The holidays are around the corner. AirKayaks has put together a list of 15 popular Gift Ideas for Paddlers – these include gifts in a wide range of prices, certain to make that special person happy! Our focus is on portable options for those planning on travel or short on space, though many can be used by all water enthusiasts.
1) 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
Rugged and waterproof map case sized to fit maps up to 14.5 x 12.25 inches. It has an included flexible magnifying tool to enlarge tiny map details on the go.
3) 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.
4) Seattle Sports Paddlers Deluxe Breakaway Bilge Pump – $29.95
Features an easy-grab handle, super-strong pump shaft and heavy-duty impact resistant plastic. The modular design can be taken apart for easy cleaning and plunger replacement.
5) Red Paddle Co Original Insulated Water Bottle – $39
A super insulated drink bottle of marine grade stainless steel. Holds up to 750 ml of hot or cold liquids – keep cold drinks cold for 24 hrs and hot drinks hot for 12 hrs with no external condensation. Easily attaches to most SUPs or kayaks with a carabiner.
6) Kokopelli Packraft Feather Rechargeable 12V Pump – 6 oz. $39.95
A pocket-sized, lightweight 12V rechargeable air pump – named “Product of the Year” at the 2019 Germany PADDLE Expo in the Accessory category! It has a 60-minute battery life and works with any micro USB charger. Will fill out (not to full pressure) most inflatables within minutes. Also great for your air-mattress or sleeping pad.
7) Advanced Elements StashPak 20L Rolltop Dry Bag – $49.99
A durable, water-resistant, roll-top dry bag with detachable pouch in 20 liter size! Features detachable straps and four d-rings while a removable pouch with carry handle is perfect for small essentials, and also doubles as a storage case for the StashPak when not in use. Also available in a 40 liter size.
8) MTI Adventurewear Journey PFD Life Vest – $54.95
Weighing only a pound, this stripped-down life vest features a slim fit with ergo-dynamically contoured front panels, phone pocket and tethered whistle. Made from PVC-free, ECO-float foam.9) Cannon Cascade 4-piece Aluminum Breakdown Kayak Paddle – $59
Lightweight, rugged, portable and affordable! A 230cm 4-pc breakdown paddle, made in the USA.10) Advanced Elements Stowable Kayak Dolly – $75.99
With quick-release adjustable straps and pneumatic all-terrain wheels, simply load up your kayak with gear, strap it to the cart, and head for the water! It also can be stowed on board!
11) Accent Energy 230 cm Aluminum 4pc Breakdown Ergonomic Kayak Paddle – $99
The ergonomic benefits of a bent shaft paddle at an economical price. By offsetting the paddler’s wrist angle and guiding hand placement, stress is reduced on the shoulders and forearms, creating a more enjoyable paddling experience. Also available with a Hybrid Shaft/Blade or a Carbon Shaft.
12) Seattle Sports Super Deluxe Paddler’s Safety Kit – $99.95
Includes everything a paddler needs in a mesh bag – bilge pump, sponge, paddle float, paddle leash, rescue whistle and multistrobe.
13) Aquaglide Rogue Two Sit-On-Top Inflatable Kayak – Now $239.96
A recreational sit-on-top inflatable kayak for 1 or 2 paddlers at an economical price – the perfect inflatable for paddlers preferring the open design of a sit-on-top tandem kayak. Great for kids!
14) Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame DS-XL Series™ Inflatable Kayak – $629
Our number-one selling kayak features a high-pressure dropstitch floor, high-backed lumbar seat and double action pump with gauge. Great for recreational paddling. Also available in a zip-out deck model, for more open options.
15) Advanced Elements Convertible Elite Inflatable Kayak – $949
Our best-selling tandem model year after year, now with high-pressure floor, lumbar support seating. Perfect for solo or double paddling.
Check our more portable kayaking gift ideas on our website at AirKayaks.com. Still stumped? GIve us a call at 707-998-0135 – we’re always happy to answer questions.