Safety and rescue gear from Up and Under Watersports
Safety and Rescue Products
£197.83 (inc Vat)
M35 Handheld VHF
The buoyant IC-M35 is the latest in Icom's line-up of rugged marine handheld transceivers and comes with a great new feature that all boat users will love - Clear Audio Boost!
£189.18 (inc Vat)
The Ocean Signal Rescueme PLB1 is a small compact personal locator beacon. It is ideal for people who seek adventure and adrenaline rushes in remote areas. This Rescueme PLB comes with a 7 year battery life and...
£150.73 (inc Vat)
M25 Handheld VHF
£145.86 (inc Vat)
M23 Handheld VHF
The Icom M23 is one of the smallest and also the lightest handheld marine VHF radios that is available and if thats not enough it is also buoyant so that in the case of an emergency it will not sink if you do d...
£85.80 (inc Vat)
The Ocean Signal EDF1 electronic distress flare features a full 360 degree display that is also visible up to 7 miles away. Being powered by a Lithium primary battery this will run for a good 6 hours, its desig...
£80.12 (inc Vat)
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Sea Guide Towline
The Whetman Sea Guide towline is a kayak tow line system that has been designed with one thought... it’s easy to use! This sea kayak towline has a twin towing system, the main towline is 14m long and the second...
£79.02 (inc Vat)
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The HF Throw Tow is a combination piece of sea kayaking safety equipment. This was designed to work as a sea kayaking towline, while also doubling up as a safety throw line. When used as a towline it is easily ...
£69.12 (inc Vat)
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The ultimate deck mounted towline system. Stainless steel fittings, 15m of 8mm line with a heavy duty shock absorbing system. Mounts neatly on the back deck of your kayak when fitted.
£47.62 (inc Vat)
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A 15m towline that is ideal for sea kayaking. It can mount either ont he waist or on the kayak deck. Internally there is a 15m length of rope, the rope attaches to the kayak being towed via a marine grade stain...
£46.52 (inc Vat)
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Sea-Light w/20" Pole & 241 Mount
The Scotty sea-light is a great piece of kayaking safety gear. This highly visible safety light will offer 8 hours of light on two AA batteries. A simple twist mechanism turns the light on and off. The light al...
£43.90 (inc Vat)
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20m x 10mm in HFs unique bucket style bag.
£43.38 (inc Vat)
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A ‘bank rescue’ throw bag using the clean line principle. Highly adaptable incorporating an easy to handle floating rope. Using a detachable floating rope.
After careful selection and endless hours on river banks, we have come up with a comprehensive range of rescue kit. There are throwlines ranging from 7 to 25m, pulleys, saws, cowstails and towlines to deal quickly and efficiently with most circumstances. Rescue knives can be found in their own section.
Palm, HF Equipment and Nookie all provide us with throwbags.
The starting range of throwbags that are suitable for bank to swimmer use begins with the 7m Nookie flip line. For use where you need a greater length of rope we recommend the Mini Throwbag (15m) or Personal Throwbag (20m) from Nookie, or a Palm React 12m or React 18m.
The HF Weasel (18m) is a handy ball sized bag with thin rope, while the Compact Alpine has a wide neck with handles to make repacking much easier. Using it in conjunction with the HF Swifty Belt makes it readily available for that urgent moment.
For throwbags that will be submitted to greater levels of use, maybe hauling a boat from a swollen river we suggest that you should look at the Palm Alpine (20m). Paddlers who are travelling to foriegn destinations where the rivers are faster and wider should contemplate the Palm 25m Canyon.
We've got a choice of utility belts from HF Equipment and Palm. The HF Swifty Belt offers an easy solution for a throwbag that can be worn on the waist. While the Palm Zambezi also offers the same, it additionly offers a built in towline.
Our range of towlines is supplied by Palm, Nookie, Peak UK and Valley. The Nookie Waist Towline is ideal for flat river paddling, while Palm offer two options for use on rivers, the Palm 3m React Towline is a basic entry level line that is ideal for flat water, with the Palm 3m River Pro being more suited towards white water paddling as it has a stronger karabiner. The Palm range is then completed by their 10m Ocean Pro Towline with a 10m length of floating line that makes it ideal for Sea Kayaking. Peak UK give 2 offerings in the towing department - the 5m River (cheap for its lenght) and the 15m Sea (deck or waist mount). Valley also provide several towlines for sea kayaking and they come in either waist mounted or a deck mounted style.
Bits and Pieces
There are several useful pieces of gear in the rescue & safety gear section that are worth a mention. Palm produce a chest harness that is ideal to go with the Symbiant W/W Buoyancy Aid, also we have a tubular safety tape, white water karabiners, and cow tails. For Sea and Touring we also supply a range of Scotty paddling lights which are well worth a look as they offer a good degree of safety for paddling at night, with other lighting options being those from Navisafe, or Petzl Headlamps in the Outdoor Portal.
Don't forget, the most important pieces of safety gear you can have are a good quality, well fitted Helmet and a Buoyancy Aid.