It’s “that time” again, and the pressure is mounting to find the perfect gift for a fellow paddler. AirKayaks has put together the Guide to 12 Cool Gift Ideas under $25 – guaranteed to please a variety of water enthusiasts without breaking your budget. (Please note: This blog was updated on Nov. 9, 2017)
1) Seattle Sports Digi Wallet & Audio Case – $9.95
Two compartments with two levels of protection for phones or personal items while on or near the water. The wallet side is waterproof and totally protects phones, cameras, MP3 players, money, credit cards and personal items – you can even talk, text and manage music right through the case. Features a headphone pass-through port with audio capability for your smartphone or MP3 player.
Quickly repair your PVC inflatable kayak bladder or other PVC products with this flexible, airtight, waterproof patch – just peel and stick!
3) Chinook 20-Liter Rolltop Dry Bag – $13.95
Economical dry storage in a 20 liter size, perfect for small items. Measures 9.5 by 18 inches with top rolled up. Also available in 10L, 40L and 56L sizes.
4) Paddle Leash from Seattle Sports – $17.95
Don’t be caught “up a creek without a paddle!” The streamlined, low-profile, retractable Paddle Leash cord is easy to pack and stays out of the way while providing an eight-foot expansion. A unique quick-release feature allows your paddle to be quickly and easily attached to and from the leash. Length 34.25 inches expanding to 8 ft, weight 1.8 oz
5) Advanced Elements Tech Pouch Deck Bag – $19.95
Adjustable support allows for upright positioning providing an optimal view of your GPS, cell phone, map or other device – while you’re paddling! Simply squeeze the pouch, insert the device, zip it shut, roll the top and clip to the kayak – and you’re off!
6) Seattle Sports Diamond RollTop Dry Bag – $19.95
An economical solution to protecting your gear. The large H2Zero Diamond RollTop Dry Bag from Seattle Sports offers a good combination of functional privacy at an economical price. Built with a rugged polyester exterior, the H2Zero Diamond RollTop Dry Bag features a clear, diamond-shaped window for easy visual access to gear. Great for clothing, food, gear.
7) Advanced Elements 15-Liter Roll Top Dry Bag – $19.95
Keep your valuables out of the spray with the 15 liter roll top! Features a carrying strap and clear panel to see contents. Measurements are 21 x 9.5 inches. Also available in the 35 liter size.
8) Dry Doc PVC-Free GPS Chart Case from Seattle Sports – $19.95
Keep your charts, trail maps, phone, or GPS dry and conveniently accessible. This tri-fold case features 2 separate dry pockets: one for maps and charts, and one for your home phone or GPS. Ziploc style closures offer quick and easy access to both. Use your GPS or phone right through the case. And it’s environmentally-friendly!
9) Advanced Elements Rolltop Dry Bag – $21.95
Keep your valuables out of the spray! The Advanced Elements Roll top dry sack measures 14 x 7″ and comes with 4 deck clips to fasten to the kayak hull, providing easy access.
10) Chinook Aquatight 5-Map Chart Organizer – $23.95
A unique dual-section, trifold map case holds up to 5 standard-sized maps! Two waterproof compartments with view windows and four attachment points for lashing to kayaks, canoes, backpacks and bicycle handlebars. A winner!
11) Seattle Sports Hydralight 16L Roll-Top Tote. $24.95
Environmentally-friendly, ultra-light 16-Liter 3-Roll Dry Bag Tote. PVC free and only 10.9 oz! The ultra-lite Hydralight 3-Roll Tote is designed for beach, boat, travel and daily use. With a hidden roll top closure that folds down to the inside of the bag, this verstaile design offers dry protection when you need it and traditional tote convenience when you don’t. Also available in a 26L version.
12) Advanced Elements Packlite Dry Bag Set – $24.95
A nifty, ultra-lightweight set of three rolltop drybags in three sizes – 3, 5 and 10 liters – for dry storage options. Bag measurements are 7 x 8.5 inches, 6.5 x 10 inches and 9 x 16 inches. Available as a set only.
Visit the AirKayaks.com website to see all of our paddling gear under $25.