New Products July 2004

A new kayak, dry suit, PFD, and clothes to chase the bugs away are among the highlights of July’s New Products from Canoe & Kayak Magazine.



See What’s Below
New from RTM, the Tango Kayak Vision has a patented view port that allows the paddler to see into the water. The Kayak Vision is recessed to protect from scratching. $659. www.rotomod.com.



Dry Times
The new-generation NRS Extreme is made of rugged, waterproof, breathable TriTon 420-denier tricot. It’s a full-featured dry suit, with a heavy-duty waterproof zipper, latex gaskets, and reinforced Cordura seat, elbows, and knees. $450. (800) 635-5202;
www.nrsweb.com.






Float Time

The Tempo 200 from Astral Buoyancy comes with their Z-drag strap system which allows you to adjust the fit and placement of the vest to ride on your waistline or securely beneath your ribs. A swing-out zippered pocket carries what you need. $138. (828) 255-2638; www.astralbuoyancy.com.



Bugs, Be Gone
Ex Officio’s new Buzz Off line of casual-style technical apparel protects from mosquitoes, ticks, and other nasties, as well as providing UPF 30+ sun protection for men, women, and children. C & K editor Ross Prather says they work! Shown here, men’s Buzz Off check shirt, $69, and Buzz Off pant, $74. (800) 644-7303; www.exofficio.com.



Stay Steady
Spring Creek’s new HydroDynamic Floats are designed to virtually eliminate drag. They attach to the universal receiver to provide a steady base for fishing or for a motor mount. Floats, receiver, $258. (800) 937-8881; www.canoegear.com.



Get the Shot
Epic Camera Housings are waterproof and float, to enable you to keep shooting video while you’re paddling. They’re compatible with more than 430 models of video cameras. $269. (877) 929-EPIC; www.epiccam.com.



Strolling Out
Rugged Shark’s Reef Shark shoe for women has a tough sole to protect feet from rocks and coral, and a neoprene upper to keep sand out and let water drain. $35. (877) 874-2757; www.ruggedshark.com.



Toss It Here

Seattle Sports’ Splitshot Throw Bag features a mesh panel for quick drainage, and the Whistleloc buckle is a high-decibel attention-getter. It has a 50-foot floating polypropylene rope. $30. (800) 632-6163; www.seattlesportsco.com.

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