Burke Evo One Cag

The Burke Evo One Cag is a single layer smock-style jacket designed for paddlers, sport boat and yacht enthusiasts. It is made from CB10 fabric which is waterproof and windproof, and allows moisture and perspiration to transfer through the fabric while maintaining its waterproof and windproof properties.

The wide neck opening makes it easy to get on or off and the zipper is non-corrosive. There are also two handy chest pockets that are accessible when you are wearing a PFD.

The neck and wrist bands are Dartex fabric and the waist band neoprene - all have velcro fastenings to tighten the fit.

This jacket is a good entry-level paddling jacket for kayakers. We use it in our school programs and learn to paddle courses. Its smock style is comfortable and it comes in a very wide range of sizes.

 
 

Aquatherm Touring Cag

The Reed Chillcheater Aquatherm Touring Cag is a uniquely soft and comfortable cag. It is constructed from Aquatherm, Reed ChillCheater's flexible, polyurethane fabric, which provides a thermal barrier similar to a traditional wetsuit, but is lighter, more flexible and is easier to get on and off. The smooth outer surface sheds water quickly, minimising the effects of windchill. One of the best things about this fabric is that it typically does not give an allergic response that some people have with neoprene or latex.

 
 

There is a snap on / off hood with a stiffened brim with adjustable straps at the sides to get a snug fit. Reflective strips are on the hood and cuffs for added safety. All seams are stitched and taped for strength and water tightness. The body has an adjustable twin waist seal for fixing over your spray deck and dry pants.

The Aquatherm Touring Cag is not intended as a dry cag as it has a front baffle neck seal, which, with its wider neck gape when undone, allows for good ventilation on long journeys and warmer conditions. The neck can be closed with either a press-stud (popper) or zip. Super stretch aquatherm dry seals on the cuff and neck offer a comfortable fit over a broader area of your wrist and neck, giving a comfortable seal without the sometimes tighter pressure associated with traditional latex seals. The seals are tough and durable and non splitting.

This is a very comfortable cag for day trips and expeditions - we recommend the zipper neck and the yellow colour for high visibility.

Kokatat GoreTex TecTour Anorak

This paddling jacket ticks all the boxes!

The Kokatat Goretex TecTour Anorak is made of breathable GoreTex fabric with a stretchy neoprene waistband that can be tightened to fit using velcro tabs and has a double layered skirt to fit around your spraydeck waist tube.

It is a pullover style jacket, with generous neck zip and storm flap to keep off the spray, and a wide-brimmed hood to keep the rain off and wind off the back of the neck.

There are reflective patches on the sleeves and bellows pockets (pleated - they expand!) on the sleeves with clips inside so you can lanyard to them. Latex seals on the wrists keep the water out.

Colours are vibrant - crimson or pumpkin (a golden orange) - really attractive colours.

This is the rolls-royce of paddling jackets - definitely a quality product. It keeps me comfortable in bleak conditions and being breathable is comfortable on windy days even when not-so cold! A fantastic jacket for both work and play that has served me well for over two solid years on the water.

 
 

Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Pants

If you are paddling or boating in cold, wet or windy weather, keeping your legs warm in waterproof and windproof pants greatly enhances your enjoyment. Particularly if you are out fishing from your kayak or dinghy, cooling down from sitting waiting for a bite!

The '3L' refers to the 3 layers of the Hydrus fabric:

  • A super tough nylon woven outer layer provides long lasting abrasion protection and features a durable water repellent (DWR) coating which repels water.
  • The mid-layer utilizes a proprietary polyurethane micro-porous coating, allowing water vapor to transfer from the inner layer to the outer.
  • The soft, knit polyester inner layer is engineered to help manage moisture, moving it from the inside out. 
 
 

Expeditioning in damp locations, where it is sometimes difficult to get gear dry, these Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest pants with socks ensure that your clothing stays dry and comfy to put back on the next day. This is a benefit not to be underestimated as we know from paddling in 'summer' in the SW Tasmanian Wilderness of Bathurst Harbour - beautiful landscapes - very damp and misty!

They also great to keep you dry in camp and in breaks when you are standing around out of the kayak.

 
 

These pants are breathable and like any shell-wear, you should wear a thermal layer next to your skin to help wick the moisture/perspiration away. They are generously cut so they are comfortable sitting down and have a neoprene waist with velcro to tighten the fit. A front relief zip is also an option.