Frequently Asked Questions
Safety First - Protect Yourself While Paddling with Our Rafting and Kayaking Helmets!
Before paddling into whitewater or surf, have a kayak helmet for protection – it’s essential to be prepared for any potential dangers!
Without a helmet, the most significant risk is simply tipping over and hitting stumps or rocks underneath you.
A whitewater helmet is one of the most essential pieces of kayak gear, so you’ll want to invest in the best helmet available online. Shop now for a kayak helmet here!
The Three Different Types of Kayaking or Rafting Helmets
Three main kayak helmet configurations are available to stand-up paddlers, kayakers, and rafters. The most common are open-face whitewater kayak helmets that come in either half-cut or full-cut variations.
Half-cut rafting helmets sit above the ears, providing good skull protection and drainage.
Full-cut kayak helmets come down over the ears, providing additional protection and insulation.
Full-face kayak helmets protect the jaw and lower portion of the face but sometimes don’t drain as effectively and can be uncomfortable on the ears in rough conditions. These whitewater helmets are more suited to experienced paddlers who need much protection.
Reasons To Buy a White Water Helmet at Outdoorplay Today!
We offer the best kayaking helmets - with helmet options and options for less intense excursions. You’ll find the top brands at the best prices, including Sweet Protection Kayak Helmets, NRS, WRSI Helmets, and Pro-Tec. If you come across a better price than what you see here - we’ll price-match it for you!
Be sure to get the perfect kayak helmet that is strong, comfortable, and the right size for you!
We’re always here to help you get the best rafting or kayak helmet. As kayakers, we take great pride in serving this community and allowing everyone to have more fun while staying safe. We're stoked to hear from you via email, phone, or chat! With a money-back guarantee, you can buy today risk-free.
What Other Kayak or Whitewater Rafting Gear Do You Need to Go with Your Rafting Helmet?
While the whitewater rafting helmet is the most essential gear in your arsenal, it’s not the only thing you need for a fun, safe day on the water. You still shouldn’t go without a quality life jacket for paddling. We also have all your other necessary kayak accessories - including:
From actual kayaks for sale, including a vast selection of inflatable kayaks, to kayak clothing and everything in between - you’ll find it here at Outdoorplay, so shop now and join us out on the water!