The drysuit is the ultimate protective apparel for kayakers, rafters, canoeists and others venturing out on cold waters. Properly putting the suit on takes a little practice. Here are some best practices to consider.
Most paddlers in our neck of the woods paddle on the Puget Sound, a saltwater body of water that provides a great diversity of kayaking options. But we do pay price to paddle in such a beautiful setting. Saltwater is tough on our gear. Lets take a moment and talk about some of the things that all paddlers who frequent the saltwater can do to prolong the life of their equipment.
What should you bring on your next kayak outing? Well that will depend on the duration of your outing, when and where you will be kayaking and the risks involved. This article will address some of the considerations and requisite equipment for both day paddling and multi day kayak trips.
Dry suits and Surface Immersion Suits come in a variety of configurations. When selecting a suit the first thing will be to of course identify what you will be doing the most of while wearing the suit. Take a peak to learn about some of the considerations for choosing a specific configuration and or material option.
One of the sayings that you will hear echo throughout paddle sports circles is “Dress for the water”. What does that mean? We are going to take some time to explain the how to be safe, comfortable and warm when out and about.
We've been wearing, washing, selling, storing and helping people with their dry suits for over 30 years, and we thought it'd be nice to share a bit of our knowledge. In this post we'll cover washing and drying your dry suit, gasket and zipper care and maintenance and storage.