Author: Tez

Pyranha Fusion SOT kayak

Pyranha Fusion SOT kayak review Upon first glance, from a side on viewing position. The Pyranha Fusion SOT looks like a standard sit in, closed cockpit kayak. Yet gaze on unobstructed and the boat’s sit on top credentials are plain for all to see. What you get here is a performance orientated hull that the brand suggest can be taken from proper white water river runs, to flat water cruising and back to surf environments. First Impressions Out of the box and the Fusion SOT is certainly quality. Top drawer fixtures and fittings in the proper places and attention...

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Kayaking in the wind and how to make the best of it

We’ve all been there: seen an epic forecast, perfect for kayaking, turned up at the beach and it’s…blowin’ dogs off chains. Hardly ideal paddling weather. Yet with windows of opportunity small for many the question is to paddle or not? Our answer: PADDLE! Obviously. There are ways to make kayaking in the wind less painful though. Hug the shoreline Depending on the direction of breeze there may be more shelter closer of the shore. If the wind is puffing parallel to the coast then maybe not as it could accelerate. In 75% of cases, however, you should get an...

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GoPro Session & Hero Black comparison

It’s no secret here at Sitons we’re huge aficionados of GoPro action cams. Hit up any of our equipment reviews and chances are there’ll be images snapped using one. For us, and many other sites conducting sit on top kit reviews, they’re an essential tool in the absence of ‘proper’ photographers shooting from land/water. For the majority of Sitons’ existence it’s been the standard Hero (in various guises) model that’s served the purpose well. Recently, however, we laid hands on the brand’s cubed Session. Here’s how the two stack up against one another. First looks Both the Session and...

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Fatyak Samos 10’ x 33” rotomoulded stand up paddle board review

Being a long-time collaborator brand of Sitons, and a company not to simply stick to staples, Fatyak have surprised us over the years with their various product offerings. From their Hono bodyboard to the Kaddy carry all Somerset based Fatyak have always promoted a broad list of toys. It therefore comes as no surprise that Fatyak recently introduced the Samos stand up paddle board to audiences. Now before everyone groans and calls the fact a SUP isn’t a sit on top, which we appreciate, we couldn’t not have a nose and see what’s what. Not least the fact the...

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North Coast Wetsuits leggings and thermal rashvest review

It hasn’t been the driest of weeks this last few in the UK. Although warm (ish) there’s been off kilter weather (pessimists would say typical) summery conditions that requires ample protection if going afloat for paddling antics. Even when sizzling temps hit being on the brine can still envelope kayakers in a chill – after all, this UK isn’t the tropics. So in almost all cases some degree of protection against the elements will be needed. We’ve used North Coast Westuits product in the past and appreciate the performance of each design. It was therefore welcome to lay hands...

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