Accessory Reviews

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TKB REVIEW: Patagonia R2 Front-Zip Wetsuit

We've heard about the Patagonia wetsuits for quite some time and see a lot of them on the water in our area, so we were excited to receive a Patagonia R2 Front-Zip wetsuit to test for kitesurfing.
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TKB REVIEW: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Besides being amazingly lightweight and able to pack down into its own pocket for traveling or when hiking, I’ve found that the Patagonia Nano Puff is now my go-to jacket for a wide variety of conditions.
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TKB Review: Dynabar V7 Sliding Spreader Bar

The Dynabar V7 Sliding Spreader Bar is a very unique piece of gear to add to your harness. It replaces your standard spreader bar with one that slides from side to side.
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TKB Review: Lifeproof iPhone 4/4S Case

We recently received a few Lifeproof iPhone cases to try out at the TKB office. The Lifeproof case offers waterproof protection for your phone. It fits the iPhone 4 and 4S.
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TKB Review: Mystic Voltage 5/4 Wetsuit

We received a 2012 Mystic Voltage 5/4 wetsuit just in time for the start of an early spring season here on the Central Coast. The Voltage is a high-end semi-cold to cold water back-zip wetsuit from Mystic.
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TKB Review: X3 Kite Compression Bags

The X3 Kite Compression Kit includes three large vacuum bags and an adapter that allows you to use your kite pump to suck the air out of the bags to shrink your kites, making them easier to pack. The bags are made out of a heavier material than we've seen on consumer vacuum bags made for traveling and feature a large one-way valve.
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TKB Review: Heated Wetsuits Thermalution

Designed to keep you warm while you are on/under the water for 1.5 to 3 hours, the product consists of a traditional short sleeve lycra modified to accommodate Thermalution’s waterproof battery system with non-metallic Heating Wire Technology and temperature controller.
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TKB Review: Spex Amphibian Eyeware

My first impression after opening the box was that they looked kind of goofy as they look like a combination of sunglasses and goggles. Once I adjusted the headband to fit my extra large head I was blown away with the colors of the water. The Spex I tested came with polarized gray (smoke) lenses. The frame fit my face nicely and was very comfortable, but they might be too big for smaller faces and children.