The best gifts for kayakers in 2023

Whether you’re nuts about exploring by water or know someone who is, these gifts for kayakers will definitely make a splash!

1 P&H Virgo kayak

RRP from £1,260

A compact but uncompromising sea kayak for weekend warriors, it’s easy to handle whether you’re lifting it from the car or exploring varied coastline environments. Comes with all the essential features you’d expect from a sea kayak, including a low-profile back deck for easy rolling and re-entry, and the option of a Bow Mini Hatch in front of the paddler.

2 Avalon 10×42 Pro HD binoculars


Ignite your sense of adventure with the Avalon 10×42 Pro HD, the world’s lightest professional level binoculars. Featuring a stylish waterproof design, they’re the perfect binoculars to take with you on your next kayaking adventure.

3 MSC Expedition Solar Power Package

From £75

Keep your gadgets charged by harnessing the power of the sun with the MSC Expedition Solar Power Package. Complete with a robust power bank, an efficient solar charger, light accessories, and a number of nifty attachment points, the Expedition Solar Power Package is the ideal way to generate power each and every day.

4 66° North Staðarfell jacket


Keep the worst of the weather at bay with the fully-featured Staðarfell jacket. Made from Polartec NeoShell material, it’s air permeable and water resistant to help prevent moisture build ups when you’re working hard.

5 Yeti Hopper Flip 8 soft cooler


Picture the scene; you’ve just spent the day out on the water and had the time of your life. You arrive back at your camp and the sun’s setting… there are few things that would go down better than a nice, cold beer. That’s where the Yeti Hopper Flip 8 soft cooler comes in…

6 Watershed Ocoee drybag


A superb solution for storing essential kit in your boat, including food, spare clothes, a first aid kit, or group shelter. Made of tough Cordura nylon, with a polyurethane finish, the Ocoee will protect your gear from water, grit, sand, and frost.

7 Sweet Strutter helmets


Originally designed in 1997, the Strutter helmet is one of the most iconic helmets in paddlesports. It offers impressive low-volume protection for river running and playboating, and was inspired by the original baseball cap.