Magazine article Geographical

Gear X in Association with Expedition Hit Ltd. (News)

Magazine article Geographical

Gear X in Association with Expedition Hit Ltd. (News)

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Disabled adventurer Glenn Shaw recently returned from a successful kayaking expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. He used a variety of equipment, both in the kayak and on the mainland and islands that he visited.

Knoydart Ocean Cagoul

Before I tried on the Ocean cag I had to make up the watertight wrist seals. These went together very easily and never let in a hint of water. The neck seal was not only watertight but also very comfortable, even when worn for hours on end. When I got too hot, I'd release the seal and un-zip the front of the cag to let cool air in. The cagoule has an adjustable hood. This is fine but I would have preferred even more adjustment. Nevertheless, it's a great-fitting garment made from a durable fabric that showed no signs of wear either from paddling or dragging myself over boats and rocks.

Paramo Aspira Jacket

I used this jacket on the deck of my support ship, the Polar Pioneer, and in a Zodiac inflatable. The material is waterproof and very flexible, and the jacket is a smock-style, with no zippers or poppers to let in the wind or snow. There are several strategically placed vents to let cool air in and body heat out if you find yourself becoming hot. …

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