I have been using a wetsuit for kayak fishing over the last 3 years and have decided to upgrade. Whilst the wetsuit has served me well, and will still be used when surfing the kayak or snorkelling, it was time to invest in something that would be more comfortable to wear whilst fishing from the kayak. I decided upon paddle wear from Palm - Ion Pants in Jet Grey, a Kaituna Neoflex Top and a pair of Descender Shoes. Here is an initial overview of the clothing.......
Lets take a closer look......
Palm Ion Pants in Jet Grey
The Ion Pants have what Palm refer to as a Twin-Waist - an inner skirt in addition to the outer waist band. This minimises water ingress and can be paired with a twin-waist cag to make a versatile two-piece drysuit. Although not guaranteed to keep you completely dry, it will keep most of the water out should you take an unexpected swim! I will be pairing the Ion Pants with a twin-waist cag later in the season ready for those colder winter sessions.
The inner elasticated skirt features an anti-ride waistband to prevent it riding up when your moving around. The outer neoprene waistband can be adjusted using the velcro tabs. The tabs hold well even when the waistband is done up much tighter than would be comfortable for use! Small drainage holes feature at the base of the join between the inner skirt and the outside, at the front and back of the Ion, to allow any water to drain back out if it gets to the inner skirt.
Palm Descender Shoes
Palm Kaituna Longsleeve Neoflex Top
On the body.....
Overall it works well on dry land. Hopefully it will be just as comfortable on the water!