What Should I Wear When Paddling?

Approximate new stock arrival dates:

1st Week September

  • AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite (blue) (only for customers that have pre-ordered).

August/September (dates to be advised)

  • AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak (red) (2nd batch, only for customers that have pre-ordered).
  • AdvancedFrame Sport (spare stock available).
  • Island Voyage (spare stock available).

End September

  • Airfusion Evo.

December/January 2022

  • AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak blue - additional stock.
  • AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak red - additoinal stock.

How To Secure A Kayak

  1. Email or complete the enquiry form letting Nick at Vortex know the exact kayak model (& colour) you are interested in.
  2. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your email. If you are a Gmail user, my email will be in your SPAM folder!
  3. Keep an eye on the website homepage for any changes/updates to the stock arrival dates. Please don't email for updates. They will be on the website.
  4. Once I have notification that stock arrival is imminent, I'll email you requesting you make a purchase to secure your order. If you want your kayak you will need to be prompt doing this.
  5. Stock availability & shipping dates very fluid at the moment. I will do my best to secure stock for your order - but I can't guarantee any stock or any shipping dates until I have kayaks & accessories here in the UK.

Q. What should I wear when paddling?

A. If you haven't kayaked before, it may be unclear as to what to wear.

Firstly, always wear a buoyancy jacket! It depends on the conditions you are paddling in, what time of year & how much you feel the cold, what you are comfortable in & what you are safe in.

I've paddled wearing:

  • Normal outdoor clothes
  • Swiming gear
  • Shorts/T-shirt
  • Waterproof over trousers / waterproof top
  • Wet suit
  • Dry suit

Importantly remember that if you need to dress for the water. Think about if you exited your kayak (ending up in the water) would you be able to get back in with what your are wearing & would it keep you warm in the water?