Looking to go kayaking or paddling down a river? Going out for adventures in open water is exciting, and it’s one of the best ways to add thrill to your day-to-day life. For that, we have come up with a comprehensive kit list that will see you through your outdoor watersports activities.


  • Synthetic shorts
  • Synthetic hiking pants
  • Breathable Pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • A wool sweater or a fleece jacket
  • Waterproof gaiters

Base Layer

  • Synthetic t-shirt
  • Mid-weight long top
  • Long sleeve t-shirt
  • Synthetic sports bra
  • Synthetic briefs


  • Footwear
  • Two pairs of liner socks
  • Fleece gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Sandals, boots or sneakers
  • Synthetic socks
  • Camp footwear (optional)


  • Bandanna
  • Sun hat
  • Locator beacon

Canoeing gear

  • Throw rope
  • Tripping-style canoe
  • Dry bags
  • Personal floatation device
  • Plastic map case
  • Duck boots (optional)
  • Waterproof binoculars

Other gear

  • Three-season tent
  • Lighter, and waterproof matches
  • Either an external or internal frame backpack
  • Cooking set
  • Inflatable sleeping pad
  • Eating utensils
  • Stuff sacks
  • Sunglasses
  • GPS or compass
  • Water bottle
  • Water treatment
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

An essential tip you should remember is that your clothes should be water-appropriate. They should be water-resistant or quick-drying. Also, make sure you choose a canoe that comes with fishing rod holders to get the most of your trip.

While the personal floatation device is optional to bring along, it is quite essential. We are concerned about the safety of our clients. Thus, we recommend floatation devices to be on the safe side.

Dry bags come in handy since the bag is likely to get into the water. If an emergency arises, you will need a flare, mirror, or whistle to alert people. Therefore, consider packing signaling devices, especially a whistle since it does not get affected by water.

Lastly, don’t forget your water bottle. It is essential to remain hydrated, especially during outdoor events. We recommend a refillable water bottle