Bookmark and Share

Equipment Recommendations

The equipment necessary for kayaking can vary according to the type of trip being taken. Some accessories you can’t do without, like a paddle and PFD, while others may not be essential for every trip, but can play a large part in keeping you safe and making your trip more enjoyable. Like most sports, the sky's the limit if you want add-ons for your kayak. Other accessories include a backrest to help make paddling more comfortable, scupper stoppers to keep your self-bailing cockpit drier, and dry bags are important for storing gear. You can also buy accessories for navigating, diving, fishing, and more. If you plan to take your kayak on a car top regularly, you'll find a hard rack system worth the investment.



Maps and tidal charts
Extra food and water
Dry bags
Spare paddle or paddle leash
Paddle float
Spray skirt (if applicable)
Bilge pump
Boat sponge
Marine radio
Flares/signaling device
Safety whistle
Tow line
First aid kit


Rod/paddle clips
Bow line
Rod holders
Anchor trolley system
Humminbird transducer
Humminbird fish finder


Paddle jacket
base layer top

For Colder Weather:

Dry top
Dry pants
Wet or dry suit
Gloves or pogies



Discover Adventure On the Water
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Plus
Join Our Community

Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Inc. ©