Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
KingEd, mobrien8, zeke@twok, Tanner Brooks, natandmatt6214
103094 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 83617
hopalong 74924
Pilothawk 73768
JDavis7873® 67378
John175 ® 60873
FattyMcButterpants 60574
Tritonman 57159
Derek 56800
SkeeterRonnie 52558
LoneStarSon® 52396
facebook
Forum Stats
103094 Members
61 Forums
864150 Topics
11342244 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11987658 - 12/16/16 11:32 AM Cold weather kayak clothing?
Uncle Zeek Online   content
"Good News, Everyone!"

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 17354
Loc: Lewisville
I may have asked this last winter and forgotten the answer by now. But, what do you experienced kayakers recommend wearing while fishing in cold weather? Would prefer to stay as dry and warm as practical.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Jkrez
You should get a ticket just for punctuation. What adult types like that?
Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05 on 11/8/16 at 3:32 PM
The GOP declared Hillary the winner when they picked Trump as their candidate months ago.

Top
#11987844 - 12/16/16 12:54 PM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Searsay Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 163
Loc: Lewisville TX
i personally wear the following - (never wear any cotton)

Skin layer - Ski Socks, thermal underwear bottom/top (or something artificial/performance that will stay warm even when wet).
Mid layer - Pants (usually lightweight), long sleeve shirt, Life Jacket (sport variety)
Outer layer - light weight waders w/ belt, Ski Jacket - gortex outer and primaloft inner (w/ arm vents - <3 those vents for paddling), Hat (wool/artificials), neck/mask (ski-ing again), Gloves (3/4 finger) - i've found that full gloves drive me batty for fishing tasks.

That setup lets me strip/cool off if i'm hot and warm up if i am not. Also keeps me dry even if it is pouring rain and you can survive a good bit even if you fall in since the water doesn't move away from your body as fast (you'll still be cold and need to get out asap... its not a dry suit) - but it does act a little bit like a wet suit would.

Additional items
1) Always wear your life jacket!
2) Always bring a change of clothes + towel
3) Always wear your life jacket!
4) Try to paddle with a buddy - reduces risk if someone goes over.
5) Know the weather/wind conditions
6) assume you WILL fall IN at some point - plan your paddling routes/company appropriately so you can either get assistance or get to shore.
7) i usually carry warming packs of various types in zip lock baggies in my jacket (as a habit from ski-ing) - but never had to use them.

Top
#11987863 - 12/16/16 01:01 PM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Uncle Zeek Online   content
"Good News, Everyone!"

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 17354
Loc: Lewisville
Oh. Assumed there were drysuit or wetsuit type things that kayakers wore.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Jkrez
You should get a ticket just for punctuation. What adult types like that?
Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05 on 11/8/16 at 3:32 PM
The GOP declared Hillary the winner when they picked Trump as their candidate months ago.

Top
#11988150 - 12/16/16 03:09 PM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Cudadude Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 1559
Loc: Burleson, Texas
My line up of clothing Is either splash suit with wool clothing under it, or a short sleeve short legs wet suit under light clothing and head covering and for boots, I use the NRS Boundary Water Shoes. And of course the PFD.

At the beginning of fall I pack a change of warm clothing and a light military blanket into a dry bag with a survival pack and keep it in the front hatch until late spring.

Dry suits are great for salt fishing, but to darn bulky.
_________________________

Top
#11988994 - 12/17/16 05:52 AM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
kickingback Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 831
Loc: Texas
LAYERS!!!
I wear:
1. Upper and lower long johns
2. Another pair of upper and lower long johns
3. Blue jeans or other heavy warm pants
4. 2-3 thin pull over shirts to keep my body mass warm
5. I wind breaker or hoodie jacket
6. 2 pairs of thick wool socks
7. Rain suit top and bottom
8. knee high insulated rubber boots in case I have to get out of yak
9. latex gloves under my full finger fishing gloves
10. PFD

Layer and you will be better off in the long run. Just make sure you can move if you fall in. I would suggest you practice falling in with all your layers to test in the summer before it gets cold. It could save your life.
_________________________
USAF Retired and Fishing!


Top
#11990340 - 12/17/16 09:48 PM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Uncle Zeek Online   content
"Good News, Everyone!"

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 17354
Loc: Lewisville
Then, for my next dumb question - how do you keep your butt, legs, and feet from getting wet? Seems like the layers would soak up water and chill you down (or me anyways!)
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Jkrez
You should get a ticket just for punctuation. What adult types like that?
Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05 on 11/8/16 at 3:32 PM
The GOP declared Hillary the winner when they picked Trump as their candidate months ago.

Top
#11990456 - 12/17/16 11:15 PM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Tallgrass05 Online   content
bill maher's protege

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 40261
Loc: Kansas
Breathable waders.
_________________________

Top
#11990585 - 12/18/16 07:27 AM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
RealBigReel Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/31/06
Posts: 1191
Loc: Stephenville, TX
In winter I look at the predicted temperature to decide whether it will be breathables or neoprene waders. Good socks if it is cold. Layer up on top. Warm cap for the head. Waterproof gloves if it is cold. And I always wear a PFD regardless of the weather. I'll fish in most any weather except a hard freeze or heavy wind.


Edited by RealBigReel (12/18/16 07:28 AM)
_________________________
RealBigReel
My kayak STRIPER. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

Top
#11994432 - 12/20/16 06:06 AM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
kickingback Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 831
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Then, for my next dumb question - how do you keep your butt, legs, and feet from getting wet? Seems like the layers would soak up water and chill you down (or me anyways!)


"7. Rain suit top and bottom"

You can't "soak" up water unless you are getting in the water and getting wet. If you fall in then you must get out of the water and quickly get back to shore to get dried off if it is very cold out. I always bring extra layers in case.

I use Academy rain suit and NEVER get wet. With my knee high boots I can get out of yak in shallow water and not get water in them and my rain suit keeps me dry.
_________________________
USAF Retired and Fishing!


Top
#12005496 - 12/27/16 07:24 AM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Jimbo Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15401
Loc: South Texas
And here it is Christmas and New Years and the temps are in the 80's.
One of the reasons that here in south Texas I don't own any expensive cold weather gear.
Layering your clothing, and a rain suit is enough to get you by. If it gets really cold like it did a week or so ago, I'll just stay home and wait a few days until it's summer again. roflmao
_________________________
Just one more cast!


Top
#12006314 - 12/27/16 04:40 PM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
AdanV Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/03/10
Posts: 2714
Loc: Katy, TX
Thin Layers is the key. It may be in the 30s at sunrise, but likely it'll be in the upper 60s at noon.
Plus youre paddling around, generating more body heat.

Avoid cotton if you can, as it takes a lot longer to dry if you go overboard, God forbid.
Use wool or the quik-dry clothing. If you want to use waders, use breathable waders.


Late December....and I'm actually sweating outside today at work.
_________________________
God Bless Texastexas
Texas Google Bank Fishing Map


Top
#12026324 - 01/07/17 02:11 PM Re: Cold weather kayak clothing? [Re: Uncle Zeek]
Bullet Catcher Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 436
Loc: League City TX/Newburgh NY
This is what I wear...but i'm in NY so I have to go to the extremes. At least i'll have some great gear for fishing all year round when I come back home.


Top



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide