Contents TABLE OF CONTENTSGIFTS EVERYONE WOULD LOVEUNDER 50 USDSCOTTY POWERLOCK ROD HOLDERRSPRO SUP RAIL SAVERSFCS STAND UP PADDLE BOARD PARTIALLY COILED REGULAR 11′ LEASHSEA TO SUMMIT LIGHTWEIGHT DRY SACKS – SET OF 3SEALLINE BULKHEAD TAPERED DRY BAG – 20 LITERSHIGH UV PROTECTION BUFFADVANCED ELEMENTS DOUBLE ACTION HAND PUMPSEA TO SUMMIT PADDLE KEEPERPELICAN 1020 CASE WITH CARABINERPADDLING PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHITEWATERYAKKIN AND TACOS T-SHIRTWITZ SEE IT SAFE SPORT CASEEXPLORTEK NITE-BLAZER LED HEADLAMP WITH CASEZ CARE LVP MARINE BOAT CLEANERCOMPLETE FOLDING ANCHOR SYSTEMEMB WATER RESISTANT PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKERSCOTTY 311 DRINK HOLDERNRS PUREST MESH DUFFELSINK THE STINKCHUMS CAP RETAINERFOX 40 CLASSIC SAFETY WHISTLEAQUA-BOUND BILGE MASTER PUMPSEALLINE SEAL PAKYAKIMA BOW/STERN TIE-DOWNSKAYAK BOAT NAME STICKERKAYAKER DECALGREEN GLOVE DRYERKAYAK KEYCHAINKAYAK ANGLER MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONGENLED MONOCULAR TELESCOPEI’D RATHER BE KAYAKING T-SHIRTHAWAIIAN HAND CARVED BONE FISH HOOK NECKLACEHYDRO FLASH 24-OUNCE STANDARD MOUTHFISHERMEN’S KNOT TYING CHARTCROAKIES BOTTLE OPENER BELTNRS HAVOC LIVERY WHITEWATER HELMETAQUA LUNG SPORT ROYAL CORONADO LX SNORKEL COMBO SETBETWEEN 50 – 100 USDMOTIONIZE SUPERIOR PADDLE BOARDING TRACKERSEA TO SUMMIT SUP DECK BAG – 12LYAKIMA RIPCORD STRAPSGOAL ZERO VENTURE 30 SOLAR KITNOCQUA SPORT LIGHTING SYSTEMNRS ZEPHYR INFLATABLE PFDYETI ROADIE COOLERTILLEY LTM6 AIRFLO HATONYX M-16 BELT PACKYAKIMA JAYLOW KAYAK CARRIERPADDLER’S SUPPLY COMPANY LEDSEA TO SUMMIT DRY BAG WITH HARNESSWHEELEEZ STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD CARTWHEELEEZ KAYAK CARTMTI HELIOS 2.0 INFLATABLE PFDSKWOOSH HIGH BACK KAYAK SEATNRS RESCUE BAGLASSO SECURITY CABLESEALS COCKPIT COVERNOMADIX ALL-PURPOSE TOWEL – DOUBLE-SIDEDOVER 200 USDWERNER CAMANO STRAIGHT 2-PIECE PADDLEYETI HOPPER FLIP 12 SOFT COOLERTHULE SUP TAXI XT STAND UP PADDLE BOARD CARRIERORU KAYAK BAY ST FOLDING KAYAKTHULE 835 HULL-A-PORT PRONRS KAYAK UN-PIN KITWHITEWATER OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIESTARUBA KAYAKING DRYSUIT: UNISEXGIFTS FOR HIMUNDER 50 USDPATAGONIA MEN’S BAGGIESNRS KICKER REMIX WETSHOECOLUMBIA PFG TAMIAMI IINRS HYDROSKIN GLOVESPEPPER’S CUTTHROAT POLARIZED FLOATING GLASSESBETWEEN 50 – 100 USDVUORI THE BANKS SHORTSSTOHLQUIST FISHERMAN PFDNRS ENDURANCE PADDLING JACKETASTRAL LOYAK WATER SHOESOUTDOOR RESEARCH HELIUM II RAIN JACKETBELLROY ALL CONDITIONS WALLETOVER 200 USDSTOHLQUIST AMP DRYSUITPOLAR M400 GPS SMART WATCHGIFTS FOR HERUNDER 50 USDNRS KICKER REMIX WATER SHOESTIFOSI DEA POLARIZED SUNGLASSESNRS BOATER’S GLOVESNRS H2CORE SILKWEIGHT LONG-SLEEVE SHIRTKAYAK BOAT PENDANTWINTHOME CHANGING TOWEL PONCHOPRANA MAKENNA BOARD SHORTSBETWEEN 50 – 100 USDNRS HYDROSKIN 0.5 SHORTSOUTDOOR RESEARCH HELIUM II RAIN JACKETNRS ENDURANCE PADDLING JACKETSALOMAN CROSSAMPHIBIAN SWIFT WATER SHOESACCENT MOXIE ADJUSTABLE STAND-UP PADDLEWOMEN’S AMP DRYSUITGIFTS FOR KIDSUNDER 50 USDQUICKSILVER SYNCRO 1.5MM SHORT-SLEEVE SPRINGSUIT FOR TODDLER BOYS‘I LIVE TO KAYAK’ BODYSUIT FOR BABIES‘WHEN I GROW UP I WANNA BE A KAYAKER’ BIBSTEARNS INFANT CLASSIC SERIES VESTOUTDOOR RESEARCH KIDS SANDBOX SUN HATIPLAY BABY & TODDLER SUN PROTECTION SHIRTCHACO OUTCROSS 2 WATER SHOESCOLUMBIA MINI BREAKER SUNGUARDSUPER PADDLES KIDS ALLOY SUP PADDLESTOHLQUIST DRIFTER PFD Some people can be very hard to buy for! But, you love them anyway. This year, make things easier on yourself by narrowing your list of gift ideas down to the ones that really matter. Buy your loved one a gift for their favorite sport – kayaking. In this gift guide, you’ll find the 101 of the best gifts for kayakers. Our guide is split into four convenient categories: gifts for everyone, gifts for him, gifts for her, and gifts for kids. From essentials and clothing, to books and fun merchandise, we’ve found it all. Here at The Adventure Junkies, we love researching gear. We also understand that not everyone has the time (or desire) to do the same. That’s why we share our great finds on this website. Rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. cloud-downloadCLICK HERE to Download our FREE Quick Starter Guide to Kayaking. TABLE OF CONTENTS Gifts for Everyone Under 50 USD 50 – 100 USD Over 200 USD Gifts for Him Under 50 USD 50 – 100 USD Over 200 USD Gifts for Her Under 50 USD 50 – 100 USD Gifts for Kids Under 50 USD GIFTS EVERYONE WOULD LOVE UNDER 50 USD SCOTTY POWERLOCK ROD HOLDER Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Every kayak fisherman will agree you can never have enough rod holders. While some fishing kayaks come with molded rod holders, others do not. Either way, this Scotty Powerlock Holder is the perfect addition to the ultimate rig. RSPRO SUP RAIL SAVERS Check out the latest price on: Amazon Fiberglass stand up paddleboards can be very fragile. These RSPro SUP Rail Savers apply easily to the edge of the paddleboard with a heavy duty adhesive, and come in a convenient roll. You don’t have to give someone a new paddleboard – just the materials to protect the one they already have. FCS STAND UP PADDLE BOARD PARTIALLY COILED REGULAR 11′ LEASH Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Both surf and flatwater paddlers will love this new 11 ft board leash. It’s made of strong and elastic polyurethane and stays coiled to avoid unnecessary snags. SEA TO SUMMIT LIGHTWEIGHT DRY SACKS – SET OF 3 Check out the latest price on: REI Anyone who loves water activities knows the value of a good dry sack. This Sea to Summit set includes three different sizes of dry sacks – 1L, 2L, and 4L. Having different sizes give you the option of packing just one or all three sacks with important supplies, electronics and extra clothes. SEALLINE BULKHEAD TAPERED DRY BAG – 20 LITERS Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Fans of touring kayaks will love this SealLine Dry Bag. It’s designed to fit perfectly in the bulkhead (inner storage) of a kayak. While bulkheads are protected from direct splashes and waves, it’s a good idea to fit them with a dry bag, like this one, to protect important valuables in case the kayak flips. HIGH UV PROTECTION BUFF Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Buffs have been popular for a number of years now, and it doesn’t look like they’re going away anytime soon. That’s because they’re 100% better than wearing a bandana or flipping your collar up to avoid sunburn or keep warm. Buffs provide full neck, face, or head protection, depending on how you wear them. This UV protective Buff is designed to look like a map, but there are dozens of designs available. ADVANCED ELEMENTS DOUBLE ACTION HAND PUMP Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Owners of inflatable kayaks and/or inflatable stand-up paddleboards are always in need of a good pump. The Advanced Elements Double Action Hand Pump inflates, deflates, and comes with multiples adaptors. Weighing under 2 lbs, this high pressure pump is the perfect gift for a loved one on the go. SEA TO SUMMIT PADDLE KEEPER Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Know someone who likes to multi-task? Consider this paddle keeper leash. It secures to the shaft of any paddle in the event the kayaker drops their paddle to reel in a fish, secure an anchor, or even to have a sandwich. PELICAN 1020 CASE WITH CARABINER Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI This Pelican case is the perfect size for a mobile phone or compact camera. The rigid construction features a small carabiner to clip onto bags or belts. A bright yellow base makes it easy to find in low light, and the clear top allows you to see new text messages on your phone while it’s sealed up. PADDLING PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHITEWATER Check out the latest price on: Amazon Whitewater kayakers will be stoked to receive this gift. With a complete guide to whitewater kayaking in the Pacific Northwest, the only thing they’ll need to go with this book is a tank full of gas and a few weeks off of work. YAKKIN AND TACOS T-SHIRT Check out the latest price on: Amazon Kayaking and tacos…has there ever been a more perfect match? WITZ SEE IT SAFE SPORT CASE Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Grab this inexpensive waterproof case for anyone who frequently goes out on the water. It’s the perfect size to hold the essentials – credit cards and keys. EXPLORTEK NITE-BLAZER LED HEADLAMP WITH CASE Check out the latest price on: Amazon For night kayaking and fishing, everyone should have a good headlamp. The Explortek Nite-Blazer LED Headlamp comes with a protective case, and delivers 168 powerful lumens. Z CARE LVP MARINE BOAT CLEANER Check out the latest price on: Amazon Z Care LVP Marine Boat Cleaner is known for cleaning dirt, grease, oil, and algae while adding a UV shield. While it’s made for boats, it works just as well on fiberglass kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. COMPLETE FOLDING ANCHOR SYSTEM Check out the latest price on: Amazon This 3.5 lb anchor is perfect for securing kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, or dinghys, in mud, sand, rock, or gravel. Easily store all parts in the nylon storage case. EMB WATER RESISTANT PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER Check out the latest price on: Amazon While some people prefer listening to the sound of the wind and the birds while outside, others enjoy prefer to have some tunes playing in the background. Pair this EMB portable speaker with a cooler for the ultimate outdoor party gift package. SCOTTY 311 DRINK HOLDER Check out the latest price on: Amazon If you’re going to pack drinks, be sure to have a good drink holder. This Scotty 311 Drink Holder can mount to the bulkhead gunnel or a rod holder. NRS PUREST MESH DUFFEL Check out the latest price on: Amazon This 600-denier urethane-coated polyester duffel is the perfect bag for any kayaker, SUP enthusiast, or swimmer. The mesh upper allows moisture to escape from wet shoes, towels, and other gear. SINK THE STINK Check out the latest price on: Amazon Wetsuits, wetshoes, and PFDs can become extremely stinky over time. Sink The Stink Wetsuit Cleaner knocks out mildew, urine, and other nasty smells out of your gear. CHUMS CAP RETAINER Check out the latest price on: REI There are a couple of great hats recommended in this guide. Whatever kind of hat your loved one may own, help them save it from the wind with this Chums Cap Retainer! FOX 40 CLASSIC SAFETY WHISTLE Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI The Fox 40 Classic is the whistle among whistles. Available in every color of the rainbow, it makes a great stocking stuffer. This whistle boasts 115cB OF sound that be heard up to a mile away, making it the weapon of choice for referees across many sports, and a safe choice for kayakers and paddleboard enthusiasts. AQUA-BOUND BILGE MASTER PUMP Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Bilge pumps aren’t just for motor boats, and they aren’t all electronically powered. This hand-powered Aqua-Bound Bilge Master Pump can pull a gallon of water from a vessel in six strokes. Give your loved one peace of mind with this compact, 14 inch life-saving device. SEALLINE SEAL PAK Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI If a messenger bag and a fanny pack had a baby that was shockingly attractive, useful, and loved the outdoors, it would be a lot like this SealLine Seal Pak. Available in blue, black, yellow, orange, or red, this pack uses the roll top design to keep valuables safe and dry. Attach the pack to your waist or carry it over your shoulder while kayaking, canoeing, rafting, hiking, or biking. YAKIMA BOW/STERN TIE-DOWNS Check out the latest price on: REI For those of us who don’t live on a river, lake, or beachfront property, we have to haul our kayaks to every destination. Yakima has made it easy to do so, with this simple pair of bow/stern tie-downs that utilize a ratcheting system. KAYAK BOAT NAME STICKER Check out the latest price on: Etsy On Etsy, you’ll find a maker of custom stickers called Stickers Rock. For a few bucks, your loved one can have their kayak named just like boat owners do. KAYAKER DECAL Check out the latest price on: Amazon Another good deal in the way of stickers, this kayaker decal is perfect for someone who prefers understated bumpers stickers. Choose from 22 colors. GREEN GLOVE DRYER Check out the latest price on: Amazon No longer do we, as humans, have to wait for wet clothing and shoes to dry on their own. We now have the technology to dry these garments from the inside out. The Green Glove Dryer is perfect for airing out booties, gloves, and other clothing pieces after a day on the water. KAYAK KEYCHAIN Check out the latest price on: Amazon This mini playboat kayak keychain is the perfect daily reminder of your loved one’s favorite sport. KAYAK ANGLER MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION Check out the latest price on: Magazine.com Any kayak fisherman will be stoked to receive an annual subscription to Kayak Angler. They’ll enjoy colorful photos, rigging tips, stories, industry news, and more. GENLED MONOCULAR TELESCOPE Check out the latest price on: Amazon Monocular telescopes are great to take on adventures – especially adventures on rivers and coastal waterways where birds are frequently seen. This GenLed Monocular Telescope allows you to see 16x closer with a 52mm lens. I’D RATHER BE KAYAKING T-SHIRT Check out the latest price on: Amazon What else is there to say? I’d rather be kayaking! Shop men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes. HAWAIIAN HAND CARVED BONE FISH HOOK NECKLACE Check out the latest price on: Amazon Surfers and kayakers often wear these traditional Hawaiian necklaces, carved of bone to look like fish hooks. The symbol is said to provide strength, good luck and safe travel across water. Shop Amazon for dozens of different designs. HYDRO FLASH 24-OUNCE STANDARD MOUTH Check out the latest price on: Amazon If you have a friend who has dozens of sub-par water bottles floating around in their cabinet, do them a favor and buy them the bottle of all water bottles. Hydro Flasks are arguably the best water bottles in the world! No bias here. FISHERMEN’S KNOT TYING CHART Check out the latest price on: Amazon While most fisherman know a few basic, essential knots, there are many available. This fisherman’s knot tying chart by Tightlines is #2, and just one of the few they offer. It makes a great accessory gift for a kayak fisherman. CROAKIES BOTTLE OPENER BELT Check out the latest price on: Amazon Kayakers who love colorful designs and patterns will love this kayak belt with a bottle opener as a buckle. NRS HAVOC LIVERY WHITEWATER HELMET Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI A helmet is a great gift for someone considering getting into whitewater, or for someone who is still wearing their old beat-up helmet from years ago. Pair this helmet with a few cool kayaking stickers and you’ve got a perfect gift. AQUA LUNG SPORT ROYAL CORONADO LX SNORKEL COMBO SET Check out the latest price on: REI Kayaking and snorkeling go hand-in-hand, especially on tropical vacations. Grab a snorkel set for someone who would love a kayaking trip to the Caribbean or Southeast Asia. Gear up for kayaking, without breaking the bankGet the Latest Deals on Kayaking GearSent right to your inbox...GEAR UP FOR KAYAKING BETWEEN 50 – 100 USD MOTIONIZE SUPERIOR PADDLE BOARDING TRACKER Check out the latest price on: Amazon If you’re searching for the perfect gift for someone who is always trying to push their limits, consider the Motionize SUPerior Paddle Boarding Tracker. This unique device collects paddle boarding metrics like paddle entry angle and heart rate, and relays this information to the user via visual or audio feedback while connected to a smart phone. SEA TO SUMMIT SUP DECK BAG – 12L Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI This Sea to Summit SUP Deck Bag is perfect for both stand-up paddlers and people who own sit-on-top kayaks. With 12L of storage, a Hypalon roll top closure, and aluminum buckles, valuables will safe safe and dry and attached to the vessel, no matter the weather. YAKIMA RIPCORD STRAPS Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI This locking pair of Yakima RipCord Straps are as convenient as they come. The nylon-coated steel cables use aluminum cam buckles for superior corrosion resistance, and are backed by a lifetime warranty. GOAL ZERO VENTURE 30 SOLAR KIT Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Goal Zero is the standard in mobile solar power storage. The Venture 30 Solar Kit features a solar panel and charging pack, which supplies four hours of charge after 9 hours of full sun exposure. The pack is also waterproof, making it the perfect backup supply for kayakers. NOCQUA SPORT LIGHTING SYSTEM Check out the latest price on: Amazon The Nocqua Sport Lighting System is an awesome gift for anyone who is interested in kayaking or stand-up paddling at night. This compact system lights up the water beneath the vessel, creating a magical experience for everyone on the water. NRS ZEPHYR INFLATABLE PFD Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI This inflatable NRS PFD is one of the most compact personal flotation devices on the market. The compact design sits unobtrusively at the waist, making it easy to paddle, fish, or play while on the water. In the event you need assistance, one tug on the handle will inflate the PFD using CO2. YETI ROADIE COOLER Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI A day on the water is not complete without cold beverages. Give the gift of refreshment with this amazing 18-can capacity cooler. Yeti coolers are known for being durable and reliable, not to mention aesthetically hip. TILLEY LTM6 AIRFLO HAT Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI True fisherman and women will instantly know a Tilley hat when they see one. The Tilley LTM6 Airflo Hat is available in eight colors, all of which have a vent at the top of the hat to allow heat out and breeze in. ONYX M-16 BELT PACK Check out the latest price on: Amazon The Onyx M-16 Belt Pack is another great option for kayakers, paddleboarders, and general minimalists who don’t know how to swim. Available in black, turquoise blue, and charcoal gray, this PFD is secured by a 1″ belt and offers a D-ring for keys. YAKIMA JAYLOW KAYAK CARRIER Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI The Yakima JayLow Kayak Carrier is great for those who might prefer a modest design when it comes to roof racks. Simply secure to the roof of your vehicle and flip them up to attach your kayak or paddleboard. Flip them down when not in use. They’ll be barely noticeable. PADDLER’S SUPPLY COMPANY LED Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI It’s hard to express how nice it is to have a light on your kayak. This Paddler’s Supply LED Deck Light attaches via suction cup and stands at 11 inches tall. Enjoy improved visibility and safety with this convenient design. SEA TO SUMMIT DRY BAG WITH HARNESS Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI The ultimate roll top dry bag for hiking, this Sea to Summit holds a whopping 65 liters of fun! Users will appreciate the high quality construction, including UV resistant and waterproof fabric, load support, and permanently sealed seams. WHEELEEZ STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD CART Check out the latest price on: REI As with most things in lift, simple is best. This Wheeleez Stand Up Paddle Board Cart is easy to use, durable, and gentle on boards. The corrosion-resistant aluminum frame easily collapses for quick storage and comes with two tie-down straps. 10 inch tires make it easy to roll over sand, gravel, or pavement. WHEELEEZ KAYAK CART Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Wheeleez is known for their easily recognizable design of kayak and beach carts. Giant gray, bulbous wheels are perfect for carting loads over soft sand. This kayak cart comes with an air pump, tie down straps, and frame pads to protect the hull. MTI HELIOS 2.0 INFLATABLE PFD Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI For the paddler who wants a PFD that’s both compact and safe, the MTI Helios 2.0 Inflatable PFD is just the fix. Two parallel chambers sit snugly on the chest, while a strap over the back and one around the waist secure the device. With one tug, this PFD will inflate offer 29 lbs of floation, reflective trim, a storage pocket, and a even back-up oral inflation method. SKWOOSH HIGH BACK KAYAK SEAT Check out the latest price on: Amazon Sometimes kayaks don’t come with the most comfortable seats. Luckily, it’s an easy fix. This Skwoosh kayak seat has a high back and adjustable lumbar support. NRS RESCUE BAG Check out the latest price on: Amazon All kayakers should be aware of rescue techniques. The NRS Rescue Bag holds 75 ft of polypropylene rope, capable of retrieving someone in distress in a worst case scenario. LASSO SECURITY CABLE Check out the latest price on: Amazon Roof racks might hold your kayaks in place, but they’re not secure against thieves unless you’ve got a Lasso Security Cable. SEALS COCKPIT COVER Check out the latest price on: Amazon There’s nothing worse than finding water or even spiders in your kayak after it’s been sitting for a while. Seals Cockpit Covers are made of tear-resistant, UV protected material and are available in multiple sizes. NOMADIX ALL-PURPOSE TOWEL – DOUBLE-SIDED Check out the latest price on: REI This slip-resistant towel is great for hot yoga and other activities. It’s made with recycled plastic bottles and can be folded down small for packing. OVER 200 USD WERNER CAMANO STRAIGHT 2-PIECE PADDLE Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Every kayaker can always use a new, reliable paddle. The Werner Camano Straight 2-Piece Paddle weights only 27.25 ounces and features a fiberglass blade. This lightweight paddle is available in 13 different colors. YETI HOPPER FLIP 12 SOFT COOLER Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI YETI coolers have become increasingly popular in recent years, in part due to their use of closed cell foam, which offers superior insulation ability. The YETI Hopper is puncture proof, has a 100% leakproof HydroLok Zipper, and holds 12 cans plus ice. THULE SUP TAXI XT STAND UP PADDLE BOARD CARRIER Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI SUP enthusiasts will love this clever board mounting system. The Thule SUP Taxi XT Stand Up Paddle Board Carrier uses steel-reinforced webbing and spring-loaded locking cams to accommodate boards up to 34″ wide. Secure boards with included locks and keys. No tools required to set up. ORU KAYAK BAY ST FOLDING KAYAK Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Origami has reached new heights. Who would have thought that one day you would be able to fold up a kayak like a paper crane and catch a flight? The Oru Kayak Bay ST Folding Kayak is made from polypropylene, treated with a 10-year UV protection, and guaranteed up to 20,000 folds. THULE 835 HULL-A-PORT PRO Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Another great option for kayak mounting, the Thule Hull-a-Port Pro uses a J-style system to provide easy loading/unloading and create more space on the car rooftop. NRS KAYAK UN-PIN KIT Check out the latest price on: Amazon For anyone who might love an unobtrusive system for hauling a kayak, consider the NRS Kayak Un-Pin Kit. This kit comes with a 70′ throw bag with 2,495 pound strength 1/4″ Dyneema rope, tubular webbing, Prusik cord, and 4 carabiners. WHITEWATER OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES Check out the latest price on: Amazon Hardcore kayakers will love adding this guidebook to their collection. It’s the ultimate guide to whitewater in the Four Corners and Wyoming. TARUBA KAYAKING DRYSUIT: UNISEX Check out the latest price on: Amazon This Taruba Kayaking Drysuit is unisex. It’s a great gift for a guy or gal who might want it for themselves or to keep on hand as an extra for visitors. GIFTS FOR HIM UNDER 50 USD PATAGONIA MEN’S BAGGIES Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Guys who love the water will love these Patagonia shorts. They’re available in 7 different designs, all made of Supplex nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. NRS KICKER REMIX WETSHOE Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI The NRS Kicker Remix Wetshoe is a classic water shoe loved by kayakers. The patterned high-traction rubber sole is paired with a 3mm neoprene upper for comfort and a drawcord for custom adjustment. COLUMBIA PFG TAMIAMI II Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI An outdoorsman can never have too many long sleeve shirts. The Columbia PFG Tamiami II is lightweight, breathable, comfortable, treated with an antimicrobial solution, and offers UPF 40 protection. NRS HYDROSKIN GLOVES Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Gloves aren’t just for cold days. Many people wear gloves to prevent abrasion on their hands while kayaking. These NRS HydroSkin Gloves are a perfect gift for a weekend warrior who loves kayaking. PEPPER’S CUTTHROAT POLARIZED FLOATING GLASSES Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Sunglasses tend to disappear. Give your favorite guy the gift of optimal vision with Pepper’s Cutthroat Polarized Floating Sunglasses. BETWEEN 50 – 100 USD VUORI THE BANKS SHORTS Check out the latest price on: REI These Vuori shorts are highly versatile – great for kayaking, running, yoga, or hanging out. The V4 Performance 4-way stretch fabric wicks moisture, dries quickly, and has anti-odor properties. STOHLQUIST FISHERMAN PFD Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI The Stohlquist Fisherman PFD is one of the very best fishing PFDs available. 500 Denier Cordura shell is highly durable against abrasions. Two drop-down platforms double as storage and provide room for tying flies and changing lures. NRS ENDURANCE PADDLING JACKET Check out the latest price on: REI If you think your guy would prefer a dry top to a full drysuit, check out this NRS Endurance Paddling Jacket. It’s waterproof and protects the wearer from wind and rain. ASTRAL LOYAK WATER SHOES Check out the latest price on: REI The Astral Loyak Water Shoes are a great (and stylish) alternative to wet booties. They’re a shoe one can wear around town comfortably. OUTDOOR RESEARCH HELIUM II RAIN JACKET Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Available in four different colors, this Outdoor Research rain jacket is lightweight, comfortable, and guaranteed to keep you dry. It’s fully seam taped, has a zippered chest pocket, and adjustable hood with reflective tape. BELLROY ALL CONDITIONS WALLET Check out the latest price on: Amazon This Bellroy wallet can hold 12 cards plus cash, and keeps your items dry with a water resistant zipper. It’s surprisingly slim for being able to hold so much, making it the perfect wallet for adventures. OVER 200 USD STOHLQUIST AMP DRYSUIT Check out the latest price on: Amazon For a guy who loves whitewater kayaking, a new drysuit can be the gift of a lifetime. POLAR M400 GPS SMART WATCH Check out the latest price on: Amazon Kayaking is not only fun, it’s a great workout. Give your loved one the ability to monitor their fitness progress. The Polar 400 GPS Smart Watch is an affordably priced GPS watch. It measures your heart rate and overall activity, which makes it great for kayaking and day-to-day exercise. GIFTS FOR HER UNDER 50 USD NRS KICKER REMIX WATER SHOES Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI With a patterned high-traction rubber sole, 3mm neoprene upper, and a drawcord for custom adjustment, these are the perfect modern water shoes for women. TIFOSI DEA POLARIZED SUNGLASSES Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI The Tifosi Dea Polarized Sunglasses are both practical and stylish. Available in smoke or brown frames with polarized lenses. NRS BOATER’S GLOVES Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI These fingerless NRS Boater’s Gloves are a great way to protect your hands while staying cool. With sticky silicone pads for paddle control, vent holes for breathability, and a microfiber strip for wiping sweat from your brow, any woman will love adding these to her bag of kayaking essentials. NRS H2CORE SILKWEIGHT LONG-SLEEVE SHIRT Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI A simple, lightweight, longsleeve UV protective shirt is a must-have for any girl on-the-go. Choose from three colors – Azure Blue, Coral, and Robin’s Egg. KAYAK BOAT PENDANT Check out the latest price on: Etsy This adorable silver kayak pendant is perfect for a woman who loves simple jewelry. WINTHOME CHANGING TOWEL PONCHO Check out the latest price on: Amazon Anyone who surfs, paddles, runs, or bikes knows it can be difficult to change out of wet or sweaty clothes by the car after a workout. This changing towel poncho makes it easy to stay warm and change into something dry and comfortable without exposing yourself to friends or passing strangers. PRANA MAKENNA BOARD SHORTS Check out the latest price on: Amazon Board shorts aren’t just for guys. These prAna board shorts are cute, comfortable, and UPF rated 30+. Choose from seven beautiful patterns. BETWEEN 50 – 100 USD NRS HYDROSKIN 0.5 SHORTS Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Sporty women will love this pair of NRS HydroSkin Shorts, made of 0.5 inch neoprene. This material is great for keeping warm on cool days. With a 5″ inseam, they are the perfect length for sitting comfortably in a kayak. OUTDOOR RESEARCH HELIUM II RAIN JACKET Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Available in three different colors, this women’s Outdoor Research rain jacket is lightweight, comfortable, and guaranteed to keep you dry. It’s fully seam taped, has a zippered chest pocket, and adjustable hood with reflective tape. NRS ENDURANCE PADDLING JACKET Check out the latest price on: REI A paddling jacket is a great alternative to a full drysuit. The NRS Endurance Paddling Jacket is waterproof and windproof. The 2.5-layer breathable HyproTex fabric lets moisture and heat escape, keeping you dry and comfy. SALOMAN CROSSAMPHIBIAN SWIFT WATER SHOES Check out the latest price on: REI The Saloman Crossamphibian Swift Water Shoes are not only great for kayaking, they’re a perfect shoe for trail runs through mountain streams. A mesh upper allows the shoe to dry extremely fast, and the back of the shoe collapses so you can slide them on after a swim. ACCENT MOXIE ADJUSTABLE STAND-UP PADDLE Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Any stand-up paddleboard enthusiast knows the value of a good paddle. This women’s paddle is lightweight and adjustable, fitting paddlers from 5′ to 6’6″. WOMEN’S AMP DRYSUIT Check out the latest price on: Amazon A drysuit is a must have for whitewater kayaking or kayaking on cold, windy days. The Women’s Amp Drysuit is composed of waterproof / breathable 4-Layer Twin Sensor. A cross-chest entry, relief zippers, and relaxed fit ensure comfort all day long. GIFTS FOR KIDS UNDER 50 USD QUICKSILVER SYNCRO 1.5MM SHORT-SLEEVE SPRINGSUIT FOR TODDLER BOYS Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI This Quicksilver Synchro 1.5mm neoprene springsuit is perfect for toddler boys. Choose from yellow and green. ‘I LIVE TO KAYAK’ BODYSUIT FOR BABIES Check out the latest price on: Amazon Infants will look extra cute in this comfy 100% cotton onesie! They may not know it yet, but one day, they will live (and love) to kayak. ‘WHEN I GROW UP I WANNA BE A KAYAKER’ BIB Check out the latest price on: Amazon Parents who love kayaking can only hope their children will love it one day, too. Choose from 12 colors of this adorable bib. STEARNS INFANT CLASSIC SERIES VEST Check out the latest price on: Amazon Keep the baby safe on kayaking trips with this infant PFD by Stearns. Available in purple and red, this vest will hold babies over 30 lbs and has a flap to support their head. OUTDOOR RESEARCH KIDS SANDBOX SUN HAT Check out the latest price on: Amazon This Outdoor Research hat has a UPF 50+ rating and is made of breathable fabric. Kids will stay cool and safe from the sun’s harsh rays while kayaking. IPLAY BABY & TODDLER SUN PROTECTION SHIRT Check out the latest price on: Amazon UPF shirts aren’t just for adults. A children’s clothing brand called iPlay makes baby and toddler longsleeve shirts with built in UV protection. Full coverage makes it easy to avoid sunburns. CHACO OUTCROSS 2 WATER SHOES Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Kids love playing in the water and getting dirty. These children’s water shoes are great for both kayaking and general outdoor play. Choose from black and green colors. COLUMBIA MINI BREAKER SUNGUARD Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI This Columbia Mini Breaker long sleeve shirt is great for protecting kids from sun and sand. Available in little kid and big kid sizes and many different colors, this is sure to be their new favorite kayaking shirt. SUPER PADDLES KIDS ALLOY SUP PADDLE Check out the latest price on: Amazon Stand-up paddling can be hard work, especially in the wind. Anyone willing to work that hard deserves the right gear. For your favorite kiddo, get them the Super Paddles Kids Alloy Paddle. It’s sized for people under 5’4″ and breaks down into two pieces for travel. STOHLQUIST DRIFTER PFD Check out the latest price on: Amazon | REI Nothing is more important than safety when it comes to kayaking, SUPing, boating, or swimming. This Stohlquist Drifter PFD is youth sized and supports 50 to 90 lbs of weight. KAYAKING RESOURCESTABLE OF CONTENTSKAYAKINGTABLE OF CONTENTS 1. BASICS 5. KAYAK SAFETY 2. KAYAK SKILLS 6. DESTINATIONS 3. KAYAKING GEAR 7. KAYAK FISHING 4. KAYAK CLOTHES 8. SUP 1. BASICS 2. KAYAK SKILLS 3. KAYAK GEAR 4. KAYAK CLOTHES 5. KAYAK SAFETY 6. DESTINATIONS 7. KAYAK FISHING 8. SUP Disclosure: The Adventure Junkies is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. 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