Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Winter Paddling - Keeping it Dry

Last week I received my 2014 samples from Overboard Accessories and now I am excited to get on the water and use them.  Our tentative plans to head south this winter and check out the Black Canyon on the Colorado River should get more formalized!

Multipacks - 2 pack (20L)/3 pack (3L, 6L & 8L)
Overboard's new Ultra-Light line up of backpacks, drytubes and duffel bags look great and won't weigh you down at all.

The addition of the new Multipacks will make organization easy and one thing I will be using them for is keeping clean and dirty clothes separated on a trip.













I'd by lying if I didn't have a couple of favourites already...the Ultra-Light Waterproof Duffel (50L) is a "go to" item for me simply because it has the wide-mouth opening, this makes getting at your gear easy.  Like all of our bags, it floats (always a bonus), has a quick access wet/dry pocket and it comes with with a removable shoulder strap too. It's made from tough TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) fabric.

Ultra-Light Waterproof Duffel (50L)

Ultra-Light Waterproof Backpack (50L)

























Then there is the Ultra-Light Waterproof Backpack (50L) and this is the piece to have if you've got a paddling trip with any portages or hiking options.  It's got a full harness with a sternum strap and a hip belt.  A side mesh pocket for a water bottle or other quick access items, a place to lash walking poles, a wet/dry pocket and more.



Sticking with the backpack theme, Overboard has also thought of those that don't need volume but still want the ease of a backpack and the waterproof feature.  The Pro-Sports Waterproof Backpack line up comes in two sizes:  20L and the 30L.  These sizes are perfect for the weekend warrior, the student, the cyclist, the SUP paddler and many more.  It's comfortable to wear, lightweight and is full-featured.

Pro-Sports Waterproof Backpack (20L shown)

Last but certainly not least is the staple of drybags - the drytube.  The Ultra-Light Drytube bag is 30L and like all the other Overboard drytubes comes with a removable shoulder strap, making this bag very versatile.

Ultra-Light Drytube bag (30L)

I hope you will consider adding Overboard Accessories to your go-to gear list.  If you are a dealer and the new Ultra-Light offerings are of interest to you - call or email me today.  Our preseason deadline was last week but together we might be able to get some late preseason orders in.

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin