New Kayaking Apparel and PFDs
Body Pod, Stohlquist: The waterproof-breathable dry suit incorporates comfort features from Stohlquist’s dry top line such as latex gasket wrists with stretchy Velcro adjusters and protective outers with self-draining shield. $500. (800) 535-3565; www.stohlquist.com.
Motion, NRS: The dry top combines a waterproof-breathable soft shell with a brushed fleece layer inside. Neoprene-covered latex wrist gaskets and a neoprene neck seal out water. $180. (877) 677-4327; www.nrsweb.com.
Long-sleeved Rashguard, Girls4Sport: Perform in style in this technical top with a built-in shelf bra for on-water comfort. It comes in a variety of patterns and colors as well as basic black. $47.50. (831) 423-8755; www.girls4sport.com.
Oasis Sombrero, Outdoor Research: Paddle under the intense summer sun, protected by the broad brim of SolarShield fabric which gives sun protection to UPF 50. A wicking Coolmax headband keeps moisture to a minimum as the humidity builds. $30. www.outdoorresearch.com.
Dryline Beanies, Turtle Fur: Turtle Fur’s lightweight Dryline beanies are made of a soft, moisture-wicking fabric with flatlock seams so they fit smoothly under a helmet or rain hat. Keep your head warm while you paddle. $18-$22. (800) 526-3257; www.turtlefur.com.
Bahia Tour, Kokatat: Built on the MsFit platform, the Bahia PFD has an articulated front shell and back panels that are split by mesh ventilation. $109. (800) 225-9749; www.kokatat.com.
Solstice, Extrasport: The mesh back on this PFD is designed for high kayak seats. $110. (800) 852-9297; www.extrasport.com.
PFDiva, MTI Adventurewear: This new PFD has adjustable foam pads so women can get a perfect fit no matter what size they are. $95. (800) 783-4684; www.mtiadventurewear.com.