At Sierra Trading Post, we know the feeling kayakers and canoeists love. Maybe you relish the feeling of the water surging around your whitewater boat; the feeling of gravity pulling you down the chute. Or maybe you prefer to paddle your touring boat, enjoying a weekend of exploring a favorite bay, river or lake. Whether wandering a coastline, fishing or pushing yourself to make that last 12 km before nightfall, you need to have good gear for safety and enjoyment. We want to help you paddle safely, comfortably and in style. We have a large variety of whitewater and touring kayaks, canoes and related gear: basics like paddles, PFDs (life vests), and paddling apparel by Extrasport, O'Neill and Camaro. We also carry accessories like multisport helmets by Shred Ready and Bern and a huge selection of dry and semi-dry tops.
Boats: Sierra Trading Post offers kayaks from Dagger, Wilderness Systems and Mainstream, for the beginner to advanced paddler. We also carry great canoes for easy days on the lake. Whether you are ready to move up to a newer, better boat or are starting off with your first one, Sierra Trading Post has the high-quality, name brand you want at big discounts.
Paddles: Without a good paddle, your beautiful technique is wasted. An inferior, heavy or poorly made paddle creates an inefficient stroke, which results in fatigue, cramps and wasted energy. Avoid the pitfalls of using poor quality equipment and save money in the process with our selection of top-quality paddles.
Spray Skirts: A spray skirt should be used for kayaking whenever high winds or waves are likely. This fabric cover seals the top of the boat to make "swamping" an upright boat impossible. Spray skirts by brands like Wavesport are a vital piece of safety equipment that also makes for a drier, more pleasant paddling experience.
PFD/ Life Jacket: The most important safety equipment on any boating adventure, a PFD (personal flotation device) is vital even for the best of swimmers. When you choose from top brands like Extrasport, Jet Pilot, O'Neill and Camaro you know that performance, durability and safety are the best they can be.
Helmets: Helmets are a must-have for whitewater adventures and Sierra Trading Post offers several models to keep you protected in style. Shred Ready, Bern, Giro and more brands await you at 35-70% savings.
Sunglasses: Some of the best sunglasses for protecting eyes from water glare and dangerous UV rays are made by Bolle, Smith, Native, Oakley, Dragon, Coyote and Julbo. Find them all at Sierra Trading Post.
Dry Tops/ Semi-Dry Tops: Dry tops are a great choice for comfort and safety as temperatures begin to drop, while semi-dry tops may be a better choice for slightly warmer conditions. These tops come in long sleeve or short sleeve models and are designed to layer breathable clothing underneath if needed. When used with a spray skirt, a dry top completely seals out water from the boat and from reaching your torso. Both dry tops and semi-dry tops are designed for complete freedom of movement in the arms and shoulders for paddling, and are generally considered more comfortable than a neoprene wetsuit.
Wetsuits: For paddling frigid waters where you need form-fitting insulation, go with a wetsuit. When it comes to wetsuits, Sierra Trading Post has you covered with brands like O'Neill, Camaro and Body Glove to keep you warmer longer for more fun on the water.
Water Shoes: Teva watersport sandals were designed by river guides to keep your feet protected and healthy anytime you are around the water. Other brands like Keen, Timberland, Rugged Shark and Chaco also make excellent water shoes for kayak and canoe paddlers.
Dry Bags: A waterproof dry bag keeps important gear protected from an unexpected dunking, sudden rain showers and emergency situations on the river. Sierra Trading Post has a good selection of dry bags from Simms and Seattle Sports. Especially useful on extended trips where there are items that must be kept dry no matter the weather.
Camping Gear: Sierra Trading Post has a huge selection of all the things that make your time around camp more enjoyable. Camp stoves, sleeping pads, tents and flashlights by brands like Coleman, Sierra Designs, Kelty, Marmot, Primus and Black Diamond keep your overnight paddling trips more fun.
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