Some Signs of Thawing After Bomb Cyclone
The Bomb Cyclone has come and gone. The great thaw has begun. Many folks will begin loading kayaks, etc if they haven't already. I know I have. But as you can see from the above photo, good gear is essential to winter paddling adventures. You want to dress for cold water immersion, and you want to be prepared for the unexpected. Every year we hear of tragedies that result in loss of life from a lack of preparedness in the cold months. So, with that in mind we've populated a list of good gear and good gear on sale, for those of you who want to venture out into the winter waters. Be safe.
Winter Gear List:
The Union Suit is a one piece full body cold weather layering piece ideal for under a drysuit. It is made with soft, heavyweight, stretchy, double sided polyester fleece. The super stretchy collar allows you to enter the suit through the neck eliminating the need for zippers or closures. Men's suit features a front fly. UPF 40+.
The Arch Rival Dry Top by Immersion Research is perfect for a wide rang of paddlers who need a durable an hard working garment. Whether you are squeezing in sessions after work or setting out on an overnight expedition, the Arch Rival is your new best friend.
The IR Arch Rival Waders are the same as the Arch Rival Pants but with the custom addition of Latex Socks. These are perfect for chilly days when you need to wade to catch bait or launch your boat while wading. The Arch Rival Waders also excel with kayak anglers who often have fish, bait, line and water dripping in their laps.
The Idol dry suit has SwitchZip technology that separates completely at the waist giving paddlers the versatility of a dry suit and dry top/dry pant in one garment. The suit features Kokatat's exclusive 3-layer Evolution Gore-Tex(TM) Pro Shell fabric.
The Hydrus Supernova Angler Suit is a semi-dry suit reinforced with Cordura(TM) panels on the lap, seat, knees and elbows with waterproof, breathable socks, adjustable bungee waist cord and relief zipper.
The Thermo Cap is a windproof, warm and insulating liner. It is a low profile design that fits right above the ears. It is made out of .5mm brushed neoprene with lycra binding around the edges.
NRS Mamba Pogies give you the ultimate thermal protection for paddling in frigid conditions while allowing a bare-hand grip for maximum paddle control.
The Hiyak is Astral's view of a proper bootie. It offers ground-conforming stability, foot protection and insulation without neoprene. The result is a lighter, more durable, fast drying water-boot with phenomenal gripping powers.