Winter kayak attire.

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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by rb85 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:25 pm

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Ok. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by cheaterparts » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 pm

I've just bought a set of Neoprene waste waders with a seal around the top like kayak dry pants these were custom made and I should be able to stay in the water for some time before getting wet inside - the main difference with the Neoprene is they stay dry and insulate better than breathable materials - ever if water gets inside it will warm up as the outside temp is insulated

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Here's a pic of them of the new kit - those that have used neoprene waders know how warm you stay in fact the perfect winter dry pants except you can get water in them if you go swimming

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the soft seal band fit fairly snug and the velcro strips pull it tighter

I have a pair of Lovigs but they have always leaked and once wet inside they can be quite cold

under my dry pants I were thermals - I also use a thermal long sleeve top and a kayak spray jack ( that needs upgrading this year )
I should be able to surf launch in winter and stay warm and fairly dry

the main thing you are looking for is to use some sort of outer layer that keeps you dry and layer up with clothing that is still warm if wet
these will be synthetic

No cotton - cotton stays cold when wet and doesn't dry quickly
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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by cobby » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:40 pm

Probably not the greatest setup... But the standard mesh/neoprene shoes, if a little bit if wind I'll throw on explorer socks underneath once launched, Sharkskin pants, thermal too, shirt and a decent regular jumper. The pants are damn warm and other than fingertips and toes without socks the rest stays warm even when wet

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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by rb85 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:41 pm

thanks cheater/cobby

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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by smokin_reels » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:33 am

laneends wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:28 pm
rb85 wrote:
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smokin_reels wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:41 pm
get drypants from Scott Lovig down in mornington. They are a life changer. i usually wear trackpants\thermals and then the dry pant over that.
Im still looking for good top options at the moment.
Thanks mate il check them out.
Jacket too if you can afford them.

look at polypro thermals, they stay warm if wet, layered lightweight fleeces etc.
thanks! :-D
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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by smokin_reels » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:24 pm

The adrenalin apparel look pretty good too, thanks. Will be making some changes for winter, get more safe and comfy.
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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by rb85 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:16 pm

Thanks for the advice got some dry pants will wear a stormy life jacket above.

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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by Tim399 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm

I agree with the recommendations for lovig dry pants, I wear them all year I just add extra layers underneath as the weather cools. Nothing beats returning to shore, taking off the dry pants throwing on your shoes and your dry and comfortable. I highly recommend getting some booties or crocs to go over the dry pants to avoid getting punctures on the feet

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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by smokin_reels » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:32 pm

Bought a new life jacket, replaced light and flag pole setup.
Bought a new SLH paddling jacket.

Next some of those adrenalin fleece tops that Cheater was talking about, more polypro thermals , flares and an epirb.
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Re: Winter kayak attire.

Post by cheaterparts » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:22 am

smokin_reels wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:32 pm
Next some of those adrenalin fleece tops that Cheater was talking about, more polypro thermals , flares and an epirb.
have a chat to Eoin at seasherpa.com.au thats where I get my thermals - he's pretty good to deal with
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