Warm Weather Warning: the Water is Still Cold
Warmer weather inevitably gets everyone psyched to get out and get after it. But it's important to remember that the water is still pretty darn cold. The US National Weather Service Wakefield VA posted a timely reminder on their facebook page today. We've included their graphic below:
So, what to do? The weather is awesome! The answer is simple and outlined above; Be prepared. And we've got the gear to get you there. Some of it is even On Sale!
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 Gore-Tex Rogue, a dry top suitable for year-round, sets the standard by combining form, function and Kokatat's construction techniques. For maximum breathability and durability, a blend of three Gore-Tex laminates, including a Cordura used in areas of high abrasion, the Rogue guaranties a dry session in the water. Other features include self drainig cuffs, collar, and zippered chest pocket.
Cold weather paddling just got a little warmer. Extra-tough NRS Edge Splash Pants feature plenty of room for insulating layers and wide cuffs with double closures to seal over boots and booties.
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, used in combination with 330 Cordura Gore-Tex(TM) Pro Shell and is backed by Kokatat's lifetime warranty.
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 Zephyr is IR's version of an all-around paddling jacket with neoprene/velcro closures at wrists and neck. These jackets are light and breathable, no inner tunnel and a simple draw string waist. They are fully seam sealed, made with IM's proven "WhiteOut" waterproof/breathable membrane laminated on a light polyester ripstop shell. These jackets are versatile enough to wear kayak fishing, out in rapids or during a hard SUP workout in chilly weather.
The amazing outdoor sneaker for women; the Astral Brewess combines insane grip, balance-promoting midsoles, quick drainage, and ventilation features with colorful canvas uppers. Fast drying and superlight, this shoe embodies "high-performance casual".
Astral's signature model combines their stickiest G Rubber outsole, balance geometry midsole, and hydrophobic canvas uppers that drain water and dry fast. The unique Lilo construction reduces weight while increasing flexibility. The Brewer - the ultimate outdoor sneaker.