Whetman Equipment

Steve Whetman, founder of Whetman Equipment with a name like that had to get immersed in watersports!!


He has been paddling for over 30 years and gets on the water every week. Adventure kayaker, sponsored by various major paddlesports manufacturers for umpteen years, noted for extreme whitewater solo descents. In Latin America became an experienced raft guide & jungle guide, knotched up many real life threatening river rescues, managed an adventure company.


Worked in paddlesport manufacturing for 15 years. Steve is a qualified Rescue 3 International Swiftwater Rescue Instructor & an accomplished off road motorcycle racer. His paddling these days is mostly at a variety of tide races around the UK & Brittany & on the rivers of Dartmoor.


Steve has recently won the "Coolest gear of the show 2018" at Paddle Expo this year.


Sea Bean

Code: SEABEAN

£75.00

Sea Bean Towline Designed to be super compact, simple to use, mega strong yet easy to repack ​ How small can a sea kayak towline be and still work? Well the answer is about the size of a large Cornish pasty or Croissant or Empanada or Calzone!
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Kong Mini D

Code: KMD

£7.00

Small lightweight snap gate caribiner with a snag free keylock gate. A very useful & versatile caribiner for sea kayak applications.
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Argon Carabiner

Code: AC

£10.50

Climbing snap gate carabiner with a snag free keylock gate. The curved form makes it very positive to hold with cold wet hands, curved gate designed for the easiest rope clipping by far.
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Argon S Screwgate Carabiner

Code: ASSC

£12.49

Small lightweight screwgate carabiner perfect as a connector for water rescue rigging mechanical advantage systems, anchors & belays.
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HMS Screwgate Carabiner

Code: HMSSC

£12.50

HMS classic pear shape screwgate carabiner. The pear shape is engineered to take load over a much greater area of the karabiner. This makes it much more versatile than other types of karabiner as it can safely take more than one rope and a variety of knots and hitches. Ideal for belays, rescue rigging multipoints & water rescue applications.
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Krab Stick Green

Code: KS-G

£5.95

The Krab Stick wedges in the gate of a karabiner and converts it to a hook. Once hooked the contact force releases the Krab Stick & the gate will close. It enables extended reach contact with pinned boats, casualties, anchors, wall bolts, lines. The orange Krabstick fits the Whetman Equipment HMS Paddle Karabiner The green Krab Stick fits the Whetman Equipment HMS Screwgate & the DMM HMS Aero Autolock.
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Krab Stick Orange

Code: KS-O

£5.95

The Krab Stick wedges in the gate of a karabiner and converts it to a hook. Once hooked the contact force releases the Krab Stick & the gate will close. It enables extended reach contact with pinned boats, casualties, anchors, wall bolts, lines. The orange Krabstick fits the Whetman Equipment HMS Paddle Karabiner The green Krab Stick fits the Whetman Equipment HMS Screwgate & the DMM HMS Aero Autolock.
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Sea Guide Towline

Code: SGT

£89.95

Designed to be used by guides, leaders & coaches. ​Available now in kayak shops The priority in making this device was functionality. The user is likely to deploy the device on a regular basis & needs a simple system which can be repacked in rough water and then be deployed again. The bag has two tows: Main Tow Second Tow
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Kracken

Code: KR

£11.00

Karabiner for the Sea
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