Palm Equipment. Keeping us safe. Keeping us dry. Connecting Dave to his raft. What don’t they do?
So this is how we started. Everybody flew out from the UK with their gear packed happily into these rugged Palm Rivertrek drybags (multiple sizes). You could drop them from higher than Felix Baumgartner and they’d land on their feet. You can wear them like a rucksack or carry with side handles. Strap them to the deck of your paddleboard and let the river wash right over the top, no problem. You could exfoliate with them. Ok, that’s taking it too far, but do you get it now? They’re brilliant.
Dave was mulling over exactly how he could tow his raft down the Missouri when a very wise man suggested a Palm River Towline. A comfortable belt with quick-release system in case the line got snagged, a short stretch of bungee to limit ‘tug’ and 3 metres of line ensured Dave could swim and pull his raft at the same time. When he was snacking he pulled up onto the raft (either as above or even sitting for a bigger meal) and kicked as he went.
Dave’s team stayed right beside him throughout the journey, with Palm Rivertrek bags strapped to the front and rear of their Lakeshore River Rover paddleboards. A comforting sight at the best of times.
The Swim1000 paddling team always had their Palm PFDs on or within reach.