Tips for Keeping your Gear Dry When Kayaking

Tips for Keeping your Gear Dry When Kayaking

Kayaking is a great water activity and is perfect for beginners as you can easily and successfully learn kayaking skills without a lot of output. You won’t need many things to get started, and you can be sure the kayak is safely built and can withstand the test of time for years.

It’s great to bring more supplies and gear for a great experience and with this in mind, you must be sure to protect your equipment from becoming damaged by water, as this scenario can potentially ruin your things, especially your valuable gear. 

Tips to Protect Your Kit: 

  • Find out what type of kayak you have. Depending on the model you can usually find two compartments at both the rear and front or at least one at either end. But whilst it seems to be the perfect storage for your dry gear, many compartments are not completely waterproof. Kayak models that are a bit cheaper do not guarantee that they can keep your belongings dry in their built-in compartments. So what can you use to keep them dry
  • Safety Buoys/Dry Bags are perfect for any water activity and especially when you’re on a kayaking trip. You can secure any of your belongings, including your gear, in your dry bag, before putting it inside the built-in compartment.  These bags come in various shapes and sizes. Depending on what you want to store, you can choose the best dry bag for your next kayak trip. You may need to pick a larger kayak bag if you’re planning to bring a sleeping bag or a tent, plus your essentials.If you are going to stay for a few days, a smaller bag can give you enough space for your clothing and toiletries. The smallest type of dry bags you can use can provide storage for all your electronic devices, tools and, small equipment to keep them dry.
    Dry Bags
  • Consider a waterproof phone bag to keep your smartphone safe for guaranteed periods of submersion. If you’re on your kayak trip and you happen to drop your phone in water, it won’t float and withstand being submerged in water for a long time.  To help with floatation one tip would be to fill the bag with air to allow your phone to float so you can retrieve it easily and quickly if you accidentally do drop it in the water.  

Kayaking is a fun and relaxing sport and more so if you have the right gear to protect your belongings.  


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