On our travels we make a lot of friends and depend on a bunch of suppliers, there all great and that’s why we’re sharing our friends

Boats & Gear we Use
Dagger Europe, makers of great white water kayaks, of which our MD Simon Westgarth has had a hand in testing.
Pyranha, another great producer of great white water kayaks, which Gene17 always has a range of their current designs.
Palm Equipment, Europe’s leading gear manufacturer, developing great products of which our MD is again part of their testing and development. We always have test gear from Palm on the trips.
Sweet Protection, makers of iconic helmets for paddling, skiing and now biking. We of course all use them and have test helmets on the trips for our paddlers.
Werner Paddles, the global paddle brand, used by most paddlers, because they are great, reliable and wonderful to use. Gene17 has a full line up of Werner Paddles on the trips for paddlers to use.
Zet Kayaks, a small kayaking company from the Czech Republic, who brought us the fast Raptor, which our Jakub Sedivy loves to paddle.
Watershed Bags, are the de facto dry bag for anyone wish to keep their gear dry, especially if it’s a good camera. How else do you think we get those great images, from a camera stored in a Watershed Bag.
Outdoor Gear we Use
Patagonia, an iconic outdoor brand, with great values and products.
AlpKit, a small UK direct to market manufacturer of some cool equipment.
Kayaking Shops we Recommend
AS Watersports, Devon’s finest, a great UK shop based close to Dartmoor, home to Gene17’s Autumn & Winter courses.
Alpin Action, our neighbour in Trnovo, Slovenia, location of our logistics base.
Strie Strømmer, our partners in Sjoa, Norway at the Sjoa River Festival and Sjoa Kayak Camp. The perfect spot if you’ve lost any of your gear, or forget something en route to Norway.
South Coast Canoes, a relatively new shop in Dorset, owned by friends from Devon and supporters of the Gene17 Adventure Paddlers Weekend.
White Water, the Canoe Centre, always a stop en route to and from Europe, a great shop on the edge of London.
With so many shops out there we know and use, if we’ve missed you, Contact Us
Places we Recommend
River Dart Country Park, our home from home, venue for two of our events, the Adventure Paddler’s Weekend and the River’s Source. A good range of accommodation, good food and a bar at the take out, Devonshire quality.
il Gatto e la Volpe, paradise island on the Sesia, great great food, perfect atmosphere and wonderful times, also home to the Valsesia River Festival.
Hisa Franko, amazing food in a Slovenian tradition, a wonderful setting too, right in the middle of the Julian Alps.
When in North Devon we like to stay at the Thatch Pub, in Croyde, with its excellent food and great beers to enjoy, and a great north coast surf break is but a moment away.
People we really like
Watermark Experiences is run by Gene17kayaking’s Deb Pinniger & Matt Tidy, a community interest company that focuses on youth development programmes with whitewater kayaking.
Campbell Coaching a specialist mountain bike tour operator based in Bovec, Slovenia offering great bike tours and guiding on fantastic single track in Slovenia and beyond.
MTB Galaxy offer mountain bike skills coaching, MTB Courses and mountain bike instruction and guiding, and biking with them is great too.
We Are Hungry’s Alone on the River documentary from November 2012. Where Gene17’s Jakub Sedivy joined an international team to paddle the very remote Langu Kola river.

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