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Kayak Paddling Drytops

A kayak drytop is a type of kayaking jacket that is essentially the top half of a paddling drysuit. It is one of the most popular pieces of kayak clothing you can buy. Complete with latex rubber gaskets at the wrist and neck, kayak drytops are perfect for keeping your top half dry and comfortable when on the water. Kayak drytops are meant to be used in addition to a spray skirt, without which can cause water to leak in from the bottom of the jacket. For this reason many, many paddlers wear a kayak drytop over other layering, keeping their whole body insulated. When choosing a kayak drytop, you may also want to consider the material the jacket is made out of. Gore-tex kayaking drytops are the most expensive, but for good reason. These top performing drytops keep every drop of water out of your kayak! There are also other great waterproof materials offered from good brands like Kokatat, Stohlquist, and NRS that are less expensive. In the end, you get what you pay for, so stick with one of our top brands for your kayak drytop. If you're looking for something built for warmer conditions than a drytop, checkout our huge selection of paddling jackets and wetsuit. For really cold conditions, you may want to go all in and get a kayak drysuit. Either way, don't forget a pair of high quality kayak shoes.