Best Paddling Gear for 2020 – Drysuits, Dry Tops & Splash Jackets

Stay cozy, warm and dry forever with these top picks from Paddling Magazine.

Discover the best drysuits and paddling apparel from Level Six, NRS, and Gul North Performance Apparel. Whether you’re looking for an expedition-worthy drysuit or tough splash jacket for staying comfortable during foul weather, these picks from Paddling Magazine have you covered.

The Best Drysuits and Paddling Apparel in 2020

Freja by Level Six

Price: $900
levelsix.com

Women only! Level Six’s unique drop-seat relief zipper design allows for easy use and maximum comfort. Constructed with eXhaust 3.0 fabric and reinforced in the high wear areas for optimum breathability and durability. The front-zip entry makes it extremely easy to get in and out of on your own and the new Stealth DCS waistband system locks the suit into place. Plus fleece-lined pockets for cold days.


Men’s Helium Splash from NRS

Price: $199
nrs.com

The lightweight Helium Jacket protects anglers from wind, splash and rain with an articulated design for comfort and mobility in and out of the boat.

 

 

 

Taw U-Zip Paddling Drysuit from Gul Performance Apparel

Price: $989
gulnorthamerica.com

The Taw U-Zip Paddling Drysuit combines advanced GCX4 fabric technology with style and functionality. Breathable, waterproof, hardwearing four-layer fabric combined with 100-percent waterproof seams, and tough YKK Aquaseal Horseshoe Easy on zip system. The opening gives this drysuit the edge. Glide Skin neck and cuff seals, plus neoprene outer ankles and webbing straps provide function and supreme comfort.

Odin from Level Six

Price: $900
levelsix.com

Built from the ground up with a new cut and improved fit. Constructed with eXhaust 3.0 fabric and reinforced in the high wear areas for optimum breathability and durability. The front-zip entry makes it extremely easy to get in and out of on your own and the new Stealth DCS waistband system locks the suit into place. Fleece-lined pockets for cold days and a relief zipper for when nature calls.

Women’s Riptide Splash Jacket from NRS

Price: $199
nrs.com

The NRS Women’s Riptide Jacket is a fully-featured splash top built to deliver versatile, waterproof protection when you take your paddling to the next level in less-than-ideal conditions. The Riptide is as versatile as it is protective with an articulated storm hood, quick-venting adjustable neck and a kayak overskirt.


Juniper Touring Drysuit from Gul Performance Apparel

Price: $1,045
gulnorthamerica.com

This ultimate touring suit with a TIZIP system separates into two fully functional garments. Constructed from GCX4 Evo four-layer breathable, waterproof 2/2 mechanical stretch fabric and 500D Cordura reinforced elbows, seat and knees. Features Glide Skin neck seal, Spacer mesh upper back, high-vis stow-away storm hood, and four-way adjustable increased cranium volume for helmet compatibility. Easy to use relief system.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here