I love my wetsuit!

I got this suit for surfing in Oregon and river sup. As someone who lives in the mountains I have had great Patagonia gear over the years. Patagonia’s has a reputation of quality, environmental ethos and long lasting gear. The suit has a really good fit for me. It was a bit tight the first few days but now it is easier to get on and off. I really like the 4.5/3.5 combo. It gives you the extra warmth where you need it. All other suits I’ve had you could feel the cold water down your back not with this guy. This suit kept me toasty in the 56 degree water. I’d highly recommend this suit.  Be sure to check out https://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/ for all you wetsuit needs.  They carry all the top brands and have you covered!

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Fall SUP Gear Essentials

Photo: Cody Haskell

Photo: Cody Haskell

Its has been an amazing sup season and you don’t want it to end yet right?  All you need is few key pieces of gear to keep you paddling till ski season.  Living in the mountains offers lots of different weather and temperatures.  Here is a list of gear I am that I found to work the best from board to apparel and accessories.


Clothes- I love all the NRS gear.  The NRS HydroSkin is the ultimate immersible base layer. Stretchy, comfortable HydroSkin 0.5 neoprene material gives you just the right amount of warmth for cool days and cool water without feeling bulky or restrictive.  I am comfortable using these layers in the mornings when temps are in the 20′s and when I finish it is in the 60′s.


3.2 neprene keeps the feet comfortable.  On the extra cold days or water I add the hydroskin socks too.

3.2 neprene keeps the feet comfortable. On the extra cold days or water I add the hydroskin socks too.

My go to for shorts and layering is Mammut http://www.mammut.ch/   They simply make the best outdoor gear on the planet.


Glasses-Smith Dockside

The new Dockside is designed to optimize the ChromaPop true color experience plus polarized!  I’ve been rocking Smith shades forever and these are my favorite.  I love the nice full coverage and how no glare comes in the sides.


Board – Bic 14′ Tracer-Grand Master


The brand new 14′ Bic SUP Tracer has been conceived for Race and Touring.  This board is designed for top class glide and speed, but also top comfort and stability when the water gets rough.  Guaranteed great performance and easy handling in all kind of conditions.


Photo: Cody Haskell

Photo: Cody Haskell

BicSUP_BoardBag_12-6_HD_Detail_pagaieBoard Bag- The bags work great for when we are camping and keeping the boards from being frozen over in the morning.  Plus they protect your boards from minor dings and heat damage with the tailored board bags. Designed to perfectly fit boards, the bags are constructed using extremely durable and heat resistant PolyPro fabric, contain heavy duty zips, padded shoulder strap and are ideal for day trips and general board storage.

12116773Never go the water without your Chums https://www.chums.com/

See ya on the water!

Danny Walton

Sun Valley Paddleboard Co.