It’s been 56 days and over 632 miles (about 1018 Kilometers) since I first left the placid shores of Kasado Bay near my apartment in Shunan, Yamaguchi; and ventured out into the breaking surf and strong currents of Japans Pacific coast. With me came a hand picked selection of expedition gear, each fulfilling a specific need during this kayaking odyssey. On this page, I will do my best to give you an insight into every piece of gear that accompanied me on this expedition; its strengths and weaknesses.
Before we begin, I would like to thank Kokatat, Kayalu, Countryman, Aquapac and Western Mountaineering for providing me with gear for the expedition. Also, you will see some companies here who were not previously mentioned as providing gear; however, their gear still provided a great service and because of that, I have taken the time to provide you with a run-down of the gear and my recommendations for use.
On a side note: My most sincere and humble appreciation goes out to all my fellow expedition kayakers and friends who, throughout this journey, have gone above and beyond to make sure I had one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Without all of you, this expedition would have only have been a fraction of what it was.