What to Wear When Canoeing & Kayaking
Paddling is a watersport and so dressing appropriately is important to ensure comfort and safety.
"Dress for the water, not the weather"
This is a simple guide as to what to wear and how to prepare when you heading out canoeing or kayaking. You will have checked weather, river and tidal conditions before setting off but these conditions can change quickly. So if you prepare properly and conditions do change you will be ready to take it on and enjoy the contest.
We've put together some examples of clothing and equipment that you might want to have with you when you go paddling. It’s important that your kit works for you so try it on for comfort and fit, remembering the cut of most garments are designed around the canoeing and kayaking position. Start with the essentials that keep you afloat and warm. Paddling brings out the best in our environment and it is often twice as hot or twice as cold on the water so the extra thermals or sun block can be packed in your dry bag!
Click the Images below for a good guide as to what to wear when canoeing or kayaking:
Canoeing & Kayaking is an all year round watersport and with the correct clothing can be undertaken in the harshest of conditions. Below we have included our paddling clothing recommendations for the colder winter months. Click the Images to see a more detailed view, including example products:
The white water paddling season in Britain takes place during the colder months of the year where there is the most rainfall. There is also a high probability that you're going in the water at some point, compared with other types of paddling. This means that having the correct clothing is essential to your safety when on the river. Below are our clothing recommendations for white water paddling, which can also be adopted for use when surf kayaking. Also included are the essential pieces of kit that make up a paddlers thermal clothing.