Best Gear Gifts for Kayakers

If there are two things kayakers love, it's upgrading their gear and talking about upgrading their gear. With that in mind, we've compiled the best whitewater kayaking gear updates so you can give the best gifts for your favorite kayaker.

The creekboater, playboater, or river runner in your life will want any one of these products on our lists. Guaranteed.

How do we know? We asked our very own favorite kayakers, JR Jennings, Nick Gilbert and Bobby Kuepper, what they were hoping to get at our secret Santa swap this year. 

Jackson Kayak Antix 2.0
Gifts for Kayakers Jackson Kayak AntiX 2.0
The Ultimate Gift
for Kayakers in 2020
The AntiX 2.0 features a high-volume
nose for stomping big hits, a planing
hull shape that drastically increases
the speed over the AntiX, and a lower
volume stern that makes squirting
effortless. Increased legroom in the
2.0 lets paddlers with longer legs
enjoy this boat, too. The increased 
speed, room, stability and playfulness
of this river runner meets creeker
kayak is just want they want.
CKS Online's own Nick Gilbert tested the Jackson Kayak AntiX 2.0
Read His Field Test Review!
More top gifts for Kayakers
Gifts for Kayakers Sweet Protection Elbow Pads Best Gifts for Kayakers Whitewater Sprayskirt Gifts for Kayakers Watershed Ocoee Dry Duffel
Sweet Protection
Elbow Pads

Let's be honest here:
These are less expensive
than elbow surgery.
These elbow pads 
are super durable
and protective and
stay locked in place. 

Immersion Research
Lucky Charm Whitewater
Spray Skirt
A bomb proof skirt that'll stay dry
all day long and won't implode
when you send it. Easy to put
on - this skirt is perfect for
any level of kayaker. 
Watershed Ocoee Duffel
Dry Bag

If your favorite kayaker likes to go
straight from the office to the river,
this is the bag for them.
Small enough to fit everything for
a quick day paddle, USA made
and favored by CKSO employees. 

To help you shop
 Gifts for Kayakers Accessories for your PFD      Gifts For Kayakers Top Accessories
5 Things Kayakers Should
Keep In Their Life Jacket

We've all heard about a watch, a whistle,
and a knife, but what else should store inside
your rescue vest? (Aside from sunscreen,
chapstick, and extra snacks?)

Top Accessories for Kayakers

If you are searching for gifts kayakers will love
any time of year, think about the following list
of accessories and the condition of
your favorite kayaker's gear. You might just
walk away with some epic gift ideas.

Gifts Worth the Splurge
Gifts for Kayakers Dry Suit Gifts for Kayakers Immersion Research Short Sleeve Dry Top Gifts for Kayakers Stance Pants
 Level Six Odin Drysuit
Immersion Research
Short Sleeve Rival Jacket
Kokatat Stance Pant
Add Some Neoprene for Extra Warmth
Men's Kayaker Gifts Neoprene Warmth 

Despite what people online
may say, Neoprene isn't 
only for club beaters. 
Adding a few pieces of this
synthetic rubber is a cheap
and easy way for paddlers
to stay warm on the river.

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