rain and light water activities such as boating and beach
9" x 8" water-resistant exterior pocket, 8" x 7" interior zip pocket
Padded shoulder straps
30L capacity: 18"h x 13"w x 5"d when closed
Available in 7 colors

Waterproof Dry Bag Cooler
geckobrands.com
$39.99

Great for standup paddling, kayaking, boating, sport events and more
Insulated to keep ice cold for 12+ hours (varies based on conditions and use)
Durable tarpaulin material
2 adjustable straps to carry over a shoulder or to use as a backpack
19.5"h x 11"diameter when closed

 

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