Local Solent company Yak Adventure Equipment have some interesting new additions to their paddling kit line up, including three goodies with a Sea Kayaking bias: two new buoyancy aids and another touring cag.
The Xipe is a front zip buoyancy aid with a rear hydration pocket and two front pockets, one of which is designed specifically to take a VHF radio as well as the usual reflective piping and patches.
The Tahu is a side fastening buoyancy aid (similar to the Yak Koast I reviewed a while back). It also features a rear hydration pocket however the side fastening allows for a large, expanding front pocket across the entire front of the buoyancy aid with a small knife pocket on the front of that.
The Adventure Cag is a nice addition to the current line up of touring cags, which include the Pursuit and Conquest (reviewed here). It’s seems to be a more simple design than the Conquest, no twin waist seal and simpler arm cut/design but provides another option for those paddlers seeking a less expensive or feature packed item.
It’s great to see Yak building on the success of their touring range, particularly the Yak Vent and Koast PFD’s and the Pursuit and Conquest cags. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on some of this kit in the very near future to give it a thorough test which will obviously appear on the website.
Further details can be found in the 2011 Yak Catalogue.