Chapter 4 Equipment

It’s important to bring the right equipment along to any sea kayak trip, and we’ll discuss what to bring before we head off on the course trips. The club can provide most specialist equipment, although you might want to acquire some warm and windproof kit - Decathlon is a good place to buy cheap decent kit, and there’s a store in Cambridge.

People who get hooked on sea kayaking often find themselves acquiring shiny new equipment rather faster than they anticipated. If you’re thinking about making purchases, why not ask for opinions from the course participants and coaches? Having used, worn out and broken a lot of kit over the years, we can hopefully provide some useful insights.