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Postby Jamie » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:57 pm

lol
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Postby ruby » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:25 pm

http://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/palm-naiya-womens-dry-cag-paddle-top-ca048plme-only-p-1364.html

This is the cag Nic, Lucy and I have. (mines a rather sexy baby blue tho)
As Nic said, the new ones are stunning but this will keep you just as warm and is a great fit if you want to spend a bit less money.
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Postby Paddy F » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:27 pm

my cag, palm kinetic, only has latex on the wrists but even though I bought it second hand the neoprene on the neck only lets a small amount of water through very slowly. so at the end of the river I may not be dry but I am always warm. That has made it worth it.

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Postby Beth » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:45 pm

What Ruby just posted is an amazing deal if anyone fits an XS! All the girls should be looking at it.
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Postby Vanessa » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:21 pm

Thanks so much for all the help!! I'm getting the Palm naiya, can't wait for it to come, just in time for Lakes!! I'm getting a helmet too, showed my mom some kayaking videos and she wants me to get both (something about it looking dangerous...) I'm either going to wait to get the helmet at roho when I'm back or look for one around here. Do ski/ snowboard helmets work? I want to try it on and there are loads of places around me that sell them.
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Postby Rob » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:07 pm

Good choice on the cag, palm is good stuff and despite what some people say mine has lasted well!

As for helmets as everyone has said it is very much about trying them on to see what fits (and what suits). Sweet are the only brand i know of who do have a ski range and a whitewater range that are interchangeable. So if the places round you sell Sweet kit and your willing to pay the price then try one on, otherwise i would suggest waiting until you can go to a kayak specific shop to try the other brands of whitewater specific helmets.

In short, no, most ski/snowboard helmets will not be suitable for kayaking.
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Postby Dárragh » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:29 pm

Palm Naia (sp) Cags and dry trousers are on sale at the wetsuitoutlet.co.uk but I'd check what roho can do for you first.
Then again if you're in the states atm theres level 6, kokotat, unabomber? Nobody really has them over here due to the expense on shipping etc... But worth a look if the stuff is a good price where you are!
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Postby Beth » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:56 pm

It seems you have ordered your cag from my local shop. Looks like I might be your courier!
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Postby Rob » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:59 pm

some excellent deals here on sweet helmets!

http://www.snowandrock.com/helmets/ski/ ... PerPage=62
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Postby Vanessa » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:20 am

I looked at Kokatat since I was hoping to find a store around me so I could try one on but there aren't any near me that sell paddling kit and everything I saw online from them was almost twice as expensive as Palm. I got a really good the deal on a cag from Performance Kayaks (thanks Beth for helping me sort out shipping!!!!!) and matching dry trousers from wetsuitoutlet.co.uk. Ended up saving around 140 pounds... enough to get a helmet :) Thanks everyone for your help!! As for the helmet, I think I'm going to wait til I get back so I can go to roho to try some on (I'm hoping someone will be going there in early January I can catch a ride with). I'll keep those deals in mind though after I can try on some sweet helmets.
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Postby Jamie » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:25 am

awesome V. Now to do some paddling! :D Lakes Weekend will be wicked
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Postby Beth » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:31 am

Haha it turns out he didn't think in time for me to take it up for you! He'd just sent it when I suggested it.
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Postby Vanessa » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:26 pm

Haha oh well! Can't wait to come back and get on some harder rivers!!!
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