The Stohlquist Descent Personal Flotation Device for men is a functional, comfortable, and safe option for those who consistently engage in water sports, especially kayaking. With options for adjusting the fit, the flotation qualities, and the durability for various types of kayaking, this flotation device is a good choice for athletes who consistently enjoy being on the water.
The Sea To Summit Hydraulic Dry Pack is a durable, comfortable, and functional option that works well for outdoors people who want a bag that can withstand abrasion and inclement weather. If you frequently are outdoors in wet weather, snowstorms, tough terrain, and need an easily transportable pack, then this could be a great option for you.
The POP Paddleboards POP-Up Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard is an easy-to-use, stable, and good choice for beginner paddleboard users. Despite not being the best choice for lightweight users, this inflatable stand-up paddleboard could be a good choice for those who want a buoyant, durable, and beginner-friendly choice for a variety of water conditions.
The Kokatat OutFIT Tour Personal Flotation Device is a comfortable and adjustable option that works well for all body shapes. Despite some reports of sizing issues and being tedious to get on and off, the high-quality construction, very durable material, and highly-adjustable fit can make this a good choice for users who need a full range of motion for paddling and frequently travel through tough waters.
The NRS cVest Type III Personal Flotation Device is a safe, comfortable, and mobile option that is well-suited for long days on the water. Despite not having a 4-way attachment point, there is really only minimal things that users would change about this product. The comfortable fit, durability, and ventilation make this a great choice for warm days, long days on the river, and kayak touring.
The Badfish Monarch Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard is a functional, versatile, and stable option that is well-suited for various conditions on the water. Despite being heavy and slower than other options, this board is a good option for those who prefer stability, high-quality construction, and heavy-duty materials over a lighter and faster board.
The Thule Hull-a-Port Kayak Carrier is a highly-compatible carrier that works with most crossbars, but unfortunately has some reports of the mechanisms failing. Reports of the internal lock failing, the screws loosening, and arms getting loose over time diminish confidence in this product.
The Astral Layla Personal Flotation Device for women is a life jacket that takes into account a woman’s body shape, creating a tailored product that provides not only a flattering fit, but also a more comfortable option. The chest area is specifically created to accommodate women’s features, while the technical features, like ample pockets, zipper for easy on-and-off, and adjustable straps all make this a high-quality choice.
The NRS Ninja Type III Personal Flotation Device is a low profile, easy on-and-off, and comfortable model, making this a great choice for both men and women to use. The straps may be a little uncomfortable when compared to the competition, but the soft interior and the flexible shape allows for comfort and mobility during use.
The Werner Skagit FG 2-Piece Paddle – Straight Shaft is an adjustable, easy-to-use, and smooth option for kayakers who want the feel of a one-piece, with the storage capabilities of a two-piece. Despite not feeling quite as smooth as the one-piece fiberglass options, the tight connection and rigidity provided by this two-piece gives an almost identical feel to the high-end paddles on the market, making this a great choice for any level of kayaker.