Whitewater Kayaking- Personal Gear

Club Whitewater Gear

  • Properly outfitted boat
  • Paddle
  • Sprayskirt that fits
  • Helmet
  • PFD
  • Float bags (2)

River Clothing– “Warm When Wet” Clothing

  • Non-cotton (wool, polyester, etc) clothing that can be worn in layers
  • Wetsuit
  • Swimsuit (or a thin layer for under the wetsuit)
  • Splash Jacket, rain jacket, or dry top
  • Water shoes, sandals, or neoprene booties
    • Be aware that sandals with thick soles (Chacos) can be difficult to fit in boats
  • Gloves or pogies (if its really cold)
  • Sunglasses with a strap
  • Noseplugs

River Gear

  • Dry bags
  • Water Bottle(s)
  • Carabiners

Camp Clothing

  • Comfortable clothing that can be worn in layers
  • Extra Socks
  • Raingear (Pants and Jacket)
  • Footwear (Boots and/or Sandal)
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Sunglasses

Camping Gear

  • Tent
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Food kit (Plate or bowl, mug, knife, spoon, fork)

Personal Items

  • Personal Toiletries
  • A towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Cash
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Drivers License