Good evening. I usually visit the caravaning and camping abroad section but feel my query relates more to this section. As a family, we have recently taken up Kayaking. So far, we have been fair weather kayakers as we don't have the right kit for colder weather and waters. We're currently unsure of what to buy, and whether a wet suit or a dry suit would be best for us. Before we take the plunge (excuse the pun!), which suit do you prefer for kayaking - wet or dry? We have two hard single sit on top kayaks and one inflatable kayak so don't tend to get too wet as we stick to lakes or rivers (not white water ... yet!). Many thanks for any advice.
we don't use either of them, just normal clothes, ie in my case lightweight layers of t shirts and quick drying leggings, like you we tend to only do rivers and canal kayaking, only once doing a grade 3-4 section on the river dee ( wasn't intentional) I find that and then the life jacket more than warm enough, we do carry a spare set of clothes in a wet bag tho just I case one of us ends up in the water, footwear is mainly crocs. the only time we have seen anyone wearing wet suits has been the paddleboarders on the river dee, I guess they have a tendancy to get wet more than we do, we have 2 inflatable kayaks and have covred many many miles on the water, we don't use them in the sea tho and doubt we ever would as the risk of being taken out is too great
Message posted by lattytatty via mobile 23/12/2019 at 9:20pm Outfit: Eriba 530 and Outwell Hartford Location: Nottinghamshire
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