Title is mostly a joke. I am trying to get back into paddling and my paddling clothes so far consist of swimming trunks and polypro shirts (sun protection). Somewhere in the bowels of the closet (or garage) is my old cold weather gear - sized for someone about 80lbs thinner and mostly falling apart with age anyway. I need to replace my splashtop and get a few more layers of polypro. Not sure if sharkskin is the new fuzzy rubber (loved Rapidstyle’s fuzzy rubber - RIP), but considering a shorty and a top might not be a bad idea either. Other confusing is while I am still hoping to get a sea kayak for winter paddling - right now I am paddling a convertible (aka - canoe with a 2 bladed paddle). No real reason to replace my drysuit yet - I can stay inside the few days a year in S. Texas that actually warrant it (it was nice for paddling when wind chill was below 32).
Any suggestions on decent gear and brands would be appreciated. Both for Canoe and Sea Kayak. It is fairly depressing that there are literally no kayak shops I know of in Texas that stock stuff like this anymore. Sit on Tops killed all other kinds of paddle sports - and they hide when it gets below 80.