Paddling Apparel

The best paddling apparel, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on August 27, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Paddling Apparel Reviews

Body Glove Siroko 4/3 Slant Zip Full Wetsuit

rated 5 of 5 stars Great full suit for cold water paddling, surfing or stand up paddle board. As a member of another website, I often receive gear in exchange for a review. My husband is passionate about being out on the water in any way possible, and this wetsuit is helping him enjoy being there even when it’s cold, or in this case, in Maine’s frigid gulf waters. While on the coast of Maine this summer, he's been learning how to surf a stand-up paddle board on the wave created during the tide change at Blue… Full review

Buff Sport Series Water Gloves

rated 3 of 5 stars Great gloves for fishing or paddling and sun protection. I received these fingerless gloves as a gift right before a five-day paddling trip. I brought them along and wore them whenever we were in the canoe. They definitely kept my hands from getting sunburned and were very comfortable. They have a grippy material on the palm which is great for holding onto your paddle. These gloves are also great if it is windy out.   However, I did notice that once they got wet, they stayed wet even overnight. Full review

Level Six Bonavista

rated 4 of 5 stars This paddle jacket is completely windproof and rainproof. It keeps me warm on rainy days paddling, when I wear it over a shortie wetsuit or over a merino wool shirt and shorts. This men's jacket suits women too. It's a fairly close-fitting style, so buy a size larger if you plan to layer it over a thick sweater. Kayaking on the West Coast near Vancouver and Seattle means needing rain gear — the real thing, not cheap stuff. This jacket is listed as "Made of eXhaust 2.5-ply waterproof-breathable… Full review

Stohlquist Contact Fingerless

rated 4 of 5 stars A surprisingly good pair of gloves for the price. Decent fit and breathable enough in most conditions. Have held up really well over the past few years. I bought these because they were on sale and I need something to stop my hands from blistering. I get terrible blisters on the sides of my thumbs and between my thumb and first finger when I kayak or canoe without gloves. I’ve been using them for about three years now, and they have minimal visible wear. There’s nothing that stands out as making… Full review

NRS Men's Boaters Gloves

rated 1 of 5 stars A boaters glove that dries very slowly and falls apart when wet. As an occasional kayaker I would hope a boaters glove would hold up for more than one season. The palm material is thin and got even thinner with use. It is now falling apart. They take a long time to dry. I have bicycle gloves that dry faster. Full review

NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been teaching swift water rescue and swift water boat operations since 1985. I have used this suit now for the last 7 years and it is always dry. Very rugged and dependable. There is not another drysuit that will compare if you REALLY use it in rugged environments and use it often. Buy smart the first time, folks! Full review

Stohlquist Men's Amp

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best drysuit I've ever owned. This is my second Stohlquist drysuit, and it's a replacement for a Stohlquist Multi-Sport that I got on sale nearly 10 years ago. The Multi-Sport was imported from China, was very difficult to put on or take off, and ultimately leaked like a sieve through the fabric when I used it on a Memorial Day Middle Fork Salmon trip (i.e.; when I really needed it) in 2013, about 7 years into my ownership. It supposedly was under a lifetime warranty, but to Stohlquist that meant… Full review

Immersion Research Supermodel Drysuit

rated 1 of 5 stars After only using the suit for possibly a dozen times, it is leaking terribly at the seams and the fabric seems to have lost its waterproof abilities. A fail for IR. Full review

Kokatat Men's Tropos Light Drift Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a reasonably priced paddle jacket, very roomy and comfortable for paddling. I use to for cool weather canoeing, and it has served me well for that use. I have room for a light fleece under it, and room for a PFD over it. Though I am a woman, I use men's jackets, as I really prefer LONG sleeves. The jacket is very comfortable to wear while paddling, even as I wear it under a PFD. The sleeves have a roomy cut, and the velcro splash cuffs are soft, and not irritating as some velcro cuffs can… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kokatat Tempest Pant Pant
$309
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit Dry Suit
$697 - $929
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NRS Guide Glove Glove
$8 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
NRS Maverick Glove Glove
$27 - $41
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kokatat Gore-Tex Meridian Dry Suit with Relief Zip Dry Suit
$1,150
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Stohlquist Contact Fingerless Glove
$20 - $25
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
NRS Boaters Gloves Glove
$19 - $24
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Buff Sport Series Water Gloves Glove
$8
Stohlquist Storm Jane 3mm Wet Suit
$90
NRS HydroSkin 1.5 Pants Wet Suit
$82 - $109
Stohlquist FreePLAY Jacket Long Sleeve Paddle Jacket
$209 - $224
Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Front-Zip Short-Sleeved Full Suit Wet Suit
$164 - $299
O'Neill Skins S/S Rash Tee Short Sleeve Rashguard
$32
Patagonia R1 Gloves Glove
$45
L.L.Bean Superstretch Titanium Shorts Short
$50
Patagonia Micro Swell Rashguard Long Sleeve Rashguard
$38 - $85
Neosport 3mm Mesh Skin Glove Glove
$12
NRS Radiant 3.0 Wetsuit Wet Suit
$176
NRS Bill's Grizzly Wetsuit Jacket Wet Suit
$64
Stohlquist Shift Drysuit Dry Suit
$674
Patagonia RØ Top Short Sleeve Performance Top / Short Sleeve
$45
Head Wave 2.5 mm Shorty Wet Suit
$50
SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gauntlet Gloves Glove
$51
Patagonia RØ Long-Sleeved Sun Tee Long Sleeve Performance Top / Long Sleeve
$49
 
Neosport XSpan Short Short
$41
NRS Flux Drytop Long Sleeve Paddle Jacket
$244 - $324
NRS Stampede Jacket L/S Long Sleeve Paddle Jacket
$187 - $249
Kokatat Gore-Tex Idol Dry Suit Dry Suit
$1,225
NRS H2Core Silkweight Short-Sleeve Short Sleeve Paddling Shirt
$26 - $34
NRS Mamba Pogies Glove
$22 - $37
NRS Castaway Glove Glove
$22
Neosport XSpan Long Sleeve Top Long Sleeve Paddling Shirt
$50
Kokatat Gore-Tex Front Entry Dry Suit Dry Suit
$995 - $1,030
Stohlquist MAW Glove Glove
$30
Patagonia RØ Sun Tee Short Sleeve Performance Top / Short Sleeve
$32 - $45
O'Neill Bahia Full Zip Jacket Wet Suit
$80
NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve Shirt Long Sleeve Paddling Shirt
$17 - $39
NRS Payette Jacket S/S Short Sleeve Paddle Jacket
$85
Patagonia R2 Yulex Back-Zip Full Suit Wet Suit
$459
Patagonia R4 Yulex Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit Wet Suit
$549
Immersion Research Devil's Club Dry Top Long Sleeve Paddle Jacket
$400
Patagonia R1 Spring Juanita Suit Wet Suit
$50
Stohlquist Tideline Wet Suit
$36
L.L.Bean Superstretch Titanium Sleeveless Shorty Wet Suit Wet Suit
$75
Immersion Research Long Sleeve Thick Skin Rash Guard Long Sleeve Rashguard
$62
Kokatat Lightweight Hand Jacket Glove Glove
$35
Patagonia R1 Impact Suit Wet Suit
$89
NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Shirt - S/S Short Sleeve Rashguard
$40 - $79
NRS HydroSkin 0.5 Capri Pant with Skirt Pant
$40 - $99
L.L.Bean Superstretch Titanium Farmer Jane Wet Suit
$149
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