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Christmas Gifts for Kayakers

If you’re not sure of the best way to treat the paddler in your life, we’ve got just updated this gift guide for 2020. Whether they’re into whitewater or slalom, sprint or just pottering around the coastline, here’s some of our best gift ideas for kayakers and canoers…

Save (Under £40)

Palm AP2000 Helmet

Was £37.95, Now £29.95

Helmets should be replaced regularly anyway, so treat them to this one from Palm, which offers full impact protection as well as being a lovely, festive red colour.

Palm Water Bottle


Any watersports enthusiast will tell you how sick they are of seeing plastic bottles and other rubbish in the sea. Show them how much you care with this high quality, stainless steel bottle, which can be clipped onto their boat, bag or even board!

Gul All Purpose 5mm Neoprene Zipped Boots


They’re called All Purpose for a reason, these are great all rounders for any watersport. Kayakers will definitely appreciate the extra millimetres of neoprene in the colder months, and these also have a durable, non-slip sole – essential for launching and landing.

Palm Superlite Multipack Drybags (X4)

Was £31.95, Now £26.30

What’s better than a drybag? FOUR drybags! Lightweight bags like this are endlessly useful for protecting anything from spare clothes and sandwiches, to phones and cameras.

Spend (£40 - 100)

Nookie Iceman Thermal Undersuit

Was £99.95, Now £84.95

A gamechanger in the winter, this fleece undersuit will be perfect under a drysuit or a waterproof trouser and cag combo. As a bonus, it’s made from recycled fleece which is lightweight and quick to dry, so it’s kind of a win, win, win.

Yak Zeus Kayak Whitewater Cag

Was £99.95, Now £89.95

Flexibility, breathability and waterproofing without all the fuss. This is a practical jacket but it’ll make a real difference to their time on the water.

Yak Chinook Kayak Dry Trousers

Was £99.95, Now £94.50

These can be paired with the cag above to make a bit of a blowout gift, but they’ll also be welcomed on their own by a kayaker who currently paddles in a wetsuit.

Palm Quantum 3mm Neoprene Front Zip Long John Wetsuit

Was £86.95, Now £74.95

Stretchy, warm and quick to dry, this is great for wearing alone in the summer, but can also been worn along with other layers in the colder months.

Splash Out (Over £100)

Palm FXR 50N Buoyancy Aid

Was £169.95, Now £152.95

One PFD for everything from rivers to tide races. It's the comfiest, coolest looking buoyancy aid and will make a kayaker very happy on Christmas morning.

Palm Mens Base Drysuit

Was £399.95, Now £359.95

This is a big one, but for someone who’s getting into their kayaking but still using a wetsuit, it’ll be massively appreciated. It has a robust zip, simple latex wrist and neck gaskets as well as latex socks. It’s fully waterproof and super durable, so don’t worry, you won’t have to buy them another one next year!

Palm Men's Terek Recycled Touring Jacket

Was £199.95, Now £159.95

For the eco-conscious paddler... The Terek jacket makes no compromises on paddling performance, whilst also bring the chance to paddle in a garment that has done its bit to reduce waste through recycling.

Z-Pro Tango 3-Man Inflatable Kayak


A great choice for the kids or to treat yourselves as a couple. Inflatable kayaks are one of the easiest ways to get on the water, with no need for roof racks or heavy overhead lifting. For a little extra, you can buy our Z-Pro Kayak Package, which includes a pump and two paddles - everything you need to get started!


Head over to the Christmas Shop to browse gifts for other watersports and more kayaking gifts.

If you’re still not sure, but really want to get them something they can use on the water, why not get them a Wetsuit Outlet Gift Voucher?

Written by Eliza Tilbury

Prices in this article are subject to change.

Updated on 3rd December 2020

Originally published on 9th December 2019 in Misc

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