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#1 - Sweet Protection Strutter Helmet

The Sweet Protection Strutter Whitewater Helmet is a great choice for river running and play boating. This helmet's shape provides maximum comfort, while still providing excellent protection from both rocks and the sun. With a wide range of color options, you can look good and feel good while crushing rapids!

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#2 - NRS Ninja PFD

This feature-packed Type III PFD contains many of the same ingredients as the NRS Zen Type V PFD, but in a lower profile with a compelling price! The ultimate combination of style and safety, the Ninja has 16.5 pounds of flotation in three small panels. This allows for plenty of freedom to move without feeling too bulky.

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#3 - Astral Men's + Women's PFD Sandal

If you are looking for an adventure shoe that not only holds up to the roughest of rides, but provides maximum comfort then look no further! The Astral PFD Sandal brings the comfort and function found on Astral's PFD straps to a practical sandal design that can tackle any water adventure or side-hike. The three different color options allow for excellent color coordination, because at the end of the day looking good is all that matters right?

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#4 - NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag

With 40L, 60L, and 90L size options this bag can hold almost any amount of gear you could need for your adventures. It will endure years of abuse, including, but not limited to: rough tosses into pickup beds, gentle handling from airport personnel, and being filled with your roommate's raunchy gear. If you are looking for last-minute gift ideas, this should be at the top of your list!

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#5 - Salamander Rapid Fire Throw Bag

This throwbag is worn comfortably around the waist with an independent rope bag that easily and quickly releases from its pouch, making it simple to throw without the bulk of the belt system getting in the way. This new system is more compact and stays closer to your body with minimal bounce or movement while being worn around the waist. It also now has the D-ring on each side (depending on how you like to release the buckle), so you can attach your SUP leash as well to avoid wearing two belts!

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