Remember the old Kindy game of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes? Well that is exactly how we are going to start this one off!
- Head – We can never stress enough the importance of a good hat. Especially with the Australian sun beating down on you. For mild conditions when kayaking its best to look for hats with wide brims or capes. For example, our OLAIAN Men’s Surf Hat, with its UPF rating of 50+ will do the trick just fine. Don't forget to slip, slop, and slap some sunscreen on the back of your neck.
- Shoulders – Another fairly essential sun smart item would of course, be the humble rashie. Ideally you will be looking for one that offers protection against harmful UV rays, is quick drying and stretches well. Take our OLAIAN 500 Women’s Long-sleeve Surfing T-Shirt for example. Something you may wish to avoid, however, is cotton, given its ability to absorb and hold onto water.
- Knees – No one likes the look of lobster legs and this can be easily avoided by kitting yourself up with board shorts. Just be sure to avoid pants that bind of chafe, after all, you do want to be comfortable!
- Toes – Protection for your feet is just as important, and proper kayaking shoes just makes the experience all the more enjoyable. Which is why we recommend our abrasion resistant and thermal comfort ITIWIT 100 Kayak/Stand-Up-Paddle Neoprene Shoes. Perfect for those cooler mornings out in the big blue.
Do Not Forget
- Always pack your sunscreen and slip, slop, slap
- Always wear a life jacket because life jackets save lives
- Bring plenty of water
The Take Away
A little bit of common sense goes a long way when working out what to wear in the wet. So, make sure you dress yourself for the conditions and activity at hand. Always makes sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen.