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New watersports kit from Red Original

by Sarah Heron 28 Aug 12:00 BST
Red Original Luxury Changing Robes © Red Original

The incredible summer we have had has seen us getting on the water almost daily! We're lucky enough to live on the south coast and as well as sailing in dinghies and whizzing about on our RIB, our Stand-Up Paddle board has been a fantastic investment. It's perfect for the whole family, from our 6 year old up and even our dog has been known to take to the waves on it.

Red Paddle are one of the best inflatable SUP manufacturers around, and they have just launched a range of hard-wearing, practical accessories for life on the water. Here are a few of our highlights:

Chill out

Our particular favourite is Red Original's totally waterproof cool bag. Its first outing was for my husband's Thursday evening racing session at our local sailing club, where its rugged good looks were much admired! It's strong, light and incredibly well insulated, meaning not only do your beers stay cold but the padding keeps everything safe if you're thrown around in high winds. It kept about a dozen drinks ice-cold and when I finally remembered to unpack it 48 hours later, was still impressively chilly. Cool Bag £160

All wrapped up

After a day on the water when everyone's feeling cold and wet, we were almost fighting over Red Original's super-snuggly towelling Change Robe. Ideal for a quick change after sailing or paddle boarding, we found their Medium size fitted everyone comfortably and was a brilliant substitute for taking a towel and a change of clothes. Change Robe £45

Home and dry

Keeping your phone, keys and money safe is always challenging at sea, especially if you're paddle boarding or in a dinghy. Red Original's Dry Pouch is the answer. Heavily padded so it protects its cargo, it's totally watertight and has handy straps so you can attach it to your board or boat easily. Dry Pouch £65.

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