Paddling Enthusiast Gift Guide
Here’s a list, carefully curated by our very own Joel Viehweger. Joel works at Coast Outdoors, is an avid paddler, and a kayak instructor at Deep Cove Kayak (also a top lad!). Whether paddling the calm waters of Deep Cove, or venturing out in rougher conditions such as Skookumchuck, he’s seen it all. If you have a special paddling enthusiast in your life that you’re looking to get a last minute gift for, Joel has some tips. Here’s his picks…
1. NRS Purest Mesh Duffel Bag
This NRS Duffel Bag is designed to withstand a rugged lifestyle, and it features a top mesh design that airs out any wet odors. This is a staple amongst paddling enthusiasts.
- Made with robust polyester along with a polyester mesh top panel, allowing wet odors to escape.
- Zipped pockets on the side secures small items such as your wallet, keys and phone.
- Flat and spacious bottom means you can pack lots.
- Packs into its own side pocket, so you can fit in other cases or bags.
The ultimate paddle gear organizer… It packs up small
and makes going paddling easy! Because it’s all in
one spot, you’re good to go!
2. Hermetic Drybag
The Hermetic Drybags by Fidlock are 100% waterproof. This is the protection your devices need if submerged. Store your phone, wallet or keys.
- For smartphone and valuables
- 100% water and sand proof
- Full phone functionality through case
- No interference with electronics and cards
- Lanyard included
Lets you keep your phone and car keys in
one nice spot. It’s a hearty bag. I take
it in all kinds of rough water or during calm
water situations and it never leaks!
3. Eddy Salus Flex PFD
Unisex styling with a contoured fit and high back construction make the Salus Eddy PFD an popular choice with both the ladies and gents. Its easy on, front zipper design and low profile makes paddling a breeze. A 6 point adjustment system allows you to fit the vest for maximum comfort and optimal safety.
It’s a low profile, ergonomic paddling PFD with storage
for small pieces of essential hand equipment. It’s breathable
due to the mesh on the back and has lots
of adjustability so it fits a lot of different builds.
4. Outdoor Research Growler Cooler
Whether you are meeting friends for a few bevies or doing a ‘growler run’ at your favourite local brewery, this is the transport device of choice. The bottle is protected with some padding, there’s a pocket inside, and a handy shoulder strap!
Keep your bevvies cool, no matter the weather. It’s
also perfect for those local paddling growler runs!
5. Bliz Matrix Shades
Bliz Matrix sports glasses feature fully loaded design, technology and attitude for the most advanced multisport fanatics. Sports glasses with a cylindrical wide field of view lens, you can experience a new dimension of surroundings.
Well, look fast be fast… This is how you combine
style with practicality. Its great for multiple activities
and polarised lenses are the best when out on
6. Vaikobi Paddle Puffer Jacket
Vaikobi’s Hooded Down Jacket makes for a super swift way to warm up after those cold paddling sessions. This insulated jacket, made from 100% natural down, and is lightweight and breathable. Included is a small bag to pack the jacket into, perfect for any travelling paddlers.
Puffer jackets are perfect for post-paddling in the
winter. Get your core temperature up quicker after a cold paddle.
7. Nomadix Towel
Perfect for paddling but useful for so many other activities! This towel dries super quick, its antimicrobial, packable, and made from certified recycled material.
- Ultra-absorbent and quick-dry material
- Durable and contains 80% recycled content.
- Anti-microbial keeps odors away.
- Tight weave sweeps sand and dirt away
- Lightweight and packs up small
Awesome towel. Super absorbent. Looks sweet.
It’s Sandproof AND made from recycled material…
What’s not to like?
8. Revivex Durable Water Repellent
Restore the DWR coating on GORE-TEX® jackets and waterproof-breathable outerwear with Revivex Durable Water Repellent. Over time, DWR (durable water repellency) on technical gear wears off, and the fabric gets dirty and absorbs water. Regular reproofing treatment of rainwear, soft shells, ski pants, and GORE-TEX jackets is highly recommended to continuously repel water. Just preclean the garment and spray on this waterproof coating and let air dry.
You can use it on your rain jackets, pants, tents and more.
spray it on and it bring back that awesome
water beading effect!