Lightest/innovative kayak paddles/gear
Posted by: old_user on Dec-17-12 11:08 AM (EST) Category: Other Gear
Hi, I'm a kayaker and contributor to Popular Science magazine. I'm looking for the lightest/innovative new kayak gear for an article. I already have a kayak, just need to outfit it.
I figured you guys would be in the know. Only requirements are that the gear is new to the market, i.e. end of '12 or coming in '13. Think: lightest, smallest, most innovative, never done before -- you get the idea.
Hardshell Kayak Sail Rigs
Gedi Convertible Helmet
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Posted by: willi_h2o on Dec-17-12 12:56 PM (EST)
check sea kayaker magazine|
Posted by: nickjc on Dec-17-12 1:41 PM (EST)
They have a regular gear guide section with new gadgets for kayakers.
Posted by: willowleaf on Dec-18-12 11:15 AM (EST)
Posted by: FalconSails on Mar-28-13 10:21 AM (EST)
Posted by: falcon on Dec-18-12 11:25 AM (EST)
Keeleazy is a peel and stick keel protection that is one half the weight of a similar composite keel strip. We launched the product in 2012 and now have distribution worldwide. You can check it out at www.keeleazy.com
so..this is advertising?|
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-18-12 11:37 AM (EST)
Why not support Pnet? And pay for advertising? I don't see your product in the Gear Guide!
Posted by: falcon on Dec-19-12 6:32 PM (EST)
Sorry to offend you, but I was addressing the OP.
This appeals to me|
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on Dec-18-12 11:48 AM (EST)
apps for kayakers|
Posted by: nickjc on Dec-18-12 4:58 PM (EST)
along with waterproof cases.
Gear reviews beginning now !|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Dec-19-12 10:22 PM (EST)
Just released - 2013
Posted by: old_user on Jan-04-13 12:13 PM (EST)
Thanks everyone for thoughtful suggestions. Any leads on self-inflating PFDs that stow in a small space? Or self-inflating drybags?
PFD and Dry Bag|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Jan-04-13 3:28 PM (EST)
Posted by: nickjc on Jan-04-13 3:49 PM (EST)
Some standup paddlers and racers wear inflatable pfd's belts. Regulations say Inflatable pfd's must be worn and not stowed and use a pull cord to inflate.
Shooting up the wrong tree ...|
Posted by: seadart on Jan-04-13 5:09 PM (EST)
If you knew much about kayaking you would know that most folks are not into the newest, most innovative product. Kayaking is about getting out on the water and becoming one with the wind and sea. Many folks here carve their own paddles based on ancient designs. My lightest, most innovative paddle is about ten years old and made by a craftsman. Self inflating PFDs are a joke for kayaking.
Posted by: old_user on Jan-08-13 5:11 PM (EST)
Thanks, and I understand. I just appreciate any help and insight from fellow paddlers.
some more ideas....|
Posted by: tdaniel on Jan-08-13 6:18 PM (EST)
the whole SUP craze and its variations- you can get them now with a seat, foot rest, interchangeable fins to allow you to paddle in different positions on different types of water. Sit-on-tops have exploded by their type, features, and uses in the last few years. Who doesn't make one? The whitewater scene now includes river boards which have become more substantial and mass produced. Somewhere out there are a few folks who attach a pontoon to each foot and then go paddling. Striding is similiar because the paddler stands up but the flotation is much more substantial. Like the origami kayak, none of this appeals to me but its out there and somebody is gung ho to try it, which is kind of cool.
Posted by: paddlesheep on Jan-17-13 2:58 PM (EST)
That's hilarious, especially considering that new gear "show'n'tell" is a regular part of every kayaking trip I do with my group of paddlers.