When a footwear giant makes a move into the watersports world you have to take note. La Sportiva's outdoor and mountaineering footwear is highly regarded and our staff massively excited to test their take on the perfect water boot. In choosing the new TX Canyon you're guaranteed a high quality, feature packed addition to your kit bag.
Our staff are such an important aspect of the shop and we think their ability to offer quality advice is unrivalled in our industry. Here we asked Joe to tell you a little about his sports, where it all started and his favourite kit.
The world of canoes allows for creativity and absolute customisation. While this is fantastic, our staff understand it can also be overwhelming and thus wanted to run through the most common bespoke options when deciding on the specification of your new Silverbirch Canoe. Whether you choose Firefly or Broadland the decision around seats, lacing, freeboard height and other factors can have a material impact on function and overall enjoyment, as well as aesthetics!
With the arrival of winter comes a new challenge for paddle boarders, what to wear when temperatures drop? In this post we cover the most common choices as well as their potential pros and cons. After reading this we hope you are better informed to make your decision and thus paddle on even the coldest days in comfort. We've also included some handy winter paddling tips!
With many new starters to the world of paddle boarding we're here to offer helpful advice and information on what is best to wear. In this blog we discuss the merits of different clothing combinations, detailing general concepts rather than specific products that you will then be able to apply to any brand.
A short selection of Christmas gift ideas for Scuba Divers from the staff at Robin Hood Watersports. Our advice should enable you to purchase the perfect gift at a price to suit your budget.
A short selection of Christmas gift ideas for open water swimmers from the staff at Robin Hood Watersports. Our advice should enable you to purchase the perfect gift at a price to suit your budget.
A short selection of Christmas gift ideas for stand up paddle boarders from the staff at Robin Hood Watersports. Our advice should enable you to purchase the perfect gift at a price to suit your budget.
Tootega kayaks is a small company based in Attleborough, Norfolk. We have known the owners, Steve & James, for many years and their passion for quality products and growing paddlesport participation is unrivalled. Our staff have been lucky to visit their factory and have always been blown away by their attention to detail, coming away with a desire to support both Tootega and UK manufacturing more generally. Prior to the formation of the brand, Steve and James designed and manufactured at many popular kayak brands and have taken the positives from each. It is therefore unsurprising that models like Kinetic, Pulse and Prophecy have become industry leaders. Tootega were the first brand to introduce a lifetime warranty on their products, just one example of how they are striving for perfection. Read on to find out more about their range and which kayak is correct for your circumstances and aspirations.
Touring kayaks are gaining popularity, and for good reason. Models like the P&H Virgo, Venture Islay and Dagger Stratos are extremely versatile, offering a great balance of on the water efficiency and simple transport and storage. They’re lots of fun and offer excellent progression potential! In this blog we aim to answer the question which paddle is best for these kayaks?