Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dry Bags Galore

Sea Kayak Carolina is carrying Sea to Summit products and currently has in-stock a great selection of Big River DrySacks and Lightweight DrySacks, ranging in size from 1 to 35 Liters.

The Big River DrySack is a heavy duty expedition capable bag that will withstand any abuse you might give it. The Lightweight DrySack is slightly lighter duty and somewhat more economical. However, don’t think they’re cheap though as they’re still plenty tough and a great value for your money.
I have been using a Big River 20 Liter bag for my hypothermia kit since September and it has been bombproof.

Remember due to a kayak’s shape it is always better to have several small dry bags than one big one. So come by today and get geared up for the spring season. It will get warm soon – I promise!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Drysuits are the best!!

Matt Faust and I decided to head out on the water Sunday against the better advice of everyone. It was sunny but in the low 40s with at least a wind chill of 32 degrees. This might be a beautiful kayaking day in Maine but no one kayaks in this weather in Charleston, South Carolina.

However, Matt and I had just received our new Immersion Research Double D drysuits and were eager to operationally check them out.

It turned out to be a beautiful day and we had the Folly River to ourselves except for the dolphin strand feeding and our feathered friends enjoying the day. Please understand if we had not been wearing the drysuits with the water temp being in the upper 40s and the air temp what it was it would have been foolish to go.

Some thoughts on the drysuits: I have last year’s model and it is awesome without a doubt, however, Matt has the new 2010 model. For me the biggest improvement this year is the zipper system. It opens wider which makes it easier to get into and out of the suit plus it’s easier to open and close. They’ve also gone back to reinforced fabric booties which seemed work as advertized.

If you would like more information on the drysuits visit Immerion Research.

Sea Kayak Carolina will be happy to take your order for your very own drysuit today.