Just getting started on the Lakes and Slow rivers Recreational Kayak Sales are Booming!
For those longer trips with Sealed Bulkheads to prevent the kayak from filling up with water in case you tip over.
Going for a long trip or bigger waters like The Columbia River or the San Juan Islands Sea Kayaks are the way to go!
Great way for having a kayak and having it fit in the trunk of your car and inflate in minutes to go paddling on a river or flat water!
Off for a day at the lake for some Bass Fishing or Salmon or Steelhead on the local rivers off the Columbia River
Canoes have been around since the early explorers of Lewis & Clark and are light as ever these days made of Fiberglass for higher end canoes!
Basic paddles from Lifetime Products do the job for most folks Website
Paddles can range from $49-$150 for a great paddle and do the job for paddling around the Northwest in the lakes and rivers.
Quite a few options out there for great canoe paddles
Oldschool vs Lightweight and how long of a trip you plan on going makes the lightweight fiberglass paddle a great option for the canoe trips!
Alot of your top kayak paddle makers also have paddle board paddles available.
Eddyline Kayaks Burlington, WA Rec Touring and Sea Kayaks Website
Lightweight Sleek and great looking Kayaks made in Burlington, Washington.
NC Composites Tacoma, WA Website
NW Kayaks Arlington, WA Website
Sterling Kayaks Bellingham Website
Swell Kayaks Bellingham Website
AIRE Inflatables Kayaks and Rafts Boise, Idaho Website
AIRE offers high-performance, tough, all-season inflatable kayaks designed for everything from playing on whitewater to multi-day packrafting excursions
Pygmy Boats Port Townsend, WA Website
Pygmy Boats is the original manufacturer of precision, pre-cut stitch and glue kayak kits in North America. In the last 32 years our designs have been awarded "Best Kayak Kit" and "Best Wooden Kayak" and are enjoyed by thousands around the world. Started in 1986 by boat designer and software engineer, John Lockwood, Pygmy Boats produced North America's first computer designed wooden sea kayaks. Whether a paddler is novice or advanced in technique, we have a boat kit to suit your needs. Kits are 1/3 the price and 30% lighter than fiberglass with equal durability
Redfish Kayaks Port Townsend, WA Website
Companies Based in the NW
Aquaglide Inflatable Kayaks Bend, Oregon Website
NRS Moscow, Idaho Outlaw Infllatable Kayaks Website
Sea Kayaks are usually 15 feet and longer and sealed bulkheads to prevent the kayak from filling up with water fully in case of a tip over in open water.
Eddyline Kayaks Website
NC Kayaks Tacoma, WA Website
Nigel Dennis Kayaks Website
Sterling Kayaks Website
Lumpy Waters Sea Kayaking Oregon Coast Event Website
OS Systems Scappoose, OR Since 1983, OS SYSTEMS has designed and manufactured over 90,000 quality drysuits, along with Thermal Wear and related drysuit accessories, for sport, military and commercial diving, search and rescue/recovery (diving and surface water), maritime and Coast Guard exposure protection, marine biology, aquaculture, fishing & hunting, water skiing, wakeboarding, personal water craft, sailing, canoeing, rafting, white water and sea kayaking. Website
Shift $899 Features Offering great flexibility, the Shift is Stohlquist's newest touring drysuit.
The Shift features: an integrated sprayskirt tunnel, Captive Zip™ self-entry
technology, zippered neoprene side & chest pockets, a relief zip,
a removable hood, and a unique stand-by mode. While it looks like separate
jacket and pants, the Shift is actually a 100% dry, one-piece suit.
Amp $629 Features - Whether whitewater kayaking or sea touring, the Amp provides the
weatherproof protection and comfort you need.
EZ $499 Features Excellent weatherproof protection combine with outstanding comfort to
create a great all-around drysuit.
Immersion Research Top Notch Suits to keep you dry. Website
NRS Northwest River Supplies Moscow, Idaho Website
Kokatat Arcara, CA Website
More Budget friendly dry suits from Mythic Drysuits
Value for paddlesports enthusiasts: that's what Mythic Gear is about. We want you to paddle your packraft, kayak, canoe, raft or SUP in comfort and safety and at the best possible price from Park City, Utah.
Dry Tops and Dry Pants are great for rafting and shallow creeks.
More Info Coming soon
Pack a dry bag big enough for a spare change of clothes or a jacket to keep warm just incase of going for a swim. Link to Seattle Sports Dry Bags
Dry Boxes Big Enough to keep your Phone Wallet and Keys Dry and Secure attached to the inside of the kayak in case of a tip over.
Always handy to pump out any water that might get in your kayak from a wave or small rapid.
Need extra flotation in the kayak?
Always handy to take a 20' to 30' Rope for towing or throwing !
Make a safety Kit never know when something might happen on a trip and you might need some essential gear fire starter packets, flash light, pockcet knife, duck tape etc..
As simple as it might seem once you hit the water for a day trip make sure you are stocked up with a good supply of food and water for the day.
Paddle Boards are growing in popularity all over the place and kayak retailers carry them most of the time as well!
Canoe like the old pioneers and pack more gear!