I've been using VE paddles for around 3 years now and other competitors such as Werner, Select, Lettmann or AT seem inferior. I think VE have nailed the weight to surface area of the blades which allow you to transfer so much power into each stroke, making these paddles perfect for all disciplines of whitewater kayaking. I've never had any issues with durability either and would easily trust VE in any grade of whitewater. One of my favourite things about VE paddles is the fact that they are custom built to any feather, length or hand you could wish for(there's even a chart to tell you which size would be best for you depending on your height and discipline of paddling!) Also, there is an option to convert the paddles into either 2 or 4 way splits if need be. This is great if you're trying to space save for trips abroad or just as an emergency pair! Combinations of Carbon blades/shaft or Glass blades/shaft are available if you don't want to splash out on full carbon blades or want something a bit more durable.
Absolutely amazing hydration pack. I've been looking for one for a while, and I picked this up about a month ago. Great quality for the value and also holds up to 3 litres of water, so lasts for most hikes. Very simple design with one very large compartment, and also very lightweight so you can barely feel it on. I recommend giving it a try!
These shoes are incredibly comfortable. For trail running you're always wondering about the stability over roots and tripping over rocks. These Brooks trail shoes have the perfect combination of flexibility and stability for any conditions. I've taken these shoes to Garibaldi Lake and Joffre Lakes BC, and looking forward to hiking Kauai in Hawaii for 10 days at the end of August in these!
Put the 913D2 driver and 3 wood in the bag last year. I've never driven the golf ball with more confidence. great for changing setting to draw or fade to compensate for any swing flaws but I've been trying to hit it straight with the neutral setting. makes the most satisfying crack of an impact sound.
I swim like a washing machine off balance. Needing all the help I can get, my 2XU wetsuit helps get through longer swims such as the Melbourne Ironman. It has torn 2ce though at the bottom end of the zip.