Four more sleeps 'til we get the brand new Tiderace Pace 17 Tour, the most anticipated expedition kayak since the revolutionary Rockpool Taran, onto the water.
The Tiderace guys have just sent us some pics from the first paddle, designer Aled Williams taking the boat for a spin in his home waters off Anglesey.
Why are we so excited about this design? We think the Pace 17 will broaden the appeal of the fast touring kayak, with a more rockered hull shape that promises a far more sympathetic ride, good gear carrying capacity, rough water handling and speed (and therefore expedition range).
We will have stock on Monday, and look forward to getting the boat out into as much mess & bother as we can find, whilst also encouraging others to try it & see if it's going to be the breakthrough expedition kayak design we expect it to be.