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Name: Eterna 6x30 Waterproof Monocular
Cost: $134.0
Manufacturer:  Brunton
Description: Waterproof and fog-proof monocular. With 6x magnification it is not too shaky to use when kayaking.
Pros: Small, 6x magnification, waterproof, fog-proof, good brightness.
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Review: For more details click on the title to see what kayakacademy.com has to say about it.


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Name: IR ThickSkin
Cost: $56.0
Manufacturer:  IR
Description: To be worn under a drysuit, a tight fitting rash guard made with midweight, single sided, 4 way stretch Polartec Power Stretch Power Dry. A polyester/nylon/spandex blend provides warmth and keeps you feeling dry. Flat seam construction to prevent chaffing and high neck to prevent sunburn. Antimicrobial finish. UPF rating 40+ (blocks 97% of UV) .
Pros: Apparently it works great even when you are hot and sweating like crazy, its made to stretch and is a decent weight for keeping warm.
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Review: Highly recommended from several paddlers on paddling.net here.


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Name: North Water Paddle Float
Cost: $46.95
Manufacturer:  North Water
Description: "No leaks or finicky valves and it is ready when you need it most. In cold water situations you want immediate and simple access to a paddle float. It is stored on your back deck and lets you slip your paddle blade into the outside sleeve where it is ready for use. Built from durable UV resistant fabric, it is available in Yellow."
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Cons: None
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Name: Backup self-righting aid for kayakers
Cost: $159.0
Manufacturer:  Roll-Aid Safety Inc.
Description: This piece of gear is a cartridge inflated hand float that inflates when its handle is pulled. It is designed to assist righting yourself after a failed eskimo roll.
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Cons: Pricey
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Name: Glacier Glove Hypalon Perfect Curve Glove
Cost: $35.0
Manufacturer:  Recommended for winter paddling.
Description: Excellent glove for cold water activities - kayaking, rafting, ice fishing, windsurfing, etc. Constructed with a Hypalon palm for improved durability over regular neoprene. Fully articulted for comfortable, natural hand position. Waterproof. 2mm thickness.
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Review: Posting from CASKA member Russ:
"I have had good sucess keeping my hands warm wearing either of these gloves from campmor.
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Both have a soft rubber exterior which can be cut/damaged relatively easily, but also repairs nicely with an application of Aquaseal. I have paddled & swam in these over the past 2 winters with good results."


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Name: Mini-Shockle
Cost: $8.45
Manufacturer:  Shockles
Description: Short firm bungy cord with a carabiner on each end.
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Review: Useful for towing boat through shallow water, see CASKA recommendation here
































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