Which cag to buy?


I am new in Kayaking … and I would like to buy my first cag for whitewaters.
But I dont know which one to choose. I was in between the following 4 items:

  1. https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/yak-pursuit-hooded-touring-kayak-cag-orange-black-6732-p-5493.html
  2. https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/yak-adventure-kayak-cag-blackred-6751-p-5495.html
  3. https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/yak-nitra-semi-dry-kayak-cag-with-neo-neck-6792-p-2237.html
  4. https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/yak-dare-semi-dry-kayak-cag-blackblue-6738-p-3858.html

Could you shed some light on this?
Many thanks


For those in the States - the Brits use Cag to mean paddle jacket or dry top. Not (just) the jacket/spray skirt combo like what Kokatat sells as a cag.

To Rui - a lot depends on the conditions you are looking at (weather, water temps, type of river, etc.), what other layers you will wear, and what is comfortable to you 9so comes down to your personal preference). Might be good to go to a paddlesports retailer and try out. Could be a bit more expensive to buy from there, but may save you in the long run to have the knowledge and service they provide.

Of those 4, because you said whitewater, I would likely avoid the first 2 as they seem to be aimed at touring kayakers, which have a different needs. With just a quick look I can’t really tell the difference between the other 2 - maybe one has better (more breathable) material? Without understanding this, I can;t suggest between the two.

I agree with Peter that the 3rd and 4th are better options for whitewater. The 10 quid difference is that #3 is a heavier fabric with an insulating layer and #4 is a light shell. So #3 ( the Nitra) would be warmer and possibly more durable but with #4 (the Dare) you would have the option to put a separate warm layer underneath in cooler conditions and it might be more comfortable on warmer days. Don’t know if that info helps inform your choice.