While kayaking you want to make sure you are comfortable in your gear so that you can adventure to your full potential! Many kayak clothing and apparel companies make layering tops to fit different climates. Whether paddling in the winter or summer, it is imperative to have a wide range of movement without worrying about chaffing or being uncomfortable. Thick, insulating, long sleeve tops are best for cold weather paddling and are worn under a kayak drysuit or drytop. For the warmer months, a short sleeve paddling top is great for staying friction free under the arms. Many kayak manufacturers have begun incorporating heat-reflecting materials into their paddling tops to help keep your body temperature regulated while out in the elements. Our favorite brands for great kayak layering include Kokatat, Stohlquist, and NRS.
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.