Kayak Paddling Jackets
Dressing for paddling is critically important to having a great day on the water, which is why shopping for the correct kayak clothing is so important. A kayak paddling jacket is one of the most popular options on the water. In contrast to a drytop, most kayak paddling jackets do not have latex gaskets. If you are less likely to roll when you're kayaking, then a paddle jacket is probably a good choice. You can also waer one directly over a wetsuit making the perfect apparel combo. The lack of a neck gasket can provide more comfort than a drytop or drysuit. For canoeing and rafting, wrist and neck gaskets are not necessary and so a paddling jacket is definitely the way to go. Some kayak paddle jackets do come equipped with wrist gaskets and a soft neoprene neck for comfort. These are sometimes called semi-dry tops. When kayakers are searching for a paddle jacket, we recommend one of our top brands like Kokatat, Stohlquist, and NRS! These companies all make high quality paddling gear and clothing designed specifically for kayaking.
Here at Outdoorplay, we are lifetime kayakers. We love kayaking and want to help you get on the water. Call us at 800-994-4327 with any questions you have on kayak gear. We're available Monday-Friday from 7am to 5pm and Saturday-Sunday from 8am to 4pm PST.