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WSO Wishlist: Essential Kayak Kit from Palm

This week we’re lusting after Palm’s high tech, high style kayak kit…

Palm FX Buoyancy Aid

Palm FX Buoyancy Aid From £81

Great for freestyle, rivers and racing – you can do it all with this FX buoyancy aid. Combining the comfort and simplicity of the FX freestyle PFD with a rescue harness and pumping up the floatation has allowed Palm to create the most versatile whitewater buoyancy aid ever. If that wasn’t impressive enough, it’s made from Cordura material, which has exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, and high resistance to tears and abrasion. We can confirm it’s super comfy too. It features 3D anti ride-up waistbelt, easy glide straps and about every safety feature going including removable chest harness with O-ring and failsafe load tested shoulder straps.

Palm Gradient Boot

Palm Gradient Boot £80.95

Offering high ankle for support hike-ins‚ scouting and portaging, Palm’s Gradient Boots are the ultimate kayak footwear. They feature protective scratch rubber reinforcement and a secure lace-up fit, yet they are designed with a low profile and will fit comfortably in your kayak. Palm have used their Vibram sole made from HydroGrip rubber, so you can be assured of ultimate wet traction. They’re even nice to slide your feet into thanks to the low cut heel…

Palm AP4000 Helmet

Palm AP4000 Helmet £24

Protecting your head becomes a stylish affair with this AP4000 helmet by Palm. The low profile outer shell is made from high-impact polypropylene for maximum impact protection. Inside, there’s an adjustable cradle system and quick release chinstrap, which offers a secure and comfortable fit. The water-resistant foam liner is a nice feature and we rate the open vents for ventilation and drainage too. Of course it’s made to CE EN 1385 Water Sport Safety Standard.

Palm Vector Jacket

Palm Vector Jacket £62.95

Perfect for kayaking, canoeing and sailing, the Vector jacket won’t disappoint. Made from durable ripstop XP 2-layer fabric, with velcro closures on the neck, waist and wrists, it banishes wind and spray and won’t become waterlogged. Breathable and light weight, it’ also offers excellent mobility and is easy to paddle in. We like the YKK AquaGuard zipped kangaroo pocket too – great for keys and snacks. Hmmmm, snacks…

Palm Atom Dry Trousers

Palm Atom Dry Trousers £162

These 3-layer high specification, dry trousers are a dream to wear with their 4D articulated cut, velcro adjustable neoprene waistband and twin waist. They boast XP4-layer socks with Nylon 320D soles, reinforced seat and knees and fully reflective details. They’re designed to work with twin-waisted jacket to make a versatile and stylish two-piece set. Dry as bone and looking good!

Main image credit: Palm Equipment Europe

Published on 29th March 2016 in Kayaking

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