Aaahhhh....that will be the last time on a Test Drive Day I will be wearing shorts and going bare feet...the water temperature has dropped to around 14 degrees and a very cold S-SW wind of 15-20 knots blowing means time to dress up.
So, what gear do we wear to get all year round recreational and fishing use of our kayaks?
Everyone has different needs to be warm and we have tested many products over the years.
Beanies, Gloves ,Socks, Boots, Tops, Pants, Shorts, dry Pants and Waterproof Jackets.
So it will be a suitable combination of these pieces to keep you warm and remember a wet suit is great when in the water but cold when you are not. And two piece is better than one when you are above the water.
The clothing brands we carry are SharkSkin and EnthDegree and accessory items from DexShell and Team.
We stock the Chillproof and Climate Control Ranges for women and men..
Here are the benefits of SharkSkin.
Splashproof Durable water repellent outer layer to provide a protective shell that ‘sheds’ water.
Chillproof High quality next-to-skin fleece to wick moisture and keep you warm and dry.
Sunproof Sharkskin garments range between SPF30+ / 50+ for protection from UV rays.
Windproof ‘Technical’ membrane layer which is 100% windproof to stop windchill
The EnthDegree range of garments adapt to varying weather conditions and exertion levels and regulate your core body temperature.
We stock the Fernotherm 3 tops, pants and shorts for women and men.
Here are the benefits of EnthDegree.
Fast water run-off, quick drying and anti wind-chill.
Soft touch fleece for maximum comfort.
Thermal heat retention properties keeping you warm.
Wicks cool moisture away from the body.
UV 50+ sun protection.
DexShell and Team
Both these brands feature waterproof accessories. Gloves, socks and beanies to keep your warm and dry.
These products are breathable and use a durable wicking fabric to absorb moisture whilst keeping you dry with a waterproof membrane.
By selecting the appropriate product, you will extend your water sports season to all year round.
Drop by the store and view our comprehensive range of water sports apparel.