Kayak Helmets

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Stay safe with a whitewater kayak helmet. You can filter by price range, size, brand, or color to find your perfect paddling helmet for kayaking or rafting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a special helmet for kayaking?

Having a kayak helmet is crucial for undertaking certain difficult forms of kayaking.

Safety First - Protect Yourself While Paddling with Our Rafting and Kayak Helmets!

Before paddling into whitewater or surf, be sure to have a kayak helmet for protection – it’s important to be prepared for any potential dangers!

Without a helmet, the biggest risk is simply tipping over and hitting stumps or rocks that are right underneath you.

A whitewater helmet is one of the most important 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

There are three main kayak helmet configurations 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 protection for the skull as well as good drainage.

Full-cut kayak helmets come down over the ears providing additional protection and insulation.

Full-face kayak helmets provide protection to 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 a great deal of protection.

Reasons To Buy a Whitewater Helmet at Outdoorplay Today!

We offer the best kayaking helmets out there - with helmet options along with options for less intense excursions, too. 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. Reach out via email, phone, or chat - we’re stoked to hear from you! 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 important piece of 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 out there without a quality life jacket for paddling. We also have all your other necessary kayak accessories - including:

From actual kayaks for sale including a huge 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!