Our Top Picks for Canoeing Equipment – Part 2

WHITIN Athletic Water Shoes – The shoes you wear can make a major impact on your comfort when dealing with certain water sports (canoeing of course being one of those), you’re going to want to make sure you get a pair that dry out quickly. The WHITIN Athletic Water Shoes are a great choice, not only are they quick drying, filled with plenty of drainage ports to ensure the water finds an exit as soon as possible but they’re also ultralight too. Often it can feel like you’re wasting your money when buying sport specific gear but the great thing about these shoes is that you can use them for a variety of activities.

Safety Items

Aootek Upgraded First Aid Survival Kit – Whenever you’re taking part in an outdoor activity that takes you into the wilderness it’s always wise to take a survival kit with you. You can often be far from civilisation and as such medical help so it’s worth taking the precautions of packing a good kit with you. This is a highly rated survival kit that is nice and compact, easily fitting in your canoe or bag with all your other equipment.

Attwood Emergency Telescoping Paddle – When you’re out there on the water, facing the elements it’s wise to be aware of everything that can go wrong. It’s easy enough to lose your paddle when facing harsher situations so you’d do well to pack an emergency paddle, this will help you to either reclaim you paddle or if that’s not possible at least you’ll be able to row yourself back to shore. This paddle is an excellent bit of kit, it’s bright orange so highly visible, telescopes to a length of 42 inches and has a shaft made from corrosion resistant aluminium so you know it won’t let you down.

Best Recue Rope Throw Bag – If you don’t have an emergency paddle, or worse yet somehow lost that too then you’ll want to make sure you’ve stocked a rescue throw bag. This is a crucial safety item that I would recommend you always have with you, allowing you to be rescued or find your own way to safety in an emergency situation. This aptly named product is also a bright orange to maximise visibility and very durable too. It contains 70 feet of strong rope so that you can feel confident of your safety with this on board.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion – Compared to some of the other safety items on this list this may seem fairly small fry but sun damage is no laughing matter. You’ll want to make sure you protect your skin from the suns damaging rays, especially as they are magnified by the water too. This product will be perfect whilst canoeing, not only will it protect you but its non-greasy too. That means that you won’t need to worry about having vital equipment slip out of your hands like the paddles. This is a great product for water sporting in general so it’s worth purchasing.