Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Paddle Expo 2015

Here's a round up of our favourite stuff from this year's Paddle Expo.

Lots of updated products, and few new things coming in 2016.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Servicing a Kokatat Drysuit

Kokatat drysuits are widely regarded as the best in the business.

What makes owning a Kokatat suit even better, is the after care service.
Kokatat pride themselves on their top secret testing methods, allowing them to pin point exactly where the problems lie.

"Drysuits will pick up pin holes during normal use. This can be from undergrowth, sharp rocks, fibreglass etc.
A single pin hole if submerged can "wet out" a whole panel of the drysuit in a short time.
Kokatat's pressure test will reveal all pin holes and then its a simple matter of repairing them."


So how do you get your suit serviced?

System X have been fully trained to test and repair Kokatat suits, and are the point of call for UK and European customers,
This means you can send your suit straight to System X directly, saving a bit of time if you're in a rush, or you can use Escape Watersports as the 'middle man'.

Fill out their service form and enclose with your drysuit.

To get the best results, make sure you wash the suit inside out and dry it well before sending it off.

Sending a suit back typically takes up to 2 weeks, but when it comes back its amazing to actually see where the pin hole leaks were.

From my experience this service is worth every penny!

Pressure Test and Patch Suit£39.99 €54.99
Pressure Test and Patch Jacket or Trousers£19.99 €27.99
 100+ Patches required£19.99  €27.99
Neck gasket£29.99 €41.99
Wrist gasket (each)£14.99 €20.99
Patch repairs from:£23.99 €32.99
 Retrofit Suspenders£49.99  €69.99
 Sock (single) (4-6 weeks shipping to US) £23.99  €32.99
 Zip Fly Replacement (4-6 weeks shipping to US) £49.99  €69.99
Zip Main Replacement (4-6 weeks shipping to US)£149.99 €206.99

If you're interested in a Kokatat Drysuit, or repairing one you've got ready for winter, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Top 5 reasons you should be wearing a drysuit.

Drysuits are often the one piece of kit we keep putting off, because we can always just make do with that old cag and some taped up dry trousers right?

So why should you reconsider making the jump and getting yourself a new drysuit?

1. No more cold shocks.

That first step into the water, whether it's intentional or not, always sends a shiver up the spine.
In the depths of Winter, having your legs and feet covered means you can take that cold step without wincing and letting out a little squeal!

2. The cool factor.

There's no denying it. When you put a drysuit on, you feel like an action hero.
And when you feel like an action hero, you paddle like an action hero too.

3. That warm fuzzy feeling.

It's the layers underneath that actually keep you warm, but if those layers get wet you're going to have a bad time. 
Drysuits stop this problem.

4. Wet kit sucks.

We're pretty sure that everyone hates putting on wet kit as much as we do.
So when you're slipping into a lovely warm undersuit, ready to put on your drysuit which is still dry on the inside, make sure you don't look too smug.

5. Anti-faff

There's just no messing around with a drysuit. 
You get into it, and it keeps you dry. Simple.

For more information, and to view our full range of drysuits, head over to our website.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

A day trip down the Taff.

We weren't going to miss a chance of catching a nice bit of September sun this week!

The team decided to pack 2 SUPs and a kayak, headed up the river Taff to Treforest, and set out for a chilled trip down to Cariff Bay.