Spring is in the air here at The Outfitters Shop at Zoar Outdoor. We can’t smell the flowers just yet, but we know what time of year with all of the new whitewater gear hitting the shelves! The 2013 paddling season is primed to be a great one thanks to this assortment of new whitewater kayaks and accessories:
If your flotation is looking a little shabby, or if you want to upgrade your vest’s capabilities, check out the redesigned Astral Buoyancy Greenjacket. Astral retained the features that make this PFD a classic, while adding new features and fitting everything into a well thought out, more streamlined package. This jacket features everything you expect from a top-of-the-line rescue/expedition vest and comes in two great colors!
If you’re still looking for awesome flotation but for a little less investment, try the Astral Buoyancy YTV. The YTV is a lightweight, streamlined play boating vest that fits great and keeps you safe. With two zippered side pockets, the YTV still has the versatility to carry what you need on an afternoon river run.
Spring is a great time to boat, but unless you’ve got the right gear, a fun day on the river can turn into an ordeal. The right piece of dry wear can make all the difference and keep you warm and cozy on the river. Check out the Sweet Protection Shadrach Dry top; a full-featured, GORE-TEX top with a rugged and burly nylon face fabric.
2013 is also a super exciting year to be in the market for a new play boat or creeker! The much-anticipated Dagger Jitsu and the totally redesigned Jackson All Star are two new play boats that are worth a look. They totally up the ante for big air tricks and precise control. The Jitsu offers responsiveness and speed and comes complete with Dagger’s totally redesigned outfitting.
For creekers and river runners, check out the all new Wave Sport Recon. It’s a step-ahead in creeking design; combining a totally new outfitting package with a boat with tons of rocker and stability. Also, Jackson Kayaks has made yet another entry in the creeking category this year with the introduction of the Karma, a lightning fast, stable boat that will keep you comfortable on those big spring runs!
-Keith, Zoar Outdoor