The Boat: Perception Triumph
Cost: £400 - £450
Description: This is a great kayak for leisure paddlers. This ‘sit on top’ kayak can be used for exploring, fishing and playing
Description: Bournemouth Canoes has a wide range of paddles starting at £35. There’s no need to spend lots of money on paddles but it is worth buying them ‘in store’
The Buoyancy Aid
Cost: £30 - £60
Description: Palm Equipment makes brilliant buoyancy aids. Choose something that is comfortable, simple and of good quality
There’s lots of shiny equipment you can buy if you catch the kayaking bug but the basics are be very affordable and there’s plenty of second hand equipment available. EBay is great for buying kayaks, plus local watersports companies frequently sell second hand boats so keep your eyes open and you could grab a bargain.