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NFPA Rescue Throw Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Will save a life if USED CORRECTLY. (Practice.) I used this bag in Swift Water Rescue training. Works well and is easy enough to throw. Keep in mind it has plenty of rope and requires a bit of strength to throw the full distance. I only managed to throw it the full 75 feet two or three times in a day practicing with it. It's easy to coil, but it's still 75 feet of rope. Use a partner to help speed things up when coiling the rope. I really liked that the victim's end of the rope has a flotation device… Full review

DryLander Rawhide Sprayskirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An extremely durable, mid-line spray-skirt. Rubberized deck sheds water exceptionally well with an extremely dry and tight fit around the cockpit. Full review

Boaters Gloves

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great blister and sun protection, but the palms "pill" quickly. I like these fingerless gloves a lot, but I'm not sure I will buy another pair when these wear out. They do keep my hands from getting blistered, and the fingerless design allows for good digital dexterity. However, I don't like that the material on the palms is white—after one use they looked pretty grubby, and the suede was "pilling" (like a sweater).  On hot days, it is nice to wear these because you can dip your hands in the… Full review

HydroSkin Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Very comfortable paddling pants, silky-smooth, with no annoying seams. I love my Hydroskin pants! They wick moisture from the body and dry quickly. I have worn them both in early spring (when the ocean is VERY cold) and throughout the summer, and have noticed that they adapt quite adeptly to a variety of conditions. I also really like the wide waistband and that they ride a little higher (but not TOO high—not "mom-jeans" high) so they don't ride up when I'm sitting or climbing around on island… Full review

HydroSilk Shirt L/S

rated 4 of 5 stars Form and function combine to make a great rash guard/paddling top—plus it looks cute! Silky-soft material with no bothersome seams. The Hydrosilk shirt is very fitted, but not in an unflattering way. It is longish in the torso, which is nice. I wear mine on many of my paddling outings and have never been bothered by seams chafing, despite hours of repetitive movement!  I have noticed that it is great at wicking sweat away from the skin, but it doesn't dry very quickly when it's wet from elsewear… Full review

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