Winter is here, it's cold but it's great for paddling!

So winter has hit and you've started stacking things on top of your kayak, thinking you'll wait a few months before you dust oFf the cobwebs and get back out on the water................. stop! With the right gear winter is a great time to be paddling in SE Qld.  There's less wind than summer and the sun doesn't have quite the same intensity.  So how do you keep warm and enjoy your paddling over winter?

 

At Adventure Outlet we have tested our clothing range in waters throughout Queensland and even crossing Bass Strait to Tassie.  It really depends whether you paddle a ski, sea kayak, sit-on top or fishing kayak as to what clothing best suits your needs, but here are a few idea's, from your feet up:


  • Reed Aquatherm Wading Socks - due to the waterproof nature of Aquatherm, these socks allow you to get into your kayak without even getting wet and keeps your feet warm!
  • Solution Flex Booties - Lightweight, comfortable and will last forever!!
  • Reed Pre-bent Trousers or Shorts - keeps you warm, without the risk of overheating that can be an issue in neoprene products
  • Aleeda Polypro Long Sleeve Top - these are a new product that look and feel like no other polypropylene product.  Everybody from ski paddlers, sea kayakers to kayak fisherman have loved them!  If you were going to own only 1 cold weather garment, this would probably be it!
  • Sherpa Merino Wool Long Sleeve Top - For multiday trips, merino wool has the advantage that it doesn't get smelly like some of the synthetic fabrics
  • Solution Access Long Sleeve Jacket - Simply the best value paddling jacket for Qld winter.  I wouldn't go Sea Kayaking or Kayak Fishing this time of year without taking one of these with me
  • Reed Aquatherm Vest - Great for ski paddlers either by itself or worn over a thermal top
  • Sherpa Scull Cap - 60% of our heat loss is through our head......

 

Craig

 

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