Kayakers and paddleboarders seeking to pursue their activities in the colder months can stay warm and dry out on the water thanks to two new drysuits by paddle adventure specialist Yak.

The two drysuits – the Strata and the Santiam – available early 2022, build on the success of Yak’s market-leading Horizon drysuit which has proven to be popular with white-water kayakers.

The Strata has been developed as a high-end product for touring and angling kayaking and is also suitable for instructors wearing a drysuit all day while out on the water.

Fitted with a high storm collar with fleece lining and a stowable high visibility hood, the dry suit provides added protection for the wearer.

Other features include Glideskin neoprene neck and wrist seals to ensure a comfortable fit that keeps water out. There are also ankle and waist adjusters, the latter sitting over a kayak’s spray deck to prevent water getting into the boat. The suit is sealed at the feet, with built-in fabric socks that will sit inside a wetsuit boot.

The Santiam, meanwhile, is aimed at the stand-up paddleboard and sit-on-top kayak enthusiast – the thermal fleece and fabric socks making it ideal for anyone who took up the sport in the summer and wants to continue getting out on the water in winter months. The suit features handy leg pocket with D-ring attachment to store and attach the essential items for a day on the water.

Both drysuits have Cordura reinforced seat and knees for extra protection in high wear areas and are fitted with YKK AQUASEAL zips which are ideal for saltwater environments.

“Every feature of our new drysuits has been developed to maximise user comfort,” says Pete Ford Yak’s Brand Manager.

“A drysuit is an essential piece of kit and our new range have been designed and manufactured to keep you warm and dry even on the coldest and wettest of days.”

The Strata £650 and Santiam £475 drysuits go on sale in 2022 are available from Yak’s stockists around the world.