I’ve been reading a bunch of the old threads and not really finding the info I’m looking for.
I’m looking for a splash jacket / dry top and only know a few companies that are even worthwhile (Kokatat, NRS, IR, . . .). Due to budget my hunt is mainly for pre-owned.
I have been paddling for most of my life (on & off) and a kayak for over a decade. Most of it on Florida rivers. That being said, I’ve been doing them in a 17’ Sealion.
I now have a partner who is interested in coastal trips, something that my mom doesn’t like (and she’s the reason I’ve been going to Florida, I don’t live there). Of course only being there for a few weeks at a time to kayak w/ her means I’ve not really kitted myself out for coastal trips.
Yak gear I have, as well as the list of needed but not yet owned. Even camping gear is sorted as we do other forms of camping. It’s the clothing that is lacking.
I’m going to be using the jacket/top not only in Florida (could be any season) but also in the SW where we have started river camping out of a couple 14’s. We’re not looking to do Pacific coast at this point so no drysuits, though the Gulf of Cali is a possible in the future as is Mead & Powell.
So to put an end to this overly long post . . . I’m interested in brands and actual garments worth considering, ones to definitely avoid, links to previous threads w/ good info, links to items being sold, and even direct connections to individuals selling.
My budget is small and pre-owned is probably my only way in at this point.
Thanks for any info!