Layering Advice for Summer Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding from Expert Staffer Heather

Monhegan 2 August 14


Heather started paddling at age 7 in her home state of Maine.  After college, she got serious about kayaking and became a Registered Maine State Guide and let commercial tours.  When she moved to Washington, she brought her passion and experience with her.  Here are her must-have summer layers and accessories for kayak and SUP.

Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero
Protect your head from a downpour with the ultimate in waterproof protection.  Or, enjoy the brushed lining that wicks perspiration away from your skin.

Smith Guides Choice Sunglasses
With ChromaPop lenses and an aggressive wrap for superior light protection, these shades are ready for all the sun you can get this summer.

Marmot Intensity Tank
Grab this lightweight racerback tank top for intense paddle sessions.  This tank is engineered to quickly wick moisture, dry fast and maximize airflow.

Designed for female paddlers of all skill levels, this PFD is built with environmentally friendly materials and optimized for comfort, strength and safety.

Travelon Cell Phone Case
Protect your digital camera or smartphone from water.  This pouch is submersible to 65 feet and has a foam insert that allows it to float.

Dakine Insider Boardies
These lightweight board shorts will dry fast if you get splashed or fall in the water and are stylish enough for a full day on or off the water.

Astral Rosa Sandals
Reduce foot slippage with the ultimate flip-flop.  Sticky rubber on the outsole and footbed make this the ideal footwear for paddling, swimming or hiking.

SEAL LINE Blocker Dry Sack
Organize and protect your extra clothing, water and snacks in this strong, fully welded seam construction dry sack.

Immersion Research Zephyr Jacket
This light and breathable all-around paddle jacket is fully seam sealed.  It is versatile enough to wear kayak fishing or for a hard SUP workout in chilly weather.

Outdoor Research Palisade Pants
Have these waterproof and fully seam taped pants in your dry bag in case the weather turns bad or the wind picks up.

Platypus SoftBottle / Snack
This flexible, green designed bottle is a great source for hydration out on the water.  Finally, don’t forget to pack your favorite snack.

Layering Advice for Summer Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding from Expert Staffer Heather

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