Kayaking Kit are based just North of Fordingbridge. They stock a wide range of paddling equipment but have a particular focus on both Sea Kayaking and Surf Kayaking. They have packed a huge amount of stock into their shop including an impressive array of Zegul, Tahe Marine and other Sea Kayaks. Similarly, in the clothing, equipment and accessories section of the store, a large range of kit is on display including a number of unusual and very interesting brands alongside some of the more well known suppliers. Kayaking Kit also provide mail order via their website.
I spent an enjoyable hour or so browsing around and chatting to one of Kayaking Kit’s owners. The welcome is very warm and I was told a decent brew is always on offer – something I can confirm to be true! I was also invited to help ‘impact test’ a prototype of their new Venom Neutron X surf kayak by smashing it with a large hammer – impressively not a dent or scratch to be seen in the ‘Secret Surf-grade Polymer’ construction and not something you are often invited to do in a kayak shop. I intend to post up more details of the surf kayak separately for folks interested.
A few other photos of the Kayaking Kit shop.
Unit 1, The Fairgate Centre
Tel: 0208 123 0739 (24/7)
Dir: 01425 655240 (Office Hrs)
www.kayakingkit.com – Website and online shop for Kayaking Kit