How to choose kayaking clothes

How to choose your canoeing-kayaking clothes?

Canoeing-kayaking is a sport practiced in very different weather conditions. It is very important to choose the right wear.

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In the holiday season

For canoeing-kayaking in the summer, you should wear neoprene clothes that keep you warm, even when wet, and protect you against friction against your canoe-kayak.They will prevent the “freezing” effect caused by the evaporation of water on the skin due to the wind.

You can combine a neoprene tank top and shorts, or opt for shortjohns (braces and shorts) or longjohns (braces and long legs).Neoprene clothes allow for freedom of arm movement that makes it easier to handle your paddle.

If you cast off from rocks, remember to wear neoprene wetsuit slippers to protect your feet.


Spring and autumn

In between seasons, you cannot go canoeing-kayaking in a swimsuit.You need some basic equipment in case if you fall in the water.You can be easily exposed to the cold, wind and rain.

For touring, opt for neoprene longjohns that will keep you warm even when wet, plus a light jacket to protect yourself against the wind and splashing water when paddling.

Also, wear neoprene slippers that are resistant to abrasion and provide thermal comfort.

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