No matter your experience level, wet gear is always a concern while on the water. Whether taking a quick afternoon paddle or a month long expedition, you need the right protection to keep all your stuff dry.
People spend time out on the water to have fun with family and friends. It is never fun when someone gets hurt or has a bad experience. This article will help on water users: Kayakers, small boaters, SUP paddlers etc... stay safe and ensure everyone has a good time.
Kayaks are simple machines, but some basic kayak maintenance will make yours last longer. Here are some good tips on taking care of your kayak. Plastic kayaks are a good choice for low-maintenance paddling, but they too require a little TLC. One of the best things you can do is store it properly.
The number one way kayaks end up damaged is during transport. A proper roof rack and kayak accessory can go a long way to minimize damage to your kayak and minimize the risk to others on the road. Selecting the proper roof rack and accessory can also have a lot to do with how often you go paddling. Get the right gear the fist time!
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.
Once you decide that whitewater kayaking is for you, you will need to start the process of weeding through all of the available gear out there. It is our goal to provide you with some basic information and let you take it from there.
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.
There are a lot of things to consider when you are making a decision regarding your next kayak PFD (Personal Flotation Device). The most important of course are going to be fit and comfort. It is important that your Life Jacket fits properly to ensure that when you are in the water it is not riding up and interfering with your breathing, vision and your ability to move in the water.