Kayaking Equipment

Kayaking Equipment

Kayaks Kayaking Paddles
Kayaking Accessories

Kayaking is a water sport which is often confused with canoeing. While canoeing is used for relaxation, kayaking is an action water sport. There are also differences between canoeing and kayaking equipment.

Kayaks are mainly made of synthetic material. They can have one or more cockpits up to four paddlers. Cockpits can have a covered deck. To control a kayak in whitewater or slalom races strong arm muscles are needed.

Kayaking Equipment

Kayaking paddles are double-bladed and different to canoe paddles which are single-bladed. The blades on both sides help to control and to speed up the kayak.

Kayaking accessories like the outfit are an important part of the kayaking equipment. Swim vests and head protection are always necessary for kayaking.

Kayaking Equipment