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A complete guide to kayaking clothing in winters

May 13, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

A Sea kayaking tour should be planned in such a way that you have an appropriate clothing for your trip, especially during winter. Wetsuits are perfect for a kayaking trip during this time of the year. Wetsuits are available in various thicknesses, with 2mm-3mm being the preferred thickness.

According to Crystal Seas, kayakers should remember that the wetsuit only keeps you warm in cold air and provides you with limited protection. In such case, a waterproof paddling jacket with neck and wrist gaskets and waistbands is an ideal choice. A dry top protects paddlers from cold water. Dry pants are also used by paddlers who want the added protection.

Base layers are an essential part of every kayaker’s winter gear. Since base layers are not supposed to get wet, therefore, they must be worn underneath a dry suit or dry wear. Fleece or wool caps, lightweight balaclava are also commonly used by kayakers to cover their head and face. Similarly, kayakers must make sure that they wear gloves that are durable, warm and water-resistant.

Moreover, keeping your feet warm is equally important in making your kayaking trip a successful one. Kayakers use shoes with thick rubber soles to keep their feet warm and dry.

Before going on a kayaking trip in cold weather, you can follow this useful guide that will help you choose clothing that will make you stay warm and dry. The right gear will ensure that your kayaking trip turns out to be both comfortable and enjoyable.

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