Escape the Summer Heat and Hit the Water with This Great Paddling Gear
We paddlers tend to reach for a boat, life jacket, and paddle as opposed to cranking up the A/C as a way to escape that summer heat. As temperatures begin to peak, here's a few summer essentials that are certainly worth reaching for.
Delta 15.5 GT
by Delta Kayaks
It's a comfortable cruiser with superior load-carrying capacity and sure-footed performance that inspires confidence in all conditions. With its moderate beam and leggy waterline, the 15.5GT delivers rock-solid stability and impressive glide that entices you to tour farther.
Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+
Deeper sonars are portable, castable fish finders that connect with your smartphone to display fish, vegetation and bottom contour. Deeper sonars are small, lightweight and incredibly powerful, making them the ideal fish finder for kayak/SUP anglers.
by Kokopelli Packrafts
Named Men’s Journal “Gear of the Year”, this versatile packraft goes up to class 2, protects you from the elements, and rolls down 12x9x6in. Weighing 7lbs 8oz, take the Rogue backpacking, bike packing, or any multi-sport adventure where a heavier boat doesn't get the job done.
by Eddyline Kayaks
The Sitka LT is designed for the paddler looking for a lightweight, high performing kayak with effortless maneuverability and a perfect fit. This is a fully outfitted seaworthy kayak with perimeter lines, bulkheads/hatches, retractable carry handles, bungees and drop down skeg.
by INNOVA Kayak
The Innova Seawave is a serious inflatable kayak, with serious seat and deck options. Paddle solo, tandem, or add a 3rd seat, deck, & more. Innova inflatable kayaks are lightweight, eco-friendly, dependable, tough, & fit in a backpack. The Seawave has lots of room & paddles fast!
SK Airless Cart
by Suspenz Storage & Transport
The SK Airless Cart rolls effortlessly while fully loaded with a kayak and all your gear with a sturdy aluminum frame with stainless steel hardware. This cart has non marring rubber bumpers to protect the hull from dings, dents or scratches that features a single side kickstand for loading kayaks.
Santee 116 SportSantee 116 Sport
by Hurricane Kayaks
The Santee 116 Sport is a recreational kayak that gives you room for tackle boxes, rod tubes, dry bags and perhaps the family dog ― appropriately clad in a doggie PFD of course. In addition to the extra space in the cockpit, the Santee 116 Sport also features a sealed rear bulkhead and easy to use hinge hatch, and at 36.5 pounds you aren't sacrificing performance for extra space.
YakPad Paddle Saddle with High Backrest
by Cascade Creek Company
Yakpads gel seats are designed to increase the seat comfort of any kayak or canoe by incorporating an elastomer gel into the cushioning which virtually eliminate potential pressure points. As an added bonus, the seat pads insulate the paddler from the a hot seat. One of the most common complaints around kayaking is seat discomfort and most factory seat pads do little in the way of actually cushioning the paddler.