Friday, May 10, 2013
Need some advice from you kayak enthusiasts out there.
The REI stores in my area have "learn to kayak" classes, and since learning to kayak is on my bucket list, I went to the website to see what it would take. There I ran into a bewildering array of clothing ranging from paddling gloves starting at $31 to board shorts (too skimpy for my taste) starting at $34 to "rash guards" (presumably to wear under a wetsuit?) starting at $37 to paddle jackets starting at $84 to wetsuits starting at $110 to drysuits ranging in the price range $800-1050.
Holy cow! That's a lot of money to commit to an activity I just want to try and am not sure I would stick with. Fortunately REI supplies the kayak, paddle, spray skirt, and dry bag, but what is REALLY needed to try kayaking?