In this SUPboarder video, we share some of the best ways to care for your winter paddling gear. By checking over your kit and storing it away properly at the end of the season, you can ensure your gear is going to take care of you when out on the water next time.
It is important to take proper care of your winter clothing to ensure that you stay warm and dry while on the water.
Before the winter season begins, make sure to check all your gear, including the seams, seals, zips, fabrics, buckles, and surfaces, for any wear and tear. If you find any damage, make sure to replace the item or repair it properly before using it again. Additionally, make sure to keep your winter waterproof clothing clean and dry when you are not using it. After each use, rinse it off with cold water and hang it up to dry in a well-ventilated area. This will help prevent the build-up of dirt, salt, and other contaminants that can degrade the fabric and reduce its waterproofing capabilities. Additionally, make sure to use a waterproofing spray or wax to maintain the waterproofing capabilities of your clothing.
Finally, make sure to store your clothing in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to prevent fading and discoloration. With proper care and maintenance, your winter waterproof clothing will keep you warm and dry on those chilly stand up paddling outings.
Make sure to check out Palm Equipment’s website for more tips and advice on caring for your gear. They also have an amazing repair service which you can more information about here