Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Summer Kit Review: Shorts

In this part of our summer kit review we'll have a look at shorts. Alot of people paddle in just a pair of board shorts, which are great when its really warm, but when the weather takes its usual 'British summer' turn for the worse, something a bit warmer is often a good idea. The shorts featured here all have some sort of liner, either neoprene or polypropylene thermal, to increase the warmth, and your comfort. They are ideal for all levels of paddling, whether your hitting some alpine whitewater, going for a paddle along the coast line, fishing, or just enjoying getting out on your local river, lake, estuary or canal.

Palm Gradient shorts

The Palm Gradient short are a long cut board short style, but with a neoprene liner to keep you warm and comfy, even if you are sitting in a puddle. The extra length combines with a reinforced panel over the knee, to protect you from the inside of your kayak. They also feature a hidden pocket, and a Velcro adjustable waist for a perfect fit.

Peak UK Bagz shorts

The Peak UK Bagz feature a light weight outer fabric combined with a warm and comfy polypropylene thermal liner. The Liner is made from the same soft, stretchy fabric that is found in light weight thermals, ideal for helping to keep you warm, and the outer fabric is soft yet hard wearing, they feature a pocket on the leg and a drawcord waist.

Immersion Research Neoprene lined Guide shorts

The Immersion Research Neo Lined Guide shorts feature a hard wearing outer fabric, combined with a high backed neoprene liner. The shorts feature a reinforced rear panel for added durability, and a side pocket.

Yak neoprene lined board short
The Yak Neoprene lined board shorts feature a waterproof breathable fabric outer, a 2mm neoprene liner, a two point adjustable waist and a cargo pocket.
Why not check out the whole AS Watersports shop website, Or our Summer Cags review, or our Summer thermal review.