Kayaking is a sport that has attained massive popularity in recent years as more and more people catch the paddling bug. The reason for this is simple; kayaking offers a huge range of activities and experiences that you just can’t get anywhere else, often in the same trip.

Paddling down a river can involve the exhilaration of navigating fast-flowing whitewater, the serenity of sitting back and enjoying the scenery on slower sections, and even a spot of relaxing fishing before you pull in to camp for the night. Multiple activities can be bundled all into one trip.

However, for beginners, getting started with kayaking can be a little confusing. There is a huge range of kayaks, gear and accessories that cover a vast number of different kayaking activities, and it can be hard to understand where to start or what you need.

To make things simpler, and to get you out on the water quicker, we’ve put together a definitive resource for learning all about kayaking and picking out the best gear to fit your needs.

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