Tag Archives: Gumotex Solar

Drop-stitch Gumotex Thaya IK

The Gumotex Thaya is set to replace the 4.1-m Solar 3, but with some added width and a drop-stitch (d/s) floor, like some Sea Eagles, Advanced Elements and Aqua Glides. Drop-stitch fabric tech has moved on enough to make the complicated … Continue reading

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Loch & Sea: kayaking to Achnahaird

My grand plans to try out my new packframe on a trek from Loch Maree back to the Summers got radically downsized to a day out from Inverpolly. Down at Boat Bay (left) we pumped up the IKs and set … Continue reading

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Gumotex Solar 300

Gumotex Solar 300 improvements See also this (ww video) and this Gumotex Solar 300/Solar 1 We bought a Solar 300 in 2006, mainly for the v-light and short g-friend. Weight is 11kg (25lbs), length is just over 3 metres (10 feet) and width is 71cm (28″). It’s not self-bailing like … Continue reading

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Urban Packrafting: Kebab Death Weir Tunnel

See also: Wandle: An Urban Packrafting Nightmare The other day a friend relatively new to yaking invited me and a mate to paddle a river near her home. The Colne runs between the edge of Greater London and the M25 … Continue reading

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