What are some useful kayak accessories?
Kayaking clothes are important pieces of kayaking equipment that can be overlooked. From the top down, here are some kayak accessories to keep you safe and comfortable on the water:
Head: Hats are important kayak accessories in warm weather. Choose a hat with a wide brim that protects the back of your neck, as well as your face, from sun and rain. Consider a hat with a strap so it doesn’t blow away or fall off in rough water.
Hands: Many kayakers, even recreational paddlers, like to wear gloves as one of their regular kayaking accessories. Even seasoned paddlers can develop blisters, and neoprene gloves can improve grip as well as provide protection on chillier days.
Feet: When the weather is warm, sport sandals, water shoes, or even old sneakers will help protect your feet when you climb into or out of your kayak. If you plan to kayak to a location and hike, bring along dry hiking boots and socks, and leave your kayak shoes with your kayak.
For cold-weather kayaking, layering is important. For expert advice about kayaking apparel in all weather conditions, visit your local Sun & Ski Sports shop.