Tuesday, 20 March 2018

This Week's Hottest Products

Yak Styrian Paddle Bag

The Yak Styrian Paddle Bag is lined with a foam layer to prevent knocks and scrapes from damaging your paddles while in transport.

The Yak Styrian Paddle Bag is adjustable up to 2.3m, allowing you to store up to 4 white water or sea kayaking paddles at a time, and makes it ideal for home storage too.

RRP: £50.00
NOW: £34.99

Five Ten Canyoneer 3

The Five Ten Canyoneers are often used by swift water rescue services as well as activity instructors across the world. The boot features welded rubber rands which interlock with the mesh upper, eliminating any chance of delamination.

The Five Ten Canyoneers also offer great ankle protection, making the boot fantastic for long walk-ins or portages with heavy Rafts, Kayaks and Canoes.

RRP: £110.00
NOW: £79.99

Gul Felxor Hoody

The Gul Flexor is a warm, comfortable, neoprene hoody ideal for kiteboarding, SUP, and canoeing. It can also be worn as an extra layer over your wetsuit for added warmth.

The Gul Flexor is windproof and waterproof, making it the perfect garment for hanging around on the beach before and after activity.

RRP: £90.00
NOW: £63.00

Peak UK Adventure Drysuit

The Peak UK Adventure suit has all the features expected of a first class touring dry suit. Breathable and equally as durable, the Peak UK Adventure drysuit helps to maintain your body temperature at a comfortable level inside, while shielding it from the harsh weather outside with reinfocred high wear areas.

An articulated cut positions your body ready for kayaking, maximising your freedom of movement while paddling. The suit also features a flexible waterproof zip system, which is curved around the shoulder for easy entry and exit.

RRP: £569.00
NOW: £425.00

Peak UK Kidz Zip

Buoyancy aids don't often come as brightly coloured as the Peak UK Kidz Zip, making it a sure way for the little one to be seen on the water.

The additional buoyancy collar helps support the head and neck while floating in the water, providing extra comfort and keeping the wearer facing up allowing them to breath.

RRP: £65.00
NOW: £48.99

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Top 5 White Water Buoyancy Aids

Recently a big talking point in the whitewater kayaking community was a video posted by Pat Keller, which focused on the importance of wearing an appropriate flotation device.

So we've put together our top 5 buoyancy aids suited to taking on whitewater rivers.

Yak Hallertau

Yak has a top class range of PFD's and the Hallertau is right up there. This buoyancy aid certainly offers good value for your money. The Hallertau is both comfortable and practical with all the features you would need while tackling the whitewater environment.

RRP: £150.00
Our Price: £127.50

Peak UK River Guide Vest

Peak UK are well known in the industry for producing top quality products. The River Guide vest has been around for a while, but the 2018 colours are drawing plenty of attention.

The River Guide vest offers enough storage space for your snacks and safety gear, making this a great whitewater option.

RRP: £139.00
Our Price: £117.99

NRS Zen Rescue

My favourite feature of these buoyancy aids, hands down (excuse the pun), are the fleece lined hand warmers. On cold days, stick your hands in them and it's heaven! 

The Zen has a comfortable low profile design, to allow the ease of core rotation. The positioning of pockets are well thought out and are a good size. The overall look is fantastic, with choices of red and black this is definitely a good option to consider when choosing a new PFD.

RRP: £174.95
Our Price: £149.99

Palm Extrem

The Extrem has everything you would need within the whitewater environment. Palm has been making great buoyancy aids for many years and this one is no exception. 

Its front entry fit gives you the ability to throw it on and off with ease. The Cordura 500D fabric is hard wearing, and the pockets are more than enough to carry important safety equipment, plus you even get a place to put a hydration bladder for those long days. 

RRP: £174.95
Our Price: £148.99

Astral Green Jacket

Ask a lot of people in the industry, and they'll say this is the best buoyancy aid you can get if you are a guide, whether you are kayaking, canoeing or rafting. 

It is the most expensive out of our top, but for a valid reason. This is not just a life jacket, but a jacket for life, with 500D Cordura nylon and a YKK zip means that makes it tough. The wrap around fit with the front freestyle tectonic panel and added rear protection makes it a super comfortable PFD that you can trust to protect you from an impact. 

The front pocket is massive and easy to access and comes with extra pockets on the sides perfect for karabiners or a pulley. The Green Jacket is a firm favourite and has been tried and tested by many of the worlds best expedition kayakers.

RRP: £243.00
Our Price: £205.99