Canoeing & Kayaking Equipment

Canoeing & Kayaking Equipment

Canoeing and kayaking are popular pastimes and they are also a great way to keep fit and stay active. So, whether youre looking to take up a hobby, improve your health and fitness or youre a seasoned pro, theres bound to be the right canoeing and kayaking equipment for you. Youll find a choice of canoes, kayaks, safety equipment and accessories to keep you paddling.

Canoes and Kayaks

There is a selection of canoes on offer which can seat up to three people. This would be a good option if you were planning on spending time on the water with friends. You can also find single and double canoes if your canoeing time is less of a group pursuit. Most of the kayaks on offer seat one, though you can find double kayaks. Choose a single seater if youre looking to spend time on your own or go for a double if youre planning on kayaking with a partner or friend.

Not sure you have the space for a canoe or kayak? An inflatable is a great option if youre low on storage space or you dont have a vehicle that can transport a canoe or kayak.

Essential Equipment

Besides the canoe or kayak itself, there are two things youll need. At the very least youll need a paddle to steer and a life jacket for safety. If youre concerned about being seen on the water, opt for a hi-vis life jacket to help others to see you.

Paddles come in different sizes, so you can choose one thats suitable for you. Kayak paddles have paddles on both ends of the handle, while canoes have just one paddle and a rounded handle at the opposite end to grip.

Canoeing and Kayaking Accessories

Dont forget waterproof clothing to help keep you warm and dry. You can even find spray decks for kayaks which fit over the kayak and around your waist to keep out splashes. This is especially helpful if youre on choppy water or a fast-flowing river.